70 years vs 2000 years: Testimonies and Memories

My first boss in Geneva and excellent friend Jean Freymond, probably wondering about my lack of reaction to the latest events around Israel's 70th, sent me the text below written by a very knowledgeable and fascinating author, Barnett Rubin whose life and involvement are a living proof of dedication to conflict resolution.

This unpublished chapter is so full of details and meaningful anecdotes that I felt compelled to write a short note on what it prompted me...below Barnett's text and followed by Jean's comments and yours should you wish to add your input to this endless debate.

Emoi national

On dit d’un vieillard qui s’éteint que c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle. Les assassins ignobles d’une vieille femme dans le 11eme arrondissement (décidément maudit) l’ont sauvagement lardée de coups de couteau avant de brûler son appartement. À Paris, au XXIe siècle. On reste sans voix mais on fait écouter celles des autres, notamment celles d’une majorité silencieuse qui ne l’est plus!

Does independence still matter in an interdependent world, Mr Puigdemont….?

Carles Puigdemont, former President of Catalonia, has lived in self-imposed exile in Belgium since the Catalan declaration of independence in October 2017. The Graduate Institute (Geneva ) has organized an in-depth conversation about separatism, self-determination and the future of Europe. Moderator: Imogen Foulkes The BBC's correspondent in Geneva since 2004, Imogen Foulkes is a Scottish journalist who … Continue reading Does independence still matter in an interdependent world, Mr Puigdemont….?