I could easily have been there…

But I was not.  It’s shocking to see a place where you have a lot of happy memories – on skates with my parents as a child, on romantic and chilly Sunday promenades etc. – shaken by a horror like this. It’s shocking to know that I could easily have been there with a group…

Indipendenza e forza: Israele

Buonasera a tutti, sono di ritorno da una bellissima settimana in Israele… Ho festeggiato la festa della memoria dei soldati e quella di indipendenza di questo fiero e difensivamente forte (non userei infatti più l’aggettivo aggressivo) Stato.  Tengo ancora a esprimere la mia simpatia nei confronti di una terra in cui Stato e religione sono…

Escaping the 3rd Intifada

The holy land is devastated by beasts. Beasts that fight and kill thinking a paradise of milk, honey and 20 virgins is waiting for them: beasts that rape women as long as they wish (if she revolts she’s hanged by law); beasts that can marry more women and dictate in family; beasts that obliges all…

The day of vengeance?

   A good journalist is supposed to be in the good place at the good moment, so as the media suggest there’s no better spot then Jerusalem to avoid right now. Well, I was there today, guided by a certified Jewish guide – a professor of Israeli history for diplomats, how lovely conversations! – to…