A large number of France's 700,000 Jews, feeling insecure after terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions -- including synagogues and restaurants -- earlier this year, have applied to emigrate to Israel.
Vislib; October 1980: GV PAN Damage caused by bomb explosion outside synagogue in the Rue Copernic (XVIe arondissement), and wrecked cars. (5 SHOTS)
GV Jewish demonstrators chanting next day as they pass scene of blast. (2 SHOTS)
SV Policeman assisting Jewish woman through wreckage and GV Jewish synagogue. (2 SHOTS)
September 1982: CU Sign 'Rue Cardinet'. Damaged cars and police activity near the Israeli Embassy. (3 SHOTS)
GV Wounded being carried to ambulance. (2 SHOTS)
GV Crowds and wrecked cars. (2 SHOTS)
GV Israeli embassy and plaque, with armed guard at entrance.
October 28, 1982 (Fabre): GV Paris street - Jewish agency building and sign (2 SHOTS)
SV INT Map of Israel on wall.
CU Cohen Moshe, official delegate from Israel speaking (English SOT.)
CU Immigration poster.
SV Cohen Moshe seated with French immigration official, talking to husband and wife who want to go to Israel. (4 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: MOSHE: (SEQ 10) "I am going to the house of the Jewish family. I am sitting with them and I speak about emigration in Israel. The family are very interested about apartment blocks and integration of the children. The family asking many questions of the integration and they want to know everything (indistinct) because they are very interesting to emigrate in Israel after everything like anti-semitist assimilation and the bad, like Serge said, the bad information after the war of the lebanon, and the anti-semitists in Paris."
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Background: A large number of France's 700,000 Jews, feeling insecure after terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions -- including synagogues and restaurants -- earlier this year, have applied to emigrate to Israel. In fact, Agence Juive and the pro-Zionist Mouvement de l'Alyah de France have been so overwhelmed with requests they have had to call on the Israeli government to send assistance. Five delegates from Jerusalem are spending two months in Paris, during which they will address at least 300 meetings of jewish people who have asked for emigration details. The delegates' leader is Cohen Moshe who says there is particular interest in the standard of housing, the way children integrate into the community, and the country's mood following the war in Lebanon.