“In a few decades, there will be no Jews in France. And there is also a problem in Europe,” Ricard Abitbol, President of The Confederation of Jews in France and Friends of Israel told RT. “There are almost no Jews now, they are leaving. So, it’s terrible what I will say, but Europe is continuing in peace what Hitler had done by war.”
“We can be hurt by words, but we don’t mind, but when we are hurt by a knife, a gun, you can’t say I don’t mind,” he added.
Alexander Aciman denounces the difficult situation of the French Jews from the columns of the New York Times:
“The country is struggling to maintain and protect its large Jewish population, the third largest in the world, which has been dwindling precipitously thanks to the wave of anti-Semitism that has gripped the country over the past decade. In 2015 — the year of the Charlie Hebdo attack — 8,000 Jews left France and headed for Israel.
French-speaking Jews may have celebrated this year when Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche!, defeated the frighteningly far-right and anti-Semitic National Front, but this supposedly new France has done nothing to curb its Jewish problem. Every year in France Jewish storefronts are vandalized, including arson in kosher supermarkets this past week.”