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Jewish man stands and looks on in Paris.

The Israeli government is expected to approve soon a plan to bring tens of thousands of French Jews to Israel within the next three years, according to a report in Makor Rishon on Friday.

An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn’t been attempted since Operation Moses and Operation Solomon rescued Ethiopian Jewry and and brought them to Israel.

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Currently, tens of thousands of French Jews are essentially fleeing France, in great part due to the serious rise in antisemitism in that country. The problem is that they are leaving France to go to London, Canada, and the US. A mere 3,000 of the the Jews who left France in 2013 made it to Israel.

The Israeli government has determined that in order to entice French Jewry to come to Israel, three primary areas must be addressed: employment, housing and quality education.

In order to address the employment issue, the government is set to recognize existing French professional licenses in the fields of medicine and tax advise; it will consider placement in the army in jobs that actually fit the Oleh’s professional skill set, and will assist existing business owners wishing to bring their companies over to Israel.

The programs Taglit (birthright) and Masa, intended to strengthen Jewish identity and solidarity with Israel through a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jews will be expanded to French Jewish youth.

And French Jews will be practically guaranteed slots in the top schools.

The goals of the program are to double the number of French Jews brought to Israel each year. In 2014, the goal will be 6,000 Jews, 12,000 in 2015, and 24,000 in 2016.

The cost of the program is still unknown. The effort will be coordinated by the Prime Minister’s office.

The strategy is to create a 3 year window of opportunity for French Jewry, telling them: Come to Israel now while the going is good, because we can’t guarantee these conditions in the future.”

We at The Jewish Press are calling it “Operation Moïse.”

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90 COMMENTS

  1. C'est inquiétant. Je vais visiter la France cet été. Est-ce que je devrais avoir peur? Ça fait longtemps que je n'y suis pas allée. Je suis d'origine juive, et je voyagerai avec ma fille qui semble très juive.

  2. What about the poor and middle class Jews with 5 to 10 children who cannot afford to move? Where is there help? France is cooked. The mission now is to save as many Jews as possible. Where is the plan to sell the Shuls, community centers and Jewish schools?

  3. The antisemitism product of the muslims which over populate Europe will destruct the French and European economy and they lifestyle.
    we start seeing the muslims wave and the effects here in the USA.

  4. In regards to the poor and middle class Jews, I believe it is our responsibility as Jews to provide financial assistance so that every single Jew in France, rich or poor, is able to escape. We have done it in the past and should be able to do the same thing in the future.

  5. It is a great (and vital) thing Israel is doing for French Jewry BUT the French olim have to do one major thing in return…my french brothers and sisters, as a group you have a horrible reputation in Israel particularly for rudeness and arrogance. Your pay back to Israel is to fix this!!!

  6. (Via Google Translate) Il est un grand (et indispensable) chose que fait Israël pour le judaïsme français MAIS les immigrants français ont à faire une chose importante en retour … mes frères et sœurs de France, en tant que groupe vous ont une réputation horrible en Israël en particulier pour la grossièreté et de l’arrogance. Votre salaire en Israël est de résoudre ce problème!

  7. What a nice message from PM's office to returning Jews: we are freeing the terrorist murderers to welcome you upon arrival sic! And the operation should be named something like this: 'welcome to the arena, let the hunt begins!' , 'Survivor', 'Who survive car bombs, rockets, stabbing, stoning, bus fireworks, slaughter while sleeping in the house and many other horrors – he's the MAN! Ou yeah olim chadashim! Bruchim habaim 😉

  8. France sstill has a chance to regain their country from the Muslims.
    aand this applies to Holland,, Britain, Belgium and USA.

    Expel every Muslim who is there illegally, refuses to speak the languaage, tries to convert Christians to Islam (should be made punishable by a life sentence.( In Islamic coutries, conversion to Christianity are executed)
    Any one with more than 3 children should be heavily taxed. No man allowed to have more than one wife.
    Stop all immigration .
    Make it as hard as possible for the Muslims to try to take over their adopted country.
    No licences to build mosques.
    No praying in the streets.

    Take back your countries. You are all Christian countries. Dont allow the Muslims to co your countries to Islam.

  9. Israelis should demand that Bibi does not release any more of these scum.
    USA never releases any murderer of even one person. Many are executed.

    The citizens should warn Bibi that they will not tolerate any killers to be released.
    This is high treason, and puts every citizen's life in danger, Those bastards will be back on the streets to kill more Jews.

    Surely, Bibi should stop this farce of "peace talks" after what the PA and Arabs have said.
    "NO RECOGNITION OF ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE.
    THEY DEMAND EAST JERUSALEM AS THEIR CAPITAL ETC ETC.

