Immigration to the State of Israel from around the world has gone up by 55%, largely due to dramatic increases in immigration from France and Ukraine, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky said Sunday.Well, it is late as I write this, but I wanted to highlight this post.
Speaking at the opening plenary of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors' June meetings in Jerusalem, Sharansky announced that the Jewish Agency estimates French aliyah will surpass 5,000 individuals by the end of 2014 – an all-time record and a full 1% of the 500,000-person French Jewish community.
Never before has such a large proportion of a Western Jewish community made aliyah in a single year.
After Israel and the United States, France holds the highest population of Jews of any country in the world with a grand total of around 500,000 people.
The fact of the matter is that in France political Islam, combined with hatred from the political left, are slowly forcing the Jews out of that country.
Given increasing levels of anti-Jewish racism within France, and most of Europe, I definitely think that Jews should get out.
And, it should be noted, that the neo-Nazi far right is also beginning to make political gains in Europe.
France is simply no longer a safe or amiable place for the Jewish people.