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Children from France arrive in Israel as part of a group aliyah flight on July 21, 2021. Photo by Noga Malsa.

160 new immigrants from France arrive in Israel amid surge in ‘aliyah’

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A group of 160 new French immigrants to Israel arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday aboard a special aliyah flight from Paris organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration. The new arrivals...
The Eiffel Tower, Paris. Credit: Pixabay.

‘Bonhomie’ from France: Parliamentary delegation visits Israel, meets top leaders

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Thirty-eight members of the French parliament arrived for a three-day visit to Israel earlier this week on a tour sponsored by the European Leadership Network (ELNET), in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign...
A poster for an upcoming rally in support of justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman murdered in France. Credit: Combat Antisemitism Movement.

French Jews plan mass rally in Paris to demand justice for Sarah Halimi

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The Jewish community in France is planning a mass rally in Paris on Sunday afternoon to demand justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jew who was murdered in her home by a Muslim...
The French tri-colored flag outside the Hyper Cacher kosher market in Paris to pay homage to the four Jewish victims shot and killed inside the store a week earlier, Jan. 16, 2015. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo/Public Domain).

Trial starts for Charlie Hebdo terror attack that targeted kosher supermarket

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The trial for suspects of the 2015 terror attacks against the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and the Hyper Cacher kosher market began on Wednesday. “Since 2012, terrorism capitalized on the prevailing delinquency there is around these...
A total of 140 new arrivals from France landed at Ben-Gurion International on Aug. 3, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi.

Citing anti-Semitism in Europe, 140 French Jews move to Israel

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A total of 140 new olim (“immigrants”) from France arrived in Israel earlier this week and were welcomed at Ben-Gurion Airport by Pnina Tamano-Shata, Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption, and the president of the International...
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Coronavirus has taken lives of at least 1,300 French Jews

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Between 1,300 and 2,000 French Jews have succumbed to the coronavirus, according to the country’s Jewish burial service. Hundreds have been flown to be laid to rest in Israel, according to a report from the Makor...
UNESCO assistant director-general Stefania Giannini speaks at the European Jewish Association’s (EJA) annual policy conference in Paris; seated is EJA chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Yoni Rykner.

In Paris, 250 European leaders, conference attendees to confront anti-Semitism in full force

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Some 250 participants and European leaders gathered in Paris at the European Jewish Association’s (EJA) annual policy conference this week under the topic “Jews in Europe: United for a Better Future.” The $11 million “European...
Israel is missing out on an opportunity to settle "tens of thousands" of French Jews in Israel, says Ariel Kendall of the Qualita organization, which provides outreach for French immigrants. Credit: Courtesy.

French immigrants’ organization says Israel is ‘unprepared’ to take in French Jews

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Data published Tuesday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics pointing to a continued decrease in the number of French Jews immigrating to the Jewish State come as no surprise to officials involved in efforts to help...
Michael Amsalem, a new immigrant to Israel, visits Paris for a wedding in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Credit: Orit Arfa.

In the cafes of Paris, French Jews open up on anti-Semitism and their future...

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My trip to Paris to canvas the mood of French Jews began in the idyll of an Israeli-owned restaurant, Balagan, near the famed Louvre art museum. Emmanuelle Mary, a non-Jewish Parisian fashion and lifestyle...