Synagogues no longer a safe haven for Jewish people – leading European rabbi warns

Moscow’s Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, was speaking at a conference called “Securing Jewish Communities across Europe”.

He said: “At the back of almost every Jew’s mind is the possibility of what could happen.

“Sadly, in Copenhagen, Brussels and in Paris, that has become a reality.

“The Jewish community finds itself targeted from a number of directions: from the extreme right, the extreme left and Islamic terrorism.”