Another 5,000 Jews quit France for Israel: agency

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Experts and members of the Jewish community in France say that recent attacks are not the only reason people are leaving for Israel, with family, religious and economic reasons also playing a roleAnother 5,000 French Jews emigrated to Israel last year, figures showed Monday, continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting the community. The Jewish Agency of Israel issued the update as France marked two years since attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices and on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, where four shoppers were shot dead. Daniel Benhaim, who heads the Israeli-backed group in France, said that insecurity had been a “catalyst” for many Jews who were already thinking of leaving.


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