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What was behind the 'Jew, I have a question' aerial banner in Florida?

What was behind the 'Jew, I have a question' aerial banner in Florida?

A plane dragged a banner reading 'Jew, I have a question' over the Florida sky. Was it anti-Semitic hate-speech, a joke, or something else?Ben Sales, JTA, 02/09/2021 20:33
Judge overturns DeSantis' ban on face masks in schools

Judge overturns DeSantis' ban on face masks in schools

A state judge ruled that the Florida Governor 'overstepped his authority' by trying to ban public schools from requiring face masks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2021 11:28
Jewish man slapped at Florida pool in front of his five children in alleged hate crime

Jewish man slapped at Florida pool in front of his five children in alleged hate crime

Man confronts husband of woman who used anti-Semitic slur against another woman and is assaulted, police considering hate crime charges.Dan Verbin, 24/08/2021 15:52
QAnon antisemite outed as Florida evangelical who gave a one-star review to a synagogue

QAnon antisemite outed as Florida evangelical who gave a one-star review to a synagogue

Vociferously anti-Semitic QAnon conspiracy theorist identified as evangelical Christian man from Florida.Ben Sales, JTA, 23/08/2021 07:34
Palm Beach synagogue partners with Shiloh

Palm Beach synagogue partners with Shiloh

Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of Palm Beach Synagogue explains the significance of unity and becoming one with the world's oldest 'synagogue.'Rabbi Moshe Scheiner, 17/08/2021 10:48
Florida Jewish federation delivers 7,500 backpacks to needy kids

Florida Jewish federation delivers 7,500 backpacks to needy kids

24-year old program is needed more than ever with pandemic causing financial hardships for many families.Dan Verbin, Canada, 13/08/2021 20:50
Did Florida request ventilators from the federal government?

Did Florida request ventilators from the federal government?

Governor Ron DeSantis on report that Florida requested hundreds of ventilators from the federal government: I have not heard about that.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/08/2021 02:16
Florida unable to enforce 'vaccine pass' ban on cruise ships

Florida unable to enforce 'vaccine pass' ban on cruise ships

Florida governor DeSantis dealt a major blow as judge bars him from enforcing a ban on vaccine passes for some state businesses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2021 18:52
Jewish funeral planned for Dick Farrel, prominent COVID skeptic who died of the virus

Jewish funeral planned for Dick Farrel, prominent COVID skeptic who died of the virus

Dick Farrel, Florida shock radio host and former Newsmax anchor died of COVID last week.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 10/08/2021 07:37
The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville

The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville

Low crime, high tourism, and a quiet life: Why some Jews from New York, Chicago, and northern Florida are looking into Key West.Larry Luxner, JTA, 04/08/2021 09:49
Florida may drop Ben & Jerry’s parent company following Israel boycott

Florida may drop Ben & Jerry’s parent company following Israel boycott

Florida Governor says the state won’t put any state money into Unilever unless it reverses its boycott of Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 04/08/2021 06:07
Florida radio station cans Jewish news show, community outraged

Florida radio station cans Jewish news show, community outraged

Tampa Jewish community slams radio station’s decision to cancel pro-Israel Jewish program started to offset claims of station's bias.Dan Verbin, 03/08/2021 17:47
Florida gas station selling swastika, Nazi eagle face masks

Florida gas station selling swastika, Nazi eagle face masks

Customer shocked to discover Nazi-themed face masks for sale at Fort Lauderdale Shell gas station.Dan Verbin, 30/07/2021 16:05
At historic site, two Jewish communities kick off transatlantic partnership

At historic site, two Jewish communities kick off transatlantic partnership

Synagogue in Palm Beach, Florida, kicks off partnership with Israeli community of Shiloh, while boycotting Ben & Jerry's.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2021 22:30
Florida Governor: Place Ben & Jerry's on list of companies that boycott Israel

Florida Governor: Place Ben & Jerry's on list of companies that boycott Israel

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says Unilever and Ben & Jerry's boycott of Judea and Samaria is in violation of the state's anti-BDS laws.Elad Benari, 23/07/2021 01:01
Man with swastika flags harasses parents, students at Florida elementary school

Man with swastika flags harasses parents, students at Florida elementary school

Parents are looking for a solution after man repeatedly stands outside school waving swastikas and harassing passersby.Dan Verbin, 21/07/2021 17:00
Elsa hits Florida coast, downgraded to tropical storm

Elsa hits Florida coast, downgraded to tropical storm

Elsa has weakened to tropical storm status as it threatens Florida’s Gulf Coast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2021 12:50
Family worried that Biden Surfside visit could distract from rescue efforts

Family worried that Biden Surfside visit could distract from rescue efforts

Family of Tzvi and Itty Ainsworth cling to hope that the couple are still alive but worry a visit by the president could delay their rescue.Dan Verbin, 01/07/2021 22:09
24 Miami apartment buildings put on structural violations list

