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  • Bomb threats called in to Houston synagogues

    May 2, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Two Houston synagogues received bomb threats.

    The bomb threats were called in to Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform synagogue, and Congregation Or Ami, a Conservative synagogue, on Wednesday afternoon.

    Both synagogues canceled Hebrew school classes for Thursday but said they...

  • Three men charged with undermining Boston bombing probe

    May 1, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged three men with interfering with the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they hid fireworks and a backpack belonging to one of the suspected bombers as a manhunt was under way.

    The three, two students from Kazakhstan and a...

  • Medical examiner keeps private how Boston bombing suspect died

    April 29, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    An autopsy on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev determined precisely how he died after a bloody shootout with police but the results can't be made public until the body is claimed, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Medical Examiner said on Monday.

    FBI agents also...

  • Boston bombers had planned to attack N.Y. next, Mayor Bloomberg says

    April 25, 2013 | 11:15 am

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday the suspects in last week's Boston Marathon bombing had intended to attack New York City next.

    "Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of...

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  • Suspect charged with Boston Marathon bombing

    April 22, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

    Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen...

  • Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt shuts Boston down

    April 19, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    Black Hawk helicopters and heavily armed police descended on a Boston suburb Friday in a massive search for an ethnic Chechen suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, hours after his brother was killed by police in a late-night shootout.

    The normally traffic-clogged streets of...

  • FBI identifies two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing [PHOTOS]

    April 18, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Investigators released pictures of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday, seeking the public's help in identifying two backpack-toting men photographed on the crowded sidewalk on Monday before bombs exploded near the finish line.

    The blasts that killed three...

  • Obama in Boston vows U.S. will find perpetrators of bombings

    April 18, 2013 | 9:58 am

    "You will run again," President Barack Obama told an interfaith service on Thursday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, in a stirring speech aimed at bringing solace to the city and settling the nerves of a rattled nation.

    At a Boston cathedral about a mile from the...

  • Who bombed Boston? Word for now is caution

    April 16, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say — a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.

    Hours after the attack Monday that...

  • Republican congressmen took a dip in Galilee

    August 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    A group of Republican congressmen visiting Israel last year jumped into the Sea of Galilee for a late-night swim, during which a freshman lawmaker swam naked.

    The Aug. 18, 2011 incident, which was investigated by the FBI, was reported Sunday by Politico.

    The late-night swim,...

  • Peter Madoff taken into custody by FBI

    June 29, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Peter Madoff, the younger brother of jailed Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, has been taken into custody by the FBI.

    Peter Madoff, 66, surrendered himself Friday morning at his lawyer’s office in midtown Manhattan ahead of an expected guilty plea to criminal charges related...

  • May 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 9, 2012 | 5:17 am

    Israel Needs Consensus in Response ‎to Apocalyptic Event Threatening its ‎Survival

    Israel’s leaders must take into account the opinions of all its defense experts when making a ‎decision on whether to attack Iran, writes Ed Koch in Algemeiner. ‎

    Israel has to be the final...

  • Jewish school teacher arrested on possession of child pornography

    May 4, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A teacher at a Jewish elementary school in the New York area has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

    Evan Zauder, a sixth grade teacher at the Modern Orthodox school Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, N.J., was arrested after the FBI reportedly raided his Manhattan...

  • FBI: Radicalized individuals, Hezbollah are potential terror threats for Detroit-area Jews

    April 25, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Hezbollah poses no specific threat to Jewish communities in metropolitan Detroit, the FBI’s head of counterterrorism in Michigan reportedly said at a suburban Detroit JCC.

    However, Assistant Special Agent Todd Mayberry told a security conference Tuesday at the Jewish Community...

  • White supremacist may have targeted ADL’s Foxman

    January 3, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    A white supremacist arrested after informing his wife that he planned to kill Jews and blacks may have targeted Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, the FBI said.

    Danny Lee Warner, 33, was arrested Dec. 28 outside a McDonald’s in Arizona the day after his estranged wife...

