French Minister of Justice Walks Out on Granting Human Rights Award to Palestinian Terrorism-Linked Organizations Following Wiesenthal Centre and Other Protests

December 10, 2018

“Now the Minister should not only to disassociate herself but also insist that the CNCDH withdraw the prize definitively”

Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, congratulated French Justice Minister, Nicole Belloubet (pictured), for refusing to grant the French National Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) award following protests from our Centre and other genuine human rights colleagues.

“Now the Minister should show courage, not only to disassociate herself from mayhem, but to insist that the CNCDH withdraw the prize definitively,” stated Samuels.

“The award, if granted, will legitimize terror and boycott targetting Israel and the Jewish people,”
concluded the Centre.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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