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FBI helps NYPD address increase in anti-Semitic attacks in New York City

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The FBI is assisting the New York Police Department in combating the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes against Jews following the recent Israel-Palestinian conflict, reported The Wall Street Journal. The FBI said it held discussions and...
Former Jewish FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in March 2007 in Iran, was presumed dead by his family on March 25, 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Blinken urges Iran to release answers on death of former FBI agent Robert Levinson

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with the family of former Jewish FBI agent Robert “Bob” Levinson, who U.S. officials believe was abducted by the Iranian government more than a decade ago. “I was...
Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado. Credit: Courtesy/Temple Emanuel.

Avowed white supremacist gets 19 years in prison for synagogue bomb plot

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A federal court in Denver sentenced Richard Holzer on Friday to 19-and-a-half years in prison for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. Holzer, 28, an avowed white supremacist, pleaded guilty last year to hate...
Chabad of Huntsville, Ala. Source: Google Maps Screenshot.

FBI, ADL offer rewards for leads to vandalized Jewish institutions in Alabama

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man captured on surveillance video last year vandalizing a synagogue and Chabad House in Huntsville, Ala. Swastikas...
A total of olive trees were planted in Israel to honor the memory of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, who was shot and killed by a lone gunman on April 27, 2019 during Passover services at Chabad of Poway, Calif. Credit: Combat Anti-Semitism.

Anti-Jewish hate crimes increased by 14 percent in 2019, according to FBI report

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Jews were the most targeted demographic for hate crimes among religious groups in 2019, according to an FBI report released on Monday. Out of the 1,650 religious-motivated hate crimes reported to the FBI, 60.3 percent, or almost...
The wanted poster for Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, nom de guerre Muhammad al-Masri. Credit: FBI.

Report: Israeli agents assassinated Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Iran

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Israeli operatives shot Al-Qaeda’s second in command on the streets of Tehran on behalf of the United States, intelligence officials told The New York Times in a report published on Friday. Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by...
Alfonse M. D'Amato United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of New York. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Federal law-enforcement charges Staten Island man for threatening Schumer, ‘blow up‘ FBI building

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The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a man from Staten Island, N.Y., for threatening to kill protesters, politicians and others because of the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Brian Maiorana, 54, was arrested...
Ethan Berkowitz. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish mayor of Anchorage resigns after sexting, anti-Semitic response

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The Jewish mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, has resigned after admitting to a sexting affair with a local anchorwoman that included an anti-Semitic element. After leading Alaska’s largest city since 2015, Ethan Berkowitz submitted his resignation...
U.S. Department of Justice headquarters. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US seizes 92 domain names used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

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The FBI has seized 92 domain names unlawfully used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to engage in a global disinformation campaign, announced the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday. Four of the domains purported...
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Without context, FBI shares ‘Protocols of Elders of Zion’

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Without providing context, an official FBI Twitter account shared a link to a copy on the bureau’s website of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an infamous and classic anti-Semitic text. The fabrication, which was...