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​The Righteous in the Mediterranean

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

In the Italian Parliament a historic event has occurred. For the first time, the definition of Righteousness has been employed to bring about those who devote

26 years ago the massacre in Tiananmen Square

June 4th, 1989: the students gathered in Tiananmen Square were bloodily repressed by the Chinese government. They were asking for the end of corruption and reforms, like the ones put into effect in URSS in those days. 26 years after, the longing for truth is still silenced by the government. 

Istanbul: Kamp Armen returned to Armenians

Kamp Armen, the former orphanage and childrens camp that hosted also Hrant and Rakel Dink, will be returned to the Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Church Foundation, thanks to the struggle led by civil society groups. A historic victory for the Armenian community, in the century of the Armenian Genocide.

The runaway of the Rohingyas

In 1939, ship SS St. Louis, with nearly 1,000 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany on board, was sent back to Europe first by Cuba and then by the United States. The image of that tragedy reminds the travel by sea of the Rohingyas from the situation that the US Holocaust Museum based in Washington did not hesitate to called as genocide.

The tragedy of Palmyra, seen by a Syrian

The conflict between the IS militias and the Syrian army for the conquest of Palmyra casts the shadow of destruction on one of the most important archeological sites worldwide. Nevertheless, the international alert issued by the Western media seems to ignore the condition of people - the stand of Eva Ziedan, Syrian activist and archeologist.

​When self-sacrifice leads to evil

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

Does self-sacrifice necessarily lead to the accomplishment of Good? This is the key question that the stimulating book by Israeli philosopher

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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