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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
5 June 2015

In 1991, upon independence from the crumbling Soviet Union, the Latvian post office issued a set of postage stamps in honour of its previous 1940’s ‘independent’ Air Force, each plane decked with the swastika. It was our appeal to the Universal Postal Union that led to their withdrawal.

In similar situations, the Charter or mission statements of the World Trade Organization (WTO),the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),UNESCO, the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others of the global alphabet soup have proven useful benchmarks in naming, blaming and shaming their states-parties, whether for antisemitism or, increasingly, boycott.

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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Algemeiner
29 May 2015

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The SWC presented a counter-protest to a pro-Palestinian
demonstration outside the FIFA Congress Hall in Zurich
(photo Shimon Samuels).

Facing a pro-Palestinian demonstration of some 150 outside the FIFA Congress Hall in Zurich, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre was the only Jewish organization to present a counter-protest.

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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Jerusalem Post
11 May 2015

Arab book fairs give us a unique insight into the obsessive-compulsive nature of anti-Semitism.

This is particularly the case for the Saudi and Gulf State fairs of the past weeks, as these governments find themselves in a tactical “engagement” with Israel against the common threats from Iranian nuclear designs, Tehran-sponsored Shi’ite mayhem, and Sunni radicals.

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Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels published in The Times of Israel
30 April 2015

Argentine Foreign Minister,Hector Timerman, has demonstrably and “irrevocably” excommunicated himself from the AMIA – Argentina’s premiere Jewish welfare, education and burial society – demolished by an Iranian Jihadist bomb in 1994, leaving 85 dead and 300 wounded.

By this personal act, he has rejected his Jewish education values and destiny – among them burial in a Jewish cemetery – and has, apparently, abandoned the Argentine victims of this Tehran-sponsored aggression.

By publicly announcing this action and reportedly charging the AMIA with obstructing Argentine national interests – in other words treason – it could be argued that he has exposed Argentina, once again, to grave threats from reactivated Iran-sponsored Hezbollah sleeper cells on Argentine soil, as were identified by the commonly presumed slain AMIA Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman.

Timerman has now invidiously compared himself with the Zionist champion and visionary, Theodor Herzl.

Herzl sacrificed himself in defence of the Jewish people and is buried among them in Jerusalem.

Shimon Samuels is Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Éditorial de Shimon Samuels paru en anglais dans The Times of Israel
le 17 avril 2015
sous le titre
 : « Nuremberg Betrayed: ISIS and the International Criminal Court »

Coïncidant avec cette 70e Journée de la Shoah (Yom HaShoah), la déclaration de Fatou Bensouda, procureure de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) – « … Je suis parvenue à la conclusion que la base juridictionnelle pour ouvrir une procédure préliminaire dans cette situation [les crimes du groupe État islamique] est trop étroite à ce stade » – est une trahison de l'ambition première de la CPI : perpétuer l'exemple historique du tribunal de Nuremberg en 1945-46.

Cette cour avait condamné le parti national-socialiste dans son ensemble en tant qu'organisation terroriste, et ce jugement avait servi de base à la politique de dénazification que les Alliées occidentaux allaient adopter, bien que cette décision ait ensuite été abandonnée avec le début de la guerre froide.