Two Jews, a women CEO of a start-up and a Naval Academy students, were among the seven people killed in Tuesday night’s crash of a speeding Amtrak train in Philadelphia. The family of CEO Rachel Jacobs, who was active in the Reform Jewish community, said in a statement, “This is an unthinkable tragedy. Rachel was […]
Police have finally fired the officer who was caught on video assaulting Damas Pakada and then arresting him for supposedly having attacked him. Police commissioner Yochanan Danino explained that the unidentified police officer was not dismissed immediately because he “made several claims” and that discussions on in the incident included legal advisers. The broadcast of […]
Israeli security forces Wednesday night arrested 14 Palestinian Authority Arabs on suspicion of being involved in terrorism and riots. Investigators are questioning the suspects for attacks against soldiers and citizens. Jewish Press News Briefs
The Illinois State House of Representatives Executive Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit state pension funds from including in their portfolios companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The 10-0 committee vote follows the 49-0 passage of the measure in the Illinois State Senate and […]
“I think things were going very well under Senator Skelos, so I don’t think Senator Flanagan’s ascension to the leadership was a referendum on Senator Skelos,” Felder told The Jewish Press after the vote.