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Netanyahu's call to move to Israel rejected by danish jews

Netanyahus call to move to Israel rejected by danish jews
Danish Jews today turned down an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to emigrate to Israel following a deadly weekend attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

“We're very grateful for Netanyahu's concern but having said that, we are Danish – we're Danish Jews but we're Danish –and it won't be terror that makes us go to Israel,” said a spokesman for the Jewish Community in Denmark, Jeppe Juhl.

“So we understand his concern for our well-being, and we value his concern but we are Danish and we're staying in Denmark. If we move to Israel it's for other reasons,” he told AFP.Netanyahu yesterday urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed outside Copenhagen's main synagogue in one of two attacks in the city at the weekend.

“Israel is your home. We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe,” Netanyahu said in a statement, repeating a similar call after attacks in Paris. Danish intelligence said the gunman who opened fire outside the synagogue and a cultural centre may have been inspired by last month's attacks in Paris.
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