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Joshua Greene, a Harvard psychologist turned moral philosopher, gets it right about at least one thing in Moral Tribes.  “This is an ambitious book,” he tells us on page five. Its goal? To find “a metamorality, a global philosophy that can adjudicate among competing tribal moralities”. So, an answer to all conflicts between the world's nations, cultures, religions and factions? As a reader, you can't help but wish him luck.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Mukataa compound, in the West Bank city of Ramallah

John Kerry brokers Washington meeting to
restart Israeli-Palestinian Middle East peace talks

Breakthrough comes after frantic day of negotiations

Liberal Democrats suspend MP David Ward over Israel comments on Holocaust Day

Bradford East MP questioned whether 'apartheid' state of Israel should no longer exist

John Kerry's peace talks have been blocked by Palestinian officials

Palestinian officials block John Kerry Middle East peace talks

PLO executive committee had been expected to rubber stamp approval

Israeli anger as EU bans funds for West Bank settlements

One official described the measure as 'earthquake' for EU-Israeli relations

US Secretary of State William Burns meets with officials in Egypt as President Morsi supporters take to the streets

Washington remains torn between support for democracy and uneasiness at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

Israeli army 'illegally detain' five-year-old Palestinian

The boy was allegedly threatened with arrest for throwing stones at soldiers

Egypt unrest: Deposed president Mohamed Morsi could face long jail term if found guilty of colluding with foreign groups

Egypt’s interim rulers to pursue deposed president over his escape from prison

Ilan Halevi is an Israeli Jew who rose high in the Palestine Liberation Organisation

Fatah pays tribute to Ilan Halevi - an Israeli Jew who ‘defected’ to the PLO

The Fatah movement of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian premier, is planning a memorial for Ilan Halevi, an Israeli Jew who rose high in the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Palestinians paid tribute after the official PLO news agency, Wafa, confirmed that Mr Halevi had died in Paris on Wednesday aged 69.

Jay Carney, White House press secretary

US is ‘concerned’ over Egypt crisis – but not enough to cut aid

As the world pleaded for an end to the deadly violence in Egypt, Washington expressed its “deep concern” over events but declared that immediately to cut aid – worth some $1.5bn a year – to the Egyptian regime was “not in the best interests of the US”.

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Book of a lifetime: The Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hiawatha was read to me before I could read. The eponymous protagonist of the long poem (his name means “He Makes Rivers”) is a Native American leader whose mother is called Wenonah and whose father is the West Wind. Hiawatha is a prophet, warrior, and peacemaker. In his spare time, he – accidentally, but most conveniently – discovers corn. On a different day, he invents the written word. The Song of Hiawatha is the kind of book I would have liked to write when I was a child and would like to be able to write now.

US Secretary of State John Kerry during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel

Kerry says Middle East peace talks have 'narrowed the gap' between Israelis and Palestinians

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday fell short in his latest bid to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table. But he insisted that an agreement by the sides to renew negotiations is ''within reach''.

Book of a lifetime: The Master and Margarita, By Mikhail Bulgakov

"Manuscripts don't burn…" In my early teens, hating my school, hating pretty much everything, I was kicking around the rectory kitchen of an aunt who'd drawn the short straw of looking after me for half term when she sighed heavily and stubbed out her cigarette. In the few seconds that elapsed before she lit another, she stamped across to a small bookcase. Pulling a tatty paperback from a shelf, she said, "Stalin's favourite playwright. Don't let that put you off."

Archbishop of Canterbury accused of snubbing Palestinians on first trip to the Holy Land

The Archbishop today took to Twitter in order to respond to the claims saying he had "wanted to stay longer and go further, see old friends in Bethlehem"

McDonald's faces boycott for refusing to sell Big Macs in the West Bank

The fast food giants have turned down an offer to build an outlet in Ariel, inspiring a backlash from the local community

The Archbishop of Canterbury with members of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's stance on Palestine to come under scrutiny

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, met members of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem. He also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and prayed at the Western Wall.

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