Wiesenthal Centre Expresses Solidarity with the Wounded and Families of Victims in Nice Massacre: “Terrorism Cannot be Fought by a Culture of Apology”

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Paris, 15 July 2016

Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, expressed on behalf of the Centre’s 400,000 members – of which 2,000 live in France – “Our solidarity is with the wounded and the families of the victims in last night’s Nice massacre.”

He added, “Terror must be fought without euphemism. For too long, the acts of the perpetrators have been justified by a ‘culture of apology’: the attackers are ‘disaffected’, ‘victims of discrimination’, ‘embittered’, ‘misled youth’, etc.” …. “Terrorism cannot be fought by international conferences on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict or by United Nations resolutions.”

"Remotely controlled from the Middle East or financed by Iran, ‘lone wolf’ terror in Europe, especially in France, cannot be fought by appeasement. The result is always that 'he who feeds the crocodile will still be eaten last',” concluded Samuels.

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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).