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Intercultural
Lexicon

Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism means the literal and dogmatic interpretation of holy texts (but these may also be secular texts), the prescriptive indications of which are considered the foundations of all action.

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The Diaspora

Literally a diaspora is the “dispersion of a people leaving their homeland and migrating in various directions”.

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Relativism

Few concepts are both so controversial and recurrent within the philosophical and cultural debate as the concept of relativism.

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Ethnic Violence

Many of the conflicts or mass violence of recent decades have been characterised by the adjective “ethnic”. This means that the leading players were groups opposing one another on the basis of identitarian, religious, linguistic or more generally cultural assertions..

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Pan-Arabism

“Pan-Arabism” is a movement the objective of which is the unification of Arab peoples and nations. This is a modern cultural trend with political finalities, arising as an answer to colonialism and the West’s involvement in the Arab world..

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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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