French Jews Feel They Can Give Their Children a Better Future in Israel

(USA Today) Michele Chabin - Yael Haccoun, 33, her husband, and their three children flew to Israel from Paris this month to start a new life and escape the anti-Semitism around them. "French people think that it's natural when Jews are targeted" in terror attacks, said Haccoun. "The fact that the army must protect Jewish schools and synagogues isn't normal." She said her family watched in horror in July 2014 as a demonstration protesting Israel's war with Hamas turned into an anti-Semitic rampage. Dozens of men chanting "God is great" in Arabic and "death to the Jews" attacked Jewish-owned businesses with clubs and fire bombs. A poll by the French Institute of Public Opinion in January showed 43% of France's Jewish community are considering a move to Israel, and 51% said they have "been threatened" because they are Jewish.

2016-09-30 00:00:00

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