Jewish Man Guilty of Bomb Threats

Remember the slew of bomb threats a couple years back against Jewish Community Centers and other targets, including transportation hubs, in multiple countries? Yes, the threats the ADL insisted were evidence of the increasing problem of “anti-Semitism” and scream it was Donald Trump’s fault? Turns out, the perpetrator, found guilty in an Israeli court, is actually an Israeli-American teenager, who even tried to sell his “school bomb threat” services online. He was found guilty of extortion, sending fraudulent messages, money laundering, computer hacking, and assault.

By John Friend

An Israeli court found a dual Israeli-American teenager guilty late last month of making roughly 2,000 bomb threats, most of which targeted Jewish institutions, including Jewish Community Centers across the country, as well as the Israeli embassy and the Anti-Defamation League.

He also targeted a number of airports and airliners, malls, police stations, and other institutions in the United States, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, and Australia with fake bomb and public shooting threats between 2016 and 2017.

Michael Ron David Kadar, the 19-year-old Israeli-American man, who has been previously identified as the suspect in the hoax bomb and shooting threats, was found guilty of a slew of crimes including extortion, sending fraudulent messages, money laundering, and computer hacking. Additionally, he was found guilty of assault for attempting to grab the gun of a policewoman who was searching his home.

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The bizarre case drew international headlines shortly after President Donald Trump’s election, causing alarm in the Jewish community about rising levels of purported and threatened anti-Semitic violence. At the time, the mainstream media and other leftists blamed Trump for encouraging and mainstreaming racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry more generally, citing the anti-Semitic bomb threats phoned into Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions around the United States.

According to authorities, Kadar made thousands of threatening phone calls between January and March 2017 using an online calling service that allowed him to mask his identity and disguise his voice. In addition to targeting Jewish institutions, airports, malls, and police stations around the world, he also attempted to extort Ernesto Lopez, a Republican state senator from Delaware.

Kadar offered his extortion services through a shady online black-market place called AlphaBay, where he advertised a “School Email Bomb Threat Service,” offering clients a custom-designed threat that he would send to schools for a fee of $30.

Kadar’s hoax bomb and public shooting threats caused hysteria not only in the organized Jewish community, but at countless institutions he targeted, causing evacuations, panic, and fear.

Psychiatrists said after analyzing Kadar that he suffers from autism and paranoid delusions, but that he is fit to stand trial. His family and defense attorney maintain he suffers from a brain tumor and doesn’t understand the severity of his actions.

That claim was soundly rejected by Israeli Judge Zvi Gurfinkel, who oversaw his recent trial.

“The defendant has changed his version of events multiple times according to what suits him the most,” Gurfinkel stated during the trial. “He very much understands the significance of his actions.”

Gurfinkel maintained that the record demonstrated that Kadar was fully aware of the significance of his actions, that he took steps to conceal his identity and actions, and that he advertised his services online. Furthermore, he noted that Kadar stated previously that he actually enjoyed seeing the chaos and panic that resulted after the hoax threats were called in.

“The defendant sowed terror and panic in a systematic and sophisticated way, all while concealing his identity, and disrupted the lives of many people whom he has threatened,” Gurfinkel stated.

Kadar potentially faces several years behind bars for the convictions in Israeli court. As AFP goes to press, a sentencing hearing has yet to be set following Gurfinkel’s guilty verdict.

In March, several U.S. states and jurisdictions charged Kadar with a range of crimes as well, including the states of Florida and Georgia and Washington, D.C. It is uncertain if Kadar will be extradited to the U.S. to face trial.

Kadar’s bomb threats targeting Jewish centers prompted a number of multinational tech companies to kick nationalists off the Internet and resulted in the banning of several book publishers from retail platforms like Amazon.

Since it is now known that a young Israeli-American was responsible for the mayhem, one would expect an apology was due by tech giants and the mainstream media to all of the groups that were falsely blamed for the calls. As AFP goes to press, however, all of those innocent groups and individuals targeted by the hysteria are still waiting for CNN, Google, Amazon, and PayPal to reach out to them.

John Friend is a freelance writer based in California.




Hate Crimes Charges Filed

The young man who made bomb threats against hundreds of Jewish community centers and institutions in 2016 was found to be a Jewish Israeli-American. Nonetheless, the Anti-Defamation League continues its absurd, ever-consistent hate-cry: “Make no mistake, these threats were acts of anti-Semitism and deserve to be treated as a hate crime.” Could the ADL’s nonsensical position finally be the straw that breaks this subversive, fear-mongering camel’s back?

