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Homeland Security partners with Jewish groups on security campaign

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (JTA) — In its first partnership with a faith-based community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working with Jewish organizations to expand awareness of suspicious behavior. The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign will distribute posters and customized announcements in synagogues, Jewish community centers and related agencies across the country. Its thrust […]




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Temples seek extra security

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Forest Hills synagogues and schools want federal grant money to make their facilities more secure, but a Kew Gardens rabbi thinks none of them should get a dime. Representatives from various 501(c)(3) nonprofits gathered Friday to seek guidance on how to apply for funds from the federal government in an information session hosted by U.S. […]




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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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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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What’s Going On With Egyptian Synagogues?

| February 19, 2011 | 1 Comment



Concerns have grown from the Egyptian revolutions about the country’s priceless antiquities. Despite Zahi Hawass’s assurances that many items have remained safe, it appears much has been damaged. Egypt also has invaluable Jewish sites, like the synagogue at Alexandria, but these are not mentioned in the media as much. During all the chaos, what has […]




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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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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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Rabbi: 4 bombs targeted Chicago synagogues

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago's lakeside Emanuel Congregation said he was told by security officials there were actually four explosive-laden packages from Yemen targeting Chicago's synagogues instead of the two originally reported. According to Zedek, Emanuel Congregation was allegedly not the specific target of the bomb, but Congregation Or Chadash, a gay-and-lesbian synagogue housed […]




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Chicago Synagogue Targeted by Terrorists

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



Chicago – There's been an arrest in the terror threat involving explosive packages. Authorities in Yemen say they're holding a woman suspected of mailing the devices to two Chicago synagogues. The packages were intercepted in England and United Arab Emirates Friday morning, triggering a terrorism alert here at home. One package was addressed to a […]




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Jewish community has mix of concerns about Chicago bomb plot

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



Walking through Sandy Springs Saturday on his way to Shabbat services, Rabbi Mario Karpuj was troubled. "I was going to have to tell our security guard if any packages arrived by FedEx or UPS, to call 9-1-1," Karpuj, a leader of Congregation Or Hadash, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "This, at a time when I'm going […]




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Chicago Synagogue Cites Web Visits From Egypt

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment



A rabbi at one of the synagogues allegedly targeted by explosive-laden packages from Yemen said that the group's website was visited dozens of times recently by individuals located in Egypt. Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago's lakeside Emanuel Congregation also said that he was told by a source that there were actually four bombs targeting […]




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