    IF BIBI ALLOWS THIS TO GO ON, THEN HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE AND CHARGED WITH HIGH TREASON.
    Is he so blind, that he does not see that the "peace" talks are one way of getting murderers back on the streets to kill more Jews?
    The Arabs have no intention to make peace with the Jews.
    Will bringing French Jews to Israel make it any safer for them?

    Tell Obama to release Pollard.

  10. "In order to address the employment issue, the government is set to recognize existing French professional licenses in the fields of medicine and tax advise [sic]; it will consider placement in the army in jobs that actually fit the Oleh’s professional skill set, and will assist existing business owners wishing to bring their companies over to Israel." Happy to hear that they're doing this — but one question: Is the government planning this "operation" for it's American (and other) nurses who cannot work in Israel, due to the difficulty of getting their existing licenses recognized? Citizens who are already here also need these benefits.

  11. If accurate, I'm glad to read of the Israeli Government's intentions. If similar policies had been instigated earlier I'm sure they would have prevented many, many failed aliyot (emigrations) and people would have thought twice before returning to their countries of origin or going on elsewhere.

  12. Employment, housing and education: Sounds like what everyone in Israel is looking for. Kol Kavod about American nurses getting their licenses recognized.What about Israelis who can't afford housing? What about that? we live in the north where housing is supposed to be affordable. Prices are skyrocketing her!!
    I think there needs to be something done to bring down the cost of housing to make it truly affordable! BTW we own so I am not talking about us, but if we were coming now it would be impossible to buy.

  13. At least in the USA, we do not release our murderers from jail to satisfy the terrorists like Israel does, and has done in the past. Israel is an insane asylum and anyone going to live there is simply insane. The French Jews should think this over very carefully.

  14. At least in the USA, we do not release our murderers from jail to satisfy the terrorists like Israel does, and has done in the past. Israel is an insane asylum and anyone going to live there is simply insane. The French Jews should think this over very carefully.

  15. Don't wait until it's too late. Come out from among them. Shame on France for allowing this to reach such proportions. Shame on America for for not impeaching Obama who has opened a Pandora's Box in the middle east.

  16. Don't wait until it's too late. Come out from among them. Shame on France for allowing this to reach such proportions. Shame on America for for not impeaching Obama who has opened a Pandora's Box in the middle east.

  17. Doesn't seem to me that Yocheved was making fun of anti-semitism in France…

    Would be good to stop drama and unnecessary harsh rhetoric! I'm also from France btw…

    Shavua tov to you all!

  18. Doesn't seem to me that Yocheved was making fun of anti-semitism in France…

    Would be good to stop drama and unnecessary harsh rhetoric! I'm also from France btw…

    Shavua tov to you all!

  19. It will be a great day ! Here in Israel we have some issues with the Israeli ministry of health about my wife's dental equivalences : she's not yet authorized to pass the equivalences although she is able to work in France. Hope that day, thousands of French Jewish citizens would make their Alya more easily than us.

  20. On fait travailler les differents services du ministere de l'intégration pour résoudre le problème. Mais ça dure depuis le mois d'aout. à cause de ça elle n'a pas pu passer ses équivalences en septembre, on croise les doigts pour qu'elle y soit autodrisée pour février… Claire que la reconnaissance du diplome français serait une bonne nouvelle

  21. What struck me about the article is that, "… French Jews will be practically guaranteed slots in the top schools.' What does that mean for my child who is considering aliyah to join the IDF and go to college in Israel? Does he get put behind others? So far we have encouraged him. If he is to be passed over for college and perhaps employment, I worry about his decision. I hope this opportunity is well thought out for all wanting to support and live in Israel.

  22. good question, my daughter is a lone soldier, and when to she will be 25, what help will she get? What I know she is getting is pride in serving for the nation of Israel. Wihtout the IDF Israel cannot exist, that is what she told me, and I am grateful that she has such love in her heart. But I do hear what you are saying

  23. I don't know what planet your living on but the U.S. is not becoming unsafe for Jews. I can walk around freely with a kippah on and typically I get overly complimented when I do. It is safer and in many ways more advantageous to be in the US than it is to be in Israel.

  24. I don't know what planet your living on but the U.S. is not becoming unsafe for Jews. I can walk around freely with a kippah on and typically I get overly complimented when I do. It is safer and in many ways more advantageous to be in the US than it is to be in Israel.

  25. Why not kick the muslims out of France instead of relocating French-Jews to Israel? Jews around the world have absolutely no problem integrating with other cultures, there're even Jews living in China who speak fluent mandarin! It's the muslims who refuse to integrate, why kick the Jews out? Ask the arabs and muslims from other muslim countries to go back to their own country. Leave the Jews alone. Jews improve the world's economy, they excel in many fields & have brought advancements in technology to the world.

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