Israel reports record immigration of Jews from France in 2015

December 24, 2015 9:15 AM

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Israel reports record immigration of Jews from France in 2015

JERUSALEM A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing anti-Semitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes.

France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by nearly half since World War Two to some 550,000. The community has been jarred by an increase in security threats and Islamist militant attacks such as January's gun rampage at a Paris kosher market that killed four Jews.

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