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  • Answers sought after Feds drastically cut security grants for Jewish groups

    By Eitan Arom

    August 11, 2016 | 11:15 am

    A California congressman wants answers as to why a federal funding source for local Jewish institutions to beef up security has mostly dried up.

    Last fiscal year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued about $1.9 million in security grants to 27 California...

  • Homeland Security awards $20 million in grants to nonprofits seen as high risk

    June 30, 2016 | 1:15 pm

    In a program that has benefited Jewish institutions, the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $20 million in security preparedness grants to nonprofit agencies at high risk of attacks.

    The allocations for fiscal year 2016, which were announced Wednesday by Secretary of...

  • Pro-Palestinian hacker dumps data of thousands of US gov’t employees

    February 9, 2016 | 11:13 am

    An anonymous pro-Palestinian hacker released the employee information of thousands of people who work at the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

    On Sunday and Monday, the hacker dumped data including employees’ email addresses, phone numbers and job...

  • Homeland Security bill includes $13 million for religious and other nonprofit groups

    March 5, 2015 | 11:35 am

    Funding for the Department of Homeland Security passed by Congress Tuesday includes $13 million for security at religious and other nonprofit institutions.

    The Orthodox Union, Jewish Federations of North America and Agudath Israel of America applauded the passage of the funding...

  • House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms

    February 27, 2015 | 5:02 pm

    The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency in an embarrassing setback for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight.

    With just hours left before...

  • Judge fines Chabad of Calif. $845,000, says group misused federal grant with 'reckless disregard'

    By Jared Sichel

    December 16, 2014 | 4:32 pm

    A federal judge ruled last week that Chabad of California intentionally misused $272,495 in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants it received in 2009 and must pay $844,985 in penalties, a portion of which will go to whistleblowers who brought the suit against Chabad.

  • U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

    December 11, 2014 | 6:53 pm

    The House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

    By a vote of 219-206, the House approved the bill, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security only...

  • State Dept.: Israel’s discrimination keeps it out of visa waiver deal

    March 25, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said.

    “The Department of Homeland Security and State remain concerned with the...

  • Abu-Dhabi based airline removes Israel from its flight map

    March 3, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    An airline owned by the United Arab Emirates that is a partner with American Airlines has removed Israel from its flight map and refuses to transport Israelis.

    Etihad Airways’ travel-route map shows all countries in the Middle East with the exception of Israel and her major...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...