Signers include three major Jewish religious movements: Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that he was directing his agency to “heighten our outreach and support to enhance public safety.”
— Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has directed his department to “heighten” outreach and support to enhance public safety in the wake of threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country. Kelly said in a statement released on Wednesday evening that the Department of Homeland Security is “working closely with Jewish communities to advise…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Painting a grim picture of Jewish vulnerability in the United States, a top U.S. security official said that the vast majority of funds earmarked to secure non-profits goes to Jewish institutions because their need is most acute. Alejandro Mayorkas, the deputy homeland security secretary, speaking Wednesday to the Orthodox Union’s annual leadership…
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security passed by Congress Tuesday includes $13 million for security at religious and other nonprofit institutions.
The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits.
A federal officer fired his weapon in the direction of counter demonstrators at a rally in support of Israel held in Los Angeles.
The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program.
Congress budgeted $13 million for a nonprofit security assistance program that mostly aids Jewish institution.
The top security official for Jewish organizations was named to a consulting body to the Department of Homeland Security.