Un (bon) coin du monde sous un ciel étoilé 

Turning our emotions into commitments…Transformer nos émotions en engagements (Fundación Almayuda) Les amis sont une partie incontournable de ma vie! Sans eux, je passerais devant ces pépites de vie qui en font tout le sel….C’est donc à la Fondation Almayuda, initiative de mes amis Marie-France et Pierre Lasry, que je dois de bien belles rencontres à travers le monde tant ce couple sait voir dans … Continue reading Un (bon) coin du monde sous un ciel étoilé 

A temporary closing of the Sri Lankan chapter 

Visiting Colombo at the same time as the Prime Minister of Pakistan was not an easy journey….but if I wasn’t able to visit the old Dutch Hospital, I still managed to see enough to realize there is more to Colombo than the eye and palate can meet…. I shall be back…. The racial tensions are still present and making kids learn each other language can … Continue reading A temporary closing of the Sri Lankan chapter 

Kateb Yacine, quand tout est dit!

Tous les peuples sont frères, des frères orphelins, il faut qu’il se retrouvent. Kateb Yacine, par les quelques citations sur le Tamazight, les femmes et la liberté de pensée réfutant le pan-arabisme et se revendiquant de la Kahena, dans sa dénonciation de la conquête et de l’oppression musulmane, m’a toujours paru être un auteur intéressant car finalement je me retrouve parfaitement dans son Maghreb et pour une partie au moins de ma famille, je partage son histoire. Continue reading Kateb Yacine, quand tout est dit!

Views and Bridges: Cosmopolitan Brazil, from Avenue to Rua Simon Bolivar

My trip to Brazil was a firework of sensations, sights, human encounters. An amazing amount of wonderful perspectives, architectures, baroque or deliberately modern, and the open arms and the gentle smile of Brazilians impressed the lonely traveler. I was wondering why everyone was so fond of this country…these countries because each state and city is so different, now I know: Brazil is where where everyone feels at home. Continue reading Views and Bridges: Cosmopolitan Brazil, from Avenue to Rua Simon Bolivar

Naïve or Traitor? The last but not least contribution on JCall Trip to Israel and Palestinian Territories in April-May 2013

If you are puzzled by the title, let me just tell you these are only some of the nice names I’ve been called by some Israelis here. Not all of them, far from it, and strangely enough usually from newcomers as opposed to the Pro-Peace camp made mostly of 3d or 4th generation Jews in Israel. Food for thought? I’m glad to share with you my last notes on my JCall visit, thanking again David Chemla and Alain Rozenkier for making my own return to Israel possible 😉 Continue reading Naïve or Traitor? The last but not least contribution on JCall Trip to Israel and Palestinian Territories in April-May 2013