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Anti-Semitism drives French Jews to UK

A new report from the Jewish Community Protection Service says that anti-Semitic attacks in France increased by 58% from 2011 to 2012.

The biggest attack in 2012 was that of Mohamed Merah, who shot dead seven people, including three children and a rabbi, outside a school in Toulouse. Merah’s killings, the report says, led to a spike of anti-Semitic attacks in the days following.

New report from Jewish Community Protection Service reveals anti-Semitic attacks in France increased by 58% from 2011 to 2012; many Jews move across Channel to English shores

The increase in anti-Semitism has led to an exodus of French Jews who have moved across the Channel to English shores, with St. John’s Wood Synagogue in London establishing French-language Shabbat services to fulfill a growing demand.

UK Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who is retiring this year, has expressed concern over whether there was still a place for Jews in Europe after recent legal challenges to the Jewish practices of circumcision and ritual slaughter.

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One Response to Anti-Semitism drives French Jews to UK

  1. Mechel Yedid

    February 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Only too soon has Europe forgotten the tyranny, despotism, genocide that included the mass murder of innocent civilians by the Nazis. Trying to “tuck in their tail” and hide didn’t save Europe and the world from the direct or indirect murder or loss of life of Ninety million (90,000,000) people by the Nazis in WWII. Europe is repeating the same mistake by kow-towing to extremist elements. Time to wake up before its too late!