Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman on Wednesday, Jordanian newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm reported on Sunday. Meanwhile the two spoke hours before the Palestinian were set to swear in their new unity government Monday. Kerry and Abbas were expected to discuss the now-defunct Israeli-Palestinian […]
A stunning video shows the impact in Israel of what is being called the Kaduri Revival, after the long-venerated Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, who died at the age of 108 in 2006 and left behind a letter with instructions to open it one year after his death. In the letter, Kaduri proclaimed the name of […]
A group of scholars will soon convene to develop ways for the National Park Service to “preserve … the legacy of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals … for future generations” of Americans. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today in New York a new “theme study” that will identify places and events […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) – Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors, with sex between unmarried adults, medical research on stem cells from human embryos, and doctor-assisted suicide all showing record highs and increases in “moral acceptability” from last year. The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and […]
James Dobson, one of America’s most-loved Christian personalities, founder of Family Talk Radio, a courtroom opponent of Obamacare and, most recently, the National Day of Prayer speaker who called Barack Obama the “abortion president,” is doubling down. Obama is “the anti-religious freedom president,” Dobson writes in a letter to constituents that is being released […]
Same-sex couples and singles across the country have a reason to rejoice as the government approved changing surrogacy guidelines on Sunday. Yesterday, after months of political wrangling, Likud, Yesh Atid and Hatnua voted for Health Minister Yael German’s proposal to expand legal surrogacy eligibility, in Israel and abroad, beyond heterosexual couples. Bayit Yehudi ministers […]
The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis. Al-Akhbar found out that the water level in Lake Assad has dropped by about six meters, leaving millions of Syrians without drinking water. Two weeks ago, the Turkish government once again […]
United States Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to start a two-day visit to Jordan Wednesday, where he will meet with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian daily newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm reported Sunday. The report, cited by the Ma’an news agency, quoted a “high-profile” Jordanian official as saying that Abbas and Kerry […]
A couple says they were told not to come back to a restaurant in East Texas because they’re gay. Read More: Gay Couple Told Not To Return To East Texas Restaurant « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Under a blazing sun, Vice President Joe Biden challenged graduating Air Force Academy cadets on Wednesday to help create a “new world order for the 21st century.” Read More: Biden challenges graduating AF Academy cadets to create ‘new world order’ – Air Force – Stripes.