Less than a week after the terrorist attack in the Hyper Cacher supermarket in the suburbs of Paris, 24 French Jews made aliyah to Israel. The group arrived at Ben Gurion Airport just days after the attacks took place. Among the immigrants was the family of Johan Cohen, one of the victims of the supermarket attack who was put to rest in the Givat Shaul cemetery in Jerusalem.
After years of planning and many obstacles the Eisenberg family is excited to have finally made it to Israel and to start their new life here. When Daniel and Chavi got married, they unanimously decided to make Aliyah and planned to do so a few years later after completing their university studies working in the US for a few years.
Based on the latest official figures reported by the Jewish Agency, the majority of new immigrants in the past year came from France. This can be attributed to a wave of strong anti-Semitism that is currently being experienced all over Europe.