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Anti-Israel rally in Paris: 'Occupation, Apartheid, Boycott'

Anti-Israel rally in Paris: 'Occupation, Apartheid, Boycott'

Wiesenthal Centre Christian members monitor Shabbat Paris demonstration organized by coalition of anti-Israel groups.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2020 07:38
Outrage over Sarajevo mass for pro-Nazi WWII collaborators

Outrage over Sarajevo mass for pro-Nazi WWII collaborators

Wiesenthal Center urges Bosnian government to ban memorial mass for Croatia's pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians killed by communists.AFP, 14/05/2020 18:54
Aircraft carrying one ton of Venezuelan gold forced to land on Caribbean island

Aircraft carrying one ton of Venezuelan gold forced to land on Caribbean island

'A story, if not linked to the Holocaust, certainly endangers the security of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/02/2020 16:26
Spanish Prosecutor's statement is 'a sick joke, a slap at all Holocaust survivors'

Spanish Prosecutor's statement is 'a sick joke, a slap at all Holocaust survivors'

Spanish State Prosecutor: Incitement to hatred against Nazis can be considered a hate crime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/01/2020 14:58
Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitsm

Pope Francis condemns ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitsm

Pope meets delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.JTA, 21/01/2020 21:11
Simon Wiesenthal Centre criticizes ICC probe of Israel

Simon Wiesenthal Centre criticizes ICC probe of Israel

“Any investigation of crimes committed in the Palestinian Territory should focus on continuous attacks from Gaza against Israelis by Hamas."Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2019 01:11
Jewish groups laud Trump's order on anti-Semitism

Jewish groups laud Trump's order on anti-Semitism

Coalition for Jewish Values, Simon Wiesenthal Center welcome expected order to protect Jews on college campuses from anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2019 04:22
'Omar, Tlaib are unapologetic anti-Semites'

'Omar, Tlaib are unapologetic anti-Semites'

Simon Wiesenthal Center says Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib should have joined 70 other congressmen who visited Israel, backs gov't. decision.Gary Willig, 15/08/2019 20:55
Nikki Haley: Every person has the ability to stop hate

Nikki Haley: Every person has the ability to stop hate

Nikki Haley opens up about rising hate, Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the UN's anti-Israel bias.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/06/2019 08:56
Belgian ruling 'way beyond justice denied'

Belgian ruling 'way beyond justice denied'

Wiesenthal Centre 'appalled at court endorsement of anti-Semitism by default,' after 5 years of 'procrastination.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2019 15:19
DC 'Dyke March' bans Jewish symbols

DC 'Dyke March' bans Jewish symbols

Jewish LGBT marchers told not to display Star of David at pride march in Washington DC.Gary Willig, 06/06/2019 20:38
Sarah Halimi's murderer 'unfit to stand trial' due to marijuana

Sarah Halimi's murderer 'unfit to stand trial' due to marijuana

Simon Wiesenthal Centre demands France investigate judicial treatment of anti-Semitic murderer deemed 'unfit to stand trial.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2019 00:12
Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

Iceland faces criticism after violating Eurovision standards

'Icelandic Hatari singers did not keep their commitment. Reykjavik must be disqualified from 2020 contest.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2019 15:41
'Anti-Semitism is on the rise - don't blame Trump'

'Anti-Semitism is on the rise - don't blame Trump'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and president of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.Yoni Kempinski, 28/11/2018 19:09
Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses concern over Gaza violence but fails to mention Hamas role in encouraging it.Elad Benari, 17/05/2018 03:08
To fight anti-Semitism, you have to define it

To fight anti-Semitism, you have to define it

An interview with Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and International Holocaust Remembrance Authority: "A definition must include...double standards and delegitimization of Israel."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 03/05/2018 14:33
Lithuanian publisher recalls books by Holocaust writer

Lithuanian publisher recalls books by Holocaust writer

Books of bestselling author who broke taboos on Lithuanian complicity with Nazis recalled over comments on nationalist who murdered Jews.JTA, 30/10/2017 18:10
Wiesenthal Center receives $25,000 donation from Scaramucci

Wiesenthal Center receives $25,000 donation from Scaramucci

Former WH spokesman fulfills promise made following Twitter poll asking how many Jews perished in the Holocaust.Gary Willig, 25/10/2017 20:42
Scaramucci gives $25K to Wiesenthal Center after Holocaust gaffe

Scaramucci gives $25K to Wiesenthal Center after Holocaust gaffe

Anthony Scaramucci, former communications director for Donald Trump, pledges donation after Twiter post asks how many Jews died in WW2.JTA, 18/10/2017 17:14
Bahrain ruler denounces Arab boycott of Israel

