European leaders have reacted with anger at Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extraordinary plea for Jews to leave Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.

Netanyahu said that Europe was no longer a safe haven for Jews following terror attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, adding that Israel is now the only country in the world where Jews can feel safe.

His remarkable call for ‘mass immigration’ to Israel came just hours after two people were killed in separate terror attacks in the Danish capital, one of which was on a synagogue – but was promptly rejected by the leaders of France, Germany and Denmark, and was met with fury from Jewish groups.

French President Francois Hollande said, ‘I will not just let what was said in Israel pass, leading people to believe that Jews no longer have a place in Europe and in France in particular,’ while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government will do everything possible to protect Jewish sites.

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