The new prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, is reportedly a lesbian, and is also an avowed atheist who refused to take the oath of office on a Bible. Some political observers consider Ms. Gillard’s atheism a liability, but most people think her religious beliefs (or lack thereof) will have no effect on her political career.
In other news, tensions over the May 31 Turkish-backed “Gaza flotilla” are among the many factors that have caused Israeli tourism to Turkey to drop considerably during the past year.
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