UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and government ministers from around the world have called for culture to be given top priority in the post-2015 global development agenda. Their overwhelming support for culture as a central pillar of development emerged during a thematic debate on the subject initiated by the President of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić at UN Headquarters in New York, on 12 June 2013.
A debate in Abu-Dhabi: Why talk to Muslims about the Holocaust?A round-table discussion about the past, present and future of Jewish-Muslim relations brought together on April 26 Aladdin Project President Anne-Marie Revcolevschi, Abu Dhabi Sorbonne Vice-Chancellor Eric Fouache, former French Ambassador to Yemen Gilles Gauthier, Moroccan publisher Abdelkadir Retnani and Abu Dhabi New York University’s Professor Justin Stearns.
Round-table in Casablanca focuses on Morocco’s Jewish heritageA conference organized by the Aladdin Project under the auspices of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture as part of the official program of the Book Fair brought together Moroccan and French intellectuals to discuss intercultural relations between Europe and North Africa in the current geopolitical context.
Moroccan Culture Minister visits Aladdin’s books at Book FairThe Aladdin Project’s nine books in Arabic on the Holocaust and several books on different aspects of Jewish-Muslim relations were exhibited at the Casablanca International Book Fair in April by Croisee des Chemins (Crossroads), one of the most prominent publishers in Morocco. Morocco’s Minister of Culture, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, visited the stand on the opening day of the Book Fair.
Holocaust Books Presented for First Time in Abu DhabiFor the first time in a Persian Gulf state, the Arabic translations of Anne Frank’s "Diary" and Primo Levi’s "If This Is a Man" were on display at the Abu-Dhabi International Book Fair, which has become one of the biggest book events in the Arab world. The Aladdin Project also organized a round-table discussion in Abu Dhabi on the Holocaust and Jewish-Muslim relations.
The Aladdin Project at Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2013The Aladdin Project participated at the 2nd edition of the Anna Lindh Forum that took place in the Pharo Palace in Marseille, between the 4th and the 7th of April 2013. Executive Director Abe Radkin chaired a round-table on interfaith and intercultural cooperation in the Mediterranean region.
Kiev Interfaith Forum debates role of religion in political changeCivic and religious leaders and practitioners from Europe, the Middle East, America, Central Asia and Africa debated the place and role of religion in state and politics for two days at the Kiev Interfaith Forum on April 23 and 24. A delegation from the Aladdin Project tabled a proposal to give religious leaders an active role in combating anti-Semitism and racism.
AFP- The North Korean leader reportedly gave out copies of Hitler's ideological tome Mein Kampf to select senior officials recently, according to North Korean watchdog news site New Focus International.
WUSA9- Federal officials and representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, announced the seizure of a long-lost diary kept by a close confidant of Adolph Hitler. The recovery of this historical document was the result of an extensive investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The "Rosenberg Diary" was written by Alfred Rosenberg, one of the most notorious members of the Third Reich and of the
AFP- From a room-length index of Holocaust victims to stick figures sketched on the walls, powerful visuals mark an Israeli exhibition opening Thursday at the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi German death camp in southern Poland.