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Minister evacuated from office over envelope with powder

Office of Health Minister Uriel Busso closed after the minister opened an envelope containing a suspicious powder.

Minister evacuated from office over envelope with powder

Effective action citizens can take to fight off threats to Jews

Jews often do not know that they can fight back, but laws on the books in the US, UK and Canada provide a way. Op-ed.

Effective action citizens can take to fight off threats to Jews

Florida:

Man who threatened Israelis sentenced to prison

21-year-old who left a threatening voicemail with the World Jewish Congress and a local synagogue sentenced to six months in prison.

Man who threatened Israelis sentenced to prison

Who is sending threatening letters to MKs' families?

Avi Saada, brother of MK Moshe Saada, received a threatening letter from the 'Israeli Revengers.' MK Tally Gotliv's son received a similar letter.

Who is sending threatening letters to MKs' families?

Indiana:

FBI arrests man who promised to 'kill every Jew'

Local Jewish leaders question why they were not alerted to the threat sooner.

FBI arrests man who promised to 'kill every Jew'

Massachusetts:

Man arrested over threats to Jewish community

Massachusetts man arrested for allegedly threatening to kill members of the Jewish community and bomb local synagogues. If convicted, he could be sent to 10 years in prison.

Man arrested over threats to Jewish community

Three arrested over threats to Ramat Gan Mayor

Ramat Gan Mayor Carmel Shama-Hacohen complains he received threats from three young men, who are later caught by police.

Three arrested over threats to Ramat Gan Mayor

Florida man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people

21-year-old from Sarasota accused of calling World Jewish Congress and threatening "mass genocide of every single Israeli" in a voicemail.

Florida man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people

Nevada man arrested over threats to Jewish Senator Jacky Rosen

John Anthony Miller of Las Vegas accused of leaving a series of antisemitic, profanity-laced voicemails for Nevada Senator.

Nevada man arrested over threats to Jewish Senator Jacky Rosen

Toronto:

Threats directed towards Jewish high school

Toronto police arrest three men, hate crime unit investigating after threats directed towards Jewish high school in North York district.

Threats directed towards Jewish high school

Hamas warns Ashkelon residents to leave by 5 pm

Warning follows previous threat to execute hostages if Israel does not stop its retaliation for the Simchat Torah massacre.

Hamas warns Ashkelon residents to leave by 5 pm

Arab teen threatens Jews with knife, case closed in two days

Arab boy and uncle threatened and verbally assaulted Jews in the old city of Jerusalem.

Arab teen threatens Jews with knife, case closed in two days

MK Ayman Odeh was given security following threats to his life

MK Ayman Odeh was given security following threats to his life by criminal organizations.

MK Ayman Odeh was given security following threats to his life

Chicago woman arrested for threatening to kill Trump

Secret Service arrests 41-year-old woman accused of sending emails in which she threatened to kill Trump and his teenage son, Barron.

Chicago woman arrested for threatening to kill Trump

Canadian woman sent to prison over ricin letter to Trump

Canadian woman sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison over threatening letter containing ricin sent to Trump in 2020.

Canadian woman sent to prison over ricin letter to Trump

Kentucky man arrested for threatening Jewish leaders, Chabad

Rabbi contacts police after several rabbis, Jewish leaders, and the University of Kentucky Chabad Student Center receive threats.

Kentucky man arrested for threatening Jewish leaders, Chabad

New Jersey: Teen who threatened synagogues pleads guilty

New Jersey teen Omar Alkattoul pleads guilty to online threats detailing attacks on Jews.

New Jersey: Teen who threatened synagogues pleads guilty

Police arrest man suspected of threatening PM Netanyahu

Resident of Kfar Saba, 26, arrested on suspicion of placing letter threatening PM Netanyahu on gravesite of fallen soldier Yoni Netanyahu.

Police arrest man suspected of threatening PM Netanyahu

Threatening letter placed on grave of Yoni Netanyahu

PM Netanyahu & brother Iddo participate in memorial for fallen brother Yoni, police investigate threatening letter placed on grave.

