FM to attend aliyah fair in Paris after rally

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman will attend an aliyah fair in Paris, immediately after his participation in the solidarity rally this afternoon. The Jewish-Agency sponsored fair was scheduled before last week’s tragic events, which are expected to further increase French immigration to Israel.

In 2014, nearly 7,000 Jews relocated from France to Israel, twice as many as in the year before.

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, who is currently in Paris, said last week that he expects more than 10,000 French immigrants in 2015. But he is critical of calls from senior government officials in Jerusalem calling on French Jews to come to Israel.

Raphael Ahren

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