24 Miami apartment buildings put on structural violations list

48 hours after Surfside building's collapse, emergency audit reveals that multiple Miami buildings are behind on important repair work.Dan Verbin, 29/06/2021 20:53
Gov. DeSantis to Arutz Sheva: 'We of course accept Israel's support'

Gov. DeSantis to Arutz Sheva: 'We of course accept Israel's support'

Florida governor speaks with Arutz Sheva about PM Naftali Bennett's offer of assistance, and impact of disaster on Miami's Jewish community.Yoni Kempinski, Miami, 27/06/2021 17:07
'This tragedy transcends our capacity for understanding'

'This tragedy transcends our capacity for understanding'

American Jews mobilize in response to deadly building collapse in Surfside, Florida.Asaf Shalev, Ben Sales, JTA, 25/06/2021 07:25
25 of 99 missing people in Miami condo collapse may be Jewish

25 of 99 missing people in Miami condo collapse may be Jewish

Hatzalah, Chesed Shel Emes and Miami Police Chaplain Rabbi Mark Rosenberg at the scene trying to locate missing victims.Dan Verbin, 25/06/2021 06:29
DeSantis on collapsed Miami tower deaths: 'We are bracing for some bad news'

DeSantis on collapsed Miami tower deaths: 'We are bracing for some bad news'

Former Surfside mayor and building resident Barry Cohen witnesses the building turning into "a gaping hole of rubble."Dan Verbin, 24/06/2021 21:10
Manhunt underway for 'coward' who shot Florida police officer

Manhunt underway for 'coward' who shot Florida police officer

Full manhunt underway as suspect is 'armed and dangerous'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 14:16
Gov DeSantis signs bill allowing Hatzalah to operate in Florida

Gov DeSantis signs bill allowing Hatzalah to operate in Florida

Bill will allow volunteer EMT services such as Hatzalah the use of lights and sirens when responding to emergencies as official ambulances.Dan Verbin, 15/06/2021 19:17
Watch: 12-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl try to kill cops

Watch: 12-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl try to kill cops

Two minors were recorded engaging Florida police in a half-hour gun battle after running away from a group home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2021 17:23
Apartment door of Jewish Florida State Uni students defaced with swastikas

Apartment door of Jewish Florida State Uni students defaced with swastikas

Swastikas and the word "Nazi" written in chalk on front door of off-campus Tallahassee apartment shared by two Jewish university students.Dan Verbin, 03/06/2021 17:43
Nikki Fried, Florida’s Jewish agricultural commissioner, announces run for governor

Nikki Fried, Florida’s Jewish agricultural commissioner, announces run for governor

Vowing to keep Democrats pro-Israel, Florida's Agricultural Commissioner announces challenge to Gov. Ron DeSantis.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 02/06/2021 07:11
2 killed, 20 hurt in Miami mass shooting

2 killed, 20 hurt in Miami mass shooting

3 gunmen open fire indiscriminately at concert at Miami billboard hall overnight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2021 14:37
Jewish owned Miami pizzeria targeted by anti-Semitic ranter

Jewish owned Miami pizzeria targeted by anti-Semitic ranter

Man who repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements and Nazi salutes arrested for "felony stalking with prejudice."Dan Verbin, 27/05/2021 19:19
Gov DeSantis: Hypocrisy for Twitter to ban Trump but not Khamenei

Gov DeSantis: Hypocrisy for Twitter to ban Trump but not Khamenei

At signing of bill banning censorship by Big Tech, Governor fires back at reporter who claims he's biased because of his ties to Trump.Dan Verbin, 25/05/2021 17:40
Florida: Man yells at rabbi, then places feces in front of synagogue

Florida: Man yells at rabbi, then places feces in front of synagogue

Man yells anti-Semitic remarks at a rabbi in front of South Florida synagogue, then returns and dumps bag of feces in front of the building.Ben Ariel, 24/05/2021 04:04
Miami gun owner saves family from anti-Semites in SUV

Miami gun owner saves family from anti-Semites in SUV

Miami gun owner intervenes to help NJ Jewish family being harassed by garbage throwing anti-Semites in SUV.Dan Verbin, 21/05/2021 19:06
Neo-Nazi van harasses pro-Israel supporters in Boca Raton, Florida

Neo-Nazi van harasses pro-Israel supporters in Boca Raton, Florida

Van with anti-Semitic phrases on it circles event, shouting anti-Jewish slurs at demonstrators, live streaming to white supremacist site.Dan Verbin, 14/05/2021 16:01
Report: Shooting in Florida mall

Report: Shooting in Florida mall

Five people transferred to local hospital after shooting incident in Florida's Aventura Mall, reports say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2021 23:58
Task force demands changes to Holocaust standards in Florida

Task force demands changes to Holocaust standards in Florida

Dr. Laurie Cardoza-Moore: 'Bad Holocaust education will fuel the Jew-hatred of tomorrow.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 11:49
Florida rabbi’s cars vandalized in suspected anti-Semitic attack

Florida rabbi’s cars vandalized in suspected anti-Semitic attack

After both cars damaged and his children traumatized, Rabbi wonders whether he was targeted for being Jewish.Dan Verbin, 03/05/2021 21:15
Florida man behind incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti arrested

