“Israel’s ambassador to Denmark and the head of Copenhagen’s Jewish community have both warned Jews in that city that if they don’t want to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, they’d better not wear anything that would identify them as Jews--and, for good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking Hebrew.
... a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its rabbis not to wear yarmulkes in public. Pupils at a Jewish school in Berlin have been warned to speak German, not Hebrew, on school trips--and to wear baseball caps over their yarmulkes ‘so you don’t give stupid people something to get annoyed about.’ Jews at Rome’s main synagogue now remove their yarmulkes when leaving services; so do Jews in Malmö, Sweden.
A Jewish teacher at an adult education center in Kristiansand, Norway, has been told ‘that wearing the star could be deemed a provocation towards the many Muslim students at the school.’... [A] Paris Metro passenger was recently beaten unconscious by a mob who pegged him as Jewish because he was reading a book by Paris’s chief rabbi. ... [In a New Year’s Eve report in Haaretz] Joel Braunold admitted that Europe does indeed have “a serious anti-Semitism problem” now, and that “the number of safe European capital cities has shrunk to a tiny number.”...
In a piece headlined “Anti-Semitism: a growing problem in France,” Public Radio International noted that the Toulouse school shootings last March were only the most widely reported of an alarming number of anti-Semitic attacks across France this year,’ PRI quoted anti-Semitism expert Sammy Ghozlan as saying that French Jews now ‘avoid going out late, going to certain neighborhoods, wearing yarmulkes.’”
(“No Hebrew, Please, This Is Europe,” FrontPageMag.com, Jan. 7, 2013)