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Popular Jerusalem Cafe Closes in Shabbat Feud

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Restobar, one of the few restaurants in central Jerusalem that was open on Shabbat, shut its doors Monday after its landlord refused to renew the lease unless the establishment closed on the Jewish day of rest.Read More


Daniel Pearl Murder Suspect Nabbed in Pakistan

By Reuters

Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security officials said on Monday.Read More


Barack Obama To Pay Homage to Jewish History, Avoid Settlement Debate in Israel

By Reuters

President Barack Obama will embrace Jewish history while skirting the morass of West Bank settlements when he visits Israel this week - a selective itinerary laden with diplomatic signals.Read More


European Doctors Blast American Report That Recommended Circumcision

By JTA

Thirty-eight physicians from Europe have written a paper alleging that “cultural bias” was behind the pro-circumcision stance of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Read More


Pope Francis Makes Good First Impression on Jews

By JTA

After the new pope appeared before the masses in St. Peter’s Square, it didn’t take long for him to signal that he would maintain the church’s outreach to Jews. Nor did it take long for the Jews to sing his praises.Read More


Venezuela Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Vows To End Freebie Oil for Cuba

By Reuters

Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles on Monday vowed to end the OPEC nation’s shipments of subsidized oil to communist-run Cuba, slamming acting President Nicolas Maduro as a puppet of Havana.Read More


Who Stole Rembrandt's 'Sea of Galilee' From Boston's Gardner Museum?

By Reuters

The FBI on Monday plans to reveal new information about one of Boston’s longest-running crime mysteries: Who was behind the 1990 theft of 13 paintings from the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in the costliest art theft in U.S. history.Read More


Hungary Slammed for Prize to Anti-Semitic Television Anchorman

By Reuters

Israel and a European human rights official criticised Hungary on Monday for presenting an award to a television journalist they accuse of anti-Semitism.Read More


Venezuela Jews Dedicate New Sephardic Synagogue

By JTA

The Jewish community of Caracas officially dedicated the Venezuelan city’s new main Sephardic synagogue, Tiferet Israel Este.Read More


Scant Hope of Breakthrough as Barack Obama's Mideast Trip Looms

By Reuters

President Barack Obama is due to make his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories this week, looking to improve ties after sometimes rocky relations with both sides during his first term in office.Read More





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