Florida man behind incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti arrested

The man "tormenting" the Coral Gables Jewish community with a month of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents has been arrested by local police.Dan Verbin, 15/04/2021 18:55
Anti-Semitic graffiti found on cement plant wall in Florida

Anti-Semitic graffiti found on cement plant wall in Florida

Graffiti linked to anti-Semitic website of "notorious" California-based white supremacist.Dan Verbin, 14/04/2021 04:41
NY judge killed in hit and run while vacationing in Florida

NY judge killed in hit and run while vacationing in Florida

Sandra Feuerstein, a Bush-appointed judge from Long Island, New York killed in hit-and-run in Florida. Driver arrested.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 13/04/2021 14:34
YouTube takes down Florida governor's video

YouTube takes down Florida governor's video

YouTube claimed comments made in the video contradict U.S. government guidelines. DeSantis: "antithetical to scientific inquiry".Akiva Spiegelman, 13/04/2021 11:40
Outrage after Florida village rejects mayor's plan for menorah during holiday season

Outrage after Florida village rejects mayor's plan for menorah during holiday season

Mayor of Miami-area town pushes for menorah to be placed in town hall during holiday season, especially since the area is heavily Jewish.Dan Verbin, 11/04/2021 18:46
U of North Florida student posts anti-Semitic QR codes on campus

U of North Florida student posts anti-Semitic QR codes on campus

Suspect faces disciplinary action for posting anti-Semitic and white supremacist QR codes across campus of Florida university.Dan Verbin, 07/04/2021 03:44
Florida Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84

Florida Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84

Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, a civil rights activist and the longest-serving member of Florida's congressional delegation, has died.Akiva Spiegelman, 06/04/2021 21:29
Florida Republicans must learn how to fight!

Florida Republicans must learn how to fight!

Written about Florida, this message is appllicable in other states as well. Opinion.Alan Bergstein, 29/03/2021 16:33
Ivanka Trump will not run for Senate from Florida

Ivanka Trump will not run for Senate from Florida

Recent reports said former President's daughter could challenge Senator Marco Rubio in Florida.Ben Ariel, 19/02/2021 05:31
Florida Republican to put Israeli flag next to Tlaib's office

Florida Republican to put Israeli flag next to Tlaib's office

Florida Republican Kat Cammack will put an Israeli flag outside her office which is right next door to that of Rashida Tlaib.Elad Benari, 07/01/2021 05:43
Case of new COVID-19 strain discovered in Florida

Case of new COVID-19 strain discovered in Florida

Health officials in Florida confirm first case of the new coronavirus strain that was first discovered in Britain.Ben Ariel, 01/01/2021 05:29
Floridians can now ‘Stand with Israel’ on their license plates

Floridians can now ‘Stand with Israel’ on their license plates

Boca Raton graphic designer wins contest to create a 'Florida stands with Israel' license plate,Ron Kampeas/JTA, 15/12/2020 19:14
Laura Loomer loses Florida congressional race to Lois Frankel

Laura Loomer loses Florida congressional race to Lois Frankel

South Florida incumbent Democrat defeats right-wing challenger Laura Loomer.David Rosenberg, 04/11/2020 03:32
Trump campaign: Historic turnout in Florida

Trump campaign: Historic turnout in Florida

Trump campaign claims an historic Republican turnout in Florida. "GOP voter participation of historic proportions."Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/11/2020 03:07
Young Israel praises Florida school board which terminated Holocaust denier

Young Israel praises Florida school board which terminated Holocaust denier

National Council of Young Israel praises Palm Beach County School Board after it fired principal in wake of troubling comments on Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2020 04:28
Florida principal who was fired — then rehired — after Holocaust denial is fired again

Florida principal who was fired — then rehired — after Holocaust denial is fired again

School board reverses coarse after rehiring principle who said he 'can't say' if Holocaust happened.Philissa Cramer/JTA, 02/11/2020 22:30
Israelis for Trump: 'Israel's best friend'

Israelis for Trump: 'Israel's best friend'

Joe Zevuloni of Florida to lead convoy in support of US President: 'When America's strong, Israel's a world power. Trump needs our vote.'Ido ben Porat, 13/10/2020 17:54
Florida school board votes to rehire principal who refused to say the Holocaust happened

Florida school board votes to rehire principal who refused to say the Holocaust happened

School board votes to rehire principal who said he could not say the Holocaust was historical fact following court ruling.Philissa Cramer/JTA, 08/10/2020 17:56
Laura Loomer campaign ad advances 'way to save Social Security'

Laura Loomer campaign ad advances 'way to save Social Security'

Florida's 21st Congressional district Congressional candidate: '45 million seniors rely on Social Security, Medicare; who will you trust?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/09/2020 14:14
Poll: Trump leads in 2 key battleground states

Poll: Trump leads in 2 key battleground states

New poll shows Biden losing ground among Hispanic voters, giving Trump edge in two key battleground states.David Rosenberg, 23/09/2020 15:11