Day: July 19, 2014

Israel: America’s Frankenstein monster With Israeli tanks rolling into the Gaza Strip and Hamas fighters firing dozens of rockets into Israel every day, the two sides in the endless Middle East standoff appear to be replaying scenes from a recurring nightmare, with real-world tragic effects. I don’t mean to suggest that the conflict […]

The Vatican and Islam Messages of light and dark

The Economist — OVER the past 24 hours, senior representatives of the Catholic church have delivered some mixed messages about Islam. The leaders of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue issued a statement urging the two faiths to work together to ease human suffering, especially in war zones. “We thank the Almighty for […]