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Op-Ed: Cantor’s foreign aid ‘gimmick’ is dangerous

A policy proffered by Republican Rep. Eric Cantor to sever aid to Israel from the larger foreign aid budget is terribly wrong — there are good reasons why it has been opposed strongly by the organized pro-Israel community in Washington for so long, writes the president of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/israel-middle-east">Israel & Middle East</a></p>

Israeli soldier sentenced to prison over photos

An Israeli soldier was sentenced to prison for posing for a photo showing him pointing a loaded weapon at a blindfolded and handcuffed Palestinian prisoner.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/letters">Letters</a></p>

Jews hardening on illegal immigration

To the Editor: In an “oh my God” moment, David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, confessed the finding that “elicited the most surprise” in AJC’s recent survey of Jewish political attitudes was majority support for Arizona’s SB1070 law.  It didn’t surprise me. My think tank, the Center for Immigration Studies, documented overwhelming...

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/israel-middle-east">Israel & Middle East</a></p>

Bibi raps U.N. body over religious sites’ ruling

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision of a United Nations body to define the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb as Palestinian “absurd.”

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/life-religion">Life & Religion</a></p>

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: "I tried to make pathways through which people will be able to enter the Talmud without encountering impassable barriers." (Courtesy of Aleph Society)

Steinsaltz completes Talmud translation with Global Day of Jewish Learning

A global day of Jewish learning marks the completion of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s 45-year project of translating the Talmud into Hebrew.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/united-states">United States</a></p>

‘Beat the Jew’ high school to get tolerance education

A high school where a group of students played a highway chase game called “Beat the Jew” will study a new tolerance curriculum.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/israel-middle-east">Israel & Middle East</a></p>

Turkey declares Israel ‘central threat’

Israel is seen as “a central threat to Turkey” in a policy paper written by Turkey’s National Security Council.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/israel-middle-east">Israel & Middle East</a></p>

Enemies of peace won’t prevail, Peres tells rally

The peace lobby will prevail over the enemies of peace, Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a rally in memory of Yitzhak Rabin.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/united-states">United States</a></p>

Netanyahu, Biden to meet on GA sidelines

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Vice President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America.

<p class="post-category"><a href="https://www.jta.org/category/news-opinion/world">World</a></p>

Rudd to lead Australian delegation to Israel

Australia’s foreign minister will lead the largest-ever parliamentary delegation to Israel.