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Danish Jews asked not to display Israeli flag at event

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The organizers of a Copenhagen event celebrating diversity asked Danish Jews to refrain from displaying the Israeli flag “for security reasons.”

The request came during preparations for the city-sponsored Mangfoldigheds festival held early last month, according to Jonas Herzberg Karpantschof, former chairman of the European Union of Jewish Students.

The Danish Zionist Federation displayed the Israeli flags despite the requests. Karpantschof said that “in reality, [the request] was an attempt to block the group’s participation.”

Other groups also displayed country flags at the event, the Copenhagen Post reported, and were not asked to refrain from displaying them. — jta


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