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County Police Team Up With Synagogues

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



A program to build a database of information for critical facilities is under way in Maryland and Baltimore County is the first county to implement the program — the Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System (C/ACAMS). As part of the effort, the county’s police department has initiated an outreach to synagogues. So far, Beth El Congregation […]




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Security In Jewish Community Tightens After Attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



BALTIMORE — An attack at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., is causing local synagogues, Jewish schools, and community and cultural centers to tighten security and others to question how these things happen. Art Abramson, director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, said he heard about the Holocaust Museum shooting from Baltimore city police. Abramson said […]




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Local Synagogues react to DC shooting

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — It happened in seconds without warning. An 89 year old man with a criminal record and ties to white supremacy unloaded decades of rage at Washington DC's Holocaust Museum. "I saw just a glance of an older gentleman and didn't know who he was. I wasn't paying attention and then […]




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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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Four New Yorkers indicted in synagogue bomb plot

| June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (AFP) — Four New Yorkers arrested in an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue and shoot down military planes were indicted Tuesday on eight charges, including attempts to use weapons of mass destruction. The four, arrested May 20 in New York, face several life sentences if convicted, the federal prosecutor's office said. They […]




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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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New York plot adds to concerns for Jewish institutions

| May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said. Like the shooting at a Los Angeles Jewish community center 10 years ago, the attack on the Seattle Jewish federation building in 2006 and the suspect targeting Jews […]




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Four nabbed in plot to bomb NYC synagogues, shoot down planes

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



The FBI arrested four men Wednesday in what authorities called a plot to detonate a bomb outside two Jewish places of worship and to shoot military planes with guided missiles. Officials told The Associated Press the arrests came after a long-running undercover operation that began in Newburgh, NY, about 110 kilometers north of New York […]




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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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FBI foils NY synagogue bombing

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday night thwarted a plot to carry out a terror attack at two synagogues in New York's Bronx borough and shoot at Air National Guard military planes with stinger surface-to-air guided missiles. According to sources in the United States, four Muslims were arrested following an undercover investigation […]




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Swastikas painted on sign at future Chandler Jewish center

| May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



Two swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti marks plastered both sides of the sign for a future Jewish center in Chandler Tuesday. The wood sign sat on a vacant lot near Ray Road and McClintock Drive where the Chabad Center for Jewish Living will be built.   http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/05/13/20090513cr-jewish0513.html




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