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  • Consulate celebrates Israel's anniversary on Jerusalem Day
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALConsulate celebrates Israel's anniversary on Jerusalem DayBy Sergio CarmonaHundreds of people from throughout South Florida felt safe, secure and comfortable celebrating Israel's 68th anniversary on June 5 at the site of a recent thwarted planned attack – Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center.This event – hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico – drew local, state and federal community leaders as well as guests from the business, cultural, civic and religiou... Read more

  • Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virus
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virusNot enough mosquito traps, funding, officials sayBy Glenna MilbergZika virus fears keep growing in South Florida, along with the number of infected patients in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.Local members of congress met Monday to talk about what's being done to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.All of the officials agreed there are several factors affecting what's being done, but mostly, at the moment, it's about mo... Read more

  • Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virus
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virusNot enough mosquito traps, funding, officials sayBy Glenna MilbergZika virus fears keep growing in South Florida, along with the number of infected patients in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.Local members of congress met Monday to talk about what's being done to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.All of the officials agreed there are several factors affecting what's being done, but mostly, at the moment, it's about mo... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz To Chair South Florida Zika Meeting
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIOD (MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz To Chair South Florida Zika MeetingFlorida Leads the nation in confirmed Zika virus cases, with more than 160, and South Florida Congressional Leaders are trying to do something about it.Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch will lead a meeting at Nova Southeastern University this morning with local and national leaders, to discuss the virus.Wasserman Schultz says some common ground can be found on this issue on both sides of the aisle."I whole... Read more

  • Jewish War Veterans honored
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALJewish War Veterans honoredBy Marvin GlassmanTwo events honored Jewish War Veterans who fought in World War II on Memorial Day and a few days earlier at a Jewish American Heritage Month event, both in Broward County.On Memorial Day, a special Town of Davie knighting ceremony in honor of four war veterans (two of them being Jewish) took place at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.On May 27, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) jointly honored Broward Jewish War Veterans and Holocau... Read more

  • Panel: Zika virus is signficant crisis for public health
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELPanel: Zika virus is signficant crisis for public healthBy Brian BallouDAVIE — Public health officials on the frontline of the Zika outbreak met Monday morning at Nova Southeastern University to discuss ways to combat the virus in South Florida and beyond, foreboding an epidemic as the peak season for transmission approaches."It's time we start to treat Zika like a public health hurricane," said U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, of Boca Raton, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach count... Read more

  • Security a focus following thwarted synagogue attack
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALSecurity a focus following thwarted synagogue attackBy Sergio CarmonaThe recent incident at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center where the FBI thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device during Passover and arrested the man behind this foiled planned attack has caught the attention of the concerned local Jewish community.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood was arrested by federal agents on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the synagogue during se... Read more

  • Capitol Police: A spending force
    Posted in In the News on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLCapitol Police: A spending forceBy David HawkingsThe United States Capitol Police may be the biggest, fastest growing and most far-reaching law enforcement agency the public knows almost nothing about.The size of the force has almost doubled in the past 25 years, to nearly 2,300, bigger than the municipal police departments in Atlanta, St. Louis, New Orleans or Denver. The budget has grown far, far faster ballooning almost six times over since the early 1990s. Even adjusted for inflatio... Read more

  • Congress must respond to Zika crisis
    Posted in In the News on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELOPINIONCongress must respond to Zika crisisBy Debbie Wasserman Schultz"What can I do to protect my children?" As a mother of three, it is a question I ask myself every day, and one that prompted me to run for Congress 11 years ago.But just two weeks ago, this familiar question took on new meaning for me, when it became the most frequently asked question during a telephone town hall with my constituents on the Zika virus.Sadly, our fears are not unfounded. Florida leads the nation in ... Read more

  • Members of Congress comment on BDS at colleges
    Posted in In the News on May 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALMembers of Congress comment on BDS at collegesBy Randall P. LiebermanOn April 15, numerous local members of Congress were among the 37 members of the Congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism which sent a letter to John B. King, Jr., the new U.S. Secretary of Education, asking him to outline how his agency is tracking, investigating and responding to cases of anti-Semitism on campus — particularly in light of the spread of the BDS movement on U.S. college campu... Read more