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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


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


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