David Tibi, the then leader of Paris’s main Jewish umbrella group, left last July. As he told the Jewish Chronicle: “There is an atmosphere of anti-Semitism in the streets. My daughter was attacked in the tramway, so was my son. The aggressors made anti-semitic comments and pushed them around. We no longer have a place in France.”
When the equivalent of the president of the Jewish Federation of a modern European capital city believes that there is no longer a place of Jews in France, we have to help get our people out.