Signs of a Quiet Exodus of Jews from France

(La Stampa-Italy) Maurizio Molinari - Increasing numbers of French Jews are appearing each week on the Upper West Side of New York City. Zachary, 29, a transport manager from Strasbourg, said: "If New York is full of French Jews, it's because in 2002, in connection with the second Palestinian Intifada, a season of physical aggression began towards us from the Arabs that still hasn't stopped." "Episodes occur continuously in the [French] streets or in the subway," adds Aharon, a designer in a start-up. "They force you to walk with your head down, put a hat on to conceal the kippah." The response from the police is to "often not classify the attacks as anti-Semitism but as robberies or violence" which conceals the true extent of the phenomenon.

2013-03-12 00:00:00

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