In France, an uncertain future for Jews

PARIS — France is home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, and its most troubled.

A wave of anti-Semitic violence in recent years has shaken Jews in this country to the point where growing numbers no longer see a future here.

Some have simply left. In 2015, approximately 8,000 French Jews abandoned France for Israel — a record number that has grown with each passing year. Meanwhile, others have decamped to London and elsewhere.

“I don’t have any hope anymore, honestly,” said Noemie, a middle-aged French Jewish woman who appeared in a recent BBC documentary with her mother, who said she no longer even felt safe publicly identifying as Jewish in France. The documentary aired in April.

  • Brenda

    I heard that the Austrians have back-tracked on their promise to build a wall with Italy to keep the muslim hordes out.

    • I will check it out.

    • Gary

      Obama homeland of Kenya announced that they will build a Wall to keep out the somali terrorists.
      The media ignored this story because it just re-enforced the stance by Trump and makes Obama look like the treasonous weasel he is that wants to let in more illegals.

  • john700

    Sell everything and move to Israel !

    • Shebel

      Israel is not very big.
      Where are you going to put these new Jews?

      • john700

        Well, in Europe they will be six feet under; they could build skyscrapers in Israel, still better than Europe.

  • The Butterfly

    Um, I think the future for Jews in France is pretty certain, actually.

    • Kell

      …and relocating to the UK isn’t looking like such a good idea, now, I’ll bet! I thought we already fought this war once…

  • For whom else will the French make France inhospitable after the Jews leave?

    • Surele Surele

      it will be the new ‘French’, making it impossible for the ‘old’ French.

    • Shebel

      French folk.

  • Surele Surele

    The writing is on the wall. Just leave. Any country that you end up in, will just benefit from your presence. France is the looser. Just like Poland after 1968: they actually were forced to close faculties at universities, since they pushed the profs and students out of Poland.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I love the picture of thousands of Jews leaving for Israel, if only to make Obama’s head explode a little bit.

  • Shebel

    Canada is the only Country in the ‘Whole Wide World’—where the French feel Superior.
    And it is only because we are NICE.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      How can they feel superior when they know they can’t leave Canada?
      They can’t afford to.

    • Bernie

      We are stupid because we allow them to feel superior and not support the Canadian Charter of Rights .

      • FactsWillOut

        The Canadian Charter of Rights is horseshit.

        • Bernie

          Obviously you are not Canadian and do not believe in Law.

    • Superior.

      There are lovely beaches on Lake Superior.

  • k1962

    Everywhere they go, trouble follows. First the Jews and then life will be hell for everyone else.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Well, a dear old aunt (76 years old) of mine has taken the plunge, sold her Paris home, and bought a luxury condo right here in Ontario in a development called Friday Harbour. Absolutely gorgeous unit with a panoramic view of Lake Simcoe. We’ll be receiving her by year’s end. She’s a gourmet kosher chef, too! Yum!

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Very tasteful. Not a mention of muzzies or Islam.

  • FactsWillOut

    Why so cowardly? Join PEGIDA, get a gun, whatever.

  • Gary

    Justin and his Senior saudi pro-whahhabi adviser have a Final Solution for the Jews in Canada.

  • Kell

    Maybe I’m too ‘old school’ but I recall most European ‘men’ had actual balls and would have smashed this shit down, already! What the FUCK happened? Not all of this cowardice can be because of PC…no way all these males lost their will to survive and reclaim their heritage, protect their women, protect their children’s futures, protect and defend some memory of European culture! How fucking sad!