Skip to comments.Undeterred by Hamas Rockets, Hundreds of French Jews Immigrate to Israel
Posted on 07/18/2014 8:01:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Jewish communities around the world are not letting terrorist attacks from Hamas deter them from relocating to Israel. This week, hundreds of French Jews arrived in Israel to settle in the towns of Ashdod and Ashkelon, while incidents of anti-Semitism continue to rise in France itself.
On Thursday, as the Israeli government announced a ground offensive against Hamas in Gaza, 430 Jewish immigrants from France arrived in Israel with the intention of permanently relocating. Of these, many came as entire families, with 195 children and 18 infants on the flights in. The numbers from France are to be expected-- polls show that as many as 75% of the Jewish population of France is considering relocating-- but the Jewish Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption in Israel is particularly pleased with the immigration numbers given the situation in the nation currently. What's more, many of these immigrants are expected to stay in Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Tel Aviv, major targets for Hamas rockets.
The mass wave of immigration is seen by many as a statement of the commitment the international Jewish population has made to making Israel the greatest nation it can be. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, who spent Thursday at Ben Gurion Airport welcoming the migrants, proudly told news publications that not one French immigrant canceled their flight into Israel on Thursday: More than 1,000 new immigrants from around the world have arrived in Israel during Operation Protective Edge," Sharansky added, "Today, 430 of you came from France....
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Bless you, children.
As a Jew, were would you rather live? In a country overrun by Muslims, a culture that has only one goal and that goal is to kill all Jews or go to the country of your ancestors were you, at least, have a chance of survival. G_d continues to call his chosen home.
Heres a running account of news reports related to these recent events with Israel and Hamas. If you want to catch up on the news accounts ... they are here ...
Its listed from newest to oldest, so go to the bottom to start.
France’s loss is Israel’s gain. All that French education and job experience will be put to great use in a country that not only welcomes them but makes them immediate citizens.
How low I think of the French for not protecting the Jewish people who have been forced out by Muslims. I pray that they thrive in their new home in Israel.