France tops list for Jewish emigration to Israel | RFI

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France tops list for Jewish emigration to Israel | RFI

More Jews have left France for Israel so far this year than from any other country, a leading Jewish group said on Friday.

This was ahead of Ukraine (3,252), Russia (2,632) and the United States (2,218).

Anti-Semitism is largely to blame.

In addition to the largest Jewish diaspora in Europe, France is also home to the continent’s biggest Muslim community, which is estimated at around five million.

In demonstrations over the conflict in Gaza over the summer, violent anti-Jewish obscenities were heard on the streets of Paris and some Jewish businesses were destroyed in Sarcelles, just outside the capital, where there is a sizeable Jewish community.

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