Tag: Israelis

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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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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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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India police: Pune bomb likely meant for Chabad House

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

A bomb tore through a crowded cafe popular with foreigners on Saturday in the city of Pune in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. The blast threatened to damage new efforts to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, with Hindu nationalist leaders already placing the blame for 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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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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26/11: The Nariman House tapes

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is the story of what happened in Nariman House, a Jewish study centre run by the orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch organisation in New York. What you will now hear are telephone intercepts of conversations between the terrorists and their Pakistani handlers.  

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Shooting, Graffiti Unsettle Area Synagogues

| November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

The L.A. Jewish community remained on alert this week as police continued their hunt for a gunman who shot and wounded two congregants at a Sephardic synagogue the San Fernando Valley. The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the underground garage of the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue in North Hollywood. […]

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ADL after LA synagogue attack: Jews most targeted religious group

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Anti-Defamation League has expressed deep concern over Thursday's shooting at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood. "While we have not confirmed the motive behind this horrendous act, we obviously take a shooting at a synagogue very seriously and ask for the community to contact LAPD or ADL with any information," said […]

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NoHo Shooting Synagogue raises security concerns

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES — The LAPD has once again increased patrols around Jewish facilities. Thursday's attack happened just 10 miles from the Jewish Community Center where a white supremacist went on a shooting spree a decade ago. Most Jewish facilities like synagogues and schools have some sort of security like fences, security cameras and in some […]

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Alert triggers tight security at Jewish places in Pune

| October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: Following an alert by central intelligence agencies that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to attack Jewish religious places in Pune, the police have made tight security arrangements at the Ohel David Synagogue (Lal Deval) at Ambedkar road in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park. Acting on the information, city police commissioner Satya […]

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Petach Tikvah Synagogue Desecrated

| October 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Worshippers at the Heichal Meir synagogue in Petach Tikvah were shocked to find the synagogue vandalized and desecrated when they arrived for services on Shabbat morning. Overnight Friday, windows were broken, anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed on walls, the central prayer bima platform was hacked to pieces, prayer books were ripped apart, and several bottles of […]

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