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  • Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay

    February 26, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that has been derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the name of religion, saying the measure could result in "unintended and negative consequences."

    The measure, passed by the...

  • Israel gets same-sex divorce before same-sex marriage

    December 4, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    An Israeli court has awarded the country's first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state.

    A decision this week by a family court in the Tel Aviv area "determined that the marriage...

  • N.Y. governor vetoes special ed. bill that would benefit religious children

    August 1, 2012 | 10:37 am

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for religious students with special needs to receive tuition reimbursements for attending private schools.

    Special needs students currently may receive a tuition reimbursement if their local public schools do...

  • UN report: No consensus on Palestinian statehood bid

    November 9, 2011 | 8:26 am

    The United Nations Security Council could not arrive at a consensus on the Palestinians’ statehood bid, a draft report from the panel reportedly says.

    The four-page report by the committee on admitting new member states sent Tuesday to all 15 Security members said, according to...

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  • France won’t vote on Palestinian statehood

    November 4, 2011 | 1:33 pm

    France will abstain from voting on whether to admit Palestine as a full member of the United Nations.

    The French Foreign Ministry said Friday it sees no chance of Palestine’s statehood request passing the Security Council because the United States, which holds veto power, has...

  • Canada will not make up UNESCO shortfall, minister says

    November 2, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Canada’s foreign affairs minister said his country would continue paying dues to UNESCO but would not offer the agency any additional money.

    John Baird said Wednesday that his government would not offer any additional voluntary payments to help offset the shortfall after the United...

  • French Jewish groups call country’s UNESCO vote a betrayal

    November 1, 2011 | 9:10 am

    French Jewish groups said they feel betrayed by their country’s vote in favor of extending UNESCO membership to the Palestinians.

    “President Sarkozy broke his word and betrayed the ties of friendship that link France and Israel,” said the UPJF, a Jewish group of business...

  • Palestinians plan “other options” if U.N. bid fails

    October 20, 2011 | 9:30 am

    Palestinians want the Security Council to decide on their bid for full U.N. membership soon so they can pursue “other options”, the Palestinian U.N. envoy said, repeating charges that Washington is procrastinating to avoid a vote.

    Riyad Mansour, in comments to a Palestinian...

  • Turkey veto threat nixed Israeli NATO initiative

    September 19, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Turkey’s foreign minister said his country threatened to veto an Israeli initiative in NATO in an effort to hurt Israel in international forums.

    Ahmet Davutoglu reportedly told CNN Turk in an interview Sunday that Turkey had threatened to veto Israel’s recent effort to open a NATO...

  • Obama, Netanyahu to meet at U.N. in New York

    September 18, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

    Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New York for the General Assembly meeting. He told his Cabinet Sunday that he will meet with...

  • Obama administration would veto statehood bid

    September 8, 2011 | 8:19 am

    The Obama administration said unequivocally it would veto any U.N. Security Council resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood.

    “If any such resolution were put in front of the Security Council, then we would veto it,” Wendy Sherman told the Senate on Wednesday in confirmation...

  • Abbas rejects U.S. request to withdraw UN settlement resolution

    February 18, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to turn down Washington’s request to withdraw a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Israel halt settlement expansion on occupied land.

    Several officials close to Abbas on Friday predicted this would be the consensus of a meeting...

  • Jewish groups ask Obama not to veto settlements resolution

    January 20, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    J Street and Americans for Peace Now called on President Obama to withhold a U.S. veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building.

    In a policy statement posted Thursday on its website, J Street noted that for 40 years and across eight...