In 1970, only 7,000 French kids went to Jewish schools. Today, it’s 35,000, and and there are 35,000 more Jewish students attending Christian schools. The primary issue is the notorious Jew-hating Muslim population that has been arriving in France over the last 20-30 years and refused to be integrated into the French system.
While some Jewish parents have taken steps to protect their children inside the country’s public school system, others are leaving France completely, according to Paul Fitoussi, headmaster of the Lucien De Hirsch School — the oldest Jewish school in France and one of the largest in Europe. Fitoussi told VICE News that over the course of the last year, 36 percent of families who had their children enrolled in the school “left… to go to Israel.” Last year, a record 8,000 Jews arrived in Israel from France. This year, there will be even more.