It is being reported that ‘European anti-Semitism has reached unprecedented levels’. Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett painted a dark picture of Jewish life in Europe recently, telling the Israeli cabinet that anti-Semitism on the Continent has reached an “unprecedented” level.
Jewish emigration from Western Europe had a “record year” in 2015, Bennett said, referring to the almost 7,000 Frenchmen who arrived in Israel over the past year.
Bennett also cited statistics indicating that anti-Semitic incidents in London rose more than 60 percent during the 12-month period ending November 15 and that incidents in France shot up 84% in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same period the previous year.
In late 2013, the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency reported that a third of European Jews it had polled had admitted to refraining from wearing religious garb or Jewish symbols out of fear, with a further 23% avoiding attending Jewish events or going to Jewish venues.
This month, a senior community official in Marseilles called on Jews to cease wearing kippot in public for fear of being attacked. In response, French lawmakers donned skullcaps to show solidarity with their Jewish constituents.
It is prophesied in the Bible that another Jewish holocaust is just ahead, and that the center of the coming persecution against Jewish people will be in Europe. It appears that we are witnessing the prelude to the fulfillment of that prophecy right now.
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