Bahrain ruler denounces Arab boycott of Israel

Bahrain national orchestra performs Hatikva at Wiesenthal Center event. Gulf nation's king says subjects free to visit Israel.Gary Willig, 17/09/2017 16:23
Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Wiesenthal anti-racism program part of youth Olympic games

Simon Wiesenthal Center program against Racism in Sport to be implemented in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.JTA, 22/08/2017 18:42
Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger's message to Trump

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger's message to Trump

'You have a moral responsibility to send an unequivocal message that you won’t stand for hate and racism.'Tzvi Lev, 20/08/2017 14:32
Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to Jewish anti-hate group

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to Jewish anti-hate group

Action star and former governor donates sum to Simon Wiesenthal Center following white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.JTA, 15/08/2017 19:06
Jewish groups slam ban on Jewish flags at Chicago lesbian parade

Jewish groups slam ban on Jewish flags at Chicago lesbian parade

ADL, Wiesenthal Center call on lesbian group which banned Jewish marchers to apologize for anti-Semitic act.JTA, 26/06/2017 21:06
U.S. Jewish groups disappointed by Embassy decision

U.S. Jewish groups disappointed by Embassy decision

Conference of Presidents, Simon Wiesenthal Center express disappointment over delay in Embassy move to Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, Canada, 03/06/2017 01:33
'Today, the biggest problem is one of distortion'

'Today, the biggest problem is one of distortion'

Arutz Sheva speaks to historian and Nazi hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff about current attempts to distort the narrative of the Holocaust.Yoni Kempinski, 23/04/2017 09:08
US lawmakers call for federal funding of anti-Semitism monitors

US lawmakers call for federal funding of anti-Semitism monitors

Rep. Chris Smith, Simon Wiesenthal Center, call for creation of federal position to deal with domestic anti-Semitism.JTA, 28/02/2017 22:50
Wiesenthal Center calls for task force on JCC bomb threats

Wiesenthal Center calls for task force on JCC bomb threats

Simon Wiesenthal Center urges Attorney General to set up task force to catch callers who made false bomb threats to JCCs.JTA, 22/02/2017 04:25
Amazon German site promotes sale of anti-Semitic book

Amazon German site promotes sale of anti-Semitic book

Wiesenthal Center protests Amazon Germany's promotion of book accusing Rothschild family of 'controlling world,' financing Nazi party.Gary Willig, 07/02/2017 19:58
Anti-Semites harrass rabbi who spoke at Trump inauguration

Anti-Semites harrass rabbi who spoke at Trump inauguration

Rabbi Marvin Hier, who said prayer at President Trump's inauguration, inundated with anti-Semitic attacks on social media since event.Gary Willig, 22/01/2017 22:13
Wiesenthal rabbi pressured to withdraw from Trump inauguration

Wiesenthal rabbi pressured to withdraw from Trump inauguration

Online petition is calling on Rabbi Marvin Hier to withdraw his participation in the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.JTA, 05/01/2017 03:28
Japanese band apologizes for Nazi-like outfits

Japanese band apologizes for Nazi-like outfits

Sony Music and producer behind a Japanese girl band that performed in costumes resembling Nazi uniforms apologize.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2016 04:46
Forgiving the unforgivable

Forgiving the unforgivable

Only the victim can forgive and there is no cause for him to do so, even if he survives. Shifra Hoffman, 29/08/2016 07:04
Chile urged to nix visit by Iranian official

Chile urged to nix visit by Iranian official

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on president of Chile to cancel a planned visit by Iran's foreign minister scheduled for late this week.JTA, 25/08/2016 02:43
Uruguay urged to act after stabbing of Jew

Uruguay urged to act after stabbing of Jew

Simon Wiesenthal Center writes letter to Uruguayan president, expressing concern over Muslim who stabbed Jewish merchant to death.Ben Ariel, 14/03/2016 04:46
2015's worst anti-Semitic, anti-Israel incidents

2015's worst anti-Semitic, anti-Israel incidents

Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of worst anti-Semitic incidents topped by San Bernardino shooters' belief Israel will cease to exist.Hillel Fendel, 28/12/2015 20:42
Roger Waters may face protest outside show

Roger Waters may face protest outside show

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls for boycott of Roger Waters' gig in Sag Harbor, planning protest outside.Elad Benari, 30/10/2015 04:15
Jewish Groups Blast Iceland's Capital for Boycott

Jewish Groups Blast Iceland's Capital for Boycott

Simon Wiesenthal Center and World Jewish Congress denounce Reykjavik's vote to boycott Israeli products.Ben Ariel, Canada, 19/09/2015 01:00
Air France Puts Israel Back on its Map

Air France Puts Israel Back on its Map

Protest causes Air France to put back Israel into its in-flight map - while keeping 'West Bank' and 'Gaza Strip.'Ari Yashar, 12/08/2015 14:11
Air France Under Fire for Omitting Israel

