Tag: Jewish Security

White powder scare at North Dallas synagogue

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



DALLAS — A hazardous materials team was checking out a white powder scare at Baruch HaShem Messianic Synagogue in North Dallas Saturday morning. Police said two men were seen scattering 12 mounds of white powder on the parking lot and along the sidewalk of the religious center at 6304 Beltline Road. A witness spotted the […]




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Toulouse tragedy: questions over Jewish school security provision

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



There were surveillance cameras and a tall fence around the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse. But the cameras were not manned and there was no guard. The tragedy was "an accident waiting to happen" according to a British member of the city's Jewish community. Stephen Peters, a former board member of London's New West End […]




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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]




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Deadly attack on Jewish school prompts NYPD to beef up patrols at synagogues, other sites

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK — The NYPD has stepped up security at synagogues and other sites around the city in the wake of a deadly attack on a Jewish school in France in which three children and a rabbi were murdered by a gunman who opened fire on a motorbike. Paul Browne, a spokesman for the NYPD, […]




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‘Jews around world under growing terror threat’

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Former Counterterrorism Bureau chief tells 'Post' that jihadist organizations seeking to attack Israeli, Jewish targets overseas. Israelis and Jews around the world are under a growing threat from Islamic terrorists and need to demand that local authorities provide better security, former Counterterrorism Bureau chief Brig.-Gen. (res) Nitzan Nuriel said Monday, hours after a gunman killed […]




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Safe Shuls

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Synagogues need to take responsibility for their security, said retired New York Police Department detective Mordecai Dzikansky, who served as the NYPD’s liaison with the Israeli police in the aftermath of 9/11. “If you are relying solely on police you’re leaving yourself vulnerable,” Dzikansky said in an interview. Dzikansky spoke with the Jewish Standard after […]




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Police Plan To Raise Security Again For Jewish High Holidays

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



Security in the city remains tight following the anniversary of September 11th as police look forward to the High Holy days. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday that security will not be as severe, but will have to remain in place for some time until threats are entirely gone. He said officers will still be […]




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Bukharian temple gets security funds

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



With the help of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s (D-Fresh Meadows) office, a Kew Gardens Hills Bukharian synagogue was awarded a $75,000 federal grant to bolster its security. “We helped fill out the application,” Lancman said during a news conference outside Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim, at 150-62 78th Road in Kew Gardens Hills. “It was […]




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Synagogues look at security as 9/11 landmark nears

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Although this year’s High Holidays follow close behind the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, local synagogues are not making any major overhauls to their usual security procedures. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, through briefings with national advisory organization Secure Community Network (SCN), has encouraged synagogues and other member agencies to revisit security plans, […]




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Security Upgrades Planned at Temples

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, local synagogues are seeking to upgrade security on their property by installing surveillance cameras. The BACH Jewish Center, at 210 Edwards Blvd. in Long Beach, is finalizing a plan to install the cameras on its grounds. The center recently received funding from the Homeland […]




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ADL: Homegrown extremists spark hate, violence

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



Radicalism, sometimes thought of as a foreign export, is increasingly homegrown in America, as U.S. citizens foment hate, terrorism and bloodshed. Men, typically in their 20s, are joining extremist groups, as radical Internet blogs and online magazines recruit new faces to a variety of alarming causes, said Oren Segal and Marilyn Mayo, co-directors of the […]




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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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After Santa Monica bombing, shuls ponder openness vs. security

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nobody thought much about the shabby but quiet middle-aged man who showed up last weekend at an Orthodox study hall in suburban Cleveland. But when police came last Monday and arrested the man, Ron Hirsch, 60, on charges of setting off a bomb next to the Chabad synagogue in Santa Monica, Calif., it sent shock […]




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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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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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