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Anti-Defamation League Offices Across Country Hit With Bomb Threats


Four Anti-Defamation League offices across the country received bomb threats today, according to the nonprofit’s CEO.

The Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. offices received threatening phone calls on the same day that four Jewish Community Centers and one day school were targeted with bomb threats.

What Happened?

Bomb threats were called into four ADL offices Tuesday, says CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Among the offices threatened were Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. These threats come amidst a wave of increased anti-Semitic activity as a handful of Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized in recent weeks and countless JCC’s across the country have been faced with bomb threats since the new year.

“This is not normal,” Greenblatt said. “We will not be intimidated.”

In a separate tweet, Greenblatt called on President Donald Trump to “take concrete steps to catch those threatening the Jewish community.”

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people” and advocate for justice, according to the organization’s website.

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