Benjamin Netanyahu says the answer for embattled French Jews is simple: leave. But the Jews themselves aren’t so sure they want to leave — and even those that do may not choose Israel
When Daniel, a Jewish small business-owner, first raised the idea of leaving France eight years ago, parents and friends talked him out of taking the leap. Now, he says, even some of them are considering the move themselves.
Nearly 75 percent of thousands of French Jews who participated in a recent survey said they are considering emigrating.
Nearly a third of respondents to a survey on anti-Semitism in Europe said they “seriously considered emigrating” because of perceived anti-Semitism.