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FBI: Man held in Ohio over California synagogue bombing

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles (CNN) — A man wanted for questioning in last week's synagogue bombing in southern California has been arrested in Ohio, an FBI spokeswoman said confirmed Tuesday. An anonymous caller tipped authorities that Ron Hirsch was in Ohio, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Hirsch was taken into custody Monday night in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a suburb […]




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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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Area synagogues on alert after bomb threat

| November 7, 2010 | 1 Comment



Last Friday, two suspicious packages addressed to a Chicago synagogue and Jewish community center were located on flights leaving Yemen, according to AP reports. The packages turned out to be toner cartridges that had been fashioned into bombs and are believed to be the work of al-Qaida operatives working in Yemen. The Jewish community at […]




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Local ADL head discusses security after foiled bomb plot

| November 7, 2010 | 1 Comment



Over the weekend, the Jewish community was shocked to learn of the alleged plot by a Yemen-based branch of Al-Qaeda to send explosive devices in packages to synagogue-affiliated addresses in Chicago. The devices, authorities believe, may have been intended to explode in flight to bring down cargo or passenger planes. Karen Aroesty, regional director of […]




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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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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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