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

ARTICLES BY: Shimon Samuels


July 23, 2018 1:01 pm
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Pursuing Justice for the AMIA Bombing Victims, 24 Years On

In the aftermath of the Six Day War in 1967, my new Argentine wife and I flew to Buenos Aires to meet her family. This began an...

July 7, 2017 4:51 pm
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UNESCO Has Blood on Its Hands

The following is a transcript of a speech delivered by Dr. Shimon Samuels -- the director of International Relations for the Simon Wiesenthal Center --...

May 29, 2015 5:29 pm
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FIFA = ‘Federation International for Football Antisemitism’ or ‘Football International Felony Association’

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

May 14, 2015 4:07 pm
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Will Antisemitic Literature at Arab Book Fairs Aid Recruitment to Terrorism?

Arab book fairs give us a unique insight into the obsessive-compulsive nature of antisemitism. This is particularly the case for the Saudi and Gulf State fairs...

May 7, 2015 10:06 am
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Don’t Let BDS and Palestinians Turn Soccer Into a Political Football

On 6 December, 2001, at an International Commission of Jurists session on the boycott of Israel held at the United Nations in Geneva, Jibril Rajoub...

April 17, 2015 9:38 am
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Nuremberg Betrayed: ISIS and the International Criminal Court

Coming in the context of this 70th Yom HaShoah, the statement by Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court  (ICC): "...I have come to the...

March 5, 2015 12:21 pm
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Iceland’s New Antisemitic Threshold – A Psychiatric Illness?

Iceland is more than its tourist posters of geysers, volcanoes, the singer Bjork and the Northern Lights. It has now stretched antisemitism to new outer...

March 3, 2015 7:34 pm
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Boris Nemtsov and Alberto Nisman: a Homage to the Victims

Though his mother is Jewish, the late Boris Nemtsov had been baptized by his Russian Orthodox grandfather. As a practicing Christian respectful of his Jewish...

February 13, 2015 11:20 am
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Munich to Munich: A Symbol of Betrayal or Warning

The hash tag "Munich" evokes a key signpost to World War II. For the Jewish collective memory it symbolizes betrayal: - September 1938, Neville Chamberlain's kowtow...

October 21, 2014 1:15 pm
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Opinion: Does Britain Seek a Mandate Over Palestine? An Open Letter to David Cameron

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Born and bred a British-Jew, I have often been confused in dealing with that hyphenated identity in the context of U.K. policy. Last...

August 13, 2014 8:22 pm
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Intifada and Jewish Defence in France

Last month, I attended a Gaza solidarity march of 15,000 marchers through central Paris. Young French-born Muslims burned the Israeli flag, waving posters of the...

June 27, 2014 12:01 pm
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At UNESCO, Finally a Glimmer of Hope

The acknowledgment of Palestine as a member state of UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation), in November 2011, turned the status of...

November 6, 2013 10:31 am
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An Open Letter to Angela Merkel: Kristallnacht is Still Relevant Today in Germany

Madam Federal Chancellor, We are about to mark the 75th anniversary of the KristallnachtReichspogrom (the Night of Broken Glass State Pogrom) which is considered the prelude...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

French Minister Pays Respects at Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday paid his respects at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, days after 37 of its tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were defaced with Nazi...

Israel

Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed Israeli Special Fo...

Israeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the West...

Middle East

Western Tourists Trickle into Saudi Arabia as It Tries to Open Up

Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world's most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and...

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