News Releases 2022
Never was So-Needed the Presence of Our Christian Zionist Friends
Speech by Shimon Samuels
Basel, 28 August 2022
Thank you for this invitation from the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ). On behalf of the 400,000 members of the Wiesenthal Centre worldwide, I bring you greetings as we are here to extol the wisdom of Theodor Herzl.
As a journalist in Paris, covering the Jew-hatred of the Dreyfus case, he was led to believe that the Jews will only be safe when returning to Zion, the Land of Israel.
Paris, 23 August 2022
In the shadow of the Dreyfus antisemitic case, the journalist Theodor Herzl realized that the return of the Jewish people to its ancestral home, the Land of Israel, would be its only protection.
This week, we will celebrate the 125th year since Herzl’s first Zionist Congress, held in Basel, Switzerland.
Amnesty International’s partner in Jew-hatred is “BDS France” (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), reminiscent of the 1930’s Nazi’s “Buy not from Jews” (Kauft nicht bei Juden).
Paris, 21 August 2022
A letter from Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr Shimon Samuels, to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, UEFA (United European Football Associations) President Aleksander Čeferin and Executive Chairman of Match Hospitality Jaime Byrom (of which Winterhill Hospitality is a small part):
FIFA President made a welcome to fans from all over the world… to celebrate football, to live together the greatest show on earth and the best World Cup ever.
Last week, it was claimed that Winterhill is selling tickets for “Occupied Palestine”. By the week’s end, it was charged that Israel had been replaced by “Palestine”.
Paris, 19 August 2022
The European Union displays its chagrin at the departure of the United Kingdom, known as BREXIT, carrying with it Northern Ireland as part of Great Britain. For the Irish Republic known as Ulster.
For years, violence took place between Irish Catholics and British Protestants. Then known as “The Troubles” brought to an end by the late Lord Trimble. In any case, the capital, Belfast, is divided by a wall between the two faith constituencies, opened each day for crossings.
Dr Shimon Samuels, Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, visited the small Jewish community, disturbed by the Catholic war graffiti for portraying the PLO as heroes, as also by the Protestants public event, the burning “the Catholic” (a doll) on bonfires.
The reported irony began last year with a stop in Kosher meat, explained as “BREXIT difficulties”. Now, it has been claimed that the European Union is blocking Kosher food for Northern Ireland.
“This bears the reminiscence of Nazi Germany,” stated Samuels.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis, now an MP, claimed “Where I saw anything against the Jewish community of Northern Ireland, it was coming from the European Union, trying to block Jews from getting access to Kosher products.”
Speaking of Prime Minister candidate, Liz Truss, “whom I have worked with, whether it is on Northern Ireland issues or defending and protecting the Jewish community, has been absolutely at the forefront of what is right.”
“What is next, ‘circumcision’? We are watching closely,” concluded Samuels.
Paris, 10 August 2022
In the early 1980s, terrorists launched a series of 73 shootings and bombings of Jewish and Israeli targets in Europe, of which 29 in France.
Rue Copernic, 3 October 1980
It began with the attack on the Paris Copernic Synagogue on 3 October 1980, the eve of Sukkot. On the corner of Copernic lived the renowned journalist, Tamar Golan. I had come to wish her a good holiday.