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Synagogue Vandalism in Montreal Ruled as Hate Crime

| March 26, 2010 | 1 Comment



Vandals broke into Congregation Ahavath Israel d’Chasidei Viznitz in Montreal Friday night. Montreal police are treating the attack as a hate crime due to the graffiti of two swastikas on the bimah (pulpit). The synagogue is located in Outremont a Montreal neighbourhood that is known as the heart of Montreal’s Hasidic community. Police say vandals […]




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Synagogue vandalism a hate crime: police

| March 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



A forced entry into an Outremont synagogue by at least one vandal who etched swastikas inside with a black marker in all likelihood took place between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday, Hersh Ber Hirsch, the synagogue's administrator, said yesterday. The act is being probed by Montreal police as an anti-Semitic hate crime. One suspect, […]




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Richardson Police and CSI Teach Churches To Protect Flocks

| March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Richardson Police Department is holding a free Faith Based Crime Prevention Conference from 8 a.m. to noon on March 27 at the First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park in Richardson. Churches, synagogues and mosques are supposed to be sanctuaries from violence. But far too often, these holy places become settings for tragedy. One of […]




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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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Orlando Colon Jr. pleads not guilty to molesting child in synagogue

| March 3, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Rochester man pleaded not guilty today to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in an Irondequoit synagogue and exposed himself to four other children. Orlando Colon Jr., 25, is charged in an indictment with a felony of first-degree sexual abuse and four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child on […]




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Swastika, other vandalism at temple not yet a ‘hate crime’

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



Vandals scratched a swastika, "KKK," "Hail Hitler" and the N-word on doors inside Temple Beth El in Boca Raton on Feb. 15. Was this a hate crime? The synagogue's leader is unsure, police are still trying to make that determination and the Anti-Defamation League believes there are grounds for pursuing it as a hate crime. […]




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MPD officers arrest alleged theft at synagogue

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



MADISON (WKOW) — Madison Police arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly trying to burglarize a downtown synagogue. An employee at Beth Israel Center on Mound St. was working early into Sunday morning when she heard someone in the basement. She called police, who arrived to find a burglary in progress. They caught the alleged thief […]




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Suspect says shul attack act of revenge against Israel

| February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Egyptian police on Monday night arrested a suspect in Sunday's attack on the Shaare Shamayim Synagogue in central Cairo. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said the man had confessed and tried to link his act to Israel's "actions against the Palestinians." Gamal Hussein Ahmed, a 49-year-old tailor, was arrested in the Egyptian capital. He told […]




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Temple works on being secure, but welcoming

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



IRONDEQUOIT — The community at Temple Beth David is trying to use a bad experience to bring about positive change, the temple's president said Friday. Since a man entered the temple Feb. 6 and allegedly exposed himself to several children and sexually abused a 9-year-old girl, the community has increased its security measures and is […]




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Man hurls bomb at Egyptian synagogue

| February 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



A man hurled a makeshift bomb at Egypt's main synagogue Sunday morning, but no injuries or damage were reported. The man checked into the Panorama Hotel in downtown Cairo and then threw a bag — with gasoline canisters inside — from the fourth floor at the historic synagogue, the country's Interior Ministry said. "The initial […]




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Police: Three teens admit to anti-Semitic graffiti at Boca Raton synagogue, charged with vandalism

| February 20, 2010 | 0 Comments



BOCA RATON — Boca Raton police on Friday announced the arrest of three juveniles who authorities said admitted vandalizing the Temple Beth El synagogue, where property was damaged and anti-Semitic and racist messages were carved into doors. The three suspects were juveniles — all about 15 to 16-years-old, according to police — who were stopped […]




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Boca Raton police: Synagogue vandalism a hate crime

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police on Tuesday were investigating the vandalism of a Boca Raton synagogue as a hate crime after burglars broke in, damaged property and left behind anti-Semitic and racist messages. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm around 10 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth El in the 300 block of Southwest Fourth […]




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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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