ARTICLE

After Nice Attack, Christian-Jewish Group Expects Rise In Aliyah From France

News Image By Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein/JNS.org July 18, 2016
Share this article:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) humanitarian organization, which has been helping French Jews make aliyah, is receiving thousands of inquiries from French Jews who want to immigrate to Israel and is expecting that figure to grow after last weeks terror attack in Nice.



The Fellowship has reported more than 5,000 phone calls and hundreds of emails from French Jews asking about aliyah in recent months. The organization brought 82 French Jews to Israel in June and is preparing to bring more than 150 others this month, including several families from Nice.

French Jews who were attending a Fellowship-organized aliyah meeting in Nice on Thursday met just one block away from the site where the terrorist drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day and fired munitions, killing at least 84 people. Five Jews were among the many additional people who were injured, but no Jews are reported to have been killed.

"We mourn for the victims of this despicable attack and pray for a speedy recovery for those who were hurt," said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of The Fellowship, which said it expects the number of Jews seeking to leave France to rise further following the Nice attack.



Many French Jews have described a high level of anti-Semitism in their country, in addition to the growing threat of terror affecting all of Europe.

"Sadly, this horrific attack underscores the pressing need to help bring as many Jews who wish to leave France to their homeland in Israel, and this is what we will continue to do," Eckstein said.

Originally published at JNS.org - posted with permission.


Other News

June 19, 2019The Unhindered March Toward Globalism

Current voters may reject the globalist agenda in favor of nationalism, but according to several surveys, future voters don't. Globally, t...

June 19, 2019Drumbeats Of Ezekiel 38 - Iran Dragging Middle East Into Dangerous Standoff

If U.S. sanctions continue to damage the Iranian economy, the Islamic Republic is prepared to wreak havoc in response. If a strained econo...

June 19, 2019The Hong Kong Protests: Clash Of Worldviews

Hong Kong churches have long tried to spread Christianity in China. Protestant pastors based in Hong Kong have helped propagate the evange...

June 19, 2019Indian Christians On Edge: Big Win For Hindu Nationalists

Radical Hindu nationalists view followers of Jesus as alien to the nation. Driven by a desire to cleanse their country from Christianity, ...

June 18 2019The Rise Of Facial Recognition Should Scare Us All

The ability for governments and private actors to monitor and spy on the activity of the average person has nearly become accepted as the ...

June 18, 2019"Emanuel" - The Untold Story Of The Charleston Shooting

In June 2015, Dylann Roof, a 21-year old white supremacist from North Carolina, drove to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cha...

June 18, 2019Iran Begins To Lash Out As They Realize They Can't Hold Out For 2020 US Election

The slew of terrorist attacks perpetrated recently by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the most recent being directed agains...

Get Breaking News