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French Return 7 Looted Paintings to Jewish Owners

By JTA

France’s Ministry of Culture has returned seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.Read More


Jewish Congress Coming to Hungary Amid Anti-Semitic Surge

By JTA

The World Jewish Congress will hold its annual assembly in Budapest to show solidarity with Hungary’s Jews who are facing “exceptionally strong” anti-Semitism, organizers said.Read More


Pope's Book With Rabbi To Get English Translation

By Reuters

A book by newly installed Roman Catholic Pope Francis will be translated into English for the first time, publisher Image Books said on Tuesday.Read More


Low Expectations Jetting With Obama on First Presidential Visit to Israel

By Reuters

President Barack Obama arrives in Israel on Wednesday without any new peace initiative to offer disillusioned Palestinians and facing deep Israeli doubts over his pledge to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.Read More


Manny Waks, Abused as Teenager, Has Become Face of Australia Child Sex Scandal

By JTA

Manny Waks has become the face of child sex abuse in the Australian Jewish community, the shoulders on which other victims lean and their primary media spokesman.Read More


Anti-Obama Palestinian Protesters Battle Police

By Reuters

Palestinian police scuffled on Tuesday with scores of demonstrators protesting against the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the occupied West Bank later this week.Read More


Hit-and-Run Killer Was Speeding at 69 in Crash That Killed Orthodox Couple

By Forward Staff

Hit-and-run driver Julio Acevedo was speeding at 69 miles per hour before he slammed into a cab carrying an expectant Orthodox couple on their way to the hospital — killing the couple and their “miracle” baby.Read More


Israel's New Cabinet May Resist Iran War Rush

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has streamlined his security cabinet but its crop of untested politicians and a member who has rankled at sabre-rattling could hamper any decision to strike Iran.Read More


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


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