The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a statement on Sunday saying that authorities are looking into bombing threats and prank phone calls targeting synagogues in 10 states since July 21.
The Anti-Defamation League has received threats against no less than 25 synagogues, 3 Jewish day schools, and 2 ADL offices. The New York City headquarters of the ADL was one of the buildings targeted.
The ADL claims that a month of threats has followed. Since the attackers hid their internet protocol addresses and utilized VoIP instead of their real voices, NYPD believes they have expertise in evading detection.
Reports show that authorities in Fremont, California, received a call about a probable bomb threat at a local synagogue.
Local media reported that the ominous call was made to the Beth Torah Jewish Temple at approximately 8 p.m. Police said they checked the vicinity and the facility but found no suspicious gadgets or individuals after they evacuated the members inside.
According to reports, synagogue authorities informed police that they had heard similar threats happening at various synagogues in the same state.
Over the last several years, there has been a rise in anti-Jewish violence, especially in New York.
Recent NYPD reports show that a Jewish man was assaulted in the Queens neighborhood of New York City when an unknown assailant hurled a rock at him as he entered a synagogue.
Local reports show that last Saturday, a 23-year-old man was on his way to a synagogue in Kew Gardens Hills in Queens when he was attacked by someone in a white vehicle who threw a rock at him.
According to a survey by Americans Against Antisemitism, out of 194 those targeted by anti-Jewish hate crimes committed in New York between 2018 and 2022, 94% were identified as religious or identifying Jews.
Recently published FBI hate crime figures show that in 2021, there were 814 crimes against Jews throughout the nation, a 16% rise from the previous year.