Tag: terror

Turkish police uncover plot to bomb synagogue

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



Turkish police uncovered a plot linked to al-Qaida to bomb a synagogue in Istanbul, the US embassy in Ankara and other targets, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Twelve people were arrested during a raid on two houses in Istanbul and Corlu in February, according to the Times. Eight of them were Turks, two […]




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NYPD beefs up security ahead of Passover; already had extra patrols after France attack

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is beefing up security at the city's synagogues and other Jewish sites this week for the Passover holiday in the wake of a deadly attack on a religious school in France last month. Authorities stressed that there have been no specific threats reported in the city for […]




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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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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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NYPD study: Jews are often terror targets

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nearly half of the terror plots aimed at the city since 1992 have targeted Jewish people or institutions, prompting police to ramp up security around such facilities during the holiday season, according to an NYPD intelligence analysis. Friday, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said there was no specific threat against the city around the Christmas holiday […]




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Austria Remembers Attack on Main Vienna Synagogue

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



Top members of the Austrian government were in attendance Monday at Vienna's Great Synagogue, the Stadttempel, on the 30th anniversary of a terrorist attack by Arabs against Jews who were celebrating a Bar Mitzvah. Speaking at the ceremony were members of the Austrian parliament, government officials, and the Chief Rabbi of Austria, Paul Haim Eisenberg, […]




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Feds warn of small airplane terror threats

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they […]




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Terror plot against synagogues underscores threat

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A foiled plot to attack New York synagogues offered a distressing reminder to the Jewish community that Osama bin Laden’s death does not mean an end to the threat of terrorism — especially from so-called “lone wolves.” New York police arrested Algerian-born Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, a naturalized American citizen from Morocco, […]




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Area Jewish Community Reacts To Alleged Terror Plot

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



For Rabbi Eli Shifrin, the details of the Manhattan District Attorney's case against two Queens men accused of planning to blow up city synagogues unearthed old fears lying just beneath the surface. "It takes only 1 percent of the people we don't catch for tragedy to strike our community," said Shifrin, who leads the Chabad […]




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DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



DISTRICT ATTORNEY – NEW YORK COUNTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 CONTACT: Erin Duggan 212-335-9400 DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES Defendants Planned to Bomb Synagogue, Support Violent Jihad Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, joined by […]




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Two Arrested in New York City Synagogue Attack Plot Sting

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two men allegedly trying to buy weapons including three pistols and hand grenades as part of a plot to attack Manhattan synagogues were arrested in New York City, averting a terror threat, law enforcement sources said. This is the 13th plot thwarted against the city since the Sept. 11, law enforcement officials said. The men […]




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Israel warns against travel to Sinai, Turkey, Jordan during Passover

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



In addition, the Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning ahead of the Passover holiday, during which many Israelis frequent tourist destinations abroad. The bureau stressed the warning against travel to Sinai this year, saying intelligence exists that terror agents will attempt to abduct Israeli citizens there. Other countries in which travel is advised against […]




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Missionary risks are rising, says security expert

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



With eyes wide open. That's how missionaries face lives where uncertainty and some risk may be unavoidable, said Ventura County mission leaders reacting to the four people killed Tuesday by Somali pirates off East Africa. Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey, who used their yacht to distribute Bibles to remote places across the […]




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Area synagogues on alert after bomb threat

| November 7, 2010 | 1 Comment



Last Friday, two suspicious packages addressed to a Chicago synagogue and Jewish community center were located on flights leaving Yemen, according to AP reports. The packages turned out to be toner cartridges that had been fashioned into bombs and are believed to be the work of al-Qaida operatives working in Yemen. The Jewish community at […]




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