WH Denounces Threats To Jewish Organizations ‘In The Strongest Terms’

White House press secretary Sean Spicer listens during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday denounced “in the strongest terms” a new wave of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Anti-Defamation League offices across the United States.

Spicer began his daily press briefing by acknowledging the wave of threats on Tuesday, which is at least the fourth against Jewish organizations since January.

“According to some reports there have been over 100 bomb threats phoned into Jewish institutions since the start of this year alone,” he said. “We denounce these latest anti-Semitic and hateful threats in the strongest terms.”

Jewish community centers in at least five states and multiple offices of the Anti-Defamation League reported bomb threats on Tuesday. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt counted the threats as the latest addition to 121 threats received by Jewish organizations since January.

“It’s incredibly saddening that I have to continue to share these disturbing reports with you, and I share the President’s thoughts that he fervently hopes that we don’t continue to have to share these reports with you,” Spicer said. “But as long as they do continue we will continue to condemn them and look at ways in which we can stop them.”

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