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Prosecutor: Synagogue Attacks Suspect Eyed Local School for ‘Project Anarchy’

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



The 19-year-old New Brunswick man charged in connection with a series of anti-Semitic attacks on North Jersey synagogues had a blueprint of a Camden County school marked for another attack and labeled “Project Anarchy,” according to a report on NorthJersey.com. The school, John F. Kennedy Memorial Elementary School, is in West Berlin, Bergen County Prosecutor […]




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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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Four killed in shooting at Jewish school in France

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Latest updates: France opens terrorism probe into shootings French police close off every street with Jewish institution in country Sarkozy and Hollande suspend campaigning efforts Four people were killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting at a Jewish high school in the southern French city of Toulouse, French media reported on Monday. The shooting […]




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Woman quizzed over ‘synagogue plot’

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



A woman arrested under terror laws is being questioned as part of a wider investigation into an alleged "super-secret" Facebook plot to blow up an Italian synagogue. The 40-year-old suspect was held in a pre-dawn swoop on her south London home in relation to extremist material posted online. Italian police said she may have been […]




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Second suspect in Hacknesack synagogue vandalism pleads not guilty

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



The second suspect allegedly involved in spray-painting anti-Semitic and white supremacist graffiti at a Hackensack synagogue in December, as well as other local bias attacks, pleaded not guilty on March 5 to numerous charges filed against him. Aakash Dalal, 19, of New Brunswick and formerly of Lodi, pleaded not guilty to aggravated arson, bias intimidation, […]




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Italy arrests man over Milan synagogue ‘plot’

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man aged 20 has been arrested in northern Italy on suspicion of plotting an attack on a synagogue in Milan. The suspect, described as Moroccan-born, was said to have had details of the synagogue and plans for an attack on his computer. Police in London said a 40-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion […]




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Congress cuts security funds for synogogues

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) took Congress to task this week for cutting funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that goes toward beefing up security at Queens synagogues and other nonprofits at risk for terrorist attacks. Lancman spoke outside of the Israel Center for Conservative Judaism, on 73rd Avenue in Electchester. “I […]




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Vandalism won’t stop Folsom synagogue

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



A recent act of vandalism won’t stop a local synagogue from practicing their faith. According to Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum, executive director at the Chabad Jewish Community Center, someone threw a large rock through the side window so hard that it hit an arc and cracked one of its doors inside the center at 302 South […]




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Toronto Jewish community starts security patrol system to combat hate crimes

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



With Toronto’s Jews routinely identified as one of the city’s most victimized racial or ethnic groups, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs plans to form a bold new citizen security system aimed at curtailing hate crimes in the community. Called the Community Security Network, the pilot project will train at least 25 unarmed volunteers […]




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The Iranian threat hits home

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



Amid analysis of the Iranian nuclear threat and how America should respond on a national level, recent attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia has Jewish institutions asking a question that is much closer to home: Does Iran pose a local terror threat? “Homeland security really starts as security in the neighborhood,” Paul Goldenberg, […]




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It’s A Mitzvah! NY1 Viewer Helps Police Recover Stolen Synagogue Items

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



Devout NY1 viewer Janet Medina says it was a good thing she was watching the newschannel Tuesday morning when NY1 aired a story about religious artifacts stolen from a synagogue in Kew Gardens. "I was like – 'Oh my God, I've seen those items," she recalled Friday. Medina saw them last week when she was […]




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Bergen County temple bombing suspect Aakash Dalal accused of plotting, encouraging friend’s attacks

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — Nineteen year old Aakash Dalal was the brains behind a string of attacks that terrorized the Bergen County Jewish community between December and January, police alleged on Friday. Aakash Dalal, a Lodi resident and student at Rutgers University, is the second man arrested in connection to the attacks, which began as petty vandalism […]




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Man charged in Worcester synagogue theft

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



WORCESTER — A city man pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of religious artifacts from a local synagogue where he worked and pawning the items. Donald E. Spencer, 29, of 42 Stebbins St., was indicted Friday on 10 counts of larceny over $250 and four counts of […]




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Metal thieves cause gas leak after raiding Westcliff synagogue

| February 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



THIEVES risked causing an explosion at a synagogue when they stole copper piping. Crooks ripped the metal down from Southend and District Reform Synagogue, causing gas to escape into the street for about ten hours. They then carried the ten feet of piping away in full view of passing traffic in London Road, Westcliff. Luckily […]




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