Monday, July 24, 2017

France: Relative of Paris supermaket attack victim flees antisemitism, makes aliya

Via The Jerusalem Post:
A sister-in-law of a victim in the 2015 Paris supermarket terrorist attack has immigrated to Israel, fleeing a sense of insecurity living as an Orthodox Jew in France. 
Eva Saban was one of 150 French Jews who arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday evening aboard a flight sponsored by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. 
“We have been wanting to make aliya for a while, but after the terror attack at the Hyper Cacher we were left with no doubts. We are living in fear,” Saban said. 
Her brother-in-law Philippe Braham was one of four people killed after being taken hostage in the kosher supermarket, shortly after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. 
“Our children go to an Orthodox school, and as they leave the building they remove the kippa from their head,” she said. “We no longer are sure of what we would like to do next, but we are confident that this is the right move for our children, and we pray to God it will all work out.” 
The immigrants ranged from one month to 77 years old. Among them were two families spanning three generations, and 77 of the new olim were children. (...) 
French immigration to Israel has surged since 2012, breaking records for aliya from Western countries. More than 10% of the French Jewish community has immigrated to Israel since 2000, with half of them arriving in the past five years alone.
read more

84% of French Jews consider antisemitism is a big problem
France: Family of murdered Sarah Halimi moving to Israel

No comments :

Post a Comment