Not Gonna Stick Around to Get Murdered This Time Around

Sharp rise in French Jews leaving for Israel – Yahoo News

Paris (AFP) – The number of French Jews emigrating to Israel rose nearly four-fold in the first quarter of the year and could touch a record in 2014, a Jewish organisation said Monday.

The Jewish Agency for Israel, a global body responsible for the immigration and absorption of Jews into Israel, said 1,407 people left France for Israel between January and March against 353 people a year earlier.

“This phenomenon is speeding up” said Ariel Kandel, the head of the Jewish Agency’s French chapter.

“We will not finish the year with four times more the number than in 2013 but if the current rhythm continues, there will be more than 5,000 French people leaving for Israel, something that has never happened since its creation in 1948,” he said.

Hmm.  I wonder what on earth could be causing this sort of migration?

My guess?  A sense of history and a healthy fear that yes, it can happen here.  Again.

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Not Gonna Stick Around to Get Murdered This Time Around — 1 Comment

  1. What is the emigrants’ income, compared with the French average? I’m curious partly because France’s punitive income tax rates might have played a role — what is French Jews’ emigration rate compared to French non-Jews’ rate?

    Probably more importantly, what effect will the emigrations have on France’s economy? No good effect, I imagine.

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