Jewish community centers receive fourth wave of bomb threats this year

Over 100 gravestones were destroyed in the 123 year old Jewish cemetery

Over 100 gravestones were destroyed in the 123 year old Jewish cemetery

The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin was evacuated at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday, and reopened at about 3 p.m., an hour after police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officers said that everything was clear, according to local reports. This happened in cities like Birmingham, Alabama; St Paul, Minnesota; Houston, Texas; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Levite Jewish Community Center was briefly evacuated Monday morning after receiving a bomb threat. "The FBI and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division are investigating possible civil rights violations in connection with threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country". In news conferences last week, the president had multiple opportunities to address concerns over rising anti-Semitism, but each time he either downplayed or denied the rise.

"JCC Association is coordinating updated security trainings for JCC executives and staff, to ensure that our community of professionals across the country is prepared with critical tools, resources and contacts". The Hyde Park JCC at 5200-block of South Hyde Park Boulevard received a phone call Monday morning indicating a bomb threat.

Over 57 JCCs have received bomb threats since January 9th

"What we are concerned about, and what we haven't really heard being addressed, is an uptick in anti-Semitism and how the government is planning to take care of it", Turx said, according to CNN.

Goldenberg said that some of the JCCs were evacuated and others were not. It is not known if they were live calls or recorded. I hate even the question because people that know me - and you heard the Prime Minister, you heard Benjamin Netanyahu, did you hear him, Bibi?

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