At least four Jewish institutions, ADL receive new bomb threats

A threat - its second was called in to the JCC of Rochester.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported community centers were threatened in Milwaukee, Maryland, Oregon, New York, Alabama, Toronto and Ontario.

Vancouver Police say the Jewish Community Centre around West 41st Avenue near Oak Street was evacuated last night after a bomb threat.

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In response to the threats, received via phone and email, children from the Islamic Society of DE sent handmade messages and cards to the center, according to the JCC's Facebook page. "I thank God that so far it's just been threats and not anything more than that", although he noted that there have been isolated incidents of religious-based violence.

The Jewish center in Syracuse tweeted that their campus had received a phone threat Tuesday morning and that people there sheltered in place.

This is the sixth wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish institutions since the beginning of the year.

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These latest bomb threats affected some 15 institutions in Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Alabama, and NY, and two Canadian Jewish Community Centers, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a nonprofit news organization. The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organisation, also said it received bomb threats at four of its locations.

The letter, penned by Senators Marco Rubio, Gary Peters, Rob Portman, and Bill Nelson, was signed by every U.S. Senator and addressed to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey. "Portland Police officers have regularly been providing extra patrol to the community center and other facilities after reports of threats occurring across the United States".

USA federal authorities have been investigating a surge of threats against Jewish organisations, including more than 100 hoax bomb threats in five separate waves in January and February in more than a dozen states, said Reuters.

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Federal authorities arrested a former journalist, Juan Thompson, 31, in St. Louis last week on a cyberstalking charge in connection with some of the threats.