ADL Statement on Reported Terror Threat to Jewish Institutions

New York, NY, October 29, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has learned from law enforcement sources that there is a reported threat to Jewish institutions in the form of packages mailed from overseas, particularly Great Britain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

In light of the reported threat, the League has sent out a notice to U.S. Jewish communal institutions across the country to increase mailroom security and to contact law enforcement immediately if they see anything suspicious. This action is in keeping with the League's longstanding practice of sharing information on any threat with the Jewish community.

Questions concerning the investigation and the threat should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Information regarding terrorism, terror groups and Jewish communal security can be found on the League's Web site at www.adl.org.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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