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Feb 16, 2015 4:55 AM

After attacks, France fights call for mass migration of Jews

The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) French leaders say they will defend the Jewish community against attacks, after growing unease and calls from the Israeli leader for a mass immigration.

French President Francois Hollande said Monday he will not allow people to believe that "Jews no longer have a place in Europe" after this weekend's deadly shooting at a Danish synagogue and the desecration of hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

European Jews were already on edge after the killings in January at a kosher market in Paris and a shooting at a Belgian Jewish museum last year.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also said Monday that the government would defend French Jews, saying that every person who leaves "is a piece of France that is gone."


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