For the past several weeks, I’ve been suggesting to my mom that the bomb threats called into JCCs across the country may have been the work of a troubled teenager with access to advanced robocalling software. I didn’t, however, predict that the teen would be from Israel. From The Atlantic: An Israeli American Teen Has Been Arrested in the JCC Bomb Threats Case. “He has also been accused of making threatening calls in New Zealand and Australia, along with a call to a commercial airline that forced it to make an emergency landing.”

+ The Forward: Israeli American’s Arrest As Bomb Suspect Intensifies Hate Crime Debate: “The unidentified teen was apparently a troubled individual who has lived in Israel for many years. The army refused to draft him after finding him unfit for service, Haaretz reported. The newspaper also said that he was homeschooled by his parents and received education outside the family home.”