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Press Release

Statement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Arrest in Israel

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General Sessions released the following statement on the arrest in Israel:

“Today’s arrest in Israel is the culmination of a large-scale investigation spanning multiple continents for hate crimes against Jewish communities across our country. The Department of Justice is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Americans, and we will not tolerate the targeting of any community in this country on the basis of their religious beliefs. I commend the FBI and Israeli National Police for their outstanding work on this case.”

Updated March 23, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-305