Lanterns: Arrest Made in Multiple Bomb Threats at Jewish Community Centers


Arrest Made in Multiple Bomb Threats at Jewish Community Centers

In a report that will likely surprise many and was first reported in The Jerusalem-Post

A 19-year-old dual American Israeli living in Ashkelon has been arrested, suspected of being behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand that date back around six months, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

It is unknown how many others might have worked with the suspect, but it is believed that he was the main operator of the scare-spree and might have even acted completely on his own.

As of Thursday, it was still unclear what the suspect’s motivations were for the many threats, which made international headlines and got US President Donald Trump caught up in accusations that he was light on anti-semitism when he did not initially harshly condemn the scares as well as desecrations of Jewish graves, which presumably were not connected to the suspect.

It has also been reported by CNN that: "The threats were made against sites in the United States, Australia and New Zealand." and that "most of the bomb threats were believed to have been made by one person using technology to disguise his voice to sound like a woman's, while the other threats likely were made by copycats."

The above doesn't answer the question of who has caused the sporadic acts of vandalism against Jewish Community Centers, schools, and cemeteries across the country. If, however, allegations are true, this arrest, along with previous arrests in St. Louis, prove that there has been no widespread plot carried out by white supremacists, by so called "alt-right" groups, or by anyone emboldened by the election of Donald Trump. 

Written by Mark Watkins

Conservatarian blogger living in the Upper Midwest. Strong believer in personal responsibility, smaller federal government and the Constitution in it's original meaning. Articles and thoughts can also be found at

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