Wiesenthal Center Statement On The Passing Of Moshe Arens

January 7, 2019

“The Simon Wiesenthal Center mourns the passing of former Israeli Foreign and Defense Minister Moshe Arens,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Wiesenthal Center and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action.

“We remember him as a great defender of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Arens minced no words, he was direct and always called it the way he saw it. We remember his visits to Los Angeles and the Simon Wiesenthal Center with fondness,” Hier and Cooper also said.

Arens (pictured) visited the Wiesenthal Center headquarters in September  1989, during his tenure as Foreign Minister. 


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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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