Tuesday, July 20, 2010

(NEWS) NY Synagogues Get Increased Anti-Terrorism Funds

"Congressman Weiner says need for added protection 'particularly acute in New York, where there's always chatter about threats posed to heavily Jewish communities'.

New York City nonprofit and religious groups including more than 25 synagogues will receive nearly $6 million in anti-terrorism grants, up 40 percent from last year, a US congressman said on Monday.

Citing a foiled plot targeting Bronx synagogues in 2009, Representative Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, told Reuters that cultural, nonprofit and religious institutions need extra resources for protection."

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