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Eric Schneiderman Demands NFL Create Gay-Friendly Policy

By Seth Berkman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote a letter on Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to create a policy that would not tolerate discrimination or harassment on basis of sexual orientation.Read More


Obama Vows To Block Iran From Making Bomb

By Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States has significant capabilities to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and he was keeping all options on the table.Read More


Pope Francis I Goes Unscripted

By Reuters

The Vatican, an age-old institution used to having almost everything done by the book, is bracing for the unscripted papacy.Read More


South Africa Jewish Leaders Complain About Minister's 'Inflammatory' Remarks

By JTA

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint with the country’s Human Rights Commission over ”inflammatory remarks” made by Deputy Foreign Minister Marius Fransman.Read More


Barack Obama's Visit to Israel Fails To Ignite Faded Peace Hopes — On Either Side

By Reuters

If there is one thing that seems to unite Israelis and Palestinians days before Obama’s visit to Israel, the occupied West Bank and Jordan next week, it is their talk of broken promises and lack of hope that he will ever bring peace.Read More


British Lawmaker Blames Deadly Car Crash on 'Jewish Conspiracy'

By JTA

A British lawmaker has blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his conviction in connection with a fatal car crash.Read More


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wants Fresh Peace Talks With Israel

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he hoped peace talks with Israel would restart this year although the chances of a resumption seemed slim.Read More


Pope Francis Returns to Hotel — To Pay Bill

By Reuters

Pope Francis returned on Thursday to the Church-run residence where he was staying before becoming pontiff, and insisted on paying the bill, despite now effectively being in charge of the business, the Vatican said.Read More


Barack Obama Plans To Launch Charm Offensive Aimed at Israeli Public

By Reuters

After nearly four years of often testy relations with Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is about to try a different tack - going over the head of Israel’s prime minister and appealing directly to the Israeli people.Read More


First Black Miss Israel Scores Dinner With Barack Obama

By JTA

Yityish Aynaw, the first Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent, has been invited to meet President Obama at a dinner hosted by President Shimon Peres.Read More


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