I find this challenging: “In 2004 the Board of Deputies of British Jews criticized [Gilad] Atzmon for saying, “I’m not going to say whether it is right or not to burn down a synagogue, I can see that it is a rational act.” Atzmon responded in a letter to The Observer that “since Israel presents itself as the ‘state of the Jewish people’ … any form of anti-Jewish activity may be seen as political retaliation. This does not make it right.”
Almost every synagogue has a security guard out front, and during Jewish holidays such as Yom Kippur, there’s usually an increase in security.
I’ve never been to a church where there were security guards out front and metal detectors to pass through.
Whenever Israel is in conflict, I notice an increase in security at shuls. Surely this increase in security is a rational act because when Israel is at war, Jews and shuls are more likely to get attacked.