Friday's deadly hostage taking at a Jewish supermarket after a countrywide terrorist manhunt left a familiar sense of dread in the Paris Jewish community. Anti-Semitic attacks in France have been on the rise & observers who keep track of the incidents & attitudes toward Jews say they indicate a growing problem in French society.
France is home to around half a million Jews & five million Muslims - the largest in Europe for both religions. Tensions between Israel & the Palestinians in the Middle East often spill over onto the streets of France. Last year, synagogues were attacked & Jewish-owned shops were set on fire during the conflict in the Gaza Strip.
More Jews are retuning to Israel from France than from any other country. Well over 5000 have returned in 2014. This is even more than Ukraine, Russia & America. The horrifying attacks by two Muslims this week in France did not take long to become attacks against Jews. Bible Prophecy makes clear another holocaust is coming. A time when many Jews will be killed in Israel. The world as whole is turning against Israel. All nations one day will be gathered against Jerusalem to battle . . .
Joel 3v12-14 - Let the heathen ( nations ) be wakened & come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat : for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe : come, get you down ; for the press is full , the fats overflow ; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision : for the Day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.