White House condemns new bomb threats against Jewish sites

White House condemns new bomb threats against Jewish sites

"I've been doing this work for nearly 20 years now and I haven't seen anything like this in terms of a sustained campaign of bomb threats", he says.

The FBI is now investigating the anti-Semitic bomb threats.

Last week, St. Louis police arrested disgraced journalist Juan Thompson, 31, who was accused of making at least eight threats across the country - including an earlier one at the ADL's Manhattan headquarters - to get back at his former girlfriend.

USA federal authorities have been investigating a surge of threats against Jewish organizations, including more than 100 hoax bomb threats in five separate waves in January and February against JCCs in dozens of states.

I write to express my serious concerns surrounding the recent bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in NY and across the country.

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The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee and the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, were also targets.

Telephoned bomb threats also targeted ADL offices in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., according to a statement issued on social media by ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. More than 100 hoax bomb threats in five separate waves in January and February against JCCs have occurred in dozens of states.

"We write to underscore the need for swift action with regard to the deeply troubling series of anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish day schools, synagogues, and other buildings affiliated with Jewish organizations or institutions across the country", the letter said.

"We just received multiple #bombthreats at ADL offices", ADL said just after 10 a.m. "Law enforcement personnel are responding".

On Sunday, a caller to a Brooklyn's East Midwood Jewish Center left a voice mail promising to spray the temple with pig's blood, the Daily News reported.

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In addition to violent threats, some Jewish organizations received harassing phone calls.

Cronin said the staffer who took the call thought it was prerecorded or computer-generated, like numerous other calls across the country.

In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neil were to hold a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders at a JCC on Staten Island on Tuesday to discuss the spate anti-Semitic incidents throughout the city.

Along with the threats, Jewish cemeteries in Missouri and NY have been vandalized.

Chicago Jewish Day School on the city's north side was evacuated for a few hours while police investigated.

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