European Jewish group demands 24/7 protection at Jewish institutions

A European Jewish organization is demanding round-the-clock protection at Jewish institutions following the shooting attacks at a synagogue and free speech event in Denmark this weekend that left two people dead.

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, general director of the European Jewish Association, accused European Union leaders Sunday of not doing enough to combat anti-Semitic attacks and prejudices.

In a statement, Margolin said there was a need to "secure all Jewish institutions 24/7," and demanded European governments and EU institutions take action.

Margolin also called for establishment of a European task force to beef up protection of Jewish institutions and reinforce educational efforts against what he called "rampant anti-Semitism." The leader of the Brussels-based Jewish association said "European leaders need to support us in fighting the battle on terror in our homeland."