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Topic: Israel

King Herod is undergoing an odd reinvention

Curators of a blockbuster exhibition have sought to sanitise his reputation

Not only was Gerald Scarfe’s cartoon not anti-Semitic; hysterically saying it was makes any rational criticism of it impossible

To accuse Scarfe of a ‘blood libel’ is unpardonably over the top: accusations of that seriousness should be more carefully made

Morning Catholic must-reads: 31/01/13

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An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth has brought Israel and Gaza to the edge of destruction: it seems inevitable; but it’s just not practical politics

Reconciliation actually works – that’s what the allies discovered in Germany: but can it be done without unconditional surrender?

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 21/11/12

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Christianity did not begin with a ‘human sacrifice’

One of Christopher Hitchens’s best quoted passages suggests that, though a brilliant orator, he misunderstood Christian theology

The freeing of Gilad Shalit shows Israel’s humanity – and Hamas’s blood-chilling cruelty

His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours

Pentecostals are quietly thriving in Jerusalem

The Alliance Pentecostal church is acquiring new converts each month

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/11/10

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It’s hardly anti-Semitic to say that Palestinians have been treated unjustly

Middle East bishops had a right to speak up for Palestinians at the Synod