Antisemitism Forcing ‘Internal Exodus’ of French Jews, as Concern Over Islamist Agitation Rises Across Europe

French-Jewish families are moving in growing numbers out of suburban neighborhoods of Paris because of antisemitism encountered on a daily basis, a local French newspaper reported on Thursday, amid broader concern across the continent that anti-Jewish hostility among Muslim communities continues to go unchecked.

In a special report, the Paris edition of commuter newspaper 20 minutes described an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, on the northeastern fringe of Paris, to other neighborhoods in and around the city, in the hope of escaping the antisemitism rife among their more numerous Muslim neighbors.

A reader with family in France spoke of their move from Paris to the countryside for just this reason a couple of years ago.