It's been a striking fact of modern history that, in marked contrast to, say, Britons, Germans, and Italians, French people seldom emigrate, the French Canadians being a notable exception to this rule.
However, for increasing numbers of French Jews, that remain-at-home trend seem about to change.
"I cannot recall having seen such a massive number of people interested in aliyah since the days when lines of people stretched out of the Israeli embassy in Moscow," remarked Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, who attended the Jewish Agency's aliya fair in Paris (held last Sunday, presidential election day), which this year attracted a record number of visitors – 5000 compared to the usual 2000.
Given recent events, including horrific Islamist violence against Jews of which the massacre at the Ozar HaTorah school in Toulouse is the most recent example, which, given its nature, even leftist mainstream media outlets like the BBC (so prone to turn a blind eye to Muslim-on-Jew violence) could not ignore, it is hardly surprising that an increasing number of France's 500,000-strong Jewish community is concluding that it might be best to find a haven away from Eurabia.
They have noticed the writing on the wall. (See also here)
Here, for instance, are antisemitic Israel-haters who following the announcement of Nicolas Sarkosy's defeat at the polls celebrated outside the Bastille:
French a tad rusty? Despair not! For further details see here and (especially, as it's choc-a-bloc with photos) here