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09/27/2016 - 19:20 | Editorial

Shimon Peres, the last of his generation of Israel’s leaders, outlived his rivals and fiercest critics. A hawkish defense minister who for a time supported settlements, he became the prophet of peace and compromise. Once the most mocked and mistrusted of his country’s politicians, he became its most popular leader, almost certainly the best-known and most beloved Israeli in the world in this century.

09/21/2016 - 13:03 | Editorial

The New York Times editorial board says the new $38 billion U.S. aid package for Israel’s defense is too big. A number of Israeli political rivals of Prime Minister Netanyahu think the sum is too small. And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is upset with the Israeli leader for agreeing to a provision that would prevent Jerusalem from lobbying Congress for additional funds. But then, every major development in the U.S.-Israel relationship these days is bound up in political controversy.

09/13/2016 - 23:16 | Editorial

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett made headlines this week when he said that “studying Judaism and excelling in it is more important to me than studying math and sciences.”

09/13/2016 - 23:15 | Editorial

On hearing that the United Nations was hosting a daylong forum last week on global anti-Semitism, a colleague asked, “for it or against it?”

09/08/2016 - 14:48 | | JTA | Editorial

NEW YORK (JTA) — Over 300,000 Jewish college students have arrived or will arrive shortly on American campuses — and what they experience there is likely not only to broaden their minds and uproot long-held assumptions, but shake their Jewish selves to the core.

09/07/2016 - 09:27 | Editorial

Justice that was delayed for more than a decade for 10 American families victimized by Palestinian terrorism was denied last week by a federal court here.