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​With Assad or with the IS?

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

Try to imagine a Syrian boy who had hoped in democracy and the opportunity to lead an ordinary life in your own country, and this year witnessed Assad’s brutal crackdown, first seeing the regime’s jailers imprison


Palmyra, "my native realm"

Editorial by Maria Teresa Grassi, Università degli Studi di Milano - Director of the Italian-Syrian Archaeological Mission to Palmyra, Pal.M.A.I.S.

Crossing the Syrian desert from Damascus to the Euphrates, nearly half way you find a big oasis – and this is normal in every desert of this world – and a great Roman city – and this is certainly less frequent.


​“It’s no intifada, but rather acts of despair”

We interviewed Yair Auron, professor at the Open University and co-founder of Gariwo-Israel, on the ceremony of next 4 November in the Garden of the Righteous of Neve Shalom to commemorate the Turks who rescued the Armenians, the Armenians who rescued the Jews and the Palestinians and Jews who rescued people of the enemy nation in the Middle-Eastern conflict.


Neve Shalom to honour the Turks who rescued the Armenians

Interview with Dyana Shaloufi-Rizek, director of the Museum of Neve Shalom-Wahat el Salam, about the "intifada of knives", the agreement between Jordan and Israel and the ceremony of 4 November in honour of the Ottomans who rescued the Armenians in 1915. 


Ankara attack. The strategy of terror failed

Ankara 10 October deadly bomb attack has shaken Turkey provoking mass protests against Erdogan and the government. Gariwo has asked Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar about the political scenario and the coming elections with an eye on the pressure imposed by the government to limit Turkish media freedom.


​The Ankara slaughter and Erdogan’s arrogance

On past 10 October, Ankara, the Turkish capital, was the scene of two blasts that hit dozens activists taking part in a peaceful rally. We have reached Antonio Ferrari, editorialist of the Corriere della Sera, to discuss Turkey's situations only a little before the elections of next 1 November


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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