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Immigration Minister Gallant tells French Jews to ‘come home’ after vandalism

Immigration Minister Yoav Gallant calls on French Jews to “come home” to Israel following the anti-Semitic vandalism of a cemetery in eastern France.

Immigration Minister Yoav Gallant at an event in Tel Aviv for lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces on January 24, 2019. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

“The desecration of the Jewish cemetery in France conjures images of dark times in the history of the Jewish people,” Gallant says in a statement.

“Last week I visited the Jewish community in Paris, which is under an anti-Semitic attack and in the process of assimilation.

“I firmly condemn the anti-Semitism in France and call on the Jews — come home, immigrate to Israel.”

— AFP

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