News Releases 2021
Article by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
22 December 2021
An Open Letter to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
“Palestine” entered UNESCO in November 2011 to launch mayhem and I.D. theft. Since 2012, Jewish and Christian heritage have been trampled and stolen to validate a Palestinian narrative.
Editorial by Dr. Shimon Samuels and Alex Uberti published in The Jerusalem Post
15 December 2021
European governments struck ‘deals’ with Palestinian terrorists, in exchange for what was deemed ‘limited’ concessions and collateral damage, but in too many cases that meant expendable Jewish lives.
Rome’s Great Synagogue. The 1982 attack was claimed to be a surprise to Italian authorities,
though they had been warned of threats to Jewish targets in Italy (photo Remo Casilli/Reuters).
On October 9, 1982 – the end of Sukkot – a group of five Palestinian operatives attacked the Great Synagogue in central Rome with hand grenades and submachine guns, killing a two-year-old – Stefano Gaj Taché – and wounding 37 worshipers.
“Antisemitism is only one issue in a campaign upholding the values of France.”
Paris, 15 December 2021
The Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, saluted French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, for his decision to shutter the mosque of Beauvais, north of Paris, for its incitement to antisemitism, anti-Christian and homophobic hate.
Beersheba, Israel, 8 December 2021
The 2 November 1917 Balfour Declaration granted to the Jewish People a National Home in the Land of Israel. The document, however, could not be realistic as long as the Land was occupied by the Ottoman Turks and their WW1 German ally.
The ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) were under British command, led by General Allenby. The conquest of Beersheba opened the route for, as he claimed, the “Liberation” of Jerusalem.
Shimon Samuels with Australian Embassy DCM and Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Wise.
Paris, 4 December 2021
In a letter to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Greek Chair, Ambassador Chris J. Lazaris, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed “support and respect for IHRA, its Definition of Antisemitism and the Greek Presidency this year. Your logo, ‘Teaching the Holocaust: Education for a World with no More Genocides’, is indeed appropriate.
“Nevertheless, we are concerned that, despite the 2020 banning of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, extremist attacks across Greece remain frequent.”