#CharlieHebdo attacks: European Jews weigh risks against emigration to Israel

The killing of four French Jews in last week’s hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling vulnerable due to poor security and a large number of potential soft targets.

In the wake of the attacks, which follow deadly strikes on a Belgian Jewish Museum and a Jewish school in southwestern France, Israeli leaders have called on European Jews to immigrate to the Jewish state. But European Jews are deeply ambivalent about leaving, and their community leaders, along with top politicians, have urged people to stay in their homelands.

  • Exile1981

    Sadly given the way all of europe is headed the Jews are in for a very rough future. Either they will be killed by Muslims in Europe or the left will continue to try and blame the Jewish victims for the violence of the Muslims.

    Right now the left in France can push the blame the victim game as it is way easier to blame the Jews than admit that the multicultural model they have adopted as a nation is poisonous and destroying them from within.

  • Gary

    There must be some inner self-hatred or shame for a large % of the muslim population , maybe because every muslim refugee that comes to Canada or any Western non-islamic Nation must live in a new Reality where they look around them in their home or workplace and see Inventions or Products from non-islamic nations. Plus the Stats that came out for Europe showed that over 60% of the muslims are on Welfare which makes sense since the women are forced to dress in Niqabs or Burkas that make them unemployable other than a BeerKeeper’s job.
    Islam hasn’t really produced anything for about 500 years , and now the UN reports that the 40’000’000 Refugees Globally are almost 70% muslims ( of those , the vast majority are women fleeing misogyny ) that fled islamic oppression or civil wars.
    Not that much to be proud of on top of the Few bad apples that hijacked islam and have caused close to 23’000 acts of Terrorism since 9/11/01 .
    But I find it even more pathetic that Imams and Clerics blame all the short coming and social ills with islam on the Jews. After all, this makes muslims look so pathetic and weak that a mere 7 million Jews in Israel have so much power of 1’800’000’000 muslims to oppress or control them which the Cable Companies can only dream of having that much power over 1.8 billion customers .

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    So…France has traded her Joooos(the ones she didn’t hand over to the Nazis) for a pile of muzzle’ems?

  • Alain

    It is so much like the late 1930s when sadly far too many refused to admit the danger, but at the same time it is much better since those wise enough to leave have a homeland that will welcome them. They will not face being turned away and rejected by the rest of the world as in the past.