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The Mediterranean

Mediterranean: literally the sea in the middle of lands, a bordering sea, and linking these lands. This characteristic makes the Mediterranean a sea that does belong to all the countries overlooking it, but to none in particular, a shared sea, not available for becoming private property..

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Other

The process resulting in the definition of one’s own identity – hence an “us” – in an oppositional manner by, explicitly or implicitly comparing ourselves with “others”, is considered a universal movement in every society.

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Ethnocentrism

While empathy breaks down the barriers of borders, ethnocentrism – the supposed superiority of one’s own cultural world – is addressed at strengthening them, and if possible, at raising new ones.

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Culture-Civilisation

The concept of culture has changed in the course of time.

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Multiculturalism

The word began to be used at the end of the Eighties in the United States to indicate an ideal society in which various cultures could co-exist with reciprocal respect, but avoiding all domination and assimilation into the dominant culture..

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A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding

Cover Stories

IT ARTICLES for JUNE 15 - 23, 2010

Gideon Levy: «It is time to lift the Gaza blockade»

«Not only is the blockade criminal and cruel to the Palestinian people, it is also not in Israel’s best interests,» says Israeli Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy speaking of the Gaza blockade. After the shock of the attack on the pacifist Freedom Flotilla sailing to Gaza, the situation in the Gaza Strip has returned to the centre of the international debate. Following Barack Obama’s example, the most important European Foreign Ministers have invited Israel to lift the blockade. Gaza’s tragedy can only strengthen Hamas, Hezbollah and the enemies of the Jewish state.

«Why we Israelis should be worried» Gideon Levy talks to Marco Cesario
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