Netanyahu to European Jews: Terror attacks in Europe will continue, Israel is your home

The government is expected to approve NIS 180 million to assist with aliya from Europe.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his calls for European Jews to immigrate to Israel on Sunday, in response to the shootings in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Israel in the Last Days

“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.”
Jeremiah 16:14-16

In the attacks, Jewish synagogue guard Dan Uzan was murdered early on Sunday, in addition to an earlier victim shot Saturday afternoon outside an event about Islam and free speech.

“Extreme Islamic terror in Europe has struck again and this time it’s in Denmark. We send our condolences to the families of those killed. They are once again killing Jews on European soil simply for being Jewish.”

“The wave of attacks against Jews in Europe is expected to continue and it is up to us to stay prepared,” he said. “Jews need protection wherever they are, but we’re telling you: Israel is your home,” he said.

The prime minister said that Israel is prepared for a massive wave of immigration from Europe. “Israel is there for [European Jewry] and Israel is their home. Today, the government will discuss a NIS 180 million program to support aliya and we are going to create more programs for Jews around the world. Israel is waiting for you with open arms.”

Netanyahu was referring to the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption’s plan for an additional NIS 180 million to encourage emigration from France, Belgium and Ukraine

Minister of Immigration and Absorption Sofa Landver said Sunday that the money would also go toward improved Hebrew education and an improved telephone hotline to assist those interested in making aliya from the aforementioned countries.

It was not announced if the program will be expanded to assist Danish Jews as well.

Also responding to the attacks, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman cited them as proof that Israel and the Jews are the first ones to fall victim to terror because they are on the frontlines of the West and the free world.

Liberman said the international community must not just make declarations and hold rallies, it must launch a “devastating war against Islamic terror and its root causes.”

The foreign minister said his ministry is staying in contact with Israel’s envoy in Denmark for updates.

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