Europe’s Leaders Bridle at Netanyahu Call for Jewish Exodus

February 16, 2015 3:51 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- European leaders bridled at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for an exodus of Jews to Israel following a spate of antisemitic attacks, saying the focus should be on keeping Europe safe for Jewish communities.

“We are happy and grateful that Jewish life has returned to Germany,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin, two days after a synagogue guard in Copenhagen was among those killed in dual shootings that stunned Denmark. “We very much want to live together with Jews in Germany.”

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