Another attack on Jewish headstones – and another wave of bomb threats to Jewish facilities

Another attack on Jewish headstones – and another wave of bomb threats to Jewish facilities
(Image: Screen grab of Fox 2 St. Louis video)

[Ed. – This isn’t about politics, at this point; it’s about leadership.  I hope Trump will address it in a focused and singular way, and not get wrapped up in whether the purpose is to generate doubt about him.  That’s a separate issue.  The alarm created for Jews, and the danger of not reacting strongly enough, are more important.]

There was another wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers around the country today. And over the weekend another Jewish cemetery was vandalized. From the Associated Press:

Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. No bombs were found. Many of the buildings were cleared by early Monday afternoon and had resumed normal operations…

In Philadelphia, police investigated what they called an “abominable crime” after several hundred headstones were toppled during the weekend at Mount Carmel Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery dating to the late 1800s. …

Meanwhile, the hoax bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers, many of which have schools or day care on site, continue to concern parents.

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