According to some news reports, there will be a record number of jews doing aliyah, i.e. immigrating to Israel, in 2014. Thus, according to the data and information available, there were 1,407 people who migrated from France for Israel 1,407, in the first quarter of 2014.
This was affirmed by Jewish Agency for Israel, a global body which deems itself responsible for the immigration and absorption of Jews everywhere, into Israel. According to one of the spokespersons of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Ariel Kandel, the phenomenon of aliyah is speeding up, particularly in France which has witnessed a record number of jews migrating to Israel.
According to the same spokesperson, there would not be a fourfold rise in the number of people migrating to France, this year, but there would definitely be in excess of 5,000 French people leaving for Israel. According to him, this kind of a phenomenon has never been witnessed in France before.
Also, Mr. Kandel stated that the increase in the number of people migrating from France into Israel was attributable to two main factors and these were the sentiment of anti-Semitism and the bad economic situation/condition in/of France. Also, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has stated that there has been a notable rise in the number of Jewish young people who are keen on participating in experience programs offered by Israel. Similarly, a number of agencies – voluntary and other types – have reported an increase in the participation of jewish people and youth in various programs meant for their integration into jewish society.
Meanwhile, Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency have announced that they will allocate between four and five million dollars for activities and programs run by the different jewish organizations which are promoting aliyah from France.
And also, from the date of creation of the state of Israel, about 90,000 jews have emigrated from France to Israel.