Threatening letter placed on grave of Yoni Netanyahu

Illinois man arrested for violent threats against synagogue

Suspect charged with hate crime after investigation into series of threats made against Jewish institutions over period of several months.

Illinois man arrested for violent threats against synagogue

Minneapolis synagogue closes due to antisemitic threats

Graffiti covering bus shelter includes antisemitic statements and names nearby synagogue.

Minneapolis synagogue closes due to antisemitic threats

Michigan:

Man who threatened to kill Jewish AG indicted for hate crime

Suspect arrested by FBI after threatening on social media to kill Jewish officials unless they left the state.

Man who threatened to kill Jewish AG indicted for hate crime

Michigan man who threatened to kill Jewish officials arrested

FBI takes man into custody who tweeted about killing Jewish attorney general and other Jews in Michigan's government.

Michigan man who threatened to kill Jewish officials arrested

Terror in Ohio:

Jewish school security guard sentenced for threatening students

Former Ohio National Guardsman posted on social media he was going to turn 'playground into a self-defense situation.'

Jewish school security guard sentenced for threatening students

Jews in New Jersey city targeted with antisemitic hate mail

Threatening letters are not being taken seriously by local police, say Jewish residents of Linden, NJ.

Jews in New Jersey city targeted with antisemitic hate mail

Maryland:

Teen charged for threats to Jewish center during Hanukkah

17-year-old faces harassment charges after series of antisemitic phone calls to Jewish outreach center in Montgomery County.

Teen charged for threats to Jewish center during Hanukkah

Woman pleads guilty to sending ricin letter to Trump

55-year-old Canadian woman pleads guilty to mailing threatening letter to then-US President in 2020.

Woman pleads guilty to sending ricin letter to Trump

Iranian general to US, Israel:

'Soon the Great Satan will be destroyed'

Deputy commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps repeats threats to destroy Israel and the US, boasts about military capablities.

'Soon the Great Satan will be destroyed'

Antisemitic threats:

Washington man targets Congress with hundreds of voicemails

Washington man charged after leaving hundreds of voicemails containing 'bizarre and threatening statements,' including antisemitic slurs.

Washington man targets Congress with hundreds of voicemails

Threats on Herzog's life ahead of his visit to Bahrain

Security officials recognize unusual protest online against President Herzog's visit to Bahrain next week.

Threats on Herzog's life ahead of his visit to Bahrain

Threat to NYC Jewish community foiled

NYPD commissioner says threat to Jewish community has been foiled.

Threat to NYC Jewish community foiled

Man who threatened to blow up St. Louis synagogue gets 30 months

St. Louis man who told FBI he intended to blow up Reform synagogue while it was holding a service receives 30 month sentence.

Man who threatened to blow up St. Louis synagogue gets 30 months

State Department:

Pompeo and former top aide still under threat

Biden administration determines that Iranian threats against former Secretary of State and his aide Brian Hook remain credible.

Pompeo and former top aide still under threat

FBI:

Threat to New Jersey synagogues has been mitigated

The FBI identifies man linked to widescale threat against New Jersey synagogues, says he no longer poses a threat to the community.

Threat to New Jersey synagogues has been mitigated

ADL to study threats and harassment against local officials

Initiative aims to systematically study threats against local politicians to develop a dataset to understand the issue.

ADL to study threats and harassment against local officials

Ontario:

Man charged for antisemitic threats against Jewish doctor

Warrant issued after man leaves threatening antisemitic message for Jewish Ottawa family physician.

Man charged for antisemitic threats against Jewish doctor

Minor questioned over threats to Netanyahu

Israel Police says minor threatened Netanyahu during a live broadcast on Instagram.

Minor questioned over threats to Netanyahu

Following threats from Fatah:

Head of Samaria Regional Council given security detail

Police say Yossi Dagan is a highly threatened personality, assign him security detail.

Head of Samaria Regional Council given security detail

Death threats against religious freedom group's Jewish chief

'$5,000 for anyone who beheads MRFF member - plus extra if it is a kike.' Antisemitic death threat made against religious freedom group.

Death threats against religious freedom group's Jewish chief

Ambassador to Azerbaijan:

'Take the threats of the murderous Iranian regime seriously'

Following attack on Salman Rushdie, Israel’s ambassador to Azerbaijan urges the world to confronting Iranian terrorism.

