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U.S. House members from Florida show bipartisan support for Israel in proposed legislation

U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) introduced the United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act on Feb. 27, legislation establishing a strategic partnership between the United States and Israel to combat drone attacks from Iran and other adversaries. The bill is meant to increase research initiatives between the two countries. More...

Museum strips Myanmar leader of Elie Wiesel Award

(JTA) – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C.has rescinded a human rights award it gave to Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the former political prisoner and democracy activist and now the civilian leader of Myanmar.  More...

Threat charges against Israeli/American teen raised to hate crimes

A federal grand jury in Orlando has indicted Michael Ron David Kadar, 19, who holds dual United States and Israeli citizenship, with hate crimes as a result of threatening calls he made to Jewish Community Centers in the state including four to the Tampa JCCs and Federation preschools in January and February 2017.  More...

How Never Again evolved from a Holocaust slogan to a universal call for [fill in the blank]

After a gunman took the lives of 17 students and staff at their high school in Parkland, Florida, students there launched a national campaign to promote gun control. They called for a major protest in Washington, D.C., on March 24, and are encouraging similar protests and student walkouts across the country.  More...

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