‘Aliya should come from love, not fear’

French Jews should move to Israel out of love for their ancestral land and not out of fear, a senior official of the European nation’s central communal umbrella organization told The Jerusalem Post.


When asked about calls for aliya by senior Israeli officials following last week’s terrorist attack at a kosher grocers in Paris, Marc Levy, a member of the Executive Board of the Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France (CRIF) who was in Israel for the four victims’ funerals, said immigration to Israel was a “personal decision.”


“It should be done from love and not from fear. You should make aliya because you want to see your children and grandchildren grow up in a beautiful country like Israel, and especially not [because you are] flying away from a country like France to which we have so many attachments.


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