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

ARTICLES BY: Shimon Samuels


January 14, 2021 7:08 am
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An Open Letter to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay

Madam Director-General, In the 28 years of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s NGO accreditation to UNESCO, it came as a shock to learn in February 2020 from...

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...

Culture

Portugal Opens Inquiry Into Roman Abramovich’s Citizenship

The Portuguese authority responsible for nationality matters has opened an internal inquiry into the granting of citizenship to billionaire Chelsea...

Israel

Fourth Pfizer Vaccine Shot Not Enough to Stop Omicron Infection, Israeli St...

A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine increases the number of neutralizing antibodies, but the boost is probably not enough...

Middle East

Turkey’s Halkbank Shares Jump After US Prosecution Put on Hold

Turkey's Halkbank shares climbed more than 8% on Monday after a US appeals court put its prosecution by the federal government, for allegedly helping Iran evade American sanctions, on hold...

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