Danish Jews: 'It won't be terror that makes us go to Israel'

Members of the Jewish community respond Monday to Netanyahu's call that they move to Israel, say that Denmark is home.

February 16, 2015 17:18
1 minute read.
Copenhagen synagogue

A Jewish man at a memorial for the victims of the deadly attacks in front of the synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen, February 15, 2015. (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Danish Jews reacted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call that they return home to Israel Monday, saying, "we're very grateful for his concern," but "it won't be terror that makes us go to Israel," AFP reported.

Members of the Danish community made these remarks following deadly attacks in Copenhagen over the weekend which left Jewish guard Dan Uzan dead in addition to an earlier victim killed outside an event about Islam and free speech.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Jeppe Juhl, a spokesman for the Jewish community, told AFP "we understand concern for our well-being, but we are Danish and we are staying in Denmark."

Netanyahu addressed Danish Jews Sunday, sending condolences to the families of those killed and urging Jews to come home.

"Jews need protection wherever they are, but we're telling you: Israel is your home," he said. 

The Danish ambassador to Israel, Jesper Vahr, contradicted Netanyahu's statements Sunday, saying “the solution for the Jews of Denmark is not to leave in the wake of the terror attacks in Copenhagen."

He promised to do "everything in our power so that the Jewish community in Denmark feels safe.”

Related Content

July 16, 2018
Need tefillin? There’s an app for that