Carnage day 12

Yet another carnage between Israelis and Palestinians. Unstoppable death drives. But Daniel Grossman writes that “even in wickedness there is a limit.”

The black avalanche


The black avalanche has arrived: the victory of national-religious extremism in Israel opens the scenario described in my novel The Metamorphosis of the Poppies

Two invasions compared

Today I’m comparing two invasions: that of the Ukraine by Russia, and that, in June 1967, of the Palestinian Territories by Israel.


In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I side, as you know, with the Palestinian people, especially for their daily suffering.

Fear of strangers

Fear of stranger is a component of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An emotion that favors belonging to a group in which to feel protected.

Criticism to Israel and antisemitism

The accusation of antisemitism against those who criticize Israel has become a widespread slogan. It rained down on me instantly, as expected…

Empathy, oxytocin and adolescence

Empatia, ossitocina e adolescenza

Let’s go back to the subject of empathy, in which oxytocin is the protagonist. Adolescence is a sensitive period in the formation of one’s social attitude…

Apartheid in Israel. True or false?

Apartheid in Israele. Vero o falso?

Is there an apartheid regime in Israel towards the Arabs who live there as Israeli citizens? Many affirm it, others deny it. Let’s discuss it…

Sacred values

Valori sacri

The religious convictions of the two peoples facing each other in Palestine, that is their sacred values, appear an obstacle to peace…

Empathy towards the diverse


The lack of empathy is believed to be central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The administration of oxytocin increases empathy between the two enemies…