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Forty-seven Years of Domestic Terror against Jews and Israelis, by Stephen Schwartz (Weekly Standard via M.E. Forum)

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Dec. 10, 2016

Originally published under the title “White Supremacist and Radical Islamist Terror Against American Jews and Israelis.”

Founded in 2007, the Community Security Service (CSS) is a low-profile, nonprofit organization based in New York City and concerned with protection of American Jewish institutions and public activities. CSS has trained thousands of volunteers in professional security methods, provides physical security where needed, and acts otherwise to improve public awareness of security issues

CSS has now prepared an 80-page report titled Terrorist Incidents and Attacks Against Jews and Israelis in the United States, 1969-2016. The study was authored by Yehudit Barsky, a leading counter-terrorism expert, and includes a foreword by Mitchell D. Silber, director of terrorism investigations in the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division from 2005 to 2012.

This thorough and scrupulous documentation is alarming without being alarmist. America cannot be described as threatened today by a significant antisemitic tendency. Yet across almost fifty years of analysis, CSS enumerates 104 “most serious incidents” that demonstrate the persistence of prejudice expressed in violence.

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