ADL headquarters in Manhattan receives anonymous bomb threat
- Author: Santos West Feb 23, 2017,
Feb 23, 2017, 0:14
The national offices of the Anti-Defamation League in NY and a Jewish day school in Durham, North Carolina received bomb threats from an anonymous caller today.
On Monday 11 facilities of the Jewish Community Center Association of North America received false bomb threats via telephone.
"While we are relieved that all such threats have proven to be hoaxes and that not a single person was harmed, we are concerned about the anti-Semitism behind these threats, and the repetition of threats meant to interfere with day-to-day life", the association wrote in a statement on Tuesday.
Greenblatt told that Atlantic that he was unsure if the bomb threat was connected to the recent spat of anti-Semitic threats but added that the organization was working with authorities.
"This despicable act of anti-Semitism completely contradicts the values we hold dear as New Yorkers", Cuomo said.
"Our JCCs are strongly rooted in communities across the country, and we will not be cowed by threats meant to disrupt people's lives or the vital role Jewish community centers play as gathering places, schools, camps, and fitness and recreation centers". "This is now a national crisis as a troubling pattern of recent anti-Semitic threats have been directed at Jewish Community Centers on a regular basis". The group, according to its website, "fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all".
New York City Patch reported that the threat to the ADL's Manhattan headquarters was called in at about 11:08 a.m. February 22, according to police. However, he said the organization is "taking it very seriously". The hotline is open from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.