Friday, November 20, 2015

France: Dozens of French Jews immigrate to Israel after Paris attacks

The Times of Israel reports:
Some 40 French Jews landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport Monday, joining six more individuals who made aliyah on Sunday, as the first immigrants following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more, a Jewish Agency spokesman said.

According to Avi Mayer, the Jewish Agency’s Spokesman to the International Media, dozens more immigrants are expected to arrive in Israel with the assistance of the Agency over the course of the week. 

“After the attacks, people tried not to leave their homes – it was scary,” said Daniel Ventura, who arrived in Israel with his wife and two young girls, according to a press release by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which also assisted in bringing some of the Jewish immigrants. “For two years we’ve lived with insecurity and wanted to make aliyah. I would not want my children to live, learn and get married in France.”

More than 6,000 Jews have made aliyah to Israel since the beginning of the year, Mayer said.  

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