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The exhibition "People, Book, Land: the 3,500 year relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land" was inaugurated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 11 June 2014 PDF Print E-mail

 

L'exposition "le Peuple, le Livre, la Terre : 3 500 ans de relations entre le peuple juif et la Terre sainte" a été inaugurée au siège de l'UNESCO le 11 juin 2014.

Paris, 18 June 2014

L'exposition "le Peuple, le Livre, la Terre : 3 500 ans de relations entre le peuple juif et la Terre sainte" a été inaugurée au siège de l'UNESCO le 11 juin 2014. Rédigée par le célèbre historien Robert Wistrich et co-organisée par l'UNESCO et le Centre Simon Wiesenthal, cette exposition se tient sous l'égide du Canada, de l'Etat d'Israël, du Monténégro et des Etats-Unis.

The exhibition "People, Book, Land: the 3,500 year relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land" was inaugurated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 11 June 2014. Written by acclaimed historian Robert Wistrich, co-organized by UNESCO and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, this exhibition is held under the auspices of Canada, Israel, Montenegro and the United States.

Titre exposition
(de gauche à droite, left to right) Amb. Nimrod Barkan, Avi Benlolo, Roger Cukierman, Rabbi Meyer May, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Amb. Irena Radovic, Richard Odier, DG Irina Bokova, Amb. Yossi Gal, Graciela Samuels, Shimon Samuels, Amb. Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Graham Morris, MP Irwin Cotler, Baron Eric de Rothschild

Read article by Dr. Shimon Samuels "UNESCO: A Glimmer of Hope" (in The Jewish Chronicle)
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Inauguration messages for the exhibition co-organized by UNESCO and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre : “People, Book, Land: the 3,500 Year Relationship between the Jewish People and the Holy Land” - UNESCO, 11 June 2014 PDF Print E-mail

 

Messages d'inauguration de l'exposition coorganisée par l'UNESCO et le Centre Simon Wiesenthal : « le Peuple, le Livre, la Terre : 3 500 ans de relations entre le peuple juif et la Terre sainte » - UNESCO, 11 juin 2014


Speech by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General
Speech by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder, Simon Wiesenthal Centre
Message from Assistant Secretary Dean Pittman, USA
Message from Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic, Montenegro
Message from Foreign Minister John Baird, Canada
Message from President Shimon Peres, Israel
Message from President François Hollande, France
Message from Lord George Carey, Achbishop Emeritus of Canterbury
Message from Irwin Cotler, MP, former Canadian Minister of Justice
Message from Boualem Sansal, Algerian Author


The Simon Wiesenthal Centre is an international Jewish human rights organization with a worldwide membership of 440,000. Established in 1977, with headquarters in Los Angeles, it draws the lessons of the Holocaust to the analysis of contemporary issues of prejudice and discrimination. The Centre is an NGO in consultative status to the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Organization of American States and the Council of Europe.

For further information, please contact Dr Shimon Samuels at +33.609.7701.58

 

 

 
Wiesenthal Centre to French Justice Minister: “Prepare Paris Court for Copernic Synagogue Terror Suspect” PDF Print E-mail

 

“Now the Ontario Appeal Court has upheld extradition, the 34 year wait of the survivors and families of the victims must end. Justice further delayed is justice denied!”

Paris, 16 May 2014

In a letter to French Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, urged that “now the Ontario Appeal Court has upheld the decision to extradite Copernic synagogue bombing suspect, Hassan Diab, preparations must be made for his trial in Paris.”

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"A Boil Bursts: Antisemitic Day of Rage in Paris" PDF Print E-mail
On 10 May 1990, the Carpentras Jewish cemetery was desecrated. A two week old grave was dug up and the body impaled on an umbrella. 
In a wave of public revulsion, Socialist President Francois Mitterrrand led more than 250,000 demonstrators through Paris in a march
against antisemitism, racism and the extreme right.

29 January 2014

Sunday 26 January, another march through Paris by many political groups against the policies of Socialist President Francois Hollande, was 
hijacked by crowds screaming: “Jews, France is Not Yours”, “Jews, get out of France”. 
The organizers claimed 100,000 demonstrators, the police 17,000. 
Though the statistical number of anti-Semites among the protesters cannot be calculated, marchers were seen giving the quenelle 
version of the Hitler salute throughout the demonstration.
The rage of the Banlieue slum suburbs around Paris had been building throughout the Sarkozy Presidency, 
while new phenomena were brewing 
These include a meeting point between the anti-immigrant National Front under its new-look leader, Marine Le Pen, and the frustrated 
unemployed North African and Black African children of migrants; and the seeding of a Shiah Muslim presence by Imams supported by Iran, 
who are cheerleaders for Hezbollah and are even embraced by figures on the extreme left.
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