Tag: terrorism

Increased Israel-Iran Tension Leads To Heightened Security At Jewish Institutions In NYC

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has increased security at the Israeli consulate, synagogues and other Jewish cultural institutions throughout the city. The rising tensions between Israel and Iran have prompted the security increase in our area. Heavily armed police and bomb sniffing dogs were posted outside the Israeli consulate on Manhattan’s East Side. CBS […]

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Exclusive: Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase. "We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase … on both our guarded sites […]

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‘Lone wolves’ more common, dangerous than organized supremacists, experts say

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

HACKENSACK, N.J. – A loner who broke from obscurity to commit a violent crime – that’s the description provided by law enforcement officials of the 19-year-old Lodi, N.J., man they’ve accused of firebombing a North Jersey synagogue and other violent bias crimes. It’s also a profile that fits the perpetrators of any number of horrific […]

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Italy: Teacher threatens to commit massacre in synagogue

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Italian media outlets reported over the weekend that a teacher from the northern city of Torino has posted a message on his Facebook page threatening to commit a massacre in a local synagogue. According to reports, Renato Pallavidini, 55, who was convicted of Holocaust denial four years ago, is registered as a high school teacher […]

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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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Israel issues urgent Sinai travel advisory ahead of Sukkot

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Monday warned Israelis to stay away from the Sinai Peninsula during the upcoming week-long Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot), which begins Wednesday night, for fear of possible attacks from militants based there. A statement from the Bureau also urged Israelis currently in the peninsula "to leave at once and return to Israel." […]

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Synagogue security is beefed up

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Synagogue-goers were warned this week to remain vigilant during Rosh Hashanah services after a number of terrorism-related arrests and the Palestinians statehood bid. A statement by the Community Security Trust noted that "security measures will be at the same high level as in recent years. The number of UK terrorist arrests has not diminished since […]

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Suicide bombing at Indonesian church injures 22

| September 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

SOLO, Indonesia — A suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Indonesian church as hundreds of worshippers were filing out after the Sunday service, injuring at least 22 people, police said. The bomber's mangled body lay at the entrance of the Tenth Bethel Gospel Church. Around him, screaming people were splattered in blood. Police Chief […]

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Police Plan To Raise Security Again For Jewish High Holidays

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Security in the city remains tight following the anniversary of September 11th as police look forward to the High Holy days. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday that security will not be as severe, but will have to remain in place for some time until threats are entirely gone. He said officers will still be […]

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Police uncover Islamic militants’ bombing plan

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) — Philippine policemen have uncovered a plan of Islamic militants to blow up Catholic churches in southern Philippines. Chief Supt. Felicisimo Khu, regional police director for Western Mindanao, said Thursday they got Intelligence report citing militants linked to Al Qaeda were planning to plant three homemade bombs in populated areas such […]

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Man in New York synagogue bomb plot gets 25 years

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A man who stood watch while two of his co-conspirators planted what they thought were bombs outside New York City synagogues in 2009 was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday. Laguerre Payen, 29, a Haitian citizen, was convicted in October along with three others following a trial in Manhattan federal court. […]

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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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US Court Jails 3 Over Plot To Blow Up New York Synagogue

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

(RTTNews) – A U.S. federal court on Wednesday sentenced three men to 25 years each in jail over a botched attempt to bomb a New York synagogue in 2009 and for possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD), reports said. Sentencing the trio — James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams — Judge Colleen McMahon said […]

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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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