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U.S. Jews on Alert in the Wake of Bomb Discovery

Leaders of Jewish communities in the United States said Sunday that the discovery of a parcel bomb targeting a Chicago-area synagogue indicates a rising possibility of future attacks of the kind.

Dov Hikind, a New York state assemblyman and prominent member of the Brooklyn Jewish community, told Haaretz that local police had increased their security patrols in religious neighborhoods in light of the plot.

But he said that the vast numbers of Jewish institutions in the heavily religious neighborhoods made it impossible to ascertain that such an attack could be prevented.

He added that it was no longer a question of if Brooklyn synagogues would be targeted, but when. It seems that the hundreds of local synagogues will in large part have to find ways to protect themselves, he said.

Read more at haaretz.com

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