Giving Climate Change a Human Face

As part of the 8th International Photography Festival in November 2020 in Tel Aviv, Swiss photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer present their work The Human Face of Climate Change. Whereas climate change is often explained with a barrage of scientific data, graphs, hypotheses and forecasts, Braschler and Fischer have put a human face on the existential challenge facing […]

Now What?

Teder.fm, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Israel, presents Heike Munder, Director of the Migros Museum for Contemporary Art in Zurich, in a podcast conversation with prominent local cultural figure Itay Mautner. Wake up and get inspired by a talk about the special philosophy of the Migros Museum, about art and artists during […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Future and Democracy by Joël Dicker

Along with all the scientific questions the COVID-19 pandemic has generated, it raises two political questions of primary importance: what is democracy? And what system of governance do we want? Faced with the health situation in March 2020, every government in the world had to make decisions in the governance of its country. Some opted […]

Patrick Chappatte: COVID-19

Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for the German magazine Der Spiegel, as well as for Swiss newspapers Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag. In France, he contributes to Le Canard Enchaîné. For 20 years, he was a cartoonist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. He is also a pioneer of graphic journalism, […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Wake Up. Turn Around by Urs Faes

A short prose piece for the “Wake Up Project” of the Swiss embassy in Tel Aviv during Corona times. — Startled, his hand whisked through the air, wiping off the web which surrounded him already in the morning, as if something was planting itself into the day, hindering his steps. He did not see anything. […]

Patrick Chappatte: Global Warming

Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for the German magazine Der Spiegel, as well as for Swiss newspapers Le Temps and NZZ am Sonntag. In France, he contributes to Le Canard Enchaîné. For 20 years, he was a cartoonist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. He is also a pioneer of graphic journalism, […]

Swiss National Day

Please find Ambassador Jean-Daniel Ruch’s greetings for the Swiss National Day 2020. Things are still different and very challenging these days. We invite you all to take this fact as an opportunity to reach out together toward a healthier planet and like this toward a healthier future for all of us.

We are in the business of diplomacy. And our business — like that of many others — has been disrupted. The COVID-19 crisis has come with many unforeseeable surprises. Some of our programs have been postponed and the visits of many delegations have been cancelled. However, this doesn’t mean that we have stopped trying our […]

The glaring differences between the concerted global efforts to combat the COVID-19 epidemic and the lackluster efforts to avert a global climate catastrophe have become apparent to everyone. Likewise, the effects of social distancing measures on greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants have been extensively covered by the press. However, even if we leave aside […]