Saturday, November 18, 2023

Why does Yonathan Arfi think Jews will disappear from France?

 Yonathan Arfi, the head of the Consistoire, has expressed concerns about the rising antisemitism in France and the impact it could have on the Jewish community. He has said that the recent surge in attacks against Jews has created a climate of fear and anxiety among many French Jews, and that some are considering leaving the country.

There are a number of factors that may be contributing to Arfi's concerns. One is the rise of far-right and populist parties in France, which have often used antisemitic rhetoric. Another factor is the growing presence of Islamist extremism in France, which has led to a number of attacks against Jews and other minority groups.

Arfi's fears are shared by many French Jews. A recent poll found that 76% of French Jews believe that antisemitism is on the rise in France, and that 57% believe that they are not safe in their own country.

The rise of antisemitism in France is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. The French government has taken some steps to combat antisemitism, but more needs to be done. It is important to remember that antisemitism is a form of bigotry and hatred that has no place in a civilized society. We must all work together to create a society where all people feel safe and respected.

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