Love thy French brother

Eleven hundred olim from France chose to establish themselves in Jerusalem in 2015, and almost 1,000 in 2016, according to the municipality’s new immigrant administration.

February 23, 2017 17:01
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Macarons. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA)


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In a famous TV comedy show of the ’70s, one of the sketches depicts the fate of every wave of olim to the Holy Land since the creation of the State of Israel. One after another, immigrants from different countries make aliya, full of idealistic expectations for their new life, only to find that the veterans – who may have preceded them by only a few years – disregard and disdain them, even expressing outright resentment.

The humorous way this is depicted doesn’t hide the harsh and unpleasant reality: Newcomers are highly appreciated as part of the Zionist dream, but not necessarily in the tangible reality.


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