For 3rd Time In A Month, California JCC Evacuated After Bomb Threat


Wisconsin isn't alone. Since the beginning of January, there have been 70 similar threats at Jewish community centers across the United States, including one that took place Tuesday morning in La Jolla, California. "FBI is investigating", Mayor Mitch Landrieu wrote on Twitter. "We must protect our houses of worship and religious centers".

Trump converted to Judaism before marrying her husband, Jared Kushner.

Officials said the threat was called in about 9:15 a.m. Fischman said a receptionist received the threat from someone using an altered voice and passed it along to other staff, who began the evacuation immediately.

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Harrison's move comes days after New Hampshire Democratic Party chair Ray Buckley dropped out and endorsed Ellison . Congress is out of session this week in observance of Presidents' Day, but will return to Washington next week.

Said Stephen P. Seiden, chairman of JCC Association of North America's board of directors, "JCC Association of North America applauds this bipartisan effort toward an issue impacting communities across the country, and we are grateful for Rep. Murphy and Rep. Crowley's leadership".

"While we are relieved that all such threats have proven to be hoaxes and that not a single person was harmed, we are concerned about the anti-Semitism behind these threats, and the repetition of threats meant to interfere with day-to-day life".

In a statement, the bureau said it was helping investigate the threats as possible civil rights violations. Trump cut off a question from Jake Turx, a reporter for Ami Magazine and the first Hasidic Jewish member of the White House press corps, who asked Trump how he plans to address the "uptick in anti-Semitism and how the government plans to take care of it".

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Then Homeland Security's John Kelly stepped in. "Let me be very, very clear". "There will be no mass deportations". Kelly also insisted that the policy would be implemented humanely and within the boundaries of USA laws.

This week also saw the desecration of more than 170 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.

The president said the question was "insulting" and called himself the "least anti-Semitic person you've ever seen in your entire life".

Katko, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the threats targeting the local Jewish Community Center in DeWitt are unacceptable.

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The attack was captured on CCTV. "Other exhibits are under analysis", Khalid added in the statement. The Nuclear Threat Initiative reports North Korea possesses between 2,500 and 5,000 tons of VX.

The wave of bomb threats has alarmed Jewish leaders and prompted some to voice criticism of President Donald Trump for not speaking up about the incidents sooner. Just 24 per cent of Jews voted for Mr Trump.