Police car in Copenhagen, Denmark
Police car in Copenhagen, DenmarkiStock

The government of Denmark has ordered its military and police force to provide protection to the Israeli embassy and synagogues in Denmark amid the rise in antisemitism following the Hamas massacre of October 7, Bloomberg reported.

Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said that "the terrorist threat against Denmark is serious. And the conflict in the Middle East has led to a completely unacceptable rise in antisemitism and more uncertainty among Jews in Denmark.”

On November 11, a Holocaust memorial in Copenhagen, Denmark was defaced with antisemitic graffiti.

Antisemitism has risen globally since October 7, including numerous attacks on synagogues and Jewish people on the street. According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents have risen about 400% since the Hamas massacre.

The Federal Association of Departments for Research and Information on Antisemitism reported that antisemitic incidents have risen in Germany by over 300%.

About 7,000 people Jewish people live in Denmark, out of a population of nearly six million. Denmark has a Muslim population of about 250,000.