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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.

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​Israel, a revolution in Holocaust memory

editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini, 11 November 2014

Twenty kilometres away from Tel Aviv, in Ra’anana, there is an innovative university: the Open University of Israel. Thousands youths from the Kibbutz’ and the Arab Israeli suburbs follow its online lessons from their computers, tablets and mobile phones. A course about genocide cases in the 20th century set up in the recent months has become a unique example not only in Israel, but in the whole Middle East. This is the university from which, thanks to Professor Yair Auron – author of books about the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust and Israeli-Palestinian dialogue – a a true cultural revolution arose, aiming at reversing the relationship of the average Israelis with the Holocaust.

Golden Ambrogino 2014

Golden Ambrogino bestowed on Gabriele Nissim

Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous, is among the personalities whom Milan City Hall decided to award with the Golden Ambrogino, the civic merit dedicated to the town's Holy Patron.

The Commitment to Education

"Through the stories of the Righteous, young people learn to think for themselves following their consciences. They learn to judge based not on stereotypes, but based on what they see and hear."

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Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli

Architect of Inter-religious Dialogue