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  12/27/2012, Tevet 14, 5773

SWC Issues Travel Advisory for Copenhagen Amid Warnings

The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel advisory last week for Denmark in wake of warnings by Israel’s ambassador advising Jews and Israelis to refrain from wearing kippot, religious symbols, and speaking Hebrew on the streets of Copenhagen.

“It is intolerable that any Jew should have to hide his or her identity on the streets of Copenhagen. The Simon Wiesenthal Center rejects this as the 'new norm' for any Jew in Europe,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.