Several years ago, two Los Angeles synagogues were targeted for terrorist attacks by Islamist inmates of a California prison. Luckily, the murderous plot was thwarted by the authorities. Ever since then, most Los Angeles synagogues, Jewish schools and institutions have hired security guards, installed gates and surveillance systems. I know several well-trained men who carry side arms to synagogue every Shabbat.
Of course, the threats to the Jewish community by Islamists will always percolate. That’s just the nature of the IslamoNazi beast. But now, a new warning has been issued regarding soft targets in America from the terrorist state of Iran.
Situational awareness in all Jewish communities should be finely honed.
Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase.
“We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase … on both our guarded sites and ‘soft’ sites,” stated a letter circulated by the head of security for the Consul General for the Mid-Atlantic States. Guarded sites refers to government facilities like embassies and consulates, while ‘soft sites’ means Jewish synagogues, and schools, as well as community centers like the one hit by a terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994 that killed 85 people.
The head of Shin Bet, Israel‘s internal security service, told an audience at a closed forum in Tel Aviv recently that Iran is trying to hit Israeli targets because of what it believes are Israeli attacks on it nuclear scientists. Yoram Cohen said that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, the same militant wing of the government linked to the recent alleged plot against the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., is working tirelessly to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad in order to deter Israel.
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