Europe Deploying Police to Protect Jews Amid Rise in Online Antisemitism

I guess it was a pretty good gambit for Jews to flood Europe with people who hate Jews.

The Guardian:

Governments across Europe said they had bolstered security as Jewish groups warned that the surprise attacks by Hamas had led to a rise in antisemitic rhetoric online.

In France, the interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, called on regional officials across the country to urgently put in place heightened security at synagogues and Jewish schools.

“At a time when terrorist attacks from Gaza are hitting Israel, I ask you to immediately step up vigilance, security and protection of Jewish community sites in France,” he wrote in a message seen by AFP.

Darmanin also called for the soldiers from France’s Opération Sentinelle, a special force that patrols streets and protects key sites, to be deployed in order to create a “visible and systematic” security presence.

In Germany, the police in Berlin said on social media they had filed complaints after being alerted to “people celebrating the attacks on Israel by handing out baked goods” along a main avenue.

In London, the Metropolitan police said they had increased patrols across parts of the city amid a “number of incidents, including those that have been shared on social media, in relation to the ongoing conflict in Israel and [at] the border with Gaza”.

They said the expanded patrols were aimed at providing “a visible presence and reassurance to our communities”.

Police sources in Spain told newspaper La Razón that the interior ministry had put in place “necessary measures” to protect the country’s Jewish community. In Italy, the ministry of the interior said it had ordered surveillance to be increased across the country, according to newspaper Corriere della Sera.

The Jews have brought this to our doorstep, and we respond by asking what more they can do to help us.