  • Two Jews on Film: J. Edgar’ review

    November 9, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind…And that’s exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s new film, ‘J. Edgar’.

    What makes a great performance are the subtle things...

  • If your gut tells you something seems suspicious, report it

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:54 am

    On Aug. 30, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its annual security meeting at its Los Angeles headquarters to advise local Jewish leaders on possible threats facing the community in advance of the High Holy Days.

    United States Postal Inspector Glenn Fiene and ADL civil rights...

  • U.S. listened in on Israel Embassy, FBI translator revealed

    September 6, 2011 | 10:33 am

    An Israeli-American FBI translator jailed for 20 months leaked transcripts of U.S. eavesdropping on Israel’s Washington embassy.

    Shamai Leibowitz, who was sentenced in May 2010 for leaking information he obtained as an FBI translator, sent classified documents to Richard...

  • Blogger held for threatening Senator Lieberman

    August 10, 2011 | 10:33 am

    The FBI has charged a Philadelphia blogger with threatening to shoot Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

    Dmitry Dyatlov, 23, was charged Tuesday for making the threat on his blog against Lieberman (I-Conn.). He was arrested Aug. 2, and bail was set at $500,000. According to reports, Dyatlov...

  • FBI report calls Demjanjuk evidence a forgery

    April 14, 2011 | 11:17 am

    A secret FBI report from 1985 suggests a key piece of evidence in the trial of accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk in Munich may have been a KGB forgery.

    The German court announced Thursday that it would not suspend the trial over the document, and critics say the old report...

  • FBI: JDL extorted from rappers

    April 14, 2011 | 11:12 am

    FBI records say the agency believed the Jewish Defense League extorted money from rappers by threatening violence.

    The JDL has been “extorting money from various rap music stars via death threats,” according to a report Thursday in Haaretz on the release of FBI files surrounding the...

  • Rep. King asked to hold hearings on FBI’s illegal surveillance of Muslims

    March 8, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    As Representative Peter King (R-NY) launches congressional hearings on Muslims and radicalization this week, we wonder at the expenditure of time to examine an issue whose conclusion has long been self-evident: that American Muslims have worked tirelessly alongside fellow Americans...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Did Former JDL Boss Confess to Bomb Plots?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    Looking briefly at this, the “news” seems to be that Rubin admitted to what the government charged (and Krugel admitted), i.e, they planned to blow up the mosque and Issa’s office. I think few people, other than Irv’s wife, thought otherwise.

    What’s more intriguing to me, if the...

  • Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in ‘Numb3rs’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 7, 2009 | 8:25 pm

    On location in Los Angeles with CBS's "Numb3rs," actor Rob Morrow sat for an interview in his trailer, puffing on a Cuban cigar, a gardenia-scented candle wafting from a table as he discussed his interest in the "Bhagavad Gita" and the works of progressive Jewish author Douglas...
  • Is Bernie Madoff Jewish?  Very. Oy.

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2008 | 5:02 pm


    Bernard Madoff at a 2007 roundtable discussion with Justin Fox, Ailsa Roell, Robert A. Schwartz, Muriel Seibert, and Josh Stampfli.

    "It's all just one big lie."

    With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17...
  • Briefs: ADL helped Feds in skinhead Obama plot, FBI report says hate crimes down

    October 30, 2008 | 12:39 am

    ADL Helped Track Alleged Plotters

    The Anti-Defamation League assisted in the investigation into white supremacists arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate Barack Obama.

    The ADL, which tracks white supremacist groups, provided the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

  • Homegrown terrorist who planned Los Angeles attacks sentenced to 22 years

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2008 | 11:47 am

    A member of a four-man homegrown terrorist cell that planned to attack Israeli and Jewish targets three years ago in Los Angeles was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Monday.

    Levar Haney Washington, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States through...

  • List, Muslim Gangs Prompt Terror Probe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    An investigation into alleged home-grown Muslim extremists has yielded another arrest and prompted law-enforcement agencies and Jewish institutions to tighten security as the Jewish High Holidays approach.

    The probe by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has apparently broadened...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

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