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Sen. Cruz Releases Statement Regarding Recent Threats Against Jewish Institutions

HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement regarding the recent rise in threats against Jewish Community Centers:

“Today, law enforcement arrested a man in St. Louis, charging him for at least eight bomb threats against Jewish institutions in recent weeks. I commend our law enforcement for their diligent investigative work. 

“I categorically condemn all recent threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Day Schools, and Jewish institutions across the country. These along with other attacks including the desecration and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Rochester are reprehensible. There is no place in our society for such vicious hatred and anti-Semitism.

“More than 100 JCCs from California to Texas and New York have been the target of this deliberate and repeated effort to harass, intimidate, and instill fear within our communities. I stand with the American Jewish Community, and with all Texans who have been impacted by the specific threats targeting the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in my hometown of Houston that provide enormous contributions for our communities, friends, and families. We must put an end to these threats and attacks, ensure our Jewish institutions are secure and protected, and all of the perpetrators are brought to justice.”