In a report that will likely surprise many and was first reported in The Jerusalem-Post: “Dual US-Israeli citizen behind most JCC bomb threat calls:”
A 19-year-old dual American Israeli living in Ashkelon has been arrested, suspected of being behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand that date back around six months, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
It is unknown how many others might have worked with the suspect, but it is believed that he was the main operator of the scare-spree and might have even acted completely on his own.
As of Thursday, it was still unclear what the suspect’s motivations were for the many threats, which made international headlines and got US President Donald Trump caught up in accusations that he was light on antisemitism when he did not initially harshly condemn the scares as well as desecrations of Jewish graves, which presumably were not connected to the suspect.
It has also been reported by CNN that: “The threats were made against sites in the United States, Australia and New Zealand” and “Most of the bomb threats were believed to have been made by one person using technology to disguise his voice to sound like a woman’s, while the other threats likely were made by copycats.”
While this doesn’t answer the question of who has caused the sporadic acts of vandalism against Jewish Community Centers, schools and cemeteries across the country what this arrest plus the previous arrest in St. Louis has proven, if the allegations are proven true, that there has been no wide spread plot carried out by white supremacists or of the so called “alt-right” groups or anyone emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, are simply not the case.