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NYPD Sends Elite Squads To Arson-Stricken Bukharian Neighborhood

12/07/2015 - 19:00

The New York Police Department has sent several elite units to a Queens neighborhood where several Jewish homes have been set on fire and has published surveillance video (embedded below) of the suspected arsonist.

Another Arson Attack, Rabbi’s House Targeted

Second attempt to burn down Bukharian leader’s home; suspect still at large.

12/06/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Another arson attack on Sunday at the home of Rabbi Zalman Zvulonov of the Bukharian Jewish Center has left the close-knit Bukharian Jewish community of Forest Hills, Queens, reeling.

A charred chimney is part of the destruction of this home on 66th Avenue. Michael Datikash/JW

Arson In Forest Hills Ignites Fear In Bukharian Enclave

Community meets to organize response; councilwoman to contact mayor.

11/30/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Seven fires have ravaged buildings in the residential neighborhood of Forest Hills in recent weeks, prompting an investigation by the NYPD Arson and Explosive Squad.

The fact largely overlooked by mainstream news coverage: All the buildings set ablaze belonged to Bukharian Jews, according to community leader Aron Borukhov.

Historic Forest Hills has been disturbed by a rash of suspicious fires. Michael Datikash/JW

Jewish Settlers Torched Widow’s West Bank home, Palestinian Officials Say

11/23/2014 - 19:00

Jerusalem — A Palestinian home in the West Bank was set afire in what Palestinian officials said was an attack by Israeli Jewish settlers.

Firebomb Thrown At Kiev’s Oldest Synagogue

09/29/2014 - 20:00

Kiev’s oldest synagogue was the target of a firebomb that burst into flames outside the building.

Brooklyn Arson Attack Now Seen As Possible Insurance Scam, Not Anti-Semitism

01/12/2012 - 19:00

(JTA) -- An arson attack last year on cars in predominately Jewish Midwood reportedly is being investigated as an insurance scam instead of a hate crime.

The attack on Nov. 11, the day after Kristallnacht commemorations, included the spray-painting with anti-Semitic graffiti of the nearby sidewalk and park benches on or near Ocean Parkway. Elected officials and Jewish leaders roundly condemned the attack.

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