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Mandela 100: The Moral Authority

Do people we consider normal, whatever the definition may be, comprehend what it means to be locked up for 27 years? No. Would most of us choose bitterness and fighting, rather than reconciliation with those who had stuck to institutionalized racism and Apartheid for decades? Yes. Probably.
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Hillel Neuer: The Advocate of Truth at the U.N.

"Faced with compelling reports from around the world, of torture, persecution and violence against women, what has this council pronounced, what has it decided? Nothing. Its response has been silence." This is what Hillel Neuer sounds like, when he talks in front of the so-called United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which was basically…
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Gabriele Levy: The Roman Hebrew Letters Artist

In the former Jewish Ghetto of Rome, countless kosher "milky" and "meaty" restaurants attract customers. Less than half of them are Jewish, the bigger half is made up of mostly foreign tourists. One of the tiny shops in the Ghetto, located around the impressive synagogue, close to the bank of the Tiber, is the oldest Jewish bakery in town. For…
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