Two-thirds of FRA respondents (66 percent) consider anti-Semitism to be a problem across the EU member states surveyed, while three-quarters of the respondents (76 percent) indicate that anti-Semitism has worsened over the past five years in the country where they live.
Almost half (46 percent) of the respondents worry about becoming the victim of an anti-Semitic verbal insult or harassment in the next 12 months, while one-third (33 percent) fear a physical attack in the same period.
Two are anti-Semitism and the difficult economic situation in France.
But from a more positive perspective, the high level of Jewish education and Zionistic identity prevalent in the French Jewish community is also leading to an upswing in immigration to Israel, Felber tells . Caption: Pictured is David (identified only by his first name), a 59-year-old Jewish teacher who was severely beaten in Paris last month. Credit: David via The Algemeiner." data-lightbox-theme="" Click photo to download. Felber believes that the current rise in anti-Semitic incidents and attacks in France is a direct result of the situation on “the street,” with many of the episodes being perpetrated by local Arabs and Muslims.
By Josh Hasten/Against the backdrop of studies revealing rising anti-Semitism both in France and across all of Europe, as well as one particularly brutal attack in Paris last month, French Jews are flocking to Israel.
On March 30, the Jewish Agency for Israel released figures showing that aliyah from France increased dramatically over the first two months of 2014.
The proposal also sets clear benchmarks for increasing the number of olim, seeking to double their numbers in the coming years.
The plan was developed in consultation and cooperation with French Jewish organizations, both in France and in Israel.
The report amplifies the ramifications of that statistic by explaining the trend from a proportionality perspective.
“Since Jews represent less than one percent of the French population, what this shows is that less than one percent of French citizens were the target of 40 percent of racist attacks perpetrated in the country,” says the report.
Rabbi Abelson, divide his time between their homes in Minneapolis and Silver Springs, Maryland, and traveling to see their many children and grandchildren.