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Arutz 7: Jews Warned Not to Wear Kippot, Stars of David in Copenhagen
Officials in Denmark have warned Jews to avoid openly wearing Jewish and religious symbols, amid increasing anti-Israel sentiments.
Rachel Hirshfeld, December 12, 2012
Israeli and Jewish officials in Denmark on Wednesday warned Jews to avoid openly wearing religious symbols and dress when moving about Copenhagen amid rising anti-Israeli sentiments.
"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, told AFP.
Avnon added that visitors were also advised not to "speak Hebrew loudly" or demonstrably wear Star of David jewelry, the news agency reported.
Denmark's national Jewish Religious Community organization has also advised its members, and those at the private Jewish school in Copenhagen, to exercise caution.
Caroline Jewish School headmaster Jan Hansen told daily Jyllands-Posten: "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."
The warnings come a few weeks after an attack on the Israeli embassy in Copenhagen, during which anti-Israel protesters gathered outside, throwing fireworks and spraying the embassy entrance wall with graffiti saying “"childkillers".
No one was injured during the incident and one person has since been charged in the attack.
We all know about the anti-Jewish violence in France.
A friend of mine from Antwerp, Belgium, who wears visibly Jewish clothing, reports being spit on by Muslims.
A Jewish college in Germany warns its students against wearing kippoth (Jewish male head coverings) in public.
Muslims are gaining power and some level of autonomy in England, The Netherlands, and Sweden.
What are the Jews in Denmark waiting for?
This report does not say if the anti-Jewish sentiments are Muslim-based or not. But, does it matter?
Will a Jew have to be beaten up, or killed, in order for them to wake up, and leave?
Let us pray that it does not have to come to that.