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March 9, 2017 11:15 am

Jewish Leaders Urge US Attorney General to Advance Investigation Into Ongoing Faux Bomb Threats

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Jeff Sessions. Photo: Twitter/National Sheriffs Association.

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JNS.org – A major network of Jewish North American institutions has sent a letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging him to take immediate action in advancing the investigation into the ongoing wave of faux bomb threats being leveled at Jewish centers across the continent.

The JCC Association of North America’s statement, signed by 141 of the organization’s leaders, said: “We are frustrated with the progress in resolving this situation. We insist that all relevant federal agencies, including your own, apply all the resources available to identify and bring the perpetrator or perpetrators, who are trying to instill anxiety and fear in communities across the country, to justice.”

Doron Krakow, president and CEO of the JCC Association, said that Jewish community centers (JCCs) play vital roles in their communties’ lives.

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“JCCs have demonstrated incredible resilience over the past several weeks, relying on long-practiced measures to ensure that we can safely and effectively serve communities across the continent,” Krakow said. “We will not allow antisemitism to get in the way of our providing our invaluable programs, and we urge Attorney General Sessions to be an even stronger partner to us.”

The JCC Association’s letter came on the same day that centers in Colorado, Delaware, Connecticut and Vancouver received bomb threats, and a day after a dozen such threats were lobbed at JCCs and Jewish day schools across the US and Canada.

Since the beginning of this year, more than 100 bomb threats have targeted Jewish institutions in the region.

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