Netanyahu to French Jews after attacks: ‘Israel is your home’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on January 4, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Jews Saturday, after 17 people were killed there during three days of Islamist attacks, that Israel is their home. “To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state of Israel is your home,” he said in a televised statement, referring to the Jewish practice of facing Jerusalem during prayer. Four of the fatalities were Jews killed in an attack on a kosher supermarket hours before start of the Jewish Sabbath. Netanyahu named them in a written statement as Yoav Hattab, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen and Francois-Michel Saada.

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