ADL Deeply Disturbed Over Additional Bomb Threats Directed at Jewish Community Centers Across the Country

Latest Round of Threats Not Credible; Issues Security Advisory With Action Steps

New York, NY, February 20, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is deeply disturbed by additional bomb threats directed against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in multiple states across the United States today – the fourth series of such threats since the start of the year. 

While ADL does not have any information at this time to indicate the presence of any actual bombs at any of the institutions threatened, the threats themselves are alarming, disruptive, and must always been taken seriously.

“We are confident that JCCs around the country are taking the necessary security protections, and that law enforcement officials are making their investigation of these threats a high priority,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “We look to our political leaders at all levels to speak out against such threats directed against Jewish institutions, to make it clear that such actions are unacceptable, and to pledge that they will work with law enforcement officials to ensure that those responsible will be apprehended and punished to the full extent of the law.”

In response to the threats, ADL issued a Security Advisory for all Jewish institutions nationwide with action steps including:

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