Israeli prime minister calls for European Jews to move to Israel amid terror attacks

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The deadly shootings in Denmark, including one outside of a synagogue in Copenhagen, have prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to call for European Jews to move to Israel. (KABC)

The deadly shootings in Denmark, including one outside of a synagogue in Copenhagen, have prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to call for European Jews to move to Israel.

He said the wave of attacks is expected to continue.

Some feel this is a strong political statement to the people of Europe.

"The message is as much a message to Europe's leaders as it is to the Jewish community. He's saying to Europe's leaders, 'If you really want Jews to live in Europe, take care of them,'" said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

This comes after attacks in Paris at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and at a Jewish grocery store. Heir believes Jews do not feel welcome or protected in Europe.

"When they hear a deep silence, and the only time everyone gathers is when the attack was broadened to include journalists, what should they think?" Hier said.

Era Aziz owns the Pico Glatt Market. He said after those attacks customers worried something like that could happen anywhere.

Some people said Israel might be the safest place for Jews, while others said local and federal governments should provide more security.

European leaders said Netanyahu's statements are politically motivated, and they pledge to ensure the safety of Jews in Europe.


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