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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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Gov. Bobby Jindal signs bills allowing guns in church

| July 7, 2010 | 0 Comments



Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship. Jindal's office said Tuesday the governor acted on the bill in the past few days after receiving it June 20. Including the "gun-in-church" bill, House Bill 1272 […]




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Park Side East Synagogue Receives Letter Threatening to ‘Detonate’ Building

| June 3, 2010 | 0 Comments



UPPER EAST SIDE — NYPD officers did a full building security sweep of Park East Synagogue, including its nursery through eighth-grade school, after the synagogue received a threatening letter in the mail on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The typed, unsigned letter, which directly threatened the synagogue and its congregants at East 67th Street, arrived at […]




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Jewish Institutions Emerge Untouched After Bangkok Violence

| May 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



With quiet restored to the streets of Bangkok, Rabbi Yosef C. Kantor, the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary who had urged Jewish residents in the city to pray for the peace of Thailand, reported just before the dawn of the Jewish Sabbath that communal institutions had largely been spared the effects of a mid-week crackdown on anti-government protesters. […]




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Commandos posted at Synagogue, St Francis Church in Kochi

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



Commandos have been posted at the Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry, the oldest place of worship of the Jewish community in the Commonwealth region, and St Francis church at Fort Kochi following a union Home Ministry alert about a possible terror strike in the city. Police said 10 commandos each have been posted at St Francis […]




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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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Israel official: India bomb attack not intended for Chabad house

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



The bomb attack on a restrurant in Pune, India, not far from a Chabad Jewish center, was not directed at the Chabad house, an Israeli security official said on Monday. Nitzan Nuriel, head of counterterrorism at Israel's National Security Agency, said that the "attack in India was not directed at Chabad house, even though Chabad […]




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State of Israel – Pre-Passover Travel Warnings

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



Pre-Passover Travel Warnings – Office of the Prime Minister – State of Israel 14/02/2010 As an annual public service, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau calls the Israeli public's attention to its updated travel warnings and recommendations ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday (29.3-5.4.10). In light of Iranian and Hezbollah threats, the NSCCTB would like […]




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Indian minister: Chabad House was target of attack

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A bomb detonated in a crowded bakery popular with foreigners in western India killing nine people and wounding 57, officials said Sunday, the first terrorist attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai massacre. The blast Saturday in the city of Pune, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai, threatened to damage new efforts to […]




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India police: Pune bomb likely meant for Chabad House

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments



A bomb tore through a crowded cafe popular with foreigners on Saturday in the city of Pune in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. The blast threatened to damage new efforts to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, with Hindu nationalist leaders already placing the blame for the […]




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Law Enforcement Officials Offer Reward in Hate-crime Incidents at Synagogues

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments



For Immediate Release February 1, 2010 FBI Sacramento Contact: Special Agent Steve Dupre (916) 977-2245 Law Enforcement Officials and Community Leaders Offer Reward The greater Sacramento area has experienced a recent uptick in hate crime incidents, and two in particular have authorities and community leaders asking for the public’s help in solving the crimes. The […]




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Jewish Agency: Anti-Semitism highest since World War II

| January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment



Anti-Semitism has reached a global peak since the end of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last winter, and levels of Jew-hatred have not been so high since the Second World War, according to the Jewish Agency's annual report on anti-Semitism issued on Sunday. The report was presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli […]




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Protecting Diaspora synagogues with Jewish technology

| January 5, 2010 | 1 Comment



It was never easy being a Jew. But with security concerns on the rise in many Jewish communities across the globe, local rabbis are struggling to protect themselves and their congregations from potential attacks while at the same time adhering to Jewish law. Electronic monitors, security cameras, intercoms and automatic door locks become major obstacles […]




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Police security withdrawn from Jewish centres in city

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



PUNE: The police have tightened security in the city following recent intelligence inputs that Taliban-trained terrorists have sneaked into Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi to target vital installations. However, the security at the Ohel David synagogue (Lal Deval) in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park have been withdrawn. A tight security was being maintained […]




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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]




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