Vandals defaced a former synagogue in eastern France with swastikas in the latest of a series of anti-Semitic desecrations plaguing the region. Staff at the synagogue-turned-sports-facility in the town of Mommenheim discovered the swastikas on the building’s door and facade, which still bears Hebrew lettering, Monday, according to The Associated Press. The anti-Semitic incident came hot on the heels of the Saturday vandalism of a monument honoring a synagogue ransacked and burned by Hitler Youth in Strasbourg. The culprits knocked the memorial stone off of its base and left it lying on the ground. (RELATED: ADL Calls For Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism following Rep. Omar’s Comments) Strasbourg deputy mayor Alain Fontanel lamented the vandalism of the monument on Twitter, saying it was the third time a synagogue had been attacked in the city. “Sadly, history repeats itself,” Fontanel said, according to DW. The act of destruction … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitic Vandalism Surges Across Eastern France
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President Donald Trump has been criticized for suggesting, without evidence, that Middle Eastern people have slipped into the migrant caravan in Mexico. While there is no public evidence that Trump’s claim is credible, migrants from the Middle East are known to have been smuggled across the southwest border in the recent past. Many of these migrants are from “countries of interest” that are known to have acute problems with terrorism. President Donald Trump made a surprising claim Monday morning about the migrant caravan winding its way toward the U.S. through Mexico — people from the Middle East are among the thousands of Central American travelers. “Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic].” When pressed on his assertion later that afternoon, the president doubled down, telling reporters at the White House to “go … [Read more...] about Trump’s Comments On Migrant Caravan Raise A Question — Are ‘Middle Easterners’ Being Smuggled Across The Southwest Border?
Newspaper grows with community for 100 years VERO BEACH — This city has seen tremendous transformation in its nearly 100-year history. The Press Journal has been there for every year, documenting these changes and growing with the community since 1919. The way news is published has changed, but one thing has not: the Press Journal's commitment to produce quality, impactful journalism that allows an engaged community to connect, act and thrive together. That meant, at times, risking health and safety to preserve history. This is a look back at how a weekly black-and-white newspaper transformed into a 24/7 daily multimedia news organization. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Timeline: 100 years of Vero Beach Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. THE HISTORY OF VERO BEACH: This timeline shows important events that influenced Vero Beach and what became Indian River County from … [Read more...] about Press Journal, city of Vero Beach both celebrate their centennials in 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Timeline: 100 years of Vero Beach Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. THE HISTORY OF VERO BEACH: This timeline shows important events that influenced Vero Beach and what became Indian River County from 1919 until now, presented by TCPalm and the Indian River Press Journal. Visit www.tcpalm.com/verobeachcentennial for full coverage. (PHOTO: The Vero Press building, early 1900s.) PRESS JOURNAL ARCHIVES Fullscreen June 10, 1919 VERO INCORPORATES: The state Legislature incorporates the city of Vero. The first mayor is Anthony W. Young. It's the second municipal government in what is now Indian River County, following Fellsmere's incorporation four years earlier. (PHOTO: Twitchell’s Pool Hall on 20th Street in downtown Vero was the first commercial establishment erected, with rooms to let over the pool hall.) CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM INDIAN RIVER COUNTY … [Read more...] about Christmas gift idea: Press Journal book reveals 100 years of covering Vero Beach, Indian River County
Bill Daily, the actor known for his roles on the sitcoms "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Bob Newhart Show," has died. He was 91. Daily, who was born in Iowa, died Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, his son, J. Patrick Daily told The Hollywood Reporter and Variety late Friday. Daily played Major Roger Healey on "Jeannie" from 1965 to 1970 and played Howard Borden on "Bob Newhart" from 1972 to 1978. His other work included appearances on the "Mary Tyler Moore" show in 1972 and "The Love Boat" in 1979. He also returned to his role as Healey for two "Jeannie" TV movie spin-offs in 1985 and 1991. Daily's family lived in Des Moines for about 12 years before moving to Chicago. His death was met by heartfelt reactions from his former co-stars on social media. Barbara Eden, who played Jeannie on "I Dream of Jeannie," called Daily "our favorite zany astronaut" in a tweet Saturday. Our favorite zany astronaut, Bill … [Read more...] about Iowa native Bill Daily, ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ actor, dead at 91