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January 14, 2015 10:22 am

Israeli Minister Wants Judea and Samaria to Absorb New French Immigrants

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Israeli Construction Minister Uri Ariel promotes new French immigrants to Israel to settle in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Israeli Construction Minister Uri Ariel announced Tuesday that he would promote a plan to encourage new French immigrants to Israel to settle in Judea and Samaria.

Israel expects an increase in aliyah from France in 2015, following the recent Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris. Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky on Sunday pegged the potential number of French immigrants to Israel this year at 10,000.

In a letter sent to the Yesha Council, the umbrella organization of municipal councils of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Ariel wrote, “French Jews immigrating to Israel undoubtedly sympathize with the Zionist settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria. Surely, they would want to settle in one of Judea and Samaria’s communities.”

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  • This is the reason that no Israeli government, no matter how much pressure from the outside world or within Israel itself, can even contemplate relinquishing any part of Judea/Samaria. Israel today has a much greater birth rate than the Arabs. Coupled with what will soon be a massive influx of immigration from increasingly anti-Semitic Europe, the Jewish state needs all of its historic homeland to accomodate our returning brothers and sisters and their progeny for generations to come.

  • French immigrants will buy the house of this minister or better. They won´t need to be told where to settle. They will bring good money to purchase houses at the best locations in Israel. Uri Ariel should be more concerned on how to keep the price of housing low at the wake of this avalanche of house buyers.

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