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“The solution is there; we need moderate leadership to implement it.”

Nadav Tamir, an Israeli diplomat, is the executive director of J Street Israel, a senior advisor for governmental and international affairs at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, and the former personal adviser of Shimon Peres for diplomatic affairs. In this interview on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he tells us about the existing realities of collaboration between Arabs and Jews, the role of the international community, and extremism and moderate leadership in both Israel and Palestine.


Warsaw’s Garden of the Righteous: from Polish history to the world

Anna Ziarkowska is a Polish historian, political scientist, and writer. In this interview, she tells us about the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide in Warsaw, its history, symbolic location, activities, and relationship with the Jewish community. Warsaw's Garden embraces a universal celebration of the Righteous, having turned Polish history into a lens to look at the world and connect with unfamiliar others.


“My Forgiveness, My Justice.”

As a teenager, Mr. Kalima lost both parents and other family members during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the genocide, he survived a serious head injury inflicted by a machete and hiding in a swamp for over a month. His survival was made possible by a man who risked his own life to save his.

The Anthropologist Craig T. Palmer interviewed Mr. Kalima about his life and his choice to forgive the genocide perpetrators.


Turkey, opposition disunited, Kurdish question ignored

The pro-Kurdish left-wing HDP party protests against repression, but in public opinion there is no empathy for the Kurds and the divided opposition will never be a problem for the current authoritarian regime, says Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar.


​Refiloe Jane and the girls of Soweto

AC Milan star Refiloe Jane was born and raised in Soweto, a symbol of the struggle against apartheid. Here she runs a foundation that supports slum children through sport and education.


Atmosphere of conflict in Lesbos

As a citizen of Lesbos, I am trying to save my dignity. You can’t imagine how ashamed some of us are of what is happening. The situation almost seems to be a civil conflict, a terrible reality. Daphne Vloumidi, Lesbos hostess, Righteous of hospitality at Milan Garden of the Righteous Worldwide.


Gariwo, the gardens of the Righteous

a non-profit organization in the service of memory

Gariwo's aim is to heighten awareness and interest in the figures and the tales of the Righteous, women and men who fought and are still fighting in defense of human dignity. 
It has been active since 1999 but it was officially set up in 2001 as Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee-Gariwo and in 2009 it became a non-profit organization. It is chaired by Gabriele Nissim.

In 2003 was born the Garden of the Righteous worldwide at Monte Stella Hill in Milan, which since 2008 is run by the Association for the Garden of the Righteous - formed by Gariwo, the Municipality of Milan and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.

In 2012, after Gariwo's call, the European Parliament established the European Day of the Righteous - 6 March. In 2017 Italy has been the first country to recognize this recurrence as a civil feast, establishing the Day of the Righteous of the Humanity.

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