Search Results: Palestine

  • AUSTRALIA

    The place of empathy in moral judgment of Israel's war

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 04 September 2006
    2 Comments

    The judgment about what is proportionate is not a mathematical judgement, but a human one. Perhaps part of the widespread criticism of the actions of Israel, as of the United States, does not come out of disrespect for these nations, but from high expectations.

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  • RELIGION

    Why so little moral outrage at the destruction of Lebanon?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 07 August 2006
    6 Comments

    Out of the passion of Lebanon, one hopeful image remains. It is the barely restrained rage of UN representative, Jan Egeland, at such unnecessary devastation. It made evident the general absence of moral passion or even reflection on the destruction in Palestine and Lebanon.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Military power no way to uphold human dignity

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 July 2006
    5 Comments

    Suicide bombing, kidnapping and rocket attacks are morally indefensible. They commonly demean the humanity of those who indulge in them and those who suffer them. The response to acts of violence is morally more complex.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Moment of moral truth

    • Michael Mullins & James Massola
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland has condemned the destruction caused by Israeli airstrikes in Beirut as a 'violation of humanitarian law'. Meanwhile the website of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leads with his proclamation to the Members of Knesset: 'This is a National Moment of Truth'.

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  • RELIGION

    Roads to roam

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 07 July 2006

    One of the great enemies of understanding is simple division.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Andrew Hamilton, Godfrey Moase
    • 04 July 2006

    Reviews of Justice, Jesus, and the Jews; The Land is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia; Don’t Tell the Prime Minister; Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War 1989–2001, and The Double Helix.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Un´Čünished business

    • Morag Fraser
    • 03 July 2006

    It’s a cliché, and that in itself should make you suspicious. In George Orwell’s centenary year, doubly so.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On the train

    • Mary Manning
    • 01 July 2006

    Fiction by Mary Manning

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Keeping God's politics honest

    • Dave Hoskin
    • 26 June 2006

    God's Politics is a book which, though flawed, does manage to straddle the divide between left and right, and in so doing, poses some interesting questions that neither side of politics can comfortably answer.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Greg Hawthorne, John Dobinson
    • 26 June 2006

    Letters from Greg Hawthorne, John Dobinson

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    In the name of the sons

    • Andra Jackson
    • 26 June 2006

    Justice has become a life’s work for the Guildford Four’s Paul Hill.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Well-laid plans

    • Jack Waterford
    • 16 June 2006

    Most of the uncertainties of the year ahead are international, particularly in our region. John Howard will be lucky if things work out as he hopes.

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