dimanche 29 décembre 2013

Anti-Semitism seen driving massive rise in French aliyah

@ Times of Israel: 19,200 new immigrants came to Israel in 2013, with marked increases from Western Europe, but a decline from UK, US.

France saw 3,120 Jews leave for Israel, marking a huge 63% increase over the 1,916 who came in 2012. The increase is believed to reflect a well-documented swelling of anti-Semitic incidents in the country.  The phenomenon was not limited to France. Western Europe as a whole saw a 35% increase in aliyah in 2013, driven by a 46% increase from Belgium and a 57% increase from the Netherlands. A poll released in November indicated that a full 75% of self-identifying Jews in Western European countries have considered emigrating because of anti-Semitism. Suite.

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