Ambassador to Denmark warns against wearing Jewish symbols

December 13, 2012 03:53

Israel's ambassador to Denmark on Wednesday warned Jews living and traveling in Copenhagen to avoid wearing religious symbols amid rising anti-Israeli sentiment, AFP reported.

"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," Arthur Avnon told AFP.

The Israeli ambassador also urged visitors not to "speak Hebrew loudly."

The warning followed the November 19 attack on the Israeli embassy in Copenhagen, in which demonstrators threw stones and fireworks at the embassy building and painted the word "childkillers" on the entrance wall.

Denmark's Jewish community is estimated at between 6,000 and 8,000 people.

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