Nepal’s devastating earthquake has sent shock waves through a most unlikely group: gay Israelis who are having babies with surrogate South Asian mothers.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel deny they did an end run around strict national pro-Israel guidelines when they hosted a co-sponsored event with a pro-Palestinian student group.
Israeli backpackers traded stories of narrow escapes from the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal and dozens of would-be surrogate parents held out hope they could complete adoptions of newborn babies in the Himalayan nation.
At the gathering he jokingly called “a night when Washington celebrates itself,” President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.
Vying for the attention of major donors, Republicans attending a Jewish forum for presidential contenders said they would make better relations with Israel a priority.
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