Marseille synagogue to be converted into mosque

The synagogue in Marseille will be converted into a mosque amid demographic changes, French magazine La Provence reports.

Responding to anti-Semitic attacks over Israel, Jews in the city have gravitated away from center and northern Marseille in favor of middle-class neighborhoods in its south in greater numbers than before the year 2000, according to Elie Berrebi, the director of Marseille’s Central Jewish Consistoire. (Times of Israel)

Marseille population:

  • 800,000 general population
  • 250,000 Arab residents
  • 80,000 Jews residents

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