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Righteous > Resistance against the Mafia

Etats Généraux against the Mafia

You can defeat the Mafia only by creating synergies and spreading the culture of "Righteous legality" in the younger generations. This is the basis of father Luigi Ciotti's initiative Contromafie, whose third edition will take place in Rome from 23 to 26 October.

Persecutions > Jewish Genocide

Who's on trial, Eichmann or Arendt?

The book Eichmann Before Jerusalem (Ed. Alfred A. Knopf) by Bettina Stangneth appears to challenge Arendt's thesis of the "banality of evil", but this should not lead to deny the value of Arendt's challenge to Western thought. 

Persecutions > Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Terrorism and the press

The Independent and Il Fatto Quotidiano have decided to limit the news about ISIS to the objective necessity. They will inform readers about hostages, but no room will be given either to shocking images or to proclamations or emotional reactions which would only serve the purpose to enhance the terrorists' visibility.

Culture > Arts

An Arab-Jewish museum in Sakhnin, Galilee

The museum will present items of Palestinian Arab heritage and contemporary art works. Created by the Romanian artist Belu-Simion Fainaru and the Israeli designer Avital Bar-Shay with the municipality and the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, it will promote the dialogue  between Arab and Jewish artists.

Persecutions > Human rights and crimes against humanity

Nabeel Rajab, arrested for a tweet

Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been arrested over a tweet deemed “denigrating” to the authority. His case is similar to the one of Maryam al-Khawaja, director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, arrested on 30 August at Manama airport.

The interview

Teaching about genocides

Yair Auron is an Israeli historian, scholar and expert specializing on Holocaust and genocide studies. We interviewed him about the upcoming international conference “The Study of the Shoah and Genocide - 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide”, that will take place at the Open University on November 4-5 and where Gabriele Nissim will have a speech about the “Universal value of the righteous and education to personal responsibility and to genocide prevention”.

A new Garden of the Righteous

A Garden in Warsaw

5 June 2014, inauguration of the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw, set up following the example of the Garden at Monte Stella Hill in Milan. The choice of the date is not by chance: in fact it was decided to inaugurate the Garden the day after the 25th anniversary of the first semi-free elections in Poland, on 4 June 1989, who would lead to the fall of communism. In his speech, Barack Obama remembered the Righteous Among the Nation - quoting Jan Karski - and the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, creating an ideal bridge between these dates.