French Jews Flee Their Homes in the Suburbs Because of Rising Tide of Anti Semitism

When I first saw this article, it brought me to tears.  But then I thought that this is more fulfillment of prophecy.  These French Jews will make aliyah.  I believe that soon, Jews from all over Europe will be moving to Israel.

“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when they will no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt,’  but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ Then they will live on their own soil”   (Jeremiah 23:7-8).

With the forced migration of Muslims to European countries, anti-Semitism has become dangerous.  Jews do not feel safe in their own countries. I believe that we will watch as Jews from each country in Europe will see clearly that they must return to Israel.

From breitbart.com

Exodus: Jews Flee Paris Suburbs over Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism

French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the end of the Second World War.

The Paris commuter newspaper 20 Minutes documents an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, saying it is emblematic of broader concerns that French Jews, like their brothers and sisters across Europe, are finding it increasingly difficult to reconcile their faith with the changing demographics of the continent.

The paper reports that Jews are leaving their homes on the northeastern fringe of Paris to escape the open hostility that French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday condemned as “well-rooted.” The newspaper reports:

This ‘internal exodus’ is difficult to quantify, but it is clear that many synagogues of Seine-Saint-Denis have closed, for lack of people. In Pierrefitte, the rabbi has recorded a 50 percent decline in the congregations since his arrival thirteen years ago. A similar story is told in (nearby) Bondy, where attendance on Yom Kippur (the holiest day of the Jewish calendar) has fallen from about 800 to 400 in the last decade.

The Bondy synagogue president saw a “deteriorating climate” of the last 15 years as driving the exodus, “It’s hard to explain, it’s provocations, it’s looks,” he lamented. “There are places where we do not feel welcome.”

His observations mimic those made 12 months before in nearby Raincy, where local Rabbi Moshe Lewin said he feared he could be one of the last Jewish leaders in Seine-Saint-Denis.

“What upsets me is that in some areas of France, Jews can no longer live peacefully, and that just five minutes from my home, some are forced to hide their kippas (skullcaps) or their Star of David,” he said.

The sensation of “not feeling welcome” is nothing new to French Jews. In 2015, journalist Zvika Klein recorded the reaction to his taking to the streets of Paris wearing a traditional kippa. See the result for yourself below:

Klein later points out the irony that Paris today is a city “where keffiyeh-wearing men and veiled women speak Arabic on every street corner” but where “soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution.”

Sammy Ghozlan, the president of the Jewish communal security organization BNCVA, told 20 Minutes that it was vital “not to underestimate the antisemitism we experience on a daily basis.”

“For a long time, Jews were targeted through their symbols — today, people themselves are targeted directly,” Ghozlan said.

As Breitbart Jerusalem has reported, the experience of Jews in Paris is much the same across the rest of the country. More and more are feeling so unsafe that they now feel they have no other choice but to move to Israel for safety.

They are continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands of Jews quit the country in the past decade.

More than 5,000 departures were recorded in 2016 on top of the record 7,900 who left in 2015 and 7,231 in 2014. In total, 40,000 French Jews have emigrated since 2006, according to figures cited by AFP.

On the evidence, that number will not be falling anytime soon. – source

God is in control.  Things which are happening do make me sad.  But I must look at the big picture – that our Lord is fulfilling Bible prophecy.

Please pray for the Jewish people of France. This must be so terribly difficult for them.

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA

 

 

 

 

The Price of Not Draining the Swamp: State Department is Going Rogue on Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

Right after the 2016 presidential election, I wrote an article in which I articulated the MOST important things that Trump must do to keep his administration safe:

Here is the piece:

Drain the Swamp of Progressives and Muslim Brotherhood Affiliates NOW

President Trump’s State Department is going rogue regarding Trump’s statement on Jerusalem being the eternal capital of Israel.

From israelnationalnews.com

Despite Trump’s Announcement, State Department is not recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel

The Zionist Organization of America called on the US State Department this week to change its policy vis-à-vis Jerusalem in light of President Donald Trump’s declaration that the US would recognize the city as Israel’s capital and would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

A day after the announcement, the US State Department downplayed the move, adding that it had not altered its policy regarding government documents provided to US citizens born in Jerusalem. For decades, the US has listed the place of birth of individuals born in Jerusalem simply as “Jerusalem”, with no country listed.

“At this time, there are no changes to our current practices regarding place of birth on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and U.S. Passports,” the State Department told The Associated Press last week.

“With respect to maps, we are, of course, examining that issue, and when we have a decision we will announce it with respect to how we will treat Jerusalem for official USG-produced mapping purposes.”

The statement was issued despite claims by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the department would “immediately begin” implementing President Trump’s decision, including the relocation of the US embassy.

“The State Department will immediately begin the process to implement this decision by starting the preparations to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis (Fl-6) criticized the State Department over the refusal to alter its policy, tweeting “This does NOT faithfully implement the President’s policy to enact the tenets of the Jerusalem Embassy Act. Passports should say ‘Jerusalem, Israel’!”

This week, the ZOA released a statement calling on the State Department to implement the president’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The ZOA noted that as per the US Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the State Department is obliged to adhere to the president’s decisions vis-à-vis recognition.

“The Secretary [of State] will not list a sovereign that contradicts the President’s recognition policy in a passport,” the 5-4 ruling determined. “The power to recognize foreign states resides in the President alone.” – source

So it seems that there is a well organized rebellion about Trump’s declaration.  The State Department is treading on thin ice since this is a law that they must uphold the presidential declarations.

If Trump had only Drained that Murky Swamp

I am to disappointed that draining that swamp of progressives and Muslim Brotherhood members put in place by Obama, was not a TOP priority with the Trump administration.

I believe that leaving these people in place puts our president at a very high risk for a coup to remove him.

Brethren – PLEASE pray that President Trump will finally realize the important of getting rid of the swamp creatures who want the destruction of America!

MARANATHA!