Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 57 Percent In 2017, Anti-Defamation League ReportsThe New York City-based organization found 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents last year, up from 1,267 in 2016. That's the highest total since 1994 and the largest single-year increase since the group began collecting this data in 1979.
New Jersey Bill Proposes Tougher Penalties For Bomb ThreatsNew Jersey Assemblyman Gordon Johnson says the bill is a response to the string of threats aimed at Jewish community centers, temples and schools earlier this year.
Israel Extends Arrest Of Teen Suspected Of US JCC Bomb ThreatsPolice say they are keeping the suspect in custody for another week and placing his father under house arrest. A court has banned the publication of their names.
Disgraced Journalist Accused In 8 JCC Threats Appears In CourtA disgraced former journalist from St. Louis had his first court appearance in Manhattan on Wednesday, on charges that he threatened a number of Jewish community centers to harass an ex-girlfriend.
Anti-Defamation League Offices, Jewish Community Centers Targeted In New Round Of Bomb ThreatsThe ADL said four of its offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington D.C. received telephoned bomb threats while JCCs in and a school in New York, Wisconsin, Oregon, Florida and Maryland were also targeted.
More Bomb Threats Force Evacuations Of Jewish Centers Across US, Including NY & NJSeveral Jewish Community Centers in the Tri-State Area were forced to evacuate Monday as another wave of bomb threats was called in to JCCs across the country.
Jewish Leaders Alarmed By Surge In Anti-Semitic Threats & Hate CrimesThe JCC Association of North American reported that 54 Jewish community centers have faced 69 threats since the beginning of the year.
Federal Authorities Assisting Local Jewish Community Centers In Wake Of Bomb ThreatsThe simultaneous threats were unprecedented, says Paul Goldenberg of The Secure Community Network which coordinates security for the Jewish community.