Norways Jewish museums closed as precaution

Police in Norway recommended the temporary closure of two Jewish museums for fear of attacks, while Danish police dispersed a pro-Israel rally out of concern for participants’ safety.

Following police advice in Norway, the Jewish museum in Trondheim closed indefinitely July 25, while the larger Jewish museum of Oslo was to remain shuttered until at least July 29, broadcaster NRK reported.

Police advised the museums to close amid reports that jihadists with fighting experience from Syria were planning an imminent terrorist attack on Norwegian soil. Extra security was posted at other potential targets, including Oslo’s main airport.

Also on July 25, police in Copenhagen cut short a demonstration of support for Israel and peace in the Middle East that the Danish Zionist Organization had organized near parliament with a group of Iranian dissidents, apparently out of concern they could not guarantee safety for the rally participants. — jta