AU REVOIRE: French immigration to Israel surges in 2015 as anti-semitism worsens in Frogland
FIve months after Paris terror attack targeting Jews, 25% more French Jews moved to Israel in early 2015 than in the same period in 2014
The number of French Jews who have made, or are making aliyah to Israel between January and August 2015, is 25% higher than that same period.
The number of immigrants from France rose from 4,000 in 2014 to 5,100 in same period in 2015. The numbers where submitted to Immigrant Absorption minister Ze’ev Elkin by the Heads of French Jewish organizations. The scrolls with the French olim names (Photo:Zed Fillman)
In the wake of the January massacre at a kosher market in Paris, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Europe’s Jews to make aliyah to Israel. The Immigrant Absorption Ministry estimates that by the end of 2015 the number of immigrants from France will reach 9,000, compared to 7,200 in 2014.
In order to highlight the gravity of that number, the names were submitted to minister Elkin written on two long scrolls, prepared by Jewish Agency representatives in France. The representatives traditionally send the scrolls to the head of the Jewish community in France, and he in turn exhibits the scrolls at one of Paris’s synagogues.
The data was given to Minister Elkin in a meeting focusing on ways to expand the Aliyah of French Jews to Israel.
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