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May 2021

Politics

The Israeli- Palestinian conflict

Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a scandal to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (1.Cor. 22-25) ——————- When applied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this excerpt of Saint Paul’s letter to the Corinthians will probably be fully accepted with regard to the “scandal” and “foolishness” it represents, but will remain profoundly controversial insofar as it testifies to the “wisdom of God”! Indeed the scandal and foolishness of the conflict are manifest and the men who are responsible for resolving it have, once again, demonstrated…

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European, Politics

Can the Conference on the future of the E.U. deliver anything but a damp squib?

On the eve of the Conference on the Future of the European Union, whose preparation and work has – and will – be heavily influenced by the pandemic, one should wonder whether the new political environment has been impacted to such an the extent that the capacity of the debates to offer credible answers to the challenges facing the Union is put into question. Even if this development is the result of a process initiated several decades ago, the pandemic has crystallized its emergence and its growing hold over a broad segment of public opinion. Thus the historical “left – right” divide opposing socio-economic models around which ruling parties alternated in implementing programs sharing a corpus of “centrist” values, has…

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