The Twilight of French Jewry, the Twilight of France

Between the 1950s and the turn of the 21st century, the intermittent stream of Jewish emigration from France to Israel was mainly impelled by two factors. One was the positive pull of Zionism; the other was the negative push of anti-Semitism. But the latter, even though it could take on a violent or occasionally deadly form, was perceived, including by many Jews, less as a national problem than as a passing and unfortunate spillover from the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East or as a lingering expression of extreme right-wing hatred of Jews. Nor did the French government take it seriously. Until 2002, indeed, the socialists in power were in complete denial about the threat, and in this they enjoyed the complicity of the mainstream press, which operated on the (fallacious) premise that to publicize anti-Semitic violence would only exacerbate it.

Then, between 2002 and 2014, the number of home-grown anti-Jewish threats and acts—verbal abuse, desecration of cemeteries, swastikas on Jewish property, fire-bombings of synagogues, and other forms of violence up to and including murder—climbed to three times the figure for the entire previous decade.

h/t MP

  • Censored_EG

    Hmmm. Obviously, the Religion of Peace has nothing to do with this phenomenon in France. I’m shocked, shocked, that anti-Semitism persists in France with all the friendly Muslims there and their leftist socialist French supporters.

  • The French Muslims population is already greater than 10%.

    This is the tipping point.

    There will be civil unrest or war.

    And the indigenous French will find it necessary to expel Islam or France will become the first “Lebanon” of Western Europe.

    After that France will only be geographical spot on the map and cease being a political entity.

    It will take less than a generation to happen.

  • FactsWillOut

    The problem isn’t Jews leaving. The problem is the Muslims coming.