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Toronto Jewish community starts security patrol system to combat hate crimes

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



With Toronto’s Jews routinely identified as one of the city’s most victimized racial or ethnic groups, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs plans to form a bold new citizen security system aimed at curtailing hate crimes in the community. Called the Community Security Network, the pilot project will train at least 25 unarmed volunteers […]




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The Iranian threat hits home

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



Amid analysis of the Iranian nuclear threat and how America should respond on a national level, recent attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia has Jewish institutions asking a question that is much closer to home: Does Iran pose a local terror threat? “Homeland security really starts as security in the neighborhood,” Paul Goldenberg, […]




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It’s A Mitzvah! NY1 Viewer Helps Police Recover Stolen Synagogue Items

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



Devout NY1 viewer Janet Medina says it was a good thing she was watching the newschannel Tuesday morning when NY1 aired a story about religious artifacts stolen from a synagogue in Kew Gardens. "I was like – 'Oh my God, I've seen those items," she recalled Friday. Medina saw them last week when she was […]




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Bergen County temple bombing suspect Aakash Dalal accused of plotting, encouraging friend’s attacks

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — Nineteen year old Aakash Dalal was the brains behind a string of attacks that terrorized the Bergen County Jewish community between December and January, police alleged on Friday. Aakash Dalal, a Lodi resident and student at Rutgers University, is the second man arrested in connection to the attacks, which began as petty vandalism […]




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Man charged in Worcester synagogue theft

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



WORCESTER — A city man pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of religious artifacts from a local synagogue where he worked and pawning the items. Donald E. Spencer, 29, of 42 Stebbins St., was indicted Friday on 10 counts of larceny over $250 and four counts of […]




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Metal thieves cause gas leak after raiding Westcliff synagogue

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



THIEVES risked causing an explosion at a synagogue when they stole copper piping. Crooks ripped the metal down from Southend and District Reform Synagogue, causing gas to escape into the street for about ten hours. They then carried the ten feet of piping away in full view of passing traffic in London Road, Westcliff. Luckily […]




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US Capitol plot suspect mulled synagogue attack

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – A Moroccan man who allegedly wanted to conduct a suicide bombing attack on the US Capitol had considered attacking a synagogue, according to authorities. Amine El Khalifi, 29, was arrested near the US Capitol on Friday wearing a vest he believed was full of al Qaida-supplied explosives and charged in an attempted suicide […]




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NJ synagogue bombings suspect seeks to move trial

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK, NJ — A teenager charged with attempted murder in the firebombings of two synagogues pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and his attorney said he would likely seek to have a potential trial moved from the county where the attacks took place. Anthony Graziano appeared briefly in state Superior Court in an orange prison jumpsuit and […]




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‘Iran, Hezbollah trying to attack Jews abroad’

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



Counter-terrorism Bureau releases warning in light of information emerging after recent attacks, urges tourists to be alert. It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad, Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday. The Bureau said it drew these conclusions, "in light of the findings emerging […]




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Dept. of Homeland Security ‘concerned’ over threats from Iran

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



As federal and local law enforcement plan to boost their communications with Jewish groups in the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday told a House panel she is "concerned" over potential threats to the U.S. homeland from Iran or its surrogates and it's "a situation that bears watching." Napolitano said her department […]




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High vandals cause gas leak at Victoria synagogue

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments



Victoria police are searching for two hooligans who caused a gas leak early Wednesday morning behind a Jewish synagogue while apparently high on drugs. Officers were called to the temple on Blanshard and Pandora streets at around 5:30 a.m., but the suspects had already fled and a police search turned up no sign of them. […]




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Police advise local agencies on boosting security measures

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments



Law enforcement officials briefed Jewish leaders at a Feb. 9 security seminar held at the South River offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County. Local police chiefs urged Jewish institutions to be more vigilant, to take steps to protect themselves, and to form alliances with law enforcement. Participants at the meeting, held in […]




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Increased Israel-Iran Tension Leads To Heightened Security At Jewish Institutions In NYC

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has increased security at the Israeli consulate, synagogues and other Jewish cultural institutions throughout the city. The rising tensions between Israel and Iran have prompted the security increase in our area. Heavily armed police and bomb sniffing dogs were posted outside the Israeli consulate on Manhattan’s East Side. CBS […]




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Exclusive: Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase. "We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase … on both our guarded sites […]




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Details of case against synagogue firebombing suspect aired at bail hearing

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK, N.J. — Anthony Graziano heard the screams of horror after he lobbed a Molotov cocktail into the living quarters of a Rutherford, N.J., synagogue where a rabbi lived with his family, a prosecutor said Tuesday, but he ignored the panicked cries and threw more firebombs at the building. He was still enraged over his […]




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