Study: Almost half of Belgian, French, Hungarian Jews mull emigration. EU agency: Forty to 50 percent of Jews say they are considering emigrating because they do not feel safe. Poll shows that Jews in Europe still feel insecure about their future
Despite the absence of state-sponsored anti-Semitism, and a renaissance of sorts in European Jewish life, Jews on the continent feel insecure about their future, two new studies show. The studies show that almost half the Jews in Belgium, France and Hungary are considering emigrating, some to Israel, others to North America. For those who want to come to Israel, there is very little political will in Israel to help with immigrant absorption bureaucracy, and there is no effective European equivalent of the popular Nefesh B'Nefesh organization. [...]
In three of the nine states surveyed -- Belgium, France and Hungary -- 40-50% of respondents said they had considered emigrating because they did not feel safe in their country of residence.
According to the JPPI report, many of the sons and daughters of the upper echelon of European Jewry have already left Europe for North America or Israel. Moreover, 200-300 Jewish families of French origin have recently immigrated to Montreal, and at least 120 families to London. Manhattan's Upper West Side already has two congregations of French Jews. On May 26, 5,000 visitors attended the Jewish Agency's Aliyah Fair in Paris. Beyond the aliyah of 50,000 French Jews since 1990 (10% of French Jewry), new-immigrant associations claim there are some 20,000-30,000 additional French Jews who live part of the year in Israel but for convenience, and in order to avoid Israeli bureaucracy, prefer not to take Israeli citizenship. Voir Combien de milliers de Juifs ont-ils quitté la France en 2012? Connexe: Alya Réussie (réussir son Alya depuis la France)
The JPPI said European Jewish life had quite possibly reached a negative inflexion point, meaning a turning point after which a dramatic change is expected to result, in this case for the worse. [...]
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