Skip to comments.French Jews Fleeing to Florida
Posted on 03/12/2007 3:31:19 PM PDT by Nachum
Jews fleeing anti-Semitism in France are flocking to southern Florida, according to a local newspaper. Most of the 14,000 who have fled since 2001 have moved to Israel, but the Florida coast is a close second. Jewish organizations estimate that 2,000-4,000 French Jews live in the Miami-Dade County area.
"The general hostility of Muslims in France toward Jews, is...behind my decision to leave,'' Rod Kukurudz, who now lives with his wife and their three daughters in Surfside, Florida, told the Miami Herald. "French Jews see the handwriting on the wall and say, `We're not going to wait until it's too late,' '' said Greater Miami Jewish Federation official Jacob Solomon.
An organization involved in French Jewish immigration estimates that 50,000 more French Jews are planning to move to Israel and another 10,000 to Florida.
Wise move and Welcome. I think they will be voting Republican.
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Let's hope they vote GOP but in any case I can't blame them for coming.
We're glad to have you!
They should. They are running out of places to run to.
Well then they're apparently smarter then the Jews in New York then !!!
I doubt the majority who go on to get citizenship, and then go on to vote, will vote Republican.
IF so I wish they would move to Palm Beach county instead of Miami Dade!
Great news! It's about time. Similar to leaving Germany or Poland in 1936.
I don't know how long it will be before they're able to vote at all since they're here legally and have to follow rules which don't apply to others. I hope they'll vote conservative, too, but I still welcome them who are fleeing a coming muslim-led holocaust against them in Europe.
None the less I see little need, in general, for more immigrants. The USA has enough people, and I'm personally more interested in having lots of empty space than living in an India style ant-farm. Sure we COULD easily accomodate 1 billion Americans, but on a purely selfish level I don't want them here. So I will try to influence our gutless sellout Representatives to stop letting everyone move here who has some issue with their homeland.
As for their voting preferences the RIGHTWING party in France is more like the Democrats. The LEFTWING are out-and-out Socialists and proud of it. Jewish Americans vote overwhelmingly Democratic.
So perhaps they will vote Republican because they percieve the Republicans as being stronger against Islamofascism, but at the same time they will have to overcome a lot of the "Bush is Hitler" "Republicans are Fascists" political noise that is epidemic in Europe and France.
Get out while you still can - before the French put you on trains again.
don't bet on it.
That seems unlikely given that Chirac passes as a conservative in France.
I would say these newcomers will probably be voting Democrat according to the past history of their voting patterns. Correct me if I'm wrong.
You know I read the first paragraph and I was going to say how funny it is that the larger the religion of peace grows in that country, the more I hear reports of anti-Semitism....Then I read the second paragraph.
They're observant Jews. Ergo, they are Republicans.
Don't confuse secularists with Jewish grandparents as actual Jews.
"Get out while you still can - before the French put you on trains again."
Happened to my in laws. Set "free" (to flee with clothes on backs and money up rectal cavity) by Germans.
They hate the French more than the Germans. Germans learned their mistakes. The French just covered it up.
France's loss and our gain.
Not a chance. Have you already forgotten the 2000 and 2004 elections?
In addition, since they won't be citizens, that, by definition, means democrat votes.
Typical French cowards. They would rather surrender their country than fight for it. They spit on us then flee here for their security. There is no way these people are conservatives. The pansy party is the democrat party. That is where their support will go.
You're right and I shouldn't have made that assumption. If I were trying to remove my family from what I think may be coming for Jews in France, I'd want to "dot all the i s and cross all the t s" so as to be sure not to get sent back.
Yours is an interesting point of view. I don't think much of it, though.
Leave that country. It's starting again. My 82 year old German mother can tell you how Jews escaped that country between 1936 and 1938 from around Bamberg. We are Catholic and we are also not liked by France. Put what you have on the market and move out. I did not like France 20 years ago and like it even less today.
Cool another intellectual wind fall for the US.
Yes, it is painful to see a know-nothing shooting off at the mouth.
Here is what is wrong with this:
The Muslims are harassing people where they move and then the indigenous population moves out and the Muslims take over. They are doing it in several locations, including Bethlehem, where the Catholics are moving out. They will do this everywhere they go. These Catholics have appealed to the Vatican, but have not gotten any help.
The same technique is used my Mexicans in the US. Not here in Texas, as much, but I know it is happening on the east coast. They harass people and the cops won't do anything.
The other problem is that the Muslim population is growing faster than the European population, so not only do you have them growing from a newborn perspective, but also because Europeans are emigrating.
This is bad.
My bet would be they will join the rest of the Jewish liberals and vote for the liks of Hillary Clinton.
Hm-m-m-m, wonder what the Muslimes are going to do with all that good French wine when everyone else is gone....
You may not think much of Ron from the Acreage's point of view but I totally agree with him.
"secularists with Jewish grandparents."
I would think it's a small net plus for the GOP, maybe more than small. This is a self-selected group who understand how bad things have gotten, and how much worse they're likely to get. I doubt very much that most will be Democrats. And those who are, will rarely be the sort of Democrats we all detest.
Even if they vote straight ticket democrat, I would welcome them to this country.
Better off in a land where they can live safe and buy a gun if they need it.
France if self destructing. God bless all those who can see the writing on the wall.
I think most of these people will see through the political idiocy and political correctness of most of their Jewish-American cousins. Now and then, they might even educate a few.
I'm glad they got out of France too. You know the old saying, Jewish people are the canary in the coal mine. When things start going south societally speaking, the situation might begin with the Jews and anti-Semitism, but it doesn't end with them. France had better wake up.
Drink to death...:-)
You and I both know how they will vote when they get the chance. Democrap.
The part I liked was where it said the French were not an anti-semitic people. LOL, Now thats funny.
We all know how hard the French fought Hitler to stop the trains that were transporting the jews to the death camps.
I watched a movie once called "The Train" starring Burt lancaster. In it Burt and all of the French people were trying to stop the Germans from stealing art treasures.
It seems the art treasures meant a lot more to the French than the whole community of Jews they sent off to die.
No, these are observant Jews. They vote like Baptists.
France committed suicide 90 years ago. April 16 is the 90 year anniversary of their worst defeat in WWI (2nd battle of the Aisne), which followed on the heals of Verdun where they lost 550,000 alone in 1916.
The people occupying France today are French in name only (FINO?). The warriors who followed French military doctrine of constant offense never had a chance to reproduce - their bones are piled high in ossuaries.
The French today are the offspring of weaklings & cowards.
It is bad-- for Europe-- but I don't think it is up to a few thousand Jews to save Europe's sorry butt. I doubt the French government, or the EU, is doing much to protect them, when the chips are down.