Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu today urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed in an attack outside Copenhagen’s main shul.
“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 made after attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris last month that killed 17 people, including four Jews.
Two police officers were also wounded in Sunday’s attack, one of two fatal shootings in the normally peaceful Danish capital on the weekend.
“Extremist Islamic terrorism has struck Europe again. … Jews have been murdered again on European soil only because they were Jews,” Netanyahu said in the statement.
The Israeli prime minister said his government was to adopt a $45 million (39.5 million euro) plan “to encourage the absorption of immigrants from France, Belgium, and Ukraine.”
“To the Jews of Europe and to the Jews of the world I say that Israel is waiting for you with open arms,” Netanyahu said.