The Jewish Exodus has begun in fear-stricken France. After the Paris terrorist attacks that began at the office of magazine publication Charlie Hebdo concluded yesterday, Jews have decided that they are fed up with the growing anti-Semitism in France.
What Jews feel like is a warning sign for them, France has not found the right words and actions that can reassure them enough to stay after an Islamic terrorist Amedy Coulibaly took people hostage and held them captive in a Kosher supermarket in Paris
Many are planning to or have already moved to Britain or Israel. This is already the largest emigration of Jews anywhere since the war.
The fears of the Jewish only worsened when police ordered all shops in the historic Jewish neighborhood amidst the hostage situation yesterday as a precaution against further violence.
— Orthodox Union (@OrthodoxUnion) January 9, 2015
Stephen Pollard, British editor of the Jewish Chronicle, explained how he has noticed that every Jew he knows has decided to leave France.
Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave.
— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 9, 2015
In June of last year, the community was assaulted with beatings, stabbings, and ax attacks, on top of the shooting at the Jewish Museum in nearby Belgium.
In 2013, France had around 500,000 Jewish residents – the largest population in the European Union- but this may now be below 400,000 and falling, the Jewish Chronicle figures.