How Jews fleeing anti-Semitism in France are influencing Israeli politics

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Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has made public overtures to French Jews Israel goes to the polls on March 2, the third time in a year. Many countries have tracked Israel’s lengthy political crisis, but it has particular resonance in France. It has the largest Jewish community in Europe and, in recent years, has been the largest European source of immigration to Israel. Immigration driven in part by fear. The last decade has burdened France with a number of shocking and bloody memories, but one aggression, one victim, remains locked in the public’s mind.