Analysis: Why is anti-Semitism on the rise within America?
8 Jewish centers in US evacuated in wake of bomb threatsThe wave of anti-Semitism in the US continues as eight Jewish centers, including a Jewish school in South Florida, were evacuated after receiving bomb threats. Over the past few weeks, dozens of Jewish centers have been evacuated and tombstones have been vandalized within Jewish cemeteries in the US.
The David Posnack Jewish Day School and the adjacent Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, were evacuated today after receiving a bomb threat. Students and teachers were forced to leave the building and were evacuated to a field across from the building’s parking lot. Similar bomb threats were made against eight additional Jewish centers in other states including North Carolina, Delaware, Alabama, Indiana and Michigan.
These bomb threats are part of a series of anti-Semitic incidents that US Jewish communities have suffered over the past few weeks. As reported yesterday by JOL, dozens of headstones were vandalized, smashed and toppled over in a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery. “It’s just very disheartening,” said Aaron Mallin, who discovered the damage upon arriving to visit his late father’s grave.
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Mallin stated that he hoped that the incident had simply been carried out by drunk kids. However, he explained that the fact of the matter is that there have been so similar acts across the US that it leads one to think that there is a target in mind. Mallin added that he does not understand how someone could carry out something like this.
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