Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Many Jewish groups did go too far, too fast in assuming the identity of the culprit (or culprits), pinning the threats on a political climate inspired by President Donald Trump.
The 52-46 vote on Thursday afternoon hewed mostly to party lines. Only two Democrats backed the nomination among the 48 senators who caucus with the party.
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.
The 1958 bombing of a synagogue in the Georgia capital has renewed relevance as bomb threats hit JCCs across the country.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the arrest in Israel of a teenager allegedly responsible for more than 100 bomb threats against U.S. Jewish institutions was the culmination of an investigation “spanning multiple continents.”
A Israeli teenager who also has American citizenship was arrested on suspicion of carrying out more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States.
The family of Seth Rich, a Jewish DNC staffer killed near his home last summer, has launched a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to fund efforts to solve the case.
The family of a Jewish-American man who disappeared from Iran in 2007 while working on behalf of the CIA is suing the Iranian government in the United States.
Maintaining Iran sanctions, crushing BDS, ensuring aid to Israel, and breaking from polarization are high on the agenda.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Department and Livingston Police Department, including the K-9 and bomb squad units, arrived at the synagogue and searched the premises.

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