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Pope to Visit Holy Land; Israel Gets 11th Nobel

Plus study finds higher rates of E. coli in kosher chicken, and more in the news

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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives on popemobile at St. Peter's Square on June 16, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.(Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

• Pope Francis, currently making headlines for his liberal positions on various social issues, told Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein that he’d like to visit Israel. [Jerusalem Post]

• With his Nobel Prize win in Chemistry, Arieh Warshel becomes the 11th Israeli to win a Nobel—and the fifth in chemistry alone. [Haaretz]

• Paul Berger reports that Yeshiva University’s newest Hebrew teacher pleaded guilty to four counts of lewdness against young boys in 1997. The news follows a series of disturbing revelations about how the university handled student allegations of sexual abuse by faculty and staff from the 1970s to the 1990s. [Forward]

• British politicians are considering reopening the British embassy in Tehran, Iran, which has been closed since late 2011. [AP]

• In a new study, kosher chicken tested had the highest frequency of antibiotic-resistant E. coli—almost two times higher than the non-kosher chicken monitored. [JTA]

• Jury selection has begun in the case against five former employees of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. [AP]

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Pope to Visit Holy Land; Israel Gets 11th Nobel

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