'Take the threats of the murderous Iranian regime seriously'

Brooklyn man arrested for death threats against ‘Jewish meet up’

Threats made against Woodstock Fruit Festival include claiming it is a 'Jewish meet up' that suspect wants 'to shoot up.'

Brooklyn man arrested for death threats against ‘Jewish meet up’

Shin Bet investigating threatening emails against Lapid's wife

The emails included swears and threats to the Prime Minister's wife.

Shin Bet investigating threatening emails against Lapid's wife

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

The threats are both nuclear and military, as well as to Israel's ability to act in Syria and danger to the Jews in Ukraine.Op-ed.

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

New Jersey man charged for terrorist threats against synagogue

Suspect accused of screaming obscenities and threats at congregants of Deal, New Jersey synagogue.

New Jersey man charged for terrorist threats against synagogue

Ohio teen arrested for plotting to attack synagogue

15-year old arrested after police discover weapons cache along with video in which teen states plan to commit mass shooting at synagogue.

Ohio teen arrested for plotting to attack synagogue

Florida mayor receives threatening antisemitic email

Email tells Venice mayor to kill himself and demands that Jews leave Florida.

Florida mayor receives threatening antisemitic email

Ohio:

Jewish leaders blast parole of man who made antisemitic threats

Judge allows man charged with making antisemitic terrorist threats toward Columbus Jewish community to leave house for work purposes.

Jewish leaders blast parole of man who made antisemitic threats

Iranian media publishes list of targeted Israelis

Fars agency publishes names of 5 Israelis it says "live in hiding" and are followed by Iranian agents following killing of IRGC commander

Iranian media publishes list of targeted Israelis

Blackmail:

The charges against suspect in threats to Bennett family

The main evidence against Ilana Sporta Haniya is a graphologist's opinion and documentation from a security camera in her office.

The charges against suspect in threats to Bennett family

The evidence against woman suspected of threatening PM

Police claim: Examination by graphologist determined that Ilana Sporta Haniya allegedly sent threatening letters to the Bennett family.

The evidence against woman suspected of threatening PM

Woman suspected of threatening Bennett sent to house arrest

Ilana Sporta Haniya been released by court, but the police intend to appeal the decision.

Woman suspected of threatening Bennett sent to house arrest

Death threats to Ben Gvir: 'We will kill you and your family'

Otzma Yehudit chairman: 'Left-wing politicians wake up only when they're the ones being threatened.'

Death threats to Ben Gvir: 'We will kill you and your family'

Connecticut high school receives threats against Jewish students

High school informed of allegedly threatening statements made by student who brought a gas mask to school.

Connecticut high school receives threats against Jewish students

Ohio Jewish school security guard arrested for terrorist threats

Security guard accused of threatening to commit mass shooting at Jewish school in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Jewish school security guard arrested for terrorist threats

Roger Stone 'not joking' about violence against Jared Kushner

Roger Stone said Jared Kushner needed ‘a beating’ and a death threat, and that he was not joking.

Roger Stone 'not joking' about violence against Jared Kushner

Antisemitic threats to Salem health board denounced by leaders

Threats targeting Jewish members of Salem, Massachusetts health body denounced as "unacceptable" and "repugnant."

Antisemitic threats to Salem health board denounced by leaders

Hateful voicemails leave Australian rabbi worried for his safety

Melbourne rabbi worried about safety of his family after caller leaves disturbing hate voicemails which are being investigated by police.

Hateful voicemails leave Australian rabbi worried for his safety

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

Antisemitic letter threatening worshippers and vial containing unknown powder found outside Los Angeles synagogue.

LA synagogue worshippers threatened

Threat against US Chabad: I want to blind, blow heads off rabbis

Texas man arrested after threatening New York Chabad headquarters, girlfriend attacks law enforcement.

Threat against US Chabad: I want to blind, blow heads off rabbis

Netanyahu files police complaint over threats against him

Former PM files police complaint against leftists who he says called to harm his family.

Netanyahu files police complaint over threats against him