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] A wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers in the US and around the world, leading to an arrest Thursday in Israel. Police say this 19 year old suspect covering his face is Jewish and is a dual Israeli-American citizen. The FBI coordinated efforts with Israel in the investigation, which came after more than 100 anti-Semitic phone calls this year, prompting evacuations at dozens of JCCs.
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Reuters correspondent, Jeffrey Heller, in Jerusalem.>> Well, it's a strange twist to a saga that has raised alarm in the United States, especially among the American Jews, a resurgence of anti-Semitism. His lawyer in court, where the suspect was remanded for another eight days in police custody, said her client suffers from a head growth that causes behavioral problems.
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She says that he was home schooled, that he can't hold a job, and that he was rejected on medical grounds from conscription to the Israeli army. Another twist, they say that he phoned in a threat to Delta Airlines back in 2015, threatening to blow up one of their planes at Kennedy Airport.
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>> US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a statement, saying the Department of Justice is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Americans. Authorities say the suspect began making the hoax calls three months ago, using voice altering technology to make the calls online to throw off police.