February 22, 2019
As France experiences a rise in anti-semitism the heavily-migrant populated Paris suburbs are seeing their Jewish communities dwindle as families choose to move away.
While no official statistics exist on the number of Jewish families leaving the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis, Jerome Fourquet, director of polling firm Ifop has claimed that the number of Jews fleeing anti-semitism has soared over the last 15 years, BFMTV reports.
“Over fifteen years, numbers of Jewish populations or families have collapsed in a series of municipalities from Seine-Saint-Denis,” Fourquet said.
“In Aulnay-sous-Bois, the number of families of Jewish faith has thus decreased from 600 to 100, at Blanc-Mesnil from 300 to 100, in Clichy-sous-Bois from 400 to at 80 and at La Courneuve from 300 to 80,” he said.
The former mayor of Sarcelles and current Socialist Party MP François Pupponi commented on the phenomenon saying, “There are those who can and want to go to Israel and there are those who can not, financially, or who do not want, for various reasons.”
“But they also know that they can no longer live where they live and therefore choose to settle elsewhere in France,” he added.
This article was posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:55 am