Economic, security concerns drive record levels of French immigration to Israel

17.12.2013                      14.Tewet.5774

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Economic, security concerns drive record levels of French immigration to Israel

Spike in French aliyah correlates with 58% rise in registered anti-Semitic attacks since 2011.

In an overcrowded conference room in the heart of Paris’ 14th arrondissement, a hundred French Jews are losing their patience.

They have gathered at the Paris office of the Jewish Agency for Israel for a lecture on immigrating to Israel, but the agency staff is running behind. Its 20 staffers are coping with a 57 percent jump in the number of French Jews moving to Israel over the last year and a surge of applications. In addition to four weekly public talks, they are struggling to finish 30 applicant interviews each day….