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April 22, 2016 9:38 am

Growing Number of French Jews Move to London Following Attacks

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The London Clock Tower. An increasing number of French Jews are moving to France to start over. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The London Clock Tower. An increasing number of French Jews are moving to France to start over. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

For Kevin Nakache, the breaking point came last year. First, one of his friends was gunned down in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris a few days after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Then, in October, Mr. Nakache’s former Hebrew teacher barely escaped a knife attack in Marseille, his hometown in southern France, where violence against Jews is on the rise.

Fed up, Mr. Nakache decided last fall to follow many other French Jews and leave the country. But rather than going to Israel, an increasingly popular destination for those choosing to leave France after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, or the United States, Mr. Nakache chose to emigrate to London. In so doing, he joined a growing stream of French Jews who see the British capital as a convenient and less threatening option as France grapples with the radicalization of young Muslims and a rise in antisemitism.

Read full story at The New York Times.

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