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 By Faygie Holt    News    June 25, 2021

Florida legislation supports funding for day schools

(JNS) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a synagogue in South Florida on Monday to sign legislation that had the support of many in the Jewish community there. At the Shul of Bal Harbour in...


South Florida mayor's proposal to add menorah to holiday display sparks outrage, debate

(JNS) — A proposal by the mayor of the South Florida community of Miami Shores to place a menorah in the village town hall during the holiday season has led to a major pushback from the village’s attorney and some members of the council. At the...

 By Ben Sales    News    February 26, 2021

'Your voice was silenced': Jewish parents of Parkland victims remember their kids three years later

(JTA) — On the third anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, parents of the shooting’s Jewish victims shared their memories and hopes for the future. Several of the 17 students and faculty who were killed in the 2018 shooting at...


License plate supports Israel

(JNS) - The public design contest for the "Florida Stands with Israel" specialty license plate, sponsored by the Israeli-American Council, has ended with the winning concept by local artist Daniel...

 By Marcy Oster    News    August 28, 2020

FSU president says anti-Semitism has 'no home' on campus

(JTA) — Six weeks after thousands of Florida State University students petitioned for their student body president to be removed over social media posts they described as anti-Semitic, the school’s president has announced several changes aimed...

 By Marcy Oster    News    July 3, 2020

8,000 FSU students call for ouster of their Senate president

(JTA) — More than 8,000 students at Florida State University have signed an online petition to remove the student Senate president over social media posts described as anti-Semitic. The petition against Ahmad Daraldik was launched two...

 By Jackson Richman    News    June 26, 2020

FSU senate keeps new president

(JNS) -The student senate at Florida State University voted on June 18 not to remove its new president, despite his past anti-Semitic posts. The final tally was not disclosed. Ahmad Daraldik was...


ACF starts petition to oust Daraldik from FSU senate presidency

In addition to Donna Render starting an email letter campaign against the newly elected Student Senate president, Ahmad Daraldik, there is also a petition started by Alums for Campus Fairness. The petition calls for Daraldik to step down from his... Full story


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