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December 24, 2015 10:47 am

Record Number of French Jews Immigrated to Israel in 2015

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French Jews arriving in Israel. Aliyah from France hit record numbers this year. Photo: Facebook/Aliyah de France.

French Jews arriving in Israel. Aliyah from France hit record numbers this year. Photo: Facebook/Aliyah de France.

A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing antisemitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes.

France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by nearly half since World War Two to some 550,000. The community has been jarred by an increase in security threats and Islamist militant attacks such as January’s gun rampage at a Paris kosher market that killed four Jews.

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