Israeli police announced Thursday that they had arrested an 18-year-old man with dual Israel-U.S. citizenship as the primary suspect for the majority of bomb threats that have been called into Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions in 40 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces.
Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America, released the following statement, praising law enforcement and expressing relief that an arrest has been made.
“Ten days ago, and again this morning, Jewish leaders were briefed by top officials from the FBI. From those briefings we learned about the unprecedented level of time and resources that were committed to this investigation along with high levels of cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and a long list of partners, including Israeli law enforcement. It was heartbreaking to learn that a Jewish man is a prime suspect.
Our ability to adapt quickly and liaise with law enforcement officials was in large part due to the work of the Secure Community Network. As a community and a society we must remain vigilant in our effort to counter anti-Semitism and other hate crimes as they appear. We are fortunate to know we have partners in law enforcement who will do whatever it takes to bring these perpetrators to justice.”
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MEET AUTHOR ADRIA GROSS
"Multi-Payer Medicine Nightmare"
Sunday, May 7th at 2PM
Congregation Eitz Chaim, Monroe
Too often consumers find themselves paying much more money than they expected, getting much less than they bargained for. Medical care is no exception. Adria Goldman Gross’s book and her astute discussions show readers how to spot over-charges by providers, under-reimbursements by insurers, and inappropriate denials by insurers and government employees. If the plans for Obamacare change, what is heading our way? Will there be more denials for healthcare? Will pre-authorizations and referrals be required on most medical plans? Will Medicare policies all be Medicare Advantage Plans since the government is looking to have privatized health insurance? Now we need Adria Goldman Gross more than ever!! MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS HER talk about what to do to protect yourself in these uncertain times.
Ms. Gross is a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County Board of Trustees. $10 RSVP here.
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