No heightened threat to US Jews post-Bulgaria attack

July 21, 2012 03:19


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WASHINGTON – US security officials spoke to American Jewish leaders following Wednesday’s bombing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria to reassure them that US Jewry faces no heightened threat at this time, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) revealed Friday.

Representatives from the FBI, White House and Department of Homeland Security spoke with nearly 300 Jewish leaders from across the country in a conference call Thursday.

“We have no specific credible intelligence pointing to any threat in the United States,” DHS Principal Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator John Cohen said on the call, according to a release sent out by the JFNA. JFNA hosted the call along with the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.

However, Cohen cautioned, “We are urging members of the Jewish community in the United States to remain aware of their surroundings.”

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