Feeling that France is not doing enough to combat anti-Semitism, many Jews are moving to Israel. Some 5,000 Jews left France in 2016 alone. They say much of the new anti-Semitism stems from Muslims angered by conflicts in the Middle East.
Israeli ambassador to Germany Jeremy Issacharoff responded to reports of a 60 percent rise in violent attacks on Jewish people in Germany. He told DW the law needed to be enforced.
France is struggling to deal with an uptick in anti-Semitic acts. Some blame the yellow vest movement for fueling hate crime against Europe's largest community. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Saint-Geneviève-des-Bois.
With roughly half a million people, France is home to the world's third-largest Jewish community, after Israel and the US. Nevertheless, many Jews no longer feel at ease in France in the face of increasing harassment.
Held in the city of Goethe and Schiller, Yiddish Summer Weimar is the world's most prominent annual Yiddish culture event. This year it revives the Jewish creative fervor associated with Weimar-era Germany.
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