The bomb threatener - Editorial

The bomb threatener

Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 pm

We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in the United States and abroad, even as we counseled three weeks ago that “at least until we get a better idea of who did what, and why, we need to be careful not to impugn one political side or the other for incubating the perpetrators.”

It is probably fair to say that virtually no one imagined that the alleged perpetrator would turn out to be a teenage Jewish male with U.S. and Israeli citizenship, who was living in Israel. That’s almost all we know about Michael Kaydar, who Israeli authorities arrested on March 23 on suspicion of making most of the bomb threats we have lived through this year, as well as threats in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

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