Anti-Defamation League Evacuated After Bomb Scare

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the Anti-Defamation League received a bomb threat to its New York headquarters, a building that also houses the headquarters of Univision properties, including The Root, making this the latest in a recent series of threats against Jewish organizations.

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“This is not the first time that ADL has been targeted,” Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL’s CEO, said in a statement viewed by The Atlantic. “It will not deter us in our efforts to combat anti-Semitism and hate against people of all races and religions.”

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According to a different report in The Atlantic, in the last two months, 50 Jewish community centers in 26 states received death threats, and 170 Jewish cemetery graves were desecrated.

Greenblatt told The Atlantic that he was unsure if the bomb threat was connected to the recent spat of anti-Semitic threats, but added that the organization was working with authorities.

Read more at The Atlantic.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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It seems like in this digital age - with surveillance techniques so advanced and broad they seem to warrant legitimate paranoia - it shouldn’t be hard to track a fucking bomb threat directly back to the asshole who made it.

Which is it? Are we really at the mercy of Big Brother, or is that just all a put on to make us think we are constantly being watched, and perhaps trick us into behaving ourselves?

Am I being naive, or not being nearly naive enough, here?