With Israeli authorities expediting the recognition of French medical credentials that make the transition easier for seasoned professionals, the upsurge in antisemitism in France is convincing their doctors & medical field associates, many of whom hold prestigious and influential leadership positions, to pack-up and leave France with their families for Israel, in increasing numbers.
By BERNARD EDINGER
Michel Alimi says he was shopping at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket just a couple of hours before an Islamist struck on January 9, 2015, shooting four Jews dead and holding 16 hostage before being killed by French police. Now, he, his wife and one of his daughters are moving to Israel. Continue Reading »
Last week, Jonathan Weinberg, who was 13 when a group of youths attacked him for being Jewish, earned his purple beret as a Givati fighter in the IDF. “I realized that if Jews are brutalized for being Jews, France is no place for me.” he said.
By Danny Brenner
Jonathan Weinberg was only 13 when he fell victim of a violent anti-Semitic attack by a group of French youths. Today, Weinberg is 24, an Israeli citizen, and last Thursday he received the purple beret reserved for new members of the Israel Defense Forces’ Givati combat infantry brigade.
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Jonathan Weinberg: I’m happy about what I’m doing – Photo: Courtesy of the Weinberg family
Eleven years ago, Weinberg was living in Versailles with his father.
After multiple terror attacks strike Paris in 2015, French immigration rose 10%, while overall Jewish immigration was at 15yr-high.
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.
A Jewish immigrant from France arrives for a candle-lighting ceremony to mark Hanukkah, upon landing at Ben Gurion International Airport – Photo: Reuters
France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by nearly half since World War Two to some 550,000. The community has been jarred by an increase in security threats and Islamist terror attacks such as January’s gun rampage at a Paris kosher market that killed four Jews. Continue Reading »
French Aliyah (immigration) is up 11% since last year, as Israel is expecting between 30,000 – 35,000 new immigrants in 2015, the most since 2005.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
More than 200 French Jews, half of whom are children, arrived in Israel Tuesday aboard a special Aliyah flight organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption.
French family makes Aliyah – Jeremy Fournée for The Jewish Agency for Israel
Although the plane arrived in the wee hours of the morning, the immigrants were warmly received at a festive welcome event at Ben-Gurion International Airport.The Continue Reading »
A mere 5 months after the last antisemitic terror-attack in Paris, a surge of 25% more French Jews moved to Israel, compared to the same period in 2014.
By Itamar Eichner
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 scrolls with the French olim names – Photo:Zed Fillman
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. Continue Reading »
‘Anti-Semitism, hate speech, hiding behind hatred of Israel and delivering hideous sermons’ are not Islam, says the French PM, calling to show the world that ‘Islam & France are fully compatible’.
By AFP & Ynet
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on France’s Muslims on Monday to “name the enemy”, referring to jihadist and extremist groups.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls – Photo: AFP
“It has to be stated that all this is not Islam,” Valls said, citing “hate speech, anti-Semitism hiding behind anti-Zionism and hatred of Israel, hideous sermons, self-proclaimed imams in our neighborhoods, our prisons which promote violence and terrorism, who participate in this criminal enterprise which lures hundreds of young people to jihad.” Continue Reading »
News of the desecrated tombstones come a day after a deadly terror shooting at a Denmark synagogue, which resembled the terrorist attack at a Jewish supermarket in Paris last month.
PARIS – Several hundred Jewish tombs have been damaged in a cemetery near the northeastern French city of Strasbourg, the French interior minister said on Sunday.
A French gendarme stands guard next to tombstones desecrated by vandals with Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans in the Jewish cemetery of Brumath near Strasbourg. – Photo: REUTERS
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve condemned the incident, which took place at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union near the German border, and said in a statement that police had opened an inquiry. Continue Reading »
3 French soldiers were lightly injured by Muslim attacker with same surname as the terrorist that killed 4 Jewish patrons at a Paris kosher supermarket last month.
Three French soldiers were stabbed outside of a Jewish community center in Nice, France, AFP reported on Tuesday.
A French soldier guards a Jewish institution in Neuilly-sur-Seine. – Photo: REUTERS
None of the soldiers were seriously wounded and the attacker was detained. French media reported that the name of the attacker was Moussa Coulibaly, who shares the same surname as the attacker that killed four Jewish patrons at a Paris kosher supermarket last month. Continue Reading »
As French Jews flee the country due to rising anti-Semitism & a failing economy, 2 dozen families leave with $1.4 billion of their assets with them.
By Rochel Sylvetsky
French Jews are facing shocking anti-Semitism, and many feel insecure remaining in France, as the sharp rise in French aliyah figures for the past year show. Tens of thousands of Jews still remain in France, however, but an indication of their future plans can be gleaned from the transfer of Jewish assets out of Europe.
Arutz Sheva interviewed Marlen Kruzhkov, a partner at the New York based Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC, who has acted as consultant for a sizable group of French Jewish families. Continue Reading »
After Saturday evening’s Brussels Attack when 4 Jews were shot dead, 2 Jews were attacked leaving a synagogue outside Paris.
French police ordered to increase security at Jewish establishments after wave of European anti-Semitism.
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France’s interior minister says that two Jewish men have been attacked as they left a synagogue in the Paris area.
French Jews marching in Paris in March 2012.- Photo: Reuters
Bernard Caseneuve ordered police around France to increase security at Jewish houses of worship and other Jewish establishments, according to a statement Sunday.
There were no immediate details on the Saturday night attack on two men leaving the synagogue in Creteil, southeast of Paris.
The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs is planning a 3-pronged program to encourage mass aliyah of French Jews with a focus on jobs, education & housing.
The Israeli government has been planning a new program to encourage French Jews to make Aliyah, Maariv reports Friday.
The program, which will be implemented over a 3-year period, is intended to help French Jews emigrate to Israel on a large scale – following reports that French Jewry has been leaving en masse due to anti-semitism.
The program will also receive state funding, according to the report.
According to information gathered at the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, tens of thousands of French Jews emigrated in 2013 to London, Canada and the United States. Continue Reading »