The rise of antisemitism in France resulted in 7.000 Jews returning home to their promised land. Here’s what the past year looked like for French Jews.
Jan. 26, 2014: Video footage captures anti-government protestors shouting “Juif, la France n’est pas a toi”—“Jew, France is not yours”–at a demonstration in Paris.
March 2, 2014: A Jewish man is beaten on the Paris Metro by assailants who reportedly told him “Jew, we are going to lay into you, you have no country.”
March 3, 2014: France’s Jews demand the election of new chief rabbi (the post had been filled by two interim chief rabbis since
April 2013), in a letter that cites the need of a leader “to express the voice of Judaism during the difficult period we are experiencing.”
March 10, 2014: An Israeli man is attacked with a stun gun in the Marais district.
March 20, 2014: A Jewish teacher is attacked leaving a kosher restaurant in Paris. After breaking his nose, the assailants drew a swastika on his chest.
April 3, 2014: A French court fines a 28-year-old Moroccan man $4,130 for posting photos online of himself giving the quenelle salute in front of Grand Synagogue in Bordeaux.
May 15, 2014: A Jewish woman was attacked at a bus stop in Paris’ Montmartre district by a man who shook her baby carriage and said, “Dirty Jewess, enough with your children already, you Jews have too many children, screw you.”
May 19, 2014: A poll of 3,833 French Jews reveals 74 percent have considered emigrating.
June 9, 2014: Two Jewish teenagers and their grandfather are chased by an ax-wielding man and three accomplices as they walk to their synagogue in the Paris suburb of Romainville on Shavuot.
June 10, 2014: A Jewish teen wearing a yarmulke and tzitzit is attacked with a Taser by group of teens at Paris’ Place de la République square. In Sarcelles, two Jewish teens wearing yarmulkes are sprayed with tear gas.
June 23, 2014: Rabbi Haim Korsia is elected Chief Rabbi of France.
June 24, 2014: A French court drops its lawsuit against Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, ruling the French comedian’s video mocking the Holocaust doesn’t constitute hate speech. (Europe’s notoriously strict hate speech laws regulate Holocaust denial as well as “racially or religiously discriminatory expression”.)
July 10, 2014: A 17-year-old Jewish girl is pepper-sprayed at Paris’ Place du Colonel-Fabien square.
July 14, 2014: Bastille Day celebrations in Paris turn violent. Anti-Israel rioters attack the Don Isaac Abravanel synagogue on Rue de la Roquette, and its congregants fight back.
July 16, 2014: More than 400 French Jewish emigreés arrive in Israel, most of them young families from Paris and its suburbs.
July 23, 2014: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls denounces anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism. “Anti-semitism, this old European disease,” he said in a speech, has taken “a new form. It spreads on the Internet, in our popular neighborhoods, with a youth that has lost its points of reference, has no conscience of history, and who hides itself behind a fake anti-Zionism.”
Aug. 14, 2014: The Simon Wiesenthal center requests that a small hamlet south of Paris known as La-Mort-aux Juifs—‘Death to the Jews’—since the 11th century change its name.
Sept. 2, 2014: Two French teenage girls are arrested for plotting to blow up a synagogue in Lyon. A Central Directorate of Homeland Intelligence source said the teens were “part of a network of young Islamists who were being monitored by security services.”
Sept. 12, 2014: French anti-Semitic watchdog group SPCJ reports 527 anti-Semitic incidents from Jan. 1 to July 31, 2014. There were 423 incidents reported in all of 2013.
Oct. 23, 2014: French Jewish leader Roger Cukierman is indicted for referring to Dieudonné as a “professional anti-Semite” during a television appearance.
Nov. 5, 2014: Arsonist responsible for setting fire to a kosher supermarket during July 20 riot in Sarcelles is sentenced to four years in prison.
Nov. 12, 2014: In a new spree of anti-Semitic incidents in Paris, a kosher restaurant is firebombed, and a Jewish student wearing a yarmulke is assaulted outside his private high school.
Nov. 21, 2014: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve expresses his support for the Jewish community. “Every time you feel the violence exercised against you, when you are afraid for your children, when you are worried about this rising violence, remind yourselves that the republic protects you and an interior minister who loves you and who is your friend,” Cazeneuve says at an event sponsored by Station J, a Jewish radio channel.
Dec. 2, 2014: France votes to recognize Palestine as a state, which the Israeli embassy in Paris says sends “the wrong message to leaders and people in the region.”
Dec. 31, 2014: France states the country from which the largest number of Jews immigrated to Israel in 2014. Nearly 7,000 French Jews immigrated to Israel, double the 2013 figure of 3,400.
Source: Table, Jewish Magazine
When the Muslims pray in the center of Paris, they do not pray towards the Supreme Court or the Parliament. They pray towards where their loalty always will be: Towards Mecca. They should return to a place, where they are closer to their Chief Imam’s and people who share their culture and ideology.
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Written by Ivar
The Muslims in Europe are simply doing what they always do, wherever they go–trying to take over. The Satanic governmental powers in the world are content to let Muslims counter the threat they see from Judeo-Christianity. This is nothing new, of course. They have battled biblical, Judeo-Christianity for many decades already. The “kings of the earth” commit fornication with “Mystery Babylon” (false religion) and use it for their purpose of gaining power over the people. They use financial means as well but they particularly like using false religion because it doesn’t require them to spend much money to affect many masses of people. I pray that Muslims wake up to how they are being manipulated by Satan and come to trust in the only Savior that we have ever been given–the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
While stationed in Munich Germany in 1960-1964, my father, an Army career Sargent took me and my siblings to see Dachau concentration camp to impress upon us what history had unfolded. The camp stood as it was in 1945. Germans were not allowed into the camp because the American Military wanted them to never forget what the German nation had done to Jew , Polish, Russian, American, and German, as well as many other nationalities. The prisoners barracks were long wooden shacks with interior areas separated with chicken wire. Initials, names, pleas for YHWH’s mercy and help were carved into the 2X4’s. The ovens and gas chambers still stood, and the odor of burning bodies lingered in the air. A creek that ran the perimeter of the camp at that time still ran red in the spring time from the firing squads deadly aim. Mass graves (ashes) were made into mini hills then adorned with plaques and flowers. In 2013 my sister and I returned to Munich for a visit. Dachau is no longer there. The German’s have wiped the memory away. In its place is a park. In one generation the memory is gone. History has and will continue to repeat itself. It made quite an impression on at that time a 15 year old Christian girl. What is happening in France and across the globe is the repetition of history. YHWH has given us this history in his Holy Book. Read it, pray and get close to our Heavenly Father because He will comfort us.
The more a country hates Jews the more God curses them with Islam!
Paris tragedy case in point.
Humans were made to crave transcendence. We will either transcend this world with the only One who IS capable of bringing us to heaven or we will buy into the schemes of the devil–a cruel deceiver who desires to take a great many human souls to the Lake of Fire. Satan’s hand is obviously on Islam, just as it was/is on the Vatican. Both are filled with evil and they have raised their hand against God. He will repay.
As C.S. Lewis once noted, Satan’s specialty is getting humans to think that he doesn’t exist. After that, one of his oldest schemes is to cause mankind to doubt God’s word of truth. Those who read and believe God’s word, love the Jewish people. Hatred of the Jewish people is demonic. We who love Jesus, love His kin and recognize the great debt of gratitude that we owe them for faithfully preserving the oracles of God. Islam cannot and will not win but the woe they will bring on themselves and the world will, thank God, never be seen again. Even so, come Lord Jesus.