Air France Under Fire for Omitting Israel

Air France apologizes for failing to include Israel on its in-flight map, but Simon Wiesenthal Center rejects the apology.Ben Ariel, 05/08/2015 04:15
Nazi's Conviction Must 'Pave the Way' for More

Nazi's Conviction Must 'Pave the Way' for More

Jewish groups praise Oskar Groening's conviction, but call on European authorities 'not to relent' in bringing all living Nazis to justice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2015 16:37
Second Most Wanted Nazi Dies at 93

Second Most Wanted Nazi Dies at 93

Suspect Nazi war criminal from Ukraine dies of disease in Canada, mere hours after call to bring him to justice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2015 09:59
Germany Praised for Efforts to Charge Former Nazis

Germany Praised for Efforts to Charge Former Nazis

The Simon Wiesenthal Center touts Germany for most positive results in indicting Nazi war criminals from April 2014- May 2015.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2015 19:42
'Condemnation is Insufficient' for Attacks

'Condemnation is Insufficient' for Attacks

Simon Wiesenthal Center writes to European Council that Paris and Copenhagen terror attacks could be the start of 'pan-European epidemic.'Cynthia Blank, 16/02/2015 21:41
Jewish Group Calls Exhibit a 'Sickening Mockery'

Jewish Group Calls Exhibit a 'Sickening Mockery'

The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns a modern art exhibition in Estonia for its controversial depictions of the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2015 01:15
Top Nazi Hunter: Eastern Europe Rewrote Holocaust

Top Nazi Hunter: Eastern Europe Rewrote Holocaust

Eastern Europe minimizes Holocaust and equates it with Communist 'genocide,' says Dr. Zuroff - and Israel must act.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 27/01/2015 20:13
Nazi-Hunters Condemn Mass for WWII Croatia Leader

Nazi-Hunters Condemn Mass for WWII Croatia Leader

The Simon Wiesenthal Center slammed a Mass held for Croation leader Ante Pavelic, whose regime killed hundreds of thousands during WWII.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2014 21:03
SWC Urges Germany to Prosecute Nazi 'Death Squads'

SWC Urges Germany to Prosecute Nazi 'Death Squads'

List of 80 suspects - participants in Nazi 'mobile killing sqauds' - handed to German authorities for prosecution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/10/2014 21:04
Wiesenthal Founder Says UNESCO Exhibit is Historic

Wiesenthal Founder Says UNESCO Exhibit is Historic

Rabbi Marvin Hier speaks at the opening of a groundbreaking UNESCO exhibit on Jewish ties to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/06/2014 04:44
US, Germany Receive Top Marks for 'Nazi Hunting'

US, Germany Receive Top Marks for 'Nazi Hunting'

Simon Wiesental Centre reveals the best - and worst - countries at tracking down and bringing to justice Nazi war criminals.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 27/04/2014 15:30
Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians who fought on the Nazi side against the Soviets stage a march in Riga. Simon Wiesenthal Center director condemns the parade.Elad Benari and AFP, 17/03/2014 05:13
Netanyahu on Arms Ship: We'll See Who's Lying

Netanyahu on Arms Ship: We'll See Who's Lying

Prime Minister responds to Iran's denials: ''That ship will get to Eilat in a few days, and we shall expose what Iran is really doing.'Gil Ronen, 06/03/2014 22:08
Anti-Semitism in Holland 'Going Unchallenged'

Anti-Semitism in Holland 'Going Unchallenged'

The Simon Wiesenthal Center writes to Deputy Dutch Prime Minister over neglect to solve rampant anti-Semitism in the Netherlands.Tova Dvorin, 11/02/2014 15:24
U.S. Criticizes UNESCO for Postponing Exhibition

U.S. Criticizes UNESCO for Postponing Exhibition

"UNESCO's decision is wrong," says Ambassador Power after UN body cancels Jewish exhibition because of Arab pressure.Elad Benari, 19/01/2014 06:13
UNESCO Cancels Jewish Exhibit Following Pressure

UNESCO Cancels Jewish Exhibit Following Pressure

The United Nations’ cultural body cancels Jewish exhibit, citing "concerns for Israel-PA peace talks."Elad Benari, Canada, 17/01/2014 22:29
Anti-Semitic Organization Loses Canadian Funding

Anti-Semitic Organization Loses Canadian Funding

Canadian Arab Federation's appeal to regain government funding fails, after evidence mounts of intense anti-Semitism.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 08/01/2014 20:48
Khamenei Tops SWC List of 2013 Anti-Semites

Khamenei Tops SWC List of 2013 Anti-Semites

Iran's Supreme Leader, Turkish PM Erdogan and Roger Waters among those named in 2013 “Top Ten Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel List”.Elad Benari, 31/12/2013 05:45