web analytics
April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Angry Israeli passenger Arrested for False Bomb Threat in Newark

Two men, one of them an Israeli who was bumped from his flight even though his luggage was on board, learned quickly at Newark airport that bomb hoaxes are no joke. Both were arrested.
Newark International Airport - Israeki passenger arrested for false bomb threat after luggage was loaded and he was bumped

Newark International Airport - Israeki passenger arrested for false bomb threat after luggage was loaded and he was bumped
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Share Button

An Israel passenger trying to board a domestic flight at Newark International Airport was arrested Sunday morning for falsely claiming a bomb was in his suitcase, which was loaded on his flight even though he had been bumped.

In a separate incident, another man was arrested at the airport for inexplicably claiming a bomb was in his shoe. He may though he was being funny, but security authorities thought otherwise and arrested him.

The Israeli man, 44-year-old Eran Hess from Tel Aviv, was not trying to be funny. He was furious.

After he was told by United Airlines that there was no room for him and his family on their connecting flight to Miami, even though his luggage had been loaded, he apparently thought that he could recover his family’s suitcases with a bomb threat.

“He had left the area by the time our cops got there, so they tracked him down in Terminal A, where he was trying to get on an American Airlines flight to Miami,” said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told the New Jersey Star Ledger’s website.

He was charged with creating a false public alarm.

David Castelveter, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, told the website that passengers were taken off the plane while bags were unloaded and rescreened.

The other arrest involved a New Jersey resident shoe-bomb hoax shut down the airport checkpoint for seven minutes.

Share Button

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

5 Responses to “Angry Israeli passenger Arrested for False Bomb Threat in Newark”

  1. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Stupid man!

  2. Mildred Bilt says:

    Wonderful image for Israelis. Why do they even travel to the US whan they are filled with venom for all Americans and the American way of life?

  3. What a nasty thing to bump a whole family from a flight. And without their luggage. Sometimes people just loose it when they're treated so bad. The airline should be fined.

  4. uh. no. not for any reason. not ever. never.

  5. Anthony Davis says:

    He should be imprisoned, fined, and never allowed to set foot in the USA ever again, once he's let out. Screw this p.c. bull****.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
The interior of the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, in 2009.
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba
Latest News Stories
Pesach in Hebron at Maarat HaMachpela

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Baruch Mizrachi Funeral 1

Hundreds attended the funeral of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, who was slain by terrorists on Passover eve.

The interior of the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, in 2009.

A local Jewish merchant was stabbed Monday on the island of Djerba.

The Israeli hi-tech company Matrix has announced it is opening a “massive training center” in Nanjing, China.

Rabbis have been busy with preparations for the traditional Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing, set for Thursday.

The suspect charged in the pre-Passover shooting deaths of three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist.

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.

The officers had signaled to the Arab driver to pull over. He then rammed into them.

The Palestinian terrorist stood by the side of the road at shot at passing cars with an AK-47.

We would like to wish all our readers a wonderful and kosher Pesach holiday.

Kerry reportedly admitted that he had “made a mistake.”

But Israel’s stance is not sufficiently consequential to set off a fight between friends, neoconservative scholars said.

No, it’s not another Haredi protest against the draft, it’s burning the Chametz.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Police manhandle a youth in expulsion from the Hebron Peace house in December 2008.

The government’s approval of Jews moving into the Hebron building marks a return to a bit of political normalcy.

Israel is preparing a program to help absorb an increasing number of Jews making aliyah.

There is nothing like a good round of anti-Semitism to sober up Jews to move to Israel.

Card-carrying Israeli citizens in a totally Arab city in the western Galilee already are preparing celebrations for what they expect will be the return of their “heroes” who killed Israelis in terrorist attacks. The United States is trying to work out a deal with Israel to allow freeing several Arab terrorists with Israeli citizenship in […]

The BDS movement has done us a favor by showing the world they are idiots over the Scarlett-SodaStream duet.

Yesha leader have a problem condemning violence if it carried out “for the cause.”

The Sheldon Adelson Family Foundation has contributed $16.4 million to the Israel Lunar Project to build the world smallest spacecraft that SpaceIL hopes to land on the moon. The donation is nearly half of the project’s budget, estimated at $36 million. SpaceIL is an Israeli non-profit founded at the end of 2010 by three young […]

It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.

It won’t happen so soon, but it is only a matter of time until Jewish in Efrat finally can be like Jews in Tel Aviv.

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/angry-israeli-passenger-arrested-for-false-bomb-threat-in-newark/2013/03/18/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: