The island is known for its expensive properties and tight security, with 13 full-time security officers for only 41 residences.
“If you’re going to funnel money to a charity, no one’s going to ask a lot of questions. If you’re willing to give money, they’re going to take it.”
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the author of several best-selling books about Judaism, said he’d never endorsed a candidate in such a way before.
The 68-year-old victim was shot six times in the leg as he stood outside the Young Israel of Greater Miami waiting for daily prayers to begin.
The suspect had filed a police report a day before his arrest saying a firearm had been stolen from his car.
That same week a man was shot outside a Miami synagogue, and another Florida synagogue received a package with threatening and anti-semitic objects.
The car driven by the shooter had circled the synagogue several times before the attack; police have not yet categorized it as a hate crime.
Pastor Alberto Delgado “was worried that the Israeli participation in the pride parade will hurt the support for Israel within his community.”
The Jewish owner said he called in the police because they felt threatened, especially in light of the attack last week on a synagogue in Poway,
Sgt. Roberto Destephan, a 13-year veteran of the force, had been suspended for the last two months over the cellphone video.