A message from the Simon Wiesenthal Center

This week, at exactly the same time Germany’s Foreign Minister Joshka Fischer stood with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in Brussels to condemn Arab antisemitism, the prestigious Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, flagship of Germany’s ruling Social Democratic Party, funded a three-day conference in Beirut with speakers from Hezbollah and Hamas – two terrorist organizations who murder Jews and officially promote the horrific hate of the Blood Libel and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Conference participants included Shaykh Naeem Qasim from Hezbollah; Azzam Tamimi, from the Institute of Islamic Thought in London, who presents himself in the Arab press as a counselor to Hamas; Tariq Ramadan, from the University of Fribourg, a Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, notorious for his public incitement to antisemitism in France; Ibrahim al-Masri, vice president of Lebanon’s al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya, a group linked by terrorism experts to al-Qaeda; and Munir Shafiq, a leading Hamas idealogue and former activist in Islamic Jihad.