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Security In Jewish Community Tightens After Attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



BALTIMORE — An attack at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., is causing local synagogues, Jewish schools, and community and cultural centers to tighten security and others to question how these things happen. Art Abramson, director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said he heard about the Holocaust Museum shooting from Baltimore city police. Abramson said […]




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Local Synagogues react to DC shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — It happened in seconds without warning. An 89 year old man with a criminal record and ties to white supremacy unloaded decades of rage at Washington DC's Holocaust Museum. "I saw just a glance of an older gentleman and didn't know who he was. I wasn't paying attention and then […]




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Church institutions threatened with bomb attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



LAHORE, Pakistan : A Church center in Pakistan's cosmopolitan eastern city of Lahore has been threatened with a suicide bomb attack, one of a series of intimidating messages given to Christians as the country's security crisis worsens. The threat was delivered on June 10 to a Christian woman who lives next to Rabita Manzil, the […]




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Que. church fire may be arson: Police

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



AYLMER, Que. — Gatineau, Que., police say the fire that gutted Aylmer's historic St. Paul's Catholic Church Thursday morning may have been deliberately set. "There is some evidence that it may have been a criminal act," police spokeswoman Isabelle Poirier told reporters Thursday morning. Poirier said no arrests have been made and that police won't […]




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Suspicious device explodes behind Dorchester church

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



A two-liter soda bottle likely filled with dry ice exploded behind a Dorchester church this afternoon, abruptly ending a school cookout and shutting down nearby streets as emergency crews ensured four similar bottles posed no threats. At about 1:15 p.m., someone threw the five bottles into the yard behind Bethel Presbyterian Church, located at the […]




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Holocaust denier charged in DC museum shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – An 88-year-old white supremacist was charged with murder Thursday, a day after officials said he left a signed anti-Semitic screed in his car outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, then gunned down a security guard who opened the door to let him in. Guard Stephen T. Johns was shot to death Wednesday by […]




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BREAKING NEWS: Suspected White Supremacist Opens Fire at Holocaust Museum

| June 10, 2009 | 28 Comments



Officials are investigating report of gunshots at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown Washington. A police spokeswoman said the report came in at 12:52 p.m. D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter said a police officer had been shot outside the museum. It was not immediately clear what agency the officer was from, or how […]




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Incidents Decreased, as Synagogue Targeted

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



The evening before the Anti-Defamation League was set to release its annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, just such an event was being perpetrated at a local Conservative synagogue. Arriving for morning minyan, congregants at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel in Northeast Philadelphia found a gold, spray-painted swastika on the front of their building, reported office […]




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Church-based Projects in Chad Continue Amidst Security Threats

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



Defying the ongoing security threats, Church-based aid agency continues its good work in eastern Chad amidst ‘banditry,’ and fears the arrival of rain may further “hampered” the task. “While calm has returned to the eastern part of Chad after heavy fighting between Chadian soldiers and rebel militias in early May, our emergency operations are still […]




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4 Stabbed During Quinceañera Party at Church

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Police say four people were stabbed at a North Hollywood church Saturday night, and the suspects are still at large. The attack at a church near the Iglesia Luternera San Pablo Church inthe 7400 block of Tujunga Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, according to police. The victims were attending a quinceanera party, […]




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Mid-Hudson synagogues always alert

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONROE — Rabbi Adam Kligfeld ponders the arrests of four Newburgh men on charges of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down aircraft at Stewart Airport and wishes he could call it an aberration. But he cannot, and so he is deliberately vague about the security improvements that have been made at Congregation […]




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Nepal ‘church bomber’ arrested

| June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



KATHMANDU: As relatives grieved and the body of the third victim of the Nepal church bombing was consigned to flames, police said they had arrested the Nepali woman who had planted the bomb that killed three people at prayer and injured more than a dozen. “We arrested Sita Shrestha nee Thapa, a 27-year-old woman, who […]




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Four New Yorkers indicted in synagogue bomb plot

| June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (AFP) — Four New Yorkers arrested in an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military planes were indicted Tuesday on eight charges, including attempts to use weapons of mass destruction. The four, arrested May 20 in New York, face several life sentences if convicted, the federal prosecutor's office said. They […]




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Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline For Third Straight Year In U.S., According To Annual ADL Audit

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



New York, NY, June 1, 2009 � The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The League's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish […]




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Synagogue Hit With Hate Graffiti

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA – Police are looking for the person responsible for spray painting a hateful symbol on the wall of a Northeast Philadelphia synagogue. Someone painted a swastika on the wall of the congregation of Ner Zedek Synagogue, located on Bustleton Avenue. Investigators believe the incident happened between 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday. Congregation […]




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