ADL issues security alert to U.S. Jewish groups


(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League issued a security alert to U.S. Jewish groups in the wake of a series of attempted bombings allegedly targeting Israelis and Jews overseas.

"We have been, and remain, in very close contact with law enforcement and are not aware of any immediate threats to Jewish institutions in the United States at this time," said the alert. "However, we are recommending that Jewish institutions operate with increased vigilance."

The ADL called on institutions to review security procedures, including handling mail, to check security equipment, to instruct personnel to keep alert for anything suspicious and to establish relationships with local law enforcement. 

The alert comes in the wake of the attempted assassination of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi, India, as well as suspected bombing attempts in Thailand and the former Soviet republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan.

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