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This week marks the one year anniversary of the death of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey, and whose photograph sparked an outpouring of support around the world. Now, the Norwegian Refugee Council, a human rights group based in Europe, is using the anniversary of the iconic photo to call on European leaders to “stop the loss of lives” on their doorstep. “One year after the death of Aylan Kurdi the hemorrhage of human lives on the doorstep to... (Full Story)
The European Union could order tech giant Apple to pay Ireland billions of euros in back taxes.  The European Commission had already called Apple’s Irish tax deal illegal. Apple's corporate structure allowed the company to legally funnel its international sales revenue through Ireland in order to pay lower taxes. However, European law makes it illegal for a company to receive state tax aid, and would require Apple to pay back Ireland for the tax breaks it received. Should... (Full Story)
Manasi Chadha, 35, spent ten days holidaying in Spain along with six family members this summer. It is the third year in a row that she took an overseas vacation – Portugal and Italy were the earlier stops.    “Travel kind of opens up your thinking as well. You see a lot more instances of people actually venturing out, they share their experiences, so you tend to travel and try them out,” said Chadha, a senior executive with consultancy Accenture in New Delhi. Richer... (Full Story)
by Oded Eran , Vera Michlin-Shapir

The results of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union show a country fragmented and in a state of political and economic uncertainty that will persist for years. Moreover, the very idea of the European Union sustained a major blow that is liable to intensify during the process of separation. Two groups have formed: countries that are not interested in being EU members, led by Norway and Britain, and countries that cannot belong to the EU because the EU does not want them, including Morocco and Turkey. (Full Story)
By Yves Mamou

''How quickly the unthinkable became the irreversible''  writes  The Economist.  They are talking about Brexit, of course. The question of today is: Who could have imagined that British people were so tired of being members of The Club? The question of tomorrow is: What country will be next? (Full Story)
by Alan M. Dershowitz

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, at which selected Nazi leaders were placed in the dock, we must ask some disturbing questions about those who were never tried for their complicity in the world's worst genocide. It would have been impossible to carry out the mass murder of so many people without the complicity of so many governments, groups, and individuals. Perhaps there were too many guilty parties to put them all on trial, but it is not too late to hold the guilty morally accountable for what they did and failed to do.

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By Neil Caplan , Ph.D., Member of Tolerance.ca®
In his recent book, No End of Conflict, independent security expert and peace process researcher Yossi Alpher sees no imminent solution to a dangerous, deteriorating conflict. (Full Story)
By Neil Caplan , Ph.D., Member of Tolerance.ca®
Courtesy of the Moshe Sharett Heritage Society, Tel Aviv
One of the short-hand ways to sketch out the hawkish-dovish divide in Israeli politics and history is to contrast the approaches, worldviews and personalities of two of the country’s founding politicians: David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett. (Full Story)
Well-known lawyer, Julius Grey, will speak about the «Uberization»  of society and its deleterious effect on the well-being of citizens. (Full Story)
By Miriam Rabkin , Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
Valentine’s Day rituals often begin in the classroom, where the holiday serves both as an enjoyable arts and crafts activity and as a pedagogical tool, teaching children about structuring love and friendship into a concrete, prescribed form. The ritualization of love continues throughout our lives, not only on Valentine’s Day, but through weddings, anniversaries, and Mother’s and Father’s Day. (Full Story)
By Ingrid Carlqvist  

Mass immigration is continuing to claim victims in Sweden. Murder, assaults and rape have become everyday occurrences in this small country, with a population just short of ten million, which last year opened its doors to almost 163,000 immigrants. The latest victim is 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher. She was stabbed to death on January 26, 2016 by a so-called unaccompanied refugee child at the asylum house where she worked. (Full Story)


Every day, thousands of refugees from Syria arrive by boat on the shores of the Greek island of Lesvos, hoping to find a new start in Europe.  (Full Story)
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What is Tolerance ?
Everybody talks about tolerance. Why ? What is so important about tolerance ? Do you have an opinion you would like to share on tolerance ? Why should we be tolerant ? Let us know your opinion. Write your answer directly... (Full Story)
Declaration of Principles on Tolerance
Proclaimed and signed by the Member States of UNESCO on 16 November 1995. (Full Story)