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Area Jewish organizations on alert

| October 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Two packages containing explosives, each bound for a different Jewish place of worship in Chicago, were intercepted, foiling what President Barack Obama on Friday called a "credible terrorist threat against our country" and putting synagogues in the city and suburbs on high alert. Officials would not identify exact destinations for the packages. A U.S. official, […]




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Chicago synagogues warned to watch for suspicious packages

| October 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



Chicago, Illinois (CNN) — Synagogues across metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, began taking "appropriate precautions" Friday after a warning by security officials to watch out for suspicious packages from abroad, according to a Jewish Federation spokeswoman. President Barack Obama said that two packages that apparently contained explosive materials were bound for two synagogues in Chicago. While there […]




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ADL Statement on Reported Terror Threat to Jewish Institutions

| October 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



New York, NY, October 29, 2010 – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has learned from law enforcement sources that there is a reported threat to Jewish institutions in the form of packages mailed from overseas, particularly Great Britain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. In light of the reported threat, the League has sent out a notice to […]




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Chicago synagogues on alert

| October 29, 2010 | 1 Comment



Synagogues in Chicago were put on alert Friday after suspicious packages shipped from Yemen to Chicago religious institutions spurred an international response, although they tested negative for explosive material. A U.S. official said authorities were investigating whether the string of suspicious packages was a dry run for a plot to send bombs through the mail. […]




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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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Kyrgyzstan Government Promises Security for Jewish Community

| September 22, 2010 | 1 Comment



(lubavitch.com) On Tuesday, September 21st, Emilbek Kaptagaev, Head of the Presidential Administration, visited the Jewish community synagogue in the capitol city of Bishkek, where he met with Rabbi Aryeh Raichman, Chabad representative to the city. The meeting came as a result of growing concerns among Jewish leaders after a bomb filled with nails was thrown […]




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Central Jersey cops stepping up patrols during Jewish high holy days

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



EDISON — Area police departments said they are increasing patrols around local synagogues and other key spots during the Jewish High Holy Days this month. In Edison, police have identified nine locations in the 100,000-resident township where there will be extra patrols during the holy days, Lt. Salvatore Filinnano said. The stepped-up effort also includes […]




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Amidst security, Jews to bring in New Year

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Jewish community is set to bring in Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year, on Thursday, and synagogues in the city will celebrate it in the presence of several armed security personnel. Nearly two years after the 26/11 attacks in which a Jewish rabbi and his wife were killed, city Jews are still insecure about […]




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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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Bronx Terror Target Synagogues To Get Fed Funds

| July 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



A New York congressman says two Bronx synagogues targeted in a terror plot will receive federal funds to help prevent future terrorist attempts. Rep. Anthony Weiner said Sunday that the two sites were among 80 high-risk groups receiving Homeland Security Department money. They will share more than $5.8 million. Weiner says the average award will […]




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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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Religious groups get security boost

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



EDMONTON — Eight of Edmonton's most frequently vandalized religious and ethnic centres will soon boast enhanced security, federal minister of public safety Vic Toews said on Friday. His head covered with a yellow bandana in accordance with Sikh tradition, Toews made the announcement to a small crowd of Sikhs and other religious minorities gathered at […]




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