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France: The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism

France is home to 600,000 Jews. The number of that population leaving the country has doubled.

With many feeling that anti-Semitism has become socially acceptable, the number of Jews leaving France for good in 2014 is expected to reach 5,000. Most of them will be headed for Israel. The country has seen a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, and over half of the community feel under threat. According to a survey for the EU, 46% of French Jews are considering emigrating.