Aliyah plan prepares for 120,000 French Jews

The Jewish People Policy Institute has created a plan to facilitate immigration of 120,000 French Jews to Israel.

The plan by the Jewish Agency-affiliated think tank would prepare for up to 120,000 French Jews to arrive in Israel during the coming four years. The plan cited a rise in jihadist terror attacks and a difficult economy in Europe as causes of increased immigration.

 Some 7,000 French Jews moved to Israel in 2014, the most of any country. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky has said he expects up to 15,000 French Jews to move to Israel by 2016.

French immigrants would be leaving a First World country, making them ineligible for financial help offered to new immigrants from impoverished nations. The JPPI plan proposes other increased benefits and job opportunities to French immigrants upon arrival in Israel. — jta