Christie, Booker, Menendez Condemn Recent Threats Against Jewish Centers

New Jersey’s top politicians condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers at a rally in Tenafly on Friday, March 3.

Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, appeared with New Jersey’s two US senators, Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, both Democrats, at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, which has had three threats made against it.

Before the rally, New Jersey lawmakers called for state police patrols for the state’s Jewish community centers and schools, which Christie promised to do during the rally. He also offered a $10,000 reward for information that led to the arrest of whomever is threatening the state’s JCCs.

The rally happened as the FBI and New York Police Department announced charges against Juan Thompson of St. Louis, for at least eight of the recent bomb threats against Jewish community centers. The charges appear to not include the threats in New Jersey, according to a local report.

The Anti-Defamation League reported at least 20 threats against JCCs and day schools on Monday, and it was the fifth wave of threats since the beginning of the year. Credit: Gov. Chris Christie via Storyful

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