SWC Demands Justice for Sarah Halimi in Rallies on 3 Continents

April 26, 2021

Statement

No justice for French Jewry - no peace, no future for France

“We mourn the death of justice in France and the overwhelming indifference to the targeting of our grandmothers, parents, brothers, rabbi and children by Islamist thugs and violent anti-Semites. No justice for French Jewry - no peace, no future for France”

— Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action


“The memory of Sarah Halimi, Mireille Knoll and other victims of anti-Semitic hatred, lives on. We will examine every possible further legal instance”

— Dr. Shimon Samuels, CSW Director of International Affairs

The Simon Wiesenthal Center stood with tens of thousands of Jews on three continents, in honor of Sarah Halimi’s memory and to demand justice for her brutal death, following the ruling of the highest French court that her killer could not stand trial. Sarah Halimi was beaten to death and thrown out her Paris apartment window in 2017.

PARIS: Richard Odier, Centre Simon Wiesenthal President, joined with 25,000 people in Paris. CSW was one of the main organizations at the protest.

LOS ANGELES: Rabbi Abraham Cooper spoke at the rally in front of the French Consulate in Los Angeles, co-sponsored with BNVCA (National Bureau of Watchfulness Against Antisemitism).

Photos: Harvey Farr

Watch Rabbi Abraham Cooper's speech here

Read Rabbi Abraham Cooper's speech here

TEL AVIV: Dr. Shimon Samuels speaking in Tel Aviv in front of the French Embassy where, following the rally he met with France’s Ambassador to Israel, Eric Danon.

Read Dr. Shimon Samuels' speech here

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is pleased to support tomorrow's virtual solidarity rally in support of justice for Sarah Halimi and her family, organized by CIJA, the CSUQ and Federation CJA. Please join us at 11 a.m. ET for this important event.

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