Tag: Israel

Area synagogues alerted after suspicious Chicago-bound package found in England

| October 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

A warning has been issued for synagogues in the Chicago area to be on the alert for suspicious packages that might be coming via UPS, FedEx, or by other means. The warning comes after a suspicious package, which contained a "manipulated" toner cartridge, was found Thursday night on a Chicago-bound cargo plane from Yemen, according […]

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Updated Warnings Ahead of Upcoming Jewish Holidays

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

No new travel warnings have been issued; the following merely underscores the current situation. As an annual public service ahead of the Jewish holidays that occur during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, and the departure of many Israelis abroad, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau presents its updated travel warnings. General travel warning Hezbollah and […]

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ADL Audit: 1,211 Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Country in 2009

| July 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

New York, NY, July 27, 2010 … The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States remained at a "sustained and troubling" level in 2009, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which compiles annually a statistical audit of anti-Semitic assaults, vandalism and harassment. The 2009 ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released today, counted a total […]

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Homeland security releases new funds to Jewish non-profits

| July 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Department of Homeland Security released $19 million to secure non-profits, the vast majority Jewish. Of 271 institutions named in a list released this week by DHS, 254 are Jewish, including synagogues, schools, community centers and offices. The funds were released as part of a congressionally mandated program in place since 2005 that targets institutions […]

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Security vs. openness: European Jewish institutions seeking a balance

| July 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

ROME (JTA) — In an age of terrorism and fears of mounting anti-Semitism, Jewish communities in Europe are facing a dilemma: how to protect synagogues and other Jewish institutions without turning them into fortresses that repel the very people they seek to attract. At many European Jewish institutions, police patrols, guards, metal detectors, and identification […]

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Counter-Terrorism Bureau: Israelis face global threat

| July 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Monday issued a warning to Israelis staying abroad, and especially businesspeople, instructing them to remain on high alert and reject unexpected offers. The Bureau also advised Israelis to avoid traveling to countries that face travel warnings at this time. According to information obtained by the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, shooting attack and kidnapping […]

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Swastikas found on Israeli synagogue

| April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18 (UPI) — Police in Tel Aviv say swastikas and images of Palestinian flags were spray-painted on the walls of a synagogue and a Jewish home Sunday morning. The vandalism occurred at the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa near the Arab-Jewish Center and an elementary school attended by Jews and Arabs, Ynetnews.com […]

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Commandos posted at Synagogue, St Francis Church in Kochi

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Commandos have been posted at the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, the oldest place of worship of the Jewish community in the Commonwealth region, and St Francis church at Fort Kochi following a union Home Ministry alert about a possible terror strike in the city. Police said 10 commandos each have been posted at St Francis […]

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Israel official: India bomb attack not intended for Chabad house

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

The bomb attack on a restrurant in Pune, India, not far from a Chabad Jewish center, was not directed at the Chabad house, an Israeli security official said on Monday. Nitzan Nuriel, head of counterterrorism at Israel's National Security Agency, said that the "attack in India was not directed at Chabad house, even though Chabad […]

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State of Israel – Pre-Passover Travel Warnings

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Pre-Passover Travel Warnings – Office of the Prime Minister – State of Israel 14/02/2010 As an annual public service, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau calls the Israeli public's attention to its updated travel warnings and recommendations ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday (29.3-5.4.10). In light of Iranian and Hezbollah threats, the NSCCTB would like […]

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Pre-Passover Travel Warnings: Israel Is Much Safer

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

(IsraelNN.com) The United States has posted security warnings in South and Central Asia because of terrorist threats, and Israeli officials issued similar warnings for Muslim countries, while the Jewish State remains a much safer place to be during the upcoming Passover holiday. The Israeli Tourist Ministry is expecting an increase in visitors for Passover, buoyed […]

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Israeli Conservative synagogue burned

| February 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Unknown assailants torched a building housing a Conservative synagogue in Arad on Monday night, a year after a failed attempt to burn the shul. No one was hurt in the fire, which scorched the outside of the building but was extinguished before it damaged the synagogue within. The torching follows an attempted break-in at the […]

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Jewish Agency: Anti-Semitism highest since World War II

| January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anti-Semitism has reached a global peak since the end of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last winter, and levels of Jew-hatred have not been so high since the Second World War, according to the Jewish Agency's annual report on anti-Semitism issued on Sunday. The report was presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli […]

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Protecting Diaspora synagogues with Jewish technology

| January 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was never easy being a Jew. But with security concerns on the rise in many Jewish communities across the globe, local rabbis are struggling to protect themselves and their congregations from potential attacks while at the same time adhering to Jewish law. Electronic monitors, security cameras, intercoms and automatic door locks become major obstacles […]

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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]

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