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Car Bomb in Tel Aviv

January 19, 2016  

IFSA-Butler is monitoring events in Tel Aviv, Israel, where a car bomb exploded early this morning in close proximity to the stock exchange in Ramat Gan, which is about 45-60 minutes away from our Hebrew University program in Jerusalem.  Initial reports indicate that three people were wounded, and the incident is suspected to be criminal activity rather than related to terrorism.  All IFSA-Butler students and staff are accounted for and busy with orientation in Jerusalem. 

We take student safety and security very seriously. A dedicated team of individuals regularly monitors the reports mentioned above, assesses current security conditions in all IFSA-Butler program locations and surrounding areas, as well as responds to emergencies and critical incidents that may happen during the course of a program. Additionally, the program orientation includes several discussions on safety and security. Our students can contact our student services manager in Israel 24/7 at an emergency number given to them during the orientation.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide any relevant updates. More information on this incident can be found here:

Times of Israel

Please contact Eryn Espín-Kudzinski, Director of Health, Safety and Security with any questions or concerns.

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