Jerusalem, 18 July 2021
Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre
at the podium of the GFCA, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem
(photo Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Bullet points for a report from the field:
A. The three waves of Islamist terror focusing on France
1) The 1980 Copernic Synagogue bombing, launching 73 attacks on Jewish and Israeli targets in Western Europe, of which 29 in France until 1982
2) The transplantation of the 2000 intifada to Europe, attacks by native born radical Muslims
3) Lone wolf attacks: Toulouse school, Sarah Halimi, kosher supermarket
B. The 27th anniversary of the AMIA Buenos Aires bombing implicating Iran
C. Extreme left embrace of Jihadism in the Durban World Conference Against Racism and at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil
D. Arab Book Fairs: incitement to hate and violence through books directed to radicalization.
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“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.” (Simon Wiesenthal, 1908-2005)