WJC News Update – At least 7 JCCs in US and Canada receive bomb threats on Purim

WJC News Update –  At least 7 JCCs in US and Canada receive bomb threats on Purim 


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Small blog jcc At least 7 JCCs in US and Canada receive bomb threats on Purim – JTAMost of the JCCs were evacuated and searched. None of the threats turned out to be credible.
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Small blog greenblatt US envoy lands in Israel for talks with Netanyahu and Abbas – Times of Israel13 Mar 2017 Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy for the peace process, who landed in Israel earlier in the day, is expected to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday as part of an opening attempt to try and broker fresh peace talks after years of stagnation.  READ MORE »
Small blog anti semitism WJC North America backs Congress members urging Trump to appoint anti-Semitism envoy13 Mar 2017 A bipartisan group of 167 Members of Congress on Friday signed a letter urging President Donald J. Trump to prioritize the appointment of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; WJC US Rabbi Joel Meyers: ‘The US must remain as a leader and example to other countries in making sure that this age old hatred is fought diligently.’  READ MORE »
Small blog church Bulgarian church nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for saving Jews – Jerusalem Post13 Mar 2017 Israeli group seeks support for recognition of Independent Orthodox Church’s bravery during WWII.  READ MORE »
Small blog jlem Two Israeli police officers injured in Palestinian stabbing attack – JTA13 Mar 2017 A third officer reportedly shot and killed the man, identified by the Palestinian Maan news agency as Ibrahim Mahmoud Matar, 25, a resident of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabar.  READ MORE »
Small blog bds Israel blocks head of pro-BDS organization from entering Israel – Haaretz13 Mar 2017 Gilad Erdan, Israel’s strategic affairs minister said that together with the Interior Ministry he is leading a new policy to prevent entry to those working to harm Israel.  READ MORE »
Small blog dm1 Palestinian boys and girls pretend to execute an Israeli soldier – Mail on Sunday13 Mar 2017 Britain is pumping huge sums of foreign aid into Palestinian schools named after mass murderers and Islamist militants, which openly promote terrorism and encourage pupils to see child killers as role models.  READ MORE »
Small blog image1 Hate-graffiti describing Holocaust as ‘fake history’ found at Seattle synagogue – KING13 Mar 2017 Anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denying graffiti was found spray-painted on the campus of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, in Seattle.  READ MORE »
Small blog puru Jewish people across the world celebrate Purim – Independent13 Mar 2017 The holiday, which is a day of feasting and rejoicing, commemorates Mordecai and Esther, two of the main characters in the Book of Esther in the Bible who saved the Jewish people from being massacred some 2,500 years ago.  READ MORE »