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Tunis. A Garden of the Righteous against jihadist terror

Editorial by Janiki Cingoli

The next inauguration of a Garden of the Righteous, inside the lawn of the Italian Embassy of Tunis, in the presence of the Tunisian and Italian authorities, comes few days after the tragic slaughters perpetrated by jihadist terrorists tied to the ISIS.


Hamadi: I would like to meet the Italians I rescued at Bardo

Mohamed Naceur ben Abdesslem is the Tunisian guide who rescued a group of Italians during the terror attack at the Bardo Museum. To him we will dedicate a tree in the Garden of the Righteous of Tunis. He really wishes he could meet the people, with whom he experienced that dreadful time.


​ The therapy of Goodness

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Once again, after the bloody terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery of Dhaka, the world is breathing an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty, because of the seeming lack of a political project to defeat terror. 


Our humanity against terror

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim

Fundamentalist and totalitarian terrorists are like the Nazis. They are happy when they murder. Their plan is to divide the humanity. Those who are not like them have no right to live.


"So I helped the tourists at the Bardo"

Inauguration on 15 July 2016 of the Garden of the Righteous of Tunis, inside the Italian Embassy. One of the trees will be dedicated to Hamadi Abdesslem, the Tunisian guide who saved the Italian tourists during the attack against the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Here is the account of Hamadi, whose hope is to hear again the people with whom he lived such a dreadful day. 


Negationism, better prevention or punishment?

Editorial by Marcello Flores, historian and professor at the university of Siena

It is sad to be forced to come back once again to the topic of genocide denial. After the passing of this law which has faced a long passage through the Chambers of the Italian Parliament, I felt compelled to share a commentary. 


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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