Following the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Copenhagen back in November- when 20 demonstrators threw fireworks and stones at the embassy building- Israeli and Jewish officials in Denmark warned Jews on Wednesday that they ought to avoid openly wearing religious symbols when walking around Copenhagen.
“We advise Israelis who come to Denmark and want to go to the synagogue to wait to don their skull caps until they enter the building and not to wear them in the street, irrespective of whether the areas they are visiting are seen as being safe,” Israel’s ambassador to Denmark, Arthur Avnon, stated.
Jan Hansen, Caroline Jewish School headmaster also commented on the warning: “It is not something that we do officially, but if the issue comes up we would say (to our pupils) they should think twice before walking into certain areas of Copenhagen with a skull cap or Star of David.”
All this because of Israel’s desire to expand into Gaza. Many people view the attacks on Gaza as wrong and unnecessary, calling Jewish people “child killers.”
The Jewish community in Denmark is currently estimated to be somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000 people.
Paul Hudson | Elite.