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.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.