ADL Statement on Reported Terror Threat to Jewish Institutions

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has learned from law enforcement sources that there is a reported threat to Jewish institutions in the form of packages mailed from overseas, particularly Great Britain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

In light of the reported threat, the League has sent out a notice to U.S. Jewish communal institutions across the country to increase mailroom security and to contact law enforcement immediately if they see anything suspicious. This action is in keeping with the League’s longstanding practice of sharing information on any threat with the Jewish community.

Questions concerning the investigation and the threat should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

update: The New York Times is reporting, “Two packages containing explosives, shipped from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in Chicago, were intercepted in Britain and Dubai, setting off a broad terrorism scare on Friday that included the scrambling of fighter jets to accompany a passenger flight as it landed safely in New York.”