A senior educator has warned of a crisis in Jewish education in France as schools close due to falling pupil numbers.
Four of France's 200 Jewish schools have shut down over the past year because Jews have been leaving France or moving to safer areas, said Jo Toledano, who until September headed the Alliance Israelite Universelle, an educational umbrella group.
The influx of French Jews to Britain could dramatically change the way synagogues and schools are run, the French-born Hendon United Synagogue chairman has claimed.
Marc Meyer estimates that more than 10,000 French Jews have moved to the UK over the past decade. "They have come because they sense the opportunity and quality of life within the Jewish community here that is offered to them.
Two competing narratives are now circulating in Jerusalem to explain the latest French plan to hold an international conference on the "viability" of the two-state solution and, in the absence of a diplomatic process, to unilaterally recognise a Palestinian state.