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  • Moving and Shaking: Ted Sarandos honored, Persian New Year and Righteous Conversations Project PSAs

    By Ryan Torok

    3 weeks ago

    Entertainment industry titans gathered to honor the man of the moment, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance dinner on March 18. The event raised $1.6 million.

    Sarandos, who is responsible for Netflix hits “House of...

  • Netanyahu’s parting remark to LA: ‘Cannot be tolerant to the intolerant’

    By Jared Sichel

    March 6, 2014 | 10:53 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closed the final leg of his three-day trip to California on Thursday, March 6, with a message for Iran and its proxy terrorist groups: “We will expose, and we shall fight them. And I’ll tell you the other thing: We shall beat them.”

    His...

  • UNESCO sets date for Jews in Israel exhibit

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 28, 2014 | 10:30 am

    After sustaining withering criticism for its abrupt decision to postpone a planned exhibition about the millennia of Jewish history in the land of Israel, UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural and education arm, announced Jan. 21 that the exhibition will be presented at its Paris...

  • UNESCO postpones Israeli-Jewish history show

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 23, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    When UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, abruptly and indefinitely postponed the Jan. 20 opening of an exhibition in Paris on the 3,500-year history of Jews in the land of Israel, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and co-founder of the Simon...

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  • State Department declined to sponsor canceled Israel UNESCO exhibit

    January 17, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    Does the State Department believe that accounts of ancient Jewish ties to the land of Israel are too sensitive to endorse — or not?

    We wrote today that UNESCO cancelled a Simon Wiesenthal Center-organized exhibit at the last minute because of pressure from Arab states. The...

  • Ex-NBA stars disassociate from Dennis Rodman-led basketball game in Pyongyang

    January 7, 2014 | 10:04 am

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended the National Basketball Retired Association for firmly disassociating itself from the Dennis Rodman organized basketball game in Pyongyang in honor of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s 31st birthday.

    "While all Americans support the use of...

  • NBA’s Tony Parker apologizes for anti-Semitic salute

    December 31, 2013 | 9:34 am

    NBA star Tony Parker has apologized for performing an anti-Semitic salute after a three-year-old photo was published in the French media.

    The photo shows Parker, who was born in Belgium and is a French national, performing the quenelle salute earlier this year with its inventor,...

  • The quenelle: Et tu, Asterix?

    December 30, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Louis Farrakhan, watch out. Your slot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of top 10 anti-Semites may soon go to an ancient fat man from Gaul and his short, blond friend.

    The challengers are Obelix and Asterix, two characters from a popular French comic book series that offers a...

  • Quenelle salute performed in front of Toulouse Jewish school

    December 30, 2013 | 11:02 am

    Amid a public debate in France over an allegedly anti-Semitic gesture, French media have published a photo of a man performing it outside the Toulouse school where four Jews were murdered.

    The photo, which was published Monday on the website of the television channel France 3,...

  • Palestinian SFSU student’s photo condemned as ‘potential threat’

    By Jared Sichel

    December 3, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    [UPDATE, DEC. 13] On December 11, AMCHA sent another email saying that it uncovered additional posts by GUPS president and SFSU student Mohammad Hammad. The Jewish Journal confirmed that on October 31, the Tumblr account "Red Philistine" posted a message from Hammad's Tumblr...

  • Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Rabbi Marvin Hier meets with Pope Francis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 25, 2013 | 10:56 am

    In a private audience with Pope Francis on Oct. 24, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), urged the leader of the Catholic Church to confront the evil that exists in the world, even while praying and working for peace.

    “Evil existed during the...

  • Francis pledges to further Jewish-Catholic dialogue

    October 25, 2013 | 9:39 am

    Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue.

    During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis said that he has “repeated many times, in recent weeks, the...

  • Anne Frank comes to Hollywood in major new exhibit

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 13, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    A digital etching of Anne Frank’s favorite portrait of herself blown out over a large backlit wall glows above Pico Boulevard and faces the Hollywood Hills with the following quote: “This is a photograph of me as I wished I looked all the time, then I might still have a chance...

  • Anne Frank’s legacy is brought to life

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    Push past a set of double doors hidden in a corner on the second floor of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance and suddenly the world of 1932 Frankfurt, Germany, comes clamoring to life. Street sounds clog a narrow passageway leading past a 3-D blueprint of the city,...

  • The pioneers: A revealing look at Israel’s early prime ministers

    By Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Moriah Films, the documentary-making arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has bitten off another solid chunk of Israeli history in “The Prime Ministers,” a film based on the lively book of the same title by Yehuda Avner, who doubles as the chief narrator of the two-part production.

