Flight to the Holy Land: Europe's Jewish Exodus (Part 1)

In the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe — several of which targeted Jewish institutions — some politicians and religious leaders have predicted an exodus of Jewish people from the continent. In some ways, the numbers stack up. Last year, a record 8,000 Jews arrived in Israel from France — with another 15,000 coming from Eastern Europe.

But some critics argue that reports of Jewish flight are overblown; they accuse Israel of taking advantage of fears in Europe to attract new immigrants and serve the interests of the Israeli state. “We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in February 2015. “I would like to tell all European Jews and all Jews wherever they are: Israel is the home of every Jew.”

VICE News investigates these predictions of a mass Jewish migration — and the forces behind them.

In the first of a three-part series, VICE News heads to Paris to accompany 200 French people on a one-way flight to Tel Aviv. Once in Israel, we meet up with the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, an organization with a $400 million annual budget, which coordinates immigration programs with the Israeli government. We learn about what is pushing Jewish people out of France, and what is pulling them to the Middle East.

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44 thoughts on “Flight to the Holy Land: Europe's Jewish Exodus (Part 1)

  1. I watched the first part:" Occupied Palestine territory" referring to Jude's and Samaria…and the women saying that anti semitism is grossly exaggerated. ? Wake up…..are you blind to see what is happening? This station is obviously not for Israel!

  2. Well now the Muslims must go back to their land so I can have the Europe I grew up in, safe, clean, full of European culture. Its our Land, our way of living. We welcome those who will assimilate and respect our lifestyle. But Muslims are not adhering to that so they must go back to their land and have their leaders and nations assist them. Live Europe Alone!

  3. What's wrong the other Whites kept yelling Khazarians go home? They may own the Media, but they don't own the truth. People are just tried of being unjustly controled.

  4. It is a wonder the comment section has not been disabled. These Turkish Hybrid White people still claiming to be indigenous & to have originated from a desert region surrounded by other Black/ Brown skinned peoples and nations? No wonder they get a lot of "Melanoma".

  5. “Ship these money changers and USUARY specialists Kahzarian’s back to the Cacasus Black Sea region m in a Dow Corning Odorless body bag to be planted 🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥🇮🇱🔥

  6. 6:14 … if u come from moscow/ russia … u have a higher chance to survive or/and getting protected by any threats in russia than israel… and all the points she made were pointless since every modern country offers that

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