Jihad spurring up to 200K French Jews to return to Israel
With the increase of jihad against Jews, combined with other anti-Semitism proliferating across France, as many as 200,000 French Jews are planning to immigrate to Israel soon – another sign of the End Times.
“Concerned about their future in France in light of a series of Islamic terrorist attacks in recent years – as well as a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in general – French Jews are increasingly investigating the idea of resettlement in Israel,” Breitbart News reported. “Data shows that 43 percent of French Jewry – or some 200,000 people – have expressed interest in making aliya, or immigrating to the Jewish State.”
Come home …
Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett stressed that Israel has been preparing for scattered Jews’ imminent return to their homeland.
“Every Jew in France should know – as should Jews anywhere in the world – the State of Israel awaits them with open arms,” Bennett announced, according to the Times of Israel. “Immigration to Israel does not end on the day of arrival – that is just the beginning.”
He assured that Jews deciding to immigrate to Israel would be assisted in every way by the government to make their transition as smooth as possible.
“The State should assist in absorption in all areas – language, education, housing, employment and more,” Bennett added. “We will do it.”
It was then impressed how it is the duty of every Israeli citizen to do everything they can to make sure that all Jews scattered across the globe – since they were dispersed two millennia ago – has every ability to return to their true home in the Holy Land.
“These are ethical people, Zionists, lovers of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, and it is our moral obligation to help them,” Bennett expressed about French Jews in a statement last week, according to Breitbart.
Concerted homecoming effort
Bennett – who leads Israel’s Jewish Home Party – led a faction meeting earlier this month to ramp up plans to bring fellow Jews back to the Promised Land.
“The proposed team – lead by Bennett and Simhon – will include representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services, the Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure, Ministry of Immigration and Absorption, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs,” the Times of Israel informed. “The team will put together an immigration program to be presented within to 60 days to the Ministerial Committee for Absorption and Immigration, which is chaired by Netanyahu, who currently also serves as minister of absorption, and includes Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, NEC chair Avi Simhon and the prime minister’s chief of staff Yoav Horowitz.”
The concerted effort to bring Jews from France to Israel that is jointly headed by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netahyahu – who has been a leading advocate of bringing Jews from around the world back home to strengthen the nation (and fulfill Scripture) – has been set as a top priority by the Israeli government.
“At last Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Bennett to team up with the Prime Minister’s Office National Economic Council and draft an umbrella framework for government-wide action focused on increasing Aliyah – or Jewish immigration – from France,” the Times of Israel’s Stuart Winer noted.
This effort echoes what Netanyahu expressed a few years ago in 2015, when he invited Jews to move to Israel after Islamic terrorists targeted them in another series of anti-Semitic attacks that left five Jews dead.
“[T]he State of Israel is your home,” Netanyahu asserted in a televised speech, according to Breitbart.
Continuing the trend …
Just over a year ago, another wave of Jews returning home from France was launched – when the Israeli government declared that easier routes to employment were being opened for French olim in medical fields.
At the time, Israeli Immigration and Absorption Minister Sofa Landver extolled the French Jews’ latest wave of immigration.
“[The continuation of French immigration is] a Zioniist and principled aliya that has contributed and will continue to contribute greatly to the State of Israel,” Landver said in July 2017, according to The Jerusalem Post. “I am certain that these programs have yielded fruit and have helped French immigrants integrate in various fields: teaching, medicine, hi-tech.”
She was glad that new trends are motivating – and not deterring – French Jews from making Aliyah.
“I am aware of the difficulties encountered by immigrants from France, and today, we are developing – together with the Jewish Agency and other relevant bodies – creative solutions to encourage immigrants from France to immigrate to Israel and to make it easier for immigrants who are already in Israel to move forward in life and integrate quickly into Israeli society,” Landver added.
The return home of French Jews is significant for a number of reasons – especially considering the fact that no other nation in the world is home to more Jews than France … besides Israel.
“The French Jewish community is the largest in Europe and the second-largest in the world outside of Israel – numbering nearly half a million Jews,” The Jerusalem Post informed.
Significant numbers of Jews returning home from France has not only taken place over the past two years.
“[France] topped the aliya charts in 2015 – with almost 8,000 new immigrants,” the Post’s Tamara Zieve noted last year. “French immigration to Israel has surged since 2012 – breaking records for aliya from western countries. Over 10 percent of the French Jewish community has immigrated to Israel since the year 2000 – half of that in the past five years alone.”