By John Friend

A federal indictment has been brought against Michael Kadar, 19, the young Israeli-American man suspected of making hundreds of fake bomb threats and other hoax threats against Jewish community centers (JCCs) and other Jewish institutions across the U.S. last year, it was recently reported. The federal indictment includes hate crimes charges, cyberstalking, and making threats against the Israeli embassy, among other charges.

Kadar, who is Jewish, was arrested in Israel last March in a joint operation involving Israeli law enforcement officials and the FBI. He is currently awaiting trial in the Zionist entity where he also faces a number of other charges, including publishing false information, computer hacking, and money laundering. The recent federal indictment does not indicate whether or not Kadar would be extradited to the U.S. to face trial for his crimes here. Israel rarely allows its citizens to be extradited to face trial in foreign countries, even if they have dual citizenship. Federal grand juries in Florida, Georgia, and the District of Columbia brought the federal indictment against Kadar for making fake threats between January and March 2017, it was reported.

The fake bomb threats allegedly made by Kadar against JCCs, Jewish schools, and other Jewish institutions across the country last year generated major headlines and much controversy. At the time, many Jewish institutions were evacuated and the Jewish community and countless U.S. politicians, including President Donald Trump, railed against the supposed resurgence in anti-Semitism, which turned out to be entirely manufactured by Kadar’s fake bomb threats.

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“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” Trump stated in late February of last year. Other political leaders made similar statements, hyping the alleged threat of anti-Semitism, bigotry, and racially inspired violence.

The American Jewish Committee published an open letter to Trump shortly after the threats began generating headlines, demanding that the president “condemn what has often been described as ‘the oldest hatred’—anti-Semitism—and [to] unleash the power of government to match deeds with words.”

No bombs were ever found at any of the JCCs and other Jewish institutions toward which Kadar had purportedly made threats, yet that did not stop Jewish groups from demanding more federal funding and protection. Jewish institutions increased their private security services in the wake of the fake bomb threats and used the threats to hysterically hype the alleged threat of anti-Semitism.

David Posner, the director of strategic performance of the JCC Association of North America, stated at the time that his organization was “relieved that all such threats have proven to be hoaxes and that not a single person was harmed,” yet he nevertheless was “concerned about the anti-Semitism behind these threats, and the repetition of threats intended to interfere with day-to-day life.”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of the most subversive organizations operating on American soil today, praised the recent federal indictment brought against Kadar.

“Make no mistake, these threats were acts of anti-Semitism and deserve to be treated as a hate crime,” the ADL’s CEO Jona than Greenblatt stated in a press release following the announcement of the federal indictment. “They targeted Jewish institutions in order to stoke fear and anxiety and put the entire Jewish community on high alert.” Unsurprisingly, Greenblatt, like other Jewish leaders and U.S. politicians commenting on the case, failed to mention that Kadar is himself Jewish and holds dual Israeli-American citizenship.

“We applaud the diligent investigative work of the FBI, the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the state and local law enforcement officials who made this investigation a high priority,” Greenblatt continued. “We especially appreciate the fact that these federal charges recognize that these threats constituted crimes—and we welcome the strong statements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray recognizing the deep impact of hate violence. We again call on Congress to enact legislation to expand federal protections against bomb threats to religious institutions. The House of Representatives approved their version of this measure in December and now the Senate must act without hesitation.”

The ADL recently released a new report documenting what it considers to be anti-Semitic incidents in the United States during 2017, which include the fake threats purportedly made by Kadar. The report details 1,986 supposed anti-Semitic incidents, a 57% increase in such incidents as compared to 2016. The ADL and other Jewish organizations regularly hype the supposed threat of anti-Semitism and “hate” in order to advance political narratives beneficial to the organized Jewish community, which include lobbying for legislation cracking down on “hate speech” and criticism of Jews and other minorities more generally.

As this newspaper has reported on extensively, the vast majority of so-called “hate crimes” are manufactured by the victims themselves in order to advance and perpetuate a victimhood narrative and exaggerate the “threat” of anti-Semitism and racism in American society.

According to reports, it is unclear how many hoax threats Kadar made, but some estimate he called close to 2,000 institutions around the world.

In 2017, approximately 100 Jewish institutions in the U.S. received bomb threats, a fraction of the total number of bomb threats that other institutions in the U.S. face every year. According to the Educator’s School Safety Network (ESSN), a national non-profit school safety organization, that in 2016 1,267 bomb threats were reported by schools around the U.S. Following the recent massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February, schools across the U.S. have reported dozens of threats that have included bomb hoaxes.

John Friend is a freelance writer who lives in California.