SWC World News Round-Up

SWC World News Round-Up

June 23, 2009

SWC Delegation Meets with Israeli PM, President and Defense Minister on Eve of Historic Middle East Peace Speech
A Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation including  SWC Board Co-Chairman Nelson Peltz met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of his historic speech accepting a future demilitarized Palestinian State. The group also met with with President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and other top Foreign Ministry officials.
Pictured at the construction site of the new Museum of Tolerance, Jerusalem, (L to R): Rabbi Meyer May, SWC Executive Director, Nelson Peltz,  SWC Board Co-Chairman, Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Dean & Founder, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean, Matthew Peltz, Avi Hier, Director of Development, MOTJ (click here or on photo to enlarge)

Wiesenthal Center Commends Amazon for Ending Partnership with the German Extreme-Right NPD Party
In a letter to Amazon.com Inc. Senior Vice-President Worldwide Operations, Marc Onetto, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, commended Amazon for the dissolution by its German affiliate, amazon.de of its partnership with the extreme-right National Democratic Party (NPD)
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Facebook, YouTube +: How Social Media Outlets Impact Digital Terrorism and Hate
Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Global Communications, Marketing, and Public Policy
for Facebook and Brian Cuban, a Dallas attorney who sparked a campaign calling on Facebook to remove Holocaust denial groups from its site joined at the Simon Wiesenthal Center for the release of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s new report
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Holocaust Museum Shooter’s Virtual Neighborhood
We will never really know whether James Von Brunn would have become a murderer in his 89th year if the Internet had never come into being…
read full op/ed piece in www.washingtonpost.com by Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Wiesenthal Center Applauds Arrest Warrants Against Leading "Local Connection" Suspect of the AMIA Bombing
The decision by Argentine judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral to endorse the indictment issued two weeks ago by State Prosecutor Alberto Nisman, the head of the AMIA Bombing Investigation Unit, demanding the arrest of Colombian-born Lebanese-resident Samuel Salman El Reda, who is accused of coordinating the logistics for the deadly bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in 1994 was applauded by the SWC
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Wiesenthal Center Criticizes Refusal of Berlin Prosecutor’s Office to Investigate Obvious Contradiction in Case of Most Wanted Nazi Dr. Aribert Heim
The recent decision of the Berlin Prosecutor’s Office to close their investigation against the lawyers of most wanted Nazi war criminal Dr. Aribert Heim, despite the strong likelihood that they committed perjury in their testimony on his behalf, was protested by the SWC
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