Tag: Jewish

Police Make Arrests In Mercer Island Anti-Semitic Vandalism Case

| October 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — Mercer Island Police arrested two people and served search warrants at three Mercer Island Homes Wednesday in the case of anti-Semitic vandalism found at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Sept. 17, police said. These people are suspected to be responsible for three graffiti incidents that occurred on Sept. 14 at Island […]

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Paris synagogue blast echoes across the years

| October 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Thirty years after the terrorist attack that's been dubbed that country's 9/11, France is fighting to extradite an Ottawa academic with alleged links to the case, CHRIS COBB reports. A narrow central Paris street will be crowded politicians, religious leaders and ordinary citizens today to mark the 30th anniversary of the bombing of a synagogue […]

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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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Central Jersey cops stepping up patrols during Jewish high holy days

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

EDISON — Area police departments said they are increasing patrols around local synagogues and other key spots during the Jewish High Holy Days this month. In Edison, police have identified nine locations in the 100,000-resident township where there will be extra patrols during the holy days, Lt. Salvatore Filinnano said. The stepped-up effort also includes […]

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Amidst security, Jews to bring in New Year

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Jewish community is set to bring in Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year, on Thursday, and synagogues in the city will celebrate it in the presence of several armed security personnel. Nearly two years after the 26/11 attacks in which a Jewish rabbi and his wife were killed, city Jews are still insecure about […]

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Updated Warnings Ahead of Upcoming Jewish Holidays

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

No new travel warnings have been issued; the following merely underscores the current situation. As an annual public service ahead of the Jewish holidays that occur during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, and the departure of many Israelis abroad, the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau presents its updated travel warnings. General travel warning Hezbollah and […]

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Crime grips worshippers

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Community and religious leaders have noted a decline in attendance figures at prayer services recently as places of worships are increasingly being targeted. This week, the brutal rape of two Hindu devotees at a temple and the shooting of two congregants at a church – both in Bayview, Chats- worth – sparked outrage in the […]

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Nashville rabbi was target of failed firebombing

| July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Abdul Hakim Muhammad returned to Nashville last year with a history of violence and the belief that he was a soldier of God. A convert to Islam, he was angry about the actions of American soldiers in the Middle East. He believed they had desecrated the Quran and wanted revenge. His target was a home […]

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ADL Audit: 1,211 Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Country in 2009

| July 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

New York, NY, July 27, 2010 … The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States remained at a "sustained and troubling" level in 2009, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which compiles annually a statistical audit of anti-Semitic assaults, vandalism and harassment. The 2009 ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released today, counted a total […]

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Bronx Terror Target Synagogues To Get Fed Funds

| July 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

A New York congressman says two Bronx synagogues targeted in a terror plot will receive federal funds to help prevent future terrorist attempts. Rep. Anthony Weiner said Sunday that the two sites were among 80 high-risk groups receiving Homeland Security Department money. They will share more than $5.8 million. Weiner says the average award will […]

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Homeland security releases new funds to Jewish non-profits

| July 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Department of Homeland Security released $19 million to secure non-profits, the vast majority Jewish. Of 271 institutions named in a list released this week by DHS, 254 are Jewish, including synagogues, schools, community centers and offices. The funds were released as part of a congressionally mandated program in place since 2005 that targets institutions […]

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Security vs. openness: European Jewish institutions seeking a balance

| July 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

ROME (JTA) — In an age of terrorism and fears of mounting anti-Semitism, Jewish communities in Europe are facing a dilemma: how to protect synagogues and other Jewish institutions without turning them into fortresses that repel the very people they seek to attract. At many European Jewish institutions, police patrols, guards, metal detectors, and identification […]

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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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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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