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French emigration to Israel reaches record high

By: Pierrick LEURENT | Ediz Tiyansan

In the wake of last year's deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, Benjamin Netanyahu called on France's Jewish community to emigrate to Israel, a practice also known as Aliyah. One year on, it appears that his call was heard. With a 10% rise on the previous year, figures for 2015 indicate that a record 7,900 French nationals left for Israel. This makes France the top country of Jewish emigration for the second year running.

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But it's a move not without its challenges, as our team in Israel reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble

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