Mar 23, 2017

Israelis hold teen over US bomb threats

Police arrested the suspect in the south of Israel on Thursday morning over threats against Jewish communities in the US, New Zealand and Australia. Last month an ex-US journalist was arrested for several of the threats. In the US, more than 120 hoax bomb threats have been made against Jewish schools, synagogues and cultural centres since earlier January, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The spike in anti-Jewish incidents led to criticism of the Trump administration, with some saying they did not react quickly or forcefully enough to the hate threats. Last month, the White House denounced the threats and rejected "Anti-Semitic and hateful threats in the strongest terms".

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