Jewish community centers, schools and daycares across the country have been forced to evacuate today after someone called in bomb threats. In all of the cases, the areas were cleared by police without explosives being found.
The latest wave of bomb threats comes after weeks of anti-semitic activities including the desecration of several Jewish cemeteries.[twitter]
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 27, 2017
In a statement, the JCC Association of North America encouraged officials to speak out against the threats and acts of vandalism:
Anti-Semitism of this nature should not and must not be allowed to endure in our communities. The Justice Department, Homeland Security, the FBI, and the White House, alongside Congress and local officials, must speak out—and speak out forcefully—against this scourge of anti-Semitism impacting communities across the country.[/lborder]
This is the fifth time this has happened since the beginning of the year.