    ...
  • In Malmo, record number of anti-Semitic attacks reported

    August 1, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The Swedish city of Malmo is reporting a record increase in documented anti-Semitic attacks.

    Swedish police recorded 60 hate crimes against Jews in the city in 2012, up from an average of 22 in 2010 and 2011, the Sydsvenskan local daily reported. During the first six...

  • Now Thailand must act against ‘Nazi chic’

    July 16, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Graduation Day, especially from your nation's most prestigious university, is a special time for celebration. It appears that as Thailand's prestigious Chulalongkorn University was bestowing an Honorary Degree to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn last week, some...

  • Vatican rep speaks out for Catholic-Jewish relations

    June 26, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    When dictator Benito Mussolini’s “Laws for the Defense of the Race” robbed many Italian Jews of their rights and livelihoods in 1938, a Catholic nun, Mother Maria Elisabetta Hesselblad, risked her own life and those of her staff to provide impoverished Jews with clothes and food.

    ...
  • Moving and Shaking: Simon Wiesenthal Center gives 2013 Humanitarian Award, J. Steven Emerson honored

    By Ryan Torok

    June 21, 2013 | 11:43 am

    From left: Janice Prager, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Jim Gianopulos, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Larry Mizel and Rabbi Meyer May. Photo by Ruth Andal Photography

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) honored Hollywood executive Jim Gianopulos with its 2013 Humanitarian Award on June 11 in...

  • Hungarian man, 98, charged with World War II crimes, prosecutors say

    June 18, 2013 | 5:40 pm

    Hungarian prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 98-year-old man who tops the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center's wanted list with war crimes, saying he had helped to deport Jews to Auschwitz in World War II.

    Laszlo Csatary was found guilty in absentia in 1948 of whipping or...

  • Wrestling with it: U.S. vs. Iran

    May 15, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    Iran is a mainstay in international wrestling. The United States has a long and proud wrestling history, too. In February, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy-making executive board moved to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games program. Sports officials in...

  • Twitter rife with hate speech, terror activity

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2013 | 9:08 am

    When it comes to stemming the proliferation of hate speech on social media, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, likes Facebook’s attitude.

    “They have rules,” Cooper said of the $63.5 billion social media giant, which has a policy to remove content...

  • Long the bane of Venezuelan Jews, Chavez is gone. Now what?

    March 6, 2013 | 9:34 am

    For more than a decade, Venezuelan Jews have been holding their breath, subject to the whims of a mercurial president who used his bully pulpit to intimidate, rail against Israel and embrace Iran.

    There was the police raid of a Caracas school in 2004, allegedly to search for...

  • Seth MacFarlane: Not an anti-Semite

    By Rob Eshman

    February 25, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    No one sends out press releases to announce that something is not anti-semitic. 

    That’s why this morning’s media is full of reports that host Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar performance last night was just shy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speech. 

    The Anti-Defamation League was first...

  • Holocaust Exhibition opens at United Nations Hall in Bangkok

    February 4, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Courage To Remember, The Simon Wiesenthal Center's renowned Holocaust exhibition opened at United Nations Hall in Bangkok, Thailand  in commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day. Five hundred community and religious leaders were joined by the Ambassadors of Israel,...

  • Petition aims to have Facebook pull anti-Israel page

    February 4, 2013 | 9:38 am

    A Facebook petition to remove an anti-Israel page that uses an expletive in its name has 75,000 likes, the removal campaign's creator says.

    Michael Mendelson of Miami told JTA by telephone that the removal petition against the "F*** Israel" page has been on Facebook for less than...

  • Top Egyptian official calls Holocaust a ‘myth’

    January 30, 2013 | 10:53 am

    A top Egyptian official close to President Mohamed Morsi called the Holocaust a myth.

    "The myth of the Holocaust is an industry that America invented,” Fathi Shihab Eddim reportedly claimed in recent days.

    Shihab Eddim reportedly is responsible for appointing the editors of all...

  • Muslim Brotherhood tops Simon Wiesenthal Center anti-Semite list

    December 28, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood produced the worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs this year, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    The Center topped its annual “Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs” list with a quote from Mohammed Badie, a Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader...

  • Wiesenthal officials ask Ecuador to intercede for Alan Gross

    November 12, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center met with Ecuadorian authorities to seek their support in asking Cuba to release American prisoner Alan Gross.

    The meetings came on the sidelines of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Latin American gathering of Jewish...

  • Soviet gulag survivor’s courage

    November 1, 2012 | 10:40 am

    It was standing room only at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, as a crowd packed the Hertz Theatre to hear Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich, the celebrated Russian refusenik and author, stress the importance of standing up for one’s principles. 

    The former prisoner of...

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