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State of Israel Anti-terror bureau warns of possible attacks on Israelis in India

| October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) on Thursday said the threat of possible attacks against Israelis traveling in India has become "significantly more severe" since a stark travel advisory was issued last month. The bureau said there was a "concrete threat" of attacks on Chabad centers and synagogues throughout India, including Goa, as well as on sites […]




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Health Ministry: Resist the urge to kiss your rabbi

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Observant Jews who kiss the hands of esteemed rabbis, their own hands after shaking somebody else’s or publicly owned Torah scrolls or holy books out of respect or devotion should tame their urge and avoid this practice for their own and others’ health. Saliva with the swine flu virus or ordinary seasonal flu strains could […]




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Synagogue Swine Flu Guidelines Issued

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) With an eye to increased attendance at services during the upcoming holiday season, Dr. Eitan Chai-Am, Director-General of the Health Ministry issued instructions on Thursday for ways to minimize the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus at synagogues. People who don’t feel well should not go to synagogue. Those who go should not […]




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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]




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Police on high alert ahead of High Holidays

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



West Bank placed under general closure, police to boost activity in crowded areas, synagogues to be secured by volunteers, and traffic police to be deployed throughout country to ensure safe, peaceful holidays. The security establishment was on high alert Friday, the eve of Rosh Hashana. The West Bank was put under a general closure at […]




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NYPD’s Israeli Detective Warns Of Hamas Splinters

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



A former Israeli paratrooper now working for the NYPD in Tel Aviv told Jewish leaders here on Monday that Hamas splinter groups are a growing security threat, struggling to upset a delicate ceasefire with Israel. “In the Gaza Strip, we have seen the creation of ex-Hamas splinter groups who feel that Hamas has gotten soft […]




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Israel NSC issues High Holiday travel warning

| August 11, 2009 | 2 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a warning Tuesday against traveling to Sinai at the current time and during the upcoming holidays in September. The bureau stressed that "Hezbollah continues to accuse Israel of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, which increases threats of terror made by Hezbollah towards Israeli targets abroad". The bureau warns of kidnapping and […]




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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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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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Plots against Jewish targets in U.S.

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (JTA) — Lone attackers or small, independent groups with no formal ties to wider terrorist networks have planned several plots against Jewish targets. March 1, 1994 — Lebanese-born Rashid Baz opens fire on a van carrying 15 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical seminary students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing Ari Halberstam, 16, and injuring three others. […]




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