The recent terror attack in France has sparked concern in the Jewish People of France. According to a recent report from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), the main organization helping Jews of France immigrate to Israel (make aliyah), has received thousands of recent inquiries from French Jews seeking to go to Israel and expects that number to climb following the terror that struck Nice. The Fellowship in June brought 82 Jews from across France to Israel, and, additionally, is preparing to bring more than 150 to Israel this month, including several Nice families.
Back in January, we learned of an alarming report that Jews were leaving France in record numbers amid rising anti-Semitism and fears of more Isis-inspired terror attacks like the one we just witnessed in Nice. In that report from the Independent, More than 8,000 Jews left France for Israel in 2015 – a rate far higher than anywhere else in Europe which was the largest mass movement of Jews since the formation of Israel in 1948.