FBI Destroyed Alleged Evidence Of Hasidic Fraud Submitted By Whistleblower


The FBI destroyed records indicating potential Medicaid fraud among haredi Orthodox Jews in upstate New York’s Orange County because they came from an unauthorized investigation.

FBI Investigating Threat To Hasidic Lawmaker In N.Y.


Federal authorities are investigating a threatening photo sent to a Hasidic lawmaker in suburban New York City.

Aron Wieder. Photo credit via twitter.com

No Traces Of Jewish FBI Agent In Iran


There are no traces in Iran of Robert Levinson, the retired American-Jewish FBI agent who vanished in the country six years ago, according to Iran’s foreign minister.

Hate Crimes Undercount Feared

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Jews were the targets of far more religion-based hate crimes than any other group in 2012, according to just-released statistics from the FBI.

Hate crimes, like this vandalism in Alexandria, Va., are declining according to reported numbers. Photo courtesy ADL

Jewish-born Terrorist Pleads Guilty


A Jewish convert to Islam pleaded guilty to inciting violence, including a call to leave Chabad headquarters in New York “a message from Islam.”

Mother Of Boston Suspects Told Son To 'Go To Palestine,' Report Says



The mother of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers spoke with her older son about going to "Palestine."

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, in a telephone conversation from Russia with her older son Tamerlan, suggested that he go to Palestine during a discussion about jihad, The Associated Press reported. Russian security services intercepted the phone conversation, according to AP.

Who Bombed Boston? The Word For Now Is Caution


The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say -- a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.

Hours after the attack Monday that killed three and injured scores, Obama in a television address refrained from using the word “terrorism.” He did use it Tuesday, but wrapped it deep in caveats.

ADL Hails Drop in FBI Hate Crimes Stats, Though Still 'Far Too Many'


The Anti-Defamation League welcomed an FBI report showing a decrease in hate crimes over the past 10 years but said there were still “far too many” such crimes.

There were 6,222 hate crimes reported during 2011, according to the report released Monday. The year 2000 showed slightly more than 8,000 hate crimes.

The 2011 figure was a 6 percent decrease from 2010 and the least number of such crimes reported since 1994.

Former FBI Official To Congress: Oestreicher A Victim Of 'State-Sponsored Kidnapping'


A retired FBI official told a House subcommittee that the imprisonment of a New York Chasidic Jew in Bolivia is "state-sponsored kidnapping."

FBI, Police Probing Anti-Semitic Messages At Fla. Restaurant


An investigation has been opened into anti-Semitic messages left at a new kosher restaurant in South Florida.

The FBI and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a series of hate messages left at the Mozart Cafe in Deerfield Beach since its opening more than four months ago, WSVN-TV reported.

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