This article chronicles the Jewish equivlalent of white flight: fleeing from violence from a politically-protected group.
French-Jewish families are moving in growing numbers out of suburban neighborhoods of Paris because of antisemitism encountered on a daily basis, a local French newspaper reported on Thursday, amid broader concern across the continent that anti-Jewish hostility among Muslim communities continues to go unchecked.
In a special report, the Paris edition of commuter newspaper 20 minutes described an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, on the northeastern fringe of Paris, to other neighborhoods in and around the city, in the hope of escaping the antisemitism rife among their more numerous Muslim neighbors.
“This ‘internal exodus’ is difficult to quantify, but it is clear that many synagogues of Seine-Saint-Denis have closed, for lack of people,” the paper wrote. “In Pierrefitte, the rabbi has recorded a 50 percent decline in the congregations since his arrival thirteen years ago. A similar story is told in (nearby) Bondy, where attendance on Yom Kippur (the holiest day of the Jewish calendar) has fallen from about 800 to 400 in the last decade.”
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France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.