Tag: Israel

Synagogue in J’lem set alight in suspected arson attack

| September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot Bet was set alight on Sunday in a case of suspected arson. An initial police investigation found that a flammable liquid had been poured at three separate spots at the Hanichei Hayeshivot study hall and then set on fire. A student studying at the institute entered the […]

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Rosh Hashanah Travel Warnings

| September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, events in the Palestinian sphere anticipated for later this month and the upcoming Jewish holidays are liable to create an incentive for terrorist groups to perpetrate attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. As it does every year ahead of Rosh Hashanah and the other holidays that […]

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Synagogues look at security as 9/11 landmark nears

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Although this year’s High Holidays follow close behind the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, local synagogues are not making any major overhauls to their usual security procedures. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, through briefings with national advisory organization Secure Community Network (SCN), has encouraged synagogues and other member agencies to revisit security plans, […]

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Man arrested for sexually assaulting kids in synagogue

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

A 65-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing indecent acts on children whom he taught Torah to. The investigation was launched last week, after a father of three filed a complaint with the Rehovot police. The inquiry found that the suspect promised to give the three children, aged 8-10, money if they answered […]

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Israel, U.S. Jewish groups on alert fearing reprisal over bin Laden killing

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

World leaders warned of revenge attacks after Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. assault in Pakistan on Monday that brought to a dramatic end the long manhunt for the al Qaeda leader who had become the most powerful symbol of Islamist militancy. President Barack Obama declared the world was a safer and "better […]

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Annual report: Anti-Semitic incidents down worldwide but still high

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jerusalem (CNN) — Anti-Semitic incidents worldwide dropped sharply in 2010 from their peak in 2009, according to an annual report issued by an Israeli university on the eve of the nation's Holocaust Memorial Day. However, the levels are significantly higher than they were a decade ago, when the upward trend began, according to the report […]

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Wave of vandalism hits non-Orthodox synagogues anew

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Netanya Conservative and Reform house of worship has become the target of stone-throwing attacks, allegedly by ultra-Orthodox youths waging a battle to scare the congregants into leaving. The Beit Yisrael synagogue in Netanya has been pelted with rocks on three different Friday nights in the last month. The youths reportedly hurled epithets at the […]

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Ra’anana rabbis condemn attack on Reform synagogue

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 14 Orthodox rabbis and public figures from Ra'anana signed a letter condemning an attack on a Reform synagogue in the central Israel city. Ra'anana Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz was among those who signed the letter, which was released Sunday. The World Union for Progressive Judaism also condemned the April 14 attack, […]

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Israel warns against travel to Sinai, Turkey, Jordan during Passover

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

In addition, the Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning ahead of the Passover holiday, during which many Israelis frequent tourist destinations abroad. The bureau stressed the warning against travel to Sinai this year, saying intelligence exists that terror agents will attempt to abduct Israeli citizens there. Other countries in which travel is advised against […]

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Amid Unrest, Arab Jewish Communities Worry for Their Safety

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Washington, Feb. 22- In the aftermath of long-time President Zine el Abidine ben Ali’s overthrow in mid-January, Tunisian Jews were greeted with a harsh reminder of their delicate situation: "Jews wait, the army of Mohammed is coming back!” scores of Muslim demonstrators chanted in front of Tunis’ main synagogue on Feb. 11. While hoping for […]

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Islamist anti-Jewish demonstration outside main Tunis synagogue raises fear for security of Tunisian Jews

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

TUNIS /BRUSSELS (EJP)—Tunisia's Jewish community has raised fears for its security with the interim government after Islamists held anti-Jewish protests outside the main synagogue on the Avenue de la Liberte in central Tunis last Friday. The Interior Ministry on Tuesday condemned extremist demonstrations and incitement to violence in an apparent reference to the protests outside […]

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Israel issues alert over Hezbollah plans to attack or kidnap Israelis abroad

| February 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Israel Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a warning Friday morning to Israeli travelers in anticipation of threats resulting from the anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah officials Imad Mughniyah and Abbas al-Masawi, both of which were allegedly perpetrated by Israel. The bureau cautioned the Israeli public that because of the increased threat of terror attacks […]

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Anti-Semitism in the UK remains high in 2010

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Jewish charity which monitors acts of anti-Semitism in the UK says it recorded 639 incidents of violence, threats and abuse last year. The figure, from the Community Security Trust, is the second highest since it began its work in 1984. The peak of 926 incidents came in 2009, and was attributed to a backlash […]

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Multiple Death Threats Target Chabad Rabbi in Arad

| November 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

The family of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Arad Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn was targeted Saturday night by an unknown predator who mailed a death threat to their home for the third time in less than a month. The envelope, which bore a Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jaffa) postmark, was addressed to Mrs. Chanie Mendelzohn. The threat warned that on […]

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ANALYSIS: Attacking Jews remains a radical Islamist guiding motivation

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment

The method used by the terrorist was simple, but the plan was sophisticated, daring and creative, testifying to a meticulous process. Mail bombs are nothing new. Israeli intelligence used the method in 1956 to assassinate a colonel in Egyptian intelligence in Gaza, and in the 1960s to attack former Nazis and German scientists working in […]

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