Pro-Israel Rally in Paris Draws 15,000

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Some 15,000 people participated in a Paris rally in support of the state of Israel despite rising tides of anti-Semitism in France.

Attendees included mayors, Jewish community leaders, and French government officials, according to Israel Hayom.

Sunday saw some good news coming from Paris, amid rising tides of anti-Semitism in France: Some 15,000 people, including mayors, Jewish community leaders across the country and government officials, such as the former interior minister, arrived at a Zionist support rally held in Paris.

The event, titled “Israel Today and Tomorrow,” organized by the Jewish National Fund, presented before thousands of French Jews “the beautiful State of Israel,” an exhibition on the country’s real estate possibilities and agricultural, military, ecologic, and research developments.

French MP Meyer Habib, who spoke at the rally, stressed that “the insurance of the Jewish people is the State of Israel. Only a week ago, Israel-haters were calling for ‘Jews [to] get out,’ and now we are at an empowering and strengthening ceremony. Leading up to the ceremony, and in general, my family and I have been threatened and attacked but this does not prevent me from raising suggestions against the anti-Semites and for protecting the Jews of France.”

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