• After 45 years of work, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz completed his translation and commentary on all 45 volumes of the Talmud. More on this later today. [JPost]

• Vice President Biden gave a speech yesterday at the Federations of North American’s General Assembly in New Orleans saying there is no daylight between Israel and the US. [Haaretz]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu gave Biden a very public private message that the sanctions will fail without a credible US military threat. [Haaretz]

• Speaking of which, Senator Lindsey Graham suggested at a security panel that if it comes to it, a US attack would not “just neutralize their nuclear program, but… neuter that regime.” [Digital Journal]

• Israel launched two airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. [JTA]

• Prime Minster Netanyahu will present UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a plan today to unilaterally withdraw from the northern part of the village of Ghajar, says Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. [JPost]