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)
- 800,000 general population
- 250,000 Arab residents
- 80,000 Jews residents
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