Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Senate Demands Trump Act on Anti-Semitism; Over 100 Jewish Centers Threatened Since Jan.

The entire U.S. Senate signed an open letter to the Trump administration yesterday, demanding that action be taken to address the ongoing surge in anti-Semitism incidents throughout the country, the Times of Israel website reports today (March 8, 2017).

The letter -- which is being sent to the heads of multiple government agencies -- warns that if the issue goes ignored, human lives will be endangered.

It came amidst a sixth wave of bomb threats to Jewish community centers (JCCs) across the nation, as well as several offices of the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group that combats bigotry worldwide.

At least 14 Jewish sites were targeted yesterday amid ongoing threats that have caused multiple evacuations and prompted some parents to pull their children out of JCC programs. Since the trend began in January, more than 100 Jewish institutions experienced bomb threats, and many Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized.

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