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  • Jewish bomb threat suspect caught; Israeli teen’s arrest at odds with assumptions   

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. Wrong Profile! The news that one Jewish teen —an Israeli, no less —was behind most of the approximately 150 bomb […]
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  • Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety. “[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own nefarious political aims” is how someone responded to the JTA […]
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  • Adam Krief, Jewish father of 3 whose bone marrow search inspired celebrities, dies

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died Tuesday, March 14, a family friend confirmed to JTA. He was 31. Krief was diagnosed […]
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  • Man alleged to have made 8 bomb threats against JCCs, ADL denied bail

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The St. Louis man accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League must remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge in that city ruled. The allegations against Juan Thompson, 32, are “very serious,” U.S. District Court Judge David Noce said Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]
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  • Control over Touro Synagogue and its $7.4 million silver bells back in court

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    BOSTON (JTA) – Ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue and its valuable religious and ritual objects is being decided by a federal appeals court. The hearing of the case by a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston is the latest development in a closely watched legal battle pitting New York City’s Shearith Israel, the […]
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  • At least 7 JCCs receive bomb threats on Purim in continuing bias threat wave

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events. The threats, either called in or e-mailed, were reported Sunday at JCCs in Rochester, New York; Chicago; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Cleveland; Houston, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Most of the JCCs were evacuated and searched. None […]
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  • Art of the peace deal may be more complicated than Trump anticipates

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas M. Bloomfield Just when Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli right thought it was safe to go into the water again, the peace sharks unexpectedly appeared. Donald Trump’s election had been celebrated as a repellent, a green light on settlement building and a freeze on peace processing that seemed confirmed by the appointment of a new American […]
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  • WWII airman gets Star of David on his headstone 75 years after being shot down

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– The headstone of an American soldier killed in World War II has been replaced with one bearing a Star of David. A headstone replacement ceremony was held on Feb. 28 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to a report on the United States Air Force news website, 15th Wing. Staff […]
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  • While some parents pull out of JCCs, others vow to remain despite bomb threats

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    By BEN SALES (JTA) –  When Cincinnati’s Mayerson Jewish Community Center was hit with a bomb threat on Jan. 18, Adam Bellows was satisfied with how the staff handled the preschool kids, including his two-year-old son.The kids, said Bellows, had no idea the threat had happened. They were evacuated and taken to a secure location where they watched cartoons. But after […]
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  • 16 Jewish sites threatened in sixth wave of harassment

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — At least 12 Jewish community centers and institutions across North America and four Anti-Defamation League offices have received threats of lethal attack, the sixth such wave since the beginning of the year. As of Tuesday afternoon, March 7, threats had been reported at Jewish institutions in Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Alabama and at least […]
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