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Persecutions

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


"Rape used to terrorise population"

British paper The Guardian reports about abuse against 100 women only last week in North Kivu, the war-torn region of Congo where Denis Mukwege carries out his relentless work of caring about victims. The doctor, specialised in reconstructive surgery for rape victims, tells journalist about women's struggle. 


The Rohingya Refugees, Adrift

Editorial by The New York Times Editorial Board

The famous US daily's editorial board dedicated its recent column to the plight of the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority of Myanmar which is persecuted and made stateless by the Burmese junta. Many of them are escaping to


If the Holocaust were called a "massacre"

Israel Charny and Yair Auron were invited by the Armenian government to speak at the Centennial Observance of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan, in April 2015. Here is one of their Haaretz articles criticizing Israel for allegedly refusing recognition to the Armenian Genocide out of a "self-serving" attitude. 


David and Goliath in the Caucasus

The Professor at Israel's Open University, Yair Auron, author of numerous books about genocide cases and founder of Gariwo Israel, published in Haaretz a reflection on the difficult issues of Armenian identity and the struggle against genocide denial.


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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​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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Marek Edelman

vice commander of the Warsaw insurrection