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Former President Donald Trump is helped off the stage after he was shot at a campaign event in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13, 2024. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

What the Catholic Church says about political violence and the need to forgive – even would-be assassins

At a time when so much violence and war are ravaging the world, a scholar of medieval Christianity explains Catholic views on the morality of warfare and the value of forgiving enemies.
Members of Hezbollah walk during a procession in Beirut marking the holy day of Ashura in August 2022 carrying a poster of a drone with the words “we are coming” in Arabic. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

How drones form part of Hezbollah’s deterrence strategy against Israel

Hezbollah’s recent release of drone footage taken inside Israel appears designed to send a message that the armed group can cause serious damage in the event of a full-scale war.
Police arrest hundreds, including members of the Jewish group Not In Our Name, at a pro-Palestinian protest in Brooklyn on April 23, 2024. Fatih Aktas/Anadolu via Getty Images

Jewish critics of Zionism have clashed with American Jewish leaders for decades

American foreign aid to Israel has long relied on the support of American Jews. But American Jews have never been unified in their support for Israel or about Israel’s role in American Jewish life.
Isolated: international support for Israel and its prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faltered since the assault on Gaza began in October 2023. Avi Ohayon/GPO/Handout via AP, File

Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel are becoming increasingly isolated internationally – they need to listen to their friends

The brutality of Israel’s assault on Gaza and the failure to secure the release of the October 7 hostages have left the Israeli prime minister with few friends domestically or internationally.
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Why is the Gaza war tearing us apart?

Each side is righteously sensitive to any perceived hate speech from the other, but seems unwilling to limit their own punitive strategies or inflammatory language.

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