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‘In the Midwest we thought we were safe’

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



Two shooting incidents in the Kansas City area, which left three dead, have cast a dark shadow over the Passover celebrations of the local Jewish community in the quiet Midwestern city. "It's pretty traumatic," said David Wainestock, who rushed to the Jewish Community Center to retrieve his 16-year-old daughter who had been among the people […]




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The profile of a killer: ‘We are slaves to the Jews’

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



"White people, unlike Jews, have no power at all. We don't have leaders, we don't have unity, we don't have power at all," Frazier Glenn Miller said in an interview in 2012, revealing a little of the anti-Semitic beliefs of the man who murdered three people in two Jewish centers in the suburbs of Kansas […]




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Southwest Missouri man under scrutiny in fatal shooting of three at Johnson County Jewish centers

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments



Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County. Police arrested the suspected shooter, a man in his 70s with a beard, outside Valley Park Elementary nearby by 2:45 p.m. He smiled and reportedly made anti-Semitic statements as he was led away. […]




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Three dead after shootings at Jewish-related sites

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments



OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) – Three people are dead after shootings at Jewish-related locations in the Kansas City area. Authorities confirm that a suspect is in custody. One of the dead was killed in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. A second person died at Village Shalom. Authorities also […]




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1965: Jews in London Organize Souads to Guard Synagogues Against Arson

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments



EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IS AN NEWS ARTICLE FROM 1965.  WE WANTED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU TO SHOW YOU THAT SECURITY ISSUES IN PLACES OF WORSHIP HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AROUND. Self-defense squads were formed by young Jews in various parts of London today, to guard synagogues against bombings, arson and vandalism of the type that […]




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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]




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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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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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NYPD study: Jews are often terror targets

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nearly half of the terror plots aimed at the city since 1992 have targeted Jewish people or institutions, prompting police to ramp up security around such facilities during the holiday season, according to an NYPD intelligence analysis. Friday, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said there was no specific threat against the city around the Christmas holiday […]




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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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Sweden Takes Steps to Protect Local Jews from Hate

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Swedish government has earmarked more than $600,000 in its next year's budget to increase security around its Jewish community. According to a report published in The Local, 4 million kroner ($622,000) has been allocated as a one-time expenditure in the 2012 fiscal year budget to be released on September 20. The funds are designated […]




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