Netanyahu calls on Jews to leave Europe en masse in wake of Copenhagen synagogue attack

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is exploiting the murderous attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen yesterday to propagandize the Jewish state.

He did so at his Cabinet meeting today and on twitter here:

To the Jews of Europe and to the Jews of the world I say ‘Israel is the home of every Jew, Israel is waiting for you with open arms’.

Israel’s ready for you:

We say to Jews, our brothers and sisters: Israel is your home. We are preparing & calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe.

He plays prognosticator:

This wave of terrorist attacks – including murderous anti-Semitic attacks – is expected to continue.

Denmark’s chief rabbi has rejected the calls. From the JTA:

Denmark’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for European Jews to move to Israel in the wake of a terror attack on a Copenhagen synagogue.

“Terror is not a reason to move to Israel,” said Denmark Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior said Sunday.

H.A. Hellyer gets it right: “As a European, I take exception to anyone claiming my fellow citizens ought to leave Europe. Our continent would lose out.” And this tweet: “Netanyahu really ought to stop making declarations upon Europe’s Jews as though he were the Caliph of all Jews.”

Max Blumenthal points out that Netanyahu’s appeal to Danes is a reversal of the legacy of the great Swedish diplomat Folke Bernadotte, who saved so many Danish Jews from the Nazis during the second world war and who was later murdered by a gang led by Yitzhak Shamir in Jerusalem in 1948 because as UN mediator, Bernadotte was recommending that Jerusalem be internationalized. Netanyahu’s Likud party is a political heir to Shamir/Begin and the Revisionists.

Netanyahu has lately been blasted by some American Jews for saying that he’s coming to Washington to speak against Iran next month “not just as the prime minister of Israel but as a representative of the entire Jewish people.”

Alan Brownfeld writes of Netanyahu’s earlier appeals:

Sadly, the Israeli government seems not to recognize that Jewish Americans are not “Israelis in exile.”  Prime Minister Netanyahu has repeatedly called upon American Jews to make a “mass aliyah” (immigration) to Israel.

No other foreign government argues that millions of Americans, because of their religion, are in “exile” in the United States and that their real “homeland”or “nation-state” is that foreign country. Israel should be content to be the nation of its own citizens, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim.


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indisputable facts about the current situation: 1. zionism backfired, hurting jewish minorities everywhere 2. every action has a counteraction, basic law of nature 3. zionism/bibi made jews unsafe everywhere including occupied palestine 4. demographics is a darn stubborn inconvenient thing that you can’t beat 5. zionists are running out of jews to coerce into moving to occupied palestine 6. nutnyahoo-dermer stunt caused irreparable damage that can’t be unrung a. cynical plot sunk the “smart” duo… Read more »

+1 Ramzi! I’m re-posting here because it is appropriate: “Israel’s most prominent Danish Jew expressed shock today at the terror attack that killed a Jewish security guard outside a Copenhagen synagogue on Saturday night. “Unfortunately, when terror comes closer to you, it hits stronger and feels more terrible,” said Rabbi Michael Melchior, a former politician whose brother is the executive director of the Danish Jewish community and whose son its chief rabbi. Melchior, who was… Read more »

“This wave of terrorist attacks – including murderous anti-Semitic attacks – is expected to continue.”

With clearing skies and more moderate temperatures later in the week.

“Why didn’t Netanyahu mention the non-Jew that was killed or the 5 Danish police officers that were wounded???” – Good question. But if its not Jews its not news. – “This wave of terrorist attacks – including murderous anti-Semitic attacks – is expected to continue”. Seriously? Sounds like he knows something we don’t. I don’t trust that these are just spontaneous acts. I keep thinking about the burning of the Reichstag, the downing of Rwandan… Read more »

“This wave of terrorist attacks – including murderous anti-Semitic attacks – is expected to continue. ” nietanyahu. He seems very sure.Does he know something the rest of the world does not. It is not as if a precedent has to be set for scaring Jews out of different countries when Mother Israel needs chattel to solve the demographic bomb. I wonder if the King is aware of the danger he puts the Jewish people in… Read more »