France/Europe has made its choice, millions of unassimilable Muslims over that of well integrated/assimilated Jews.
It kind of chips away at the notion of European resolve for never again, that being, Jew hatred no longer being allowed a footing on European soil, let alone tolerated.
Why 5,000 Jews emigrated from France to Israel last year
A man holds a sign reading “I am Jewish” during a demonstration after the Paris terror attacks two years ago. Photo: AFP
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.
The Jewish Agency of Israel issued the update as France marked two years since attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices and on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, where four shoppers were shot dead.
Daniel Benhaim, who heads the Israeli-backed group in France, said that insecurity had been a “catalyst” for many Jews who were already thinking of leaving.
The 5,000 departures in 2016 add to the record 7,900 who left in 2015 and 7,231 in 2014. In total, 40,000 French Jews have emigrated since 2006, according to figures seen by AFP.
“The aliyah (the act of moving to Israel) of French Jews has been significant over the last decade,” Benhaim told AFP.
The French Jewish community is the biggest in Europe and is thought to number around 500,000 people.