Skip to comments.Two thirds of French Jews considering leaving
Posted on 03/23/2014 12:13:20 AM PDT by Nachum
Israels Immigration and Absorption Ministry presented its findings to the Knesset this week that more than two thirds of French Jews are considering leaving the country. The findings were presented in the context of an Israeli government effort to increase immigration from France; however they raise serious concerns that a prolonged exposure to increasingly virulent forms of anti-Semitism are taking their toll on the sense of security felt by Jewish communities in France and across Europe.Aliya to Israel increased from all over Western Europe last year.
Of the two-thirds considering leaving, half (or one-third overall) are looking to Israel as their destination. Nearly 60% of French Jews have close relatives living in Israel.
The past year saw a spike in French Jewish immigration to Israel, from about 2000 per year during 2008-2012, to over 3,300 in 2013. France is currently home to the third largest Jewish community in the world, after Israel and the United States. The majority of immigrants to Israel have been the young just out of school and retirees.
In December of last year, the Jewish Agencys envoy in Paris, Ariel Kandel, observed, The French Jews are very Zionist, and thats not a new thing, and that about 70 percent of them have visited Israel at least once a much higher rate than anywhere else. Kandel also cited the Toulouse Jewish school shooting, which occurred two years ago this week, as a factor leading to last years spike in immigration from France.
Western Europe as a whole saw a 35% increase in aliyah in 2013, driven by a 46% increase from Belgium and a 57% increase from the Netherlands. A poll released in November indicated that a full 75% of self-identifying Jews in Western European countries have considered emigrating because of anti-Semitism.I don't know why any Jew would want to live in Europe today.
Labels: aliya, Belgium, European anti-Semitism, French anti-Semitism, Holland
When will there be an organization where we can donate to help French Jews emigrate? We need to keep them safe before it gets worse for them. Never again.
An unarmed Jew is a dead Jew.
The Warsaw fighters knew this.
The founders of the state of Israel knew this and the Jews of present day Israel know this.
Just as French Jews are looking at the very real probability that moslems in France will kill them, so, too, must Americans look at the very real probability that the massively armed and militaristic DHS and their sister thugs will seek to slaughter Americans.
The lessons of the Holocaust are not only meant for world Jewry.
It’s sad to consider that the leftard ‘youth’ of Europe are to become the new “Jews” themselves in a generation or two. Serves them right. I can also see that Jews want to emigrate to retire and for work, of which there is little in Europe.
Yes, but not surprising. There has always been a strong anti-semantic strain running through the French population. The Vichy government was strong right up till it became apparent that the D Day Normandy invasion would succeed. Then, they (French) became “Freedom Fighters”. Very pragmatic bunch, the French, puke, puke, sarc/
Call it French common core fascist education.
They are extremely jealous of the jewish education.
Two thirds of French Jews considering leaving
Jewish Population in France in 2012 - 480,000.
There were 600,000 French Jews in 2001.
French Jews are quietly leaving for New York and Israel.
On March 19, 2012, 23-year-old French-born islamist Mohammed Merah arrived armed at the Ohr Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, where he killed eight-year-old Miriam Monsonego along with Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his two sons, Arieh and Gabriel. The event shocked many French Jews and the tragedy is believed to have contributed to a marked increase in the number of French Jews who immigrated in 2013 to Israel, more than 3000 instead of 2000 in 2012.
Arie Bensemhoun, the Jewish communitys president in Toulouse: I wont deny that, yes, I encourage the younger people to make aliyah [immigrate to Israel] or go elsewhere, where they can thrive in open Judaism, emancipated and without constantly fearing over what tomorrow will bring,
The Israeli Jews know this but do their cousins in America and elsewhere know this? I think the game is over for Jews in the Galut (Diaspora) while at the same time, the Israelites (New Israelis) face an existential threat from Iran...with NO US backing. What say you?
Someone once said that “France won't wake up till the Notre Dame Cathedral has been converted to a mosque”.
Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, his 3-year-old and 6-year-old sons Gabriel and Arieh and 8-year-old Myriam Monsonego, daughter of school headmaster Rabbi Yaacov Monsonego, were laid to rest in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul Cemetery. May they rest in peace
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Import Jews instead of Muslims.
Import Jews instead of Messicans.
Sorry, I’ll stop typing while dreaming.
Do it. Belgium, Germany, Hungary... Get out.
France is bad, but there are a number of other awful places for Jews in Europe. It would take a LOT of money.