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Is Amos Oz a traitor?

"I am concerned for our future. I am worried about the policy of the government and also ashamed of it. I am concerned because of the growing violence. But I am happy to be an Israeli, and happy to be a citizen in a country where every taxi driver with their own personal formula for instant redemption, everyone yelling all the time and no one listening. I listen, because I make a living out of it". Amos Oz' remarks at INSS

​Nemtsov: another bullet to democracy

It was short after Midnight of 27 February when Boris Nemtsov, 55-year old politician known for being one of Putin’s fiercest opponents, was killed by 4 firearm shots on the bridge that leads to the Red Square, one of the most surveilled places of the country.

Uniting the Arab world against ISIS, under the sign of Goodness

Not only the Muslim civil society mobilized in Oslo to create a "peace ring" to protect the Jewish Community after the Copenhagen attacks. The Great Imam of Al Azhar also called for reform of religious teaching to counter extremism. A Spanish journalist pointed out these are all signs of the "senseless goodness" put forward by writer and Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim

​“The Righteous are our role models”

The Director of Gariwo Sarajevo Svetlana Broz tells about the celebrations of European Day of the Righteous in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Here, a big annual ceremony is planned for bestowment of Dusko Kondor Award on people who stood out for or affirmed civil courage in the former Yugoslavia. 

Foibe killings remembrance day 2015

Every year on 10 February, the Italian state celebrates the Foibe killings remembrance day, established by law 92 of 30 March 2004. On this date we remember the Italians of all political and religious creeds, including women, children and elders, who were killed by the Slavic partisans in the aftermath of WW2. 

IS: the horror of Islamist totalitarianism

terrible death, arson, befell the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh (age 26). Gariwo interviewed journalist Domenico Quirico, correspondent of La Stampa to Syria who was once kidnapped for 5 months by the extremists, about the danger of IS, the "fascination of terror", and the future of our democracies.  


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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The book

The Messenger

Yannick Haenel

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Guido Ucelli di Nemi and Carla Tosi

the couple of enlightened enterpreneurs who risked everything to hide some Jews