Tag: French Jews

Members of French Jewish community walk in a street of Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. If far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wins the upcoming presidential election, she plans to ban religious symbols from French streets, which would impact on Jews who would no longer be allowed to wear their kippa …

Exodus: Jews Flee Paris Suburbs over Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism

French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs on the back of hostility from newly-arrived Middle East refugees, as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the end of the Second World War.

A member of the Jewish community, wearing a kippa, attends the inauguration of the new synagoge of Bochum, western Germany, also attended by the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Charlotte Knobloch and Northrhine-Westphalia State Premier Juergen Ruettgers, 16 December 2007.

Another 5,000 Jews Quit France for Israel: Agency

Another 5,000 French Jews emigrated to Israel last year, figures showed Monday, continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting the community.

Newly arrived Jewish immigrants coming from France hold Israeli flags as they step off the plane upon their arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 20, 2016. More than 200 French Jews were expected to immigrate to Israel aboard this aliyah (Immigration to Israel) flight, …

Spike in French Jews Immigrating to Israel

PARIS — Yael Haccoun and her family are Orthodox Jews from the working-class Paris suburb of Sarcelles, but they flew to Israel in late September to start a new life and escape the anti-Semitism around them.

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Jewish Agency Chief: French Jews Feel Insecure

TEL AVIV – Jews in France are feeling increasingly insecure and uncomfortable despite the French government’s efforts to protect them, according to Natan Sharansky, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Marseille Synagogue To Be Converted Into Mosque

MARSEILLE (AFP) – A synagogue in Marseille is to be converted into a mosque, reflecting demographic shifts in the southern French city, a Jewish leader has told AFP.

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France’s Chief Rabbi: Jews Should Keep Wearing Skullcaps

France’s chief rabbi was among Jewish leaders who rejected a call for men and boys to stop wearing skullcaps, after a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the southern city of Marseille. Zvi Ammar, the leader of Marseille’s Jewish community, earlier

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French Immigration to Israel Reached Record High In 2015

French immigration to Israel reached a record high in 2015, Israeli officials said Thursday, citing “physical insecurity and financial uncertainty” as main driving forces. Around 8,000 French Jews were expected to have arrived over the course of the year, a

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Israel Reports Record Immigration of Jews from France in 2015

A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing anti-Semitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes. France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by

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Anxious French Rush To Israeli Tech To Check On Friends

Over 4 million people in Paris marked themselves as safe following Friday’s deadly terror attacks using Facebook’s made-in-Israel Safety Check app. On November 14, the day of the Paris terror attack, Facebook Israel Country Manager Adi Soffer-Teeni and Director of

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French Jews Ask: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

TEL AVIV – French Jews are divided about their future as they face an ever-growing threat from radical Islam. Yet, for most, even the attacks that killed 129 people on Friday have not been sufficient for them to consider emigration. Anti-Semitic attacks