Tag: Jewish

Incidents Decreased, as Synagogue Targeted

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



The evening before the Anti-Defamation League was set to release its annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, just such an event was being perpetrated at a local Conservative synagogue. Arriving for morning minyan, congregants at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel in Northeast Philadelphia found a gold, spray-painted swastika on the front of their building, reported office […]




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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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Synagogue Hit With Hate Graffiti

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



PHILADELPHIA – Police are looking for the person responsible for spray painting a hateful symbol on the wall of a Northeast Philadelphia synagogue. Someone painted a swastika on the wall of the congregation of Ner Zedek Synagogue, located on Bustleton Avenue. Investigators believe the incident happened between 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday. Congregation […]




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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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Community galvanizes to help preschool

| May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



People of various faiths are helping a Camarillo Jewish preschool, the target of anti-Semitic graffiti, pay for a surveillance and security system. Last week workers installed cameras outside and a security system inside the Gan Camarillo Preschool in Old Town.   http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2009/0529/faith/019.html




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Brazilian Police Thwart Neo-Nazi Bombing of Synagogues

| May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) Brazilian police have thwarted an attempt by neo-Nazis to bomb at least two synagogues in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Police inspector Paulo Cesar Jardim said that a "major tragedy" was prevented. He said that the neo-Nazi group is comprised of about 50 well-organized dangerous criminals. A statement by the group said […]




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NY police: Terror suspects aimed for ‘jihad’

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



NY police: Terror suspects aimed for 'jihad' Authorities say men arrested for planting mock explosive device outside Riverdale Temple and plotting to shoot down military plane were bent on launching holy war against America. Police chief: They said they were disturbed about Muslims being killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan Associated Press   http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3719607,00.html    




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Terror plot ‘worries’ Riverdale Jews

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



David Winter, the executive director of the Riverdale Jewish Center, said on Thursday that police had assembled local rabbis in order to brief them on an averted plot to detonate a bomb outside the Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple.   http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1242212432631&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull




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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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