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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Today's Latest Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers, Including on Long Island and Staten Island

February 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement today in response to reported threats that were received at Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in Plainview, New York, and Staten Island, New York:

Congressman Zeldin said, “There has been an alarming rise in anonymous bomb threats made by telephone and email targeting Jewish Community Centers across our nation, including most recently on Long Island and in other parts of New York today. These crimes must be immediately and fully investigated and all perpetrators must be prosecuted. There must be zero tolerance of any kind for this rising tide of anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad.”

Last week, on February 22, 2017, Congressman Zeldin sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey, regarding the increasing number of anti-Semitic acts, including the targeting of dozens of JCCs across the country that have received bomb threats from anonymous callers, as well as property damage of Jewish cemeteries. Read more here.