Wiesenthal Centre Congratulates François Hollande on his Election as President of France

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Paris, 7 May, 2012

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, on behalf of the Centre's 400,000 members and its Dean
and Founder, Rabbi Marvin Hier, congratulated newly elected French President François Hollande.

Wishing him success in the challenges ahead, Samuels added, "since the inauguration of President François Mitterrand in 1981, our Centre has
maintained a warm cooperation with all your predecessors at the Elysée, which we look forward to continuing under your administration, especially in combating incitement to hate, racism and antisemitism."

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400.000 members. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament.