FBI starts investigation into threats to jewish institutions

FBI starts investigation into threats to jewish institutions

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The FBI has launched an investigation into the threats that dozens of jewish institutions in recent times have affected. It was certainly 69 bommeldingen in 27 states, which often led to large evacuations.

The threats are still no arrests have been made. The threats and bommeldingen have to much unrest among the jewish community. Also were at least one jewish cemetery in St Louis, dozens of slabs was destroyed.

Monday there was a bomb done by eleven jewish centers.

Especially the fact that president Donald Trump a long time nothing is said about the string of incidents kicked a lot of jews against the chest. During a press conference with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Trump an evasive answer to a question about the increase of the number of anti-semitic incidents in the US.


Also the fact that Trump during the Holocaust commemoration at the end of January the six million by the nazi’s killed the jews not called, led to much criticism. The White House stated in a comment that the nazis, not only jews were killed during the Second world War.

The president suggested Tuesday in a speech at last that he the incidents condemned. “The anti-semitism that the jewish community has taken is terrible and painful”, said Trump. “It is a proof that there is still much to be done before all the hate and prejudice and evil the world is.”

Trump made his statements during a visit to the National Museum of African American History.

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The anointing words of Trump were mixed received. The Anne Frank Center in New York, one of the influential jewish American institutions, said in a statement that his criticism of the anti-semitic incidents “, too moderate and too late,” came. Director Steven Goldstein spoke of a “band-aid on the cancer of anti-semitism that the White House has infected”.

A number of the closest advisers of Trump, such as Steve Over, and Steven Miller, belonging to the alt-right movement, which many supporters among extreme right-wing and anti-semitic groups.

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