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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Nationwide Terror Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers

February 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, issued a statement today regarding the nationwide targeting of Jewish Community Centers with bomb threats. Just yesterday, at least 17 Jewish Community Centers around the country received bomb threats from anonymous callers.

Congressman Zeldin said, “Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, stand united with the passionate desire to ensure the safety and security of all Jewish Community Centers being targeted by bomb threats from anonymous callers. We must be vigilant, but not live in fear. I applaud our members of law enforcement for their tireless efforts to investigate these shameful and unlawful attempts to threaten Jewish Americans. Yesterday’s events took place just after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day when we come together to remember the lives of millions of Jews and other innocent victims. Every day, we must recommit ourselves to never back down in the fight against terror, anti-Semitism, prejudice, hatred and racism in any form.”

Congressman Zeldin is one of only two Jewish Republicans currently serving in the United States Congress.