Sixth Wave of Threats Hits American Jewish Centers

The Fellowship  |  March 7, 2017

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Last week, the FBI arrested a suspect behind some of the rash of anti-Semitic threats being leveled across the U.S. But once again, The Times of Israel reports, new bomb threats have been directed at Jewish centers and institutions across North America:

At least ten Jewish community centers across North America as well as four offices of the Anti-Defamation League have received threats of lethal attack, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year.

As of midday Tuesday, threats had been reported at Jewish institutions in Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Alabama and at least two community centers in New York, according to Secure Community Network, the security arm of the Jewish Federations of North America. In addition, two threats were directed toward Canadian JCCs, in Toronto and London, Ontario.

Some threats were called in over the phone, others were emailed.

Chicago5, NBC’s Chicago affiliate, reported a bomb threat at the Chicago Jewish Day School on the city’s North Side.

In addition, the JCC in Syracuse, New York, was on lockdown after a threat was called in…

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