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January 28, 2015 / 8 Shevat, 5775
 
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Update: Inclement Weather Won’t Stop Abu Mazen from Going to Paris

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

After PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s initial announcement that he won’t be able to fly to Paris to participate in the unity rally due to the bad weather, he has apparently changed his mind (as the weather hasn’t really changed), and Abu Mazen announced he will be going after all.

Leaders from around the world will be participating in the silent march against terror in Paris.

Of course, there is something quite absurd sounding about the head of the PLO participating in an anti-terror rally.

4 HyperCacher Victims Killed at Start of Attack

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

The four Jewish victims in the HyperCacher terror attack in Paris were killed in the beginning of the incident when the terrorist first entered the supermarket. They were not killed when the French special forces entered the store.

HyperCacher Victims to be Buried in Israel

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

According to CRIF, the umbrella organization for Jew organizations in Paris, most likely the four victims of Friday’s terror attack in the Paris HyperCacher supermarket will be buried in Israel on the Mount of Olives.

15 French Jews Alive Thanks to Lassana Bathily

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at the HyperChacher supermarket in Paris, saved the lives of 15 Jewish shoppers, when he hid them in the supermarket’s basement freezer after the terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, entered the store and opened fire.

Bathily also had the presence of mind to also turn the freezer off.

Bathily’s heroic action is also apparently the reason for the uncertainty yesterday as to how many hostages there were in the store.

PM Netanyahu Calls on French Jews to Come Home to Israel

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

On Saturday night, Prime Minister Netanyahu called on French and European Jews to come home to Israel.

Other MKs have repeated the same message, and have called on French Jews to make Aliyah.

Venez à la Maison en Israël

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

It always surprises me that all the Jews didn’t run away from Germany before the Holocaust began. I don’t mean when it was too late and they couldn’t, but when the antisemitism was already starting to be overt and unavoidable.

I know that Aliyah from France is up, but we’re talking about a few thousand people a year out of half a million – and this is when at least 40% of all racist crimes in France have been against Jews.

There’s no denying that there’s something naively optimistic about us Jews. We always think the situation will get better, but sometimes the writing is on the wall, like it is in France.

I’m sure there are French Jews who are looking at the massive support rally and think that France is finally at a turning point, and it will now begin to truly fight the Islamic terrorism in its midst, and once again Paris will be safe(r) for Jews.

Perhaps. Or perhaps it’s too late.

Picking up and leaving isn’t easy. The well-off French Jews probably all have homes in Netanya and Jerusalem already, but it’s the middle-class that has a problem.

Israel needs to make a special effort to bring them all over to Israel successfully. We must make sure they have jobs, homes, and not face a drastic drop in their lifestyle, just because they are making Aliyah (basically against their will).

The Russian and Ethiopian aliyahs had their unique challenges and Israel rose to meet them.

Massive French Aliyah will have its own unique challenges too, and the country must begin preparing for it, as well as convincing our French brethren that it is time to come home. 10,000 French Jews should not be the goal. Half a million French Jews should be our goal.

I don’t know much French, but just for you guys I’ll do my part just to make sure you all feel just a little more comfortable: Bienvenue à la maison.

I hope I wrote that right, but if I didn’t, try this on for size:
ברוכים הבאים הביתה.

Names of Paris Kosher Supermarket Victims

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The four hostages killed by the terrorists in the Paris HyperCacher supermarket have been identified as:

Yoav Hattab,
Philippe Braham,
Yohan Cohen and
François-Michel Saada

Between 15 to 20 hostages were rescued from the Islamic Jihadi terrorists.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/names-of-french-kosher-supermarket-victims/2015/01/10/

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