“Liberté, égalité, fraternité—our French Republic values are also fundamental values of the State of Israel. We know we have common interests, and we’re facing the same threats,” said Constance Le Grip, a member of the France-Israel Friendship Group.
“We cannot be disconnected from the history of anti-Semitism, and we should be very careful of hate speech,” said Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, who recognized that “there is a new form of anti-Semitism, which is anti-Zionism.”
Following a sharp drop in immigration numbers last year, the Qualita organization highlights the serious problems faced by French immigrants and calls on the government to create an absorption plan tailored to the needs of the French Jewish community.
Jewish media, Israeli politicians and community leaders paint a picture of a France where Jews feel unsafe and leaving in droves. Does a selection of Jewish residents think similarly?
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