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Danish Reporter: Jews Asked for More Security for Some Time

By    |   Monday, 16 Feb 2015 03:36 PM

While Jews in Denmark should feel safe in their country, a Danish reporter tells Newsmax TV that the Jewish community has been asking for more security for a while.

"The Jewish community is asking for more security, and they have been doing that for some time now," Kristian Ring-Hansen Holt, a Danish channel TV2 reporter, told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Monday.

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A free speech event and a synagogue in Copenhagen were attacked on Saturday and two people were killed — one person at each location —  by a gunman who was later shot and killed by police.

The attack has been likened to the attack in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher market.

"Denmark was the country who helped over 7,000 Jews during the Second World War to escape to Sweden from the Germans," Holt explained. "So we have always had this, I would say, special connection to the Jewish community in Denmark."

While the Jewish community is asking for more security, he says "it would be very, very un-Danish to see Danish police 24/7 in front of any organizations, if you're not talking about the Royal Court or for example, the prime minister's house.

"We don't see police acting like this in Denmark," he said.

"What they have done until now is that the Jewish community have had volunteers to stand in front of the organizations, and to try to keep the calm on the street and things like that," the Danish reporter added.

Following the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement to Jews in Denmark and across Europe, saying they have a home in Israel if they no longer feel safe in Europe because of the recent terrorist attacks.

Holt explained that "the Jewish rabbi in Denmark, Jair Melchior, he just is quoted in the news this afternoon for saying that 'terror is not the reason to move to Israel.'

"So he is, I must say, very disappointed to hear Netanyahu trying to get Jews to move to Israel," he said.

"I don't think Netanyahu's message will get through to the Jews here in Denmark," he added.

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