|The Jewish Agency Responds|
|Fear on Rise, Jews in France Weigh an Exit
“Sharansky predicted that up to 15,000 French Jews would emigrate this year, and that more than 50,000 French Jews would leave in the next few years...”
|Yoav Hattab is Brought to Rest After Paris Attack: Ilanit Kourchia Remembers
On the plane, she was told by a young man, “You are coming to France, my sister. Take the Star of David off your neck.” Ilanit Kourchia, director of French Taglit programs, reflects on French Jewry today.
|Funeral in Jerusalem for Four Victims of Paris Attack
Chairman Natan Sharansky accompanied Valerie Barham, widow of Paris terror victim Phillipe Barham, as she kindled a flame in her husband's memory at the state funeral a short while ago in Jerusalem.
|90% of Jewish schools in France do not have adequate security
"This is our most urgent and pressing need…There are hundreds of Jewish educational institutions, businesses, and synagogues, in need of security. We are asking the local community to cover the majority of the funding to secure their children, but we are asking The Jewish Agency, and the global Jewish community, to provide about 20% of the necessary funding, through the Emergency Assistance Fund. Unfortunately, we are talking at this point about literally saving children's lives."
~ Ariel Kandel, Director, Unit for French Speaking Jewry
|Reporting Live from Paris
Our Daniel Ben-Haim, head of The Jewish Agency delegation in France, interviewed on Israeli national TV on the mood in Paris.
|Yoav Hattab had just returned home from visit to Israel
"He was a man who always wore a kippah, a Zionist whose dream was to make aliyah and he never made it. Every time he used to tell me, 'God willing we'll come, we'll make aliyah soon.'"
|French and Israeli leaders gather in solidarity with French Jewish community|
|Hundreds of French Jews attend Jewish Agency Aliyah Fair in Central Paris
Sharansky: "The Jewish Agency embraces the French Jewish community at this difficult time and is extending its full support"