As we reported today, The Fellowship has extended emergency aid to France’s Jewish communities in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Arutz Sheva’s Uzi Baruch reports that the first Jewish families from France have already made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) with IFCJ’s help:
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“After the attack, people were afraid to leave their homes,” Daniel Bentura, who came to Israel with his wife and two children, stated upon leaving. “There were police everywhere. It was simply terrifying.”
“For two years we have lived without security and have wanted to immigrate to Israel,” Bentura added. “Anti-Semitism in Paris has greatly increased.”
“I would not want my children to live, learn and get married in France,” he continued. “Life in Israel is far safer than the current situation in Paris.”
“We have family and friends here; for us, this is our home…”
The IFCJ has helped hundreds of French immigrants receive financial support, help finding employment, immigration and acclimation assistance for families, and other services.
“The IFCJ is committed to protect the Jewish communities in need around the world and help those who want to immigrate from these communities,” President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein stated.