The Hamas plan, shared by other radical Islamic groups, to drive the Jews out of Israel is having an unintended effect, as rising anti-Semitism around the globe after the Hamas massacre of Israelis on October 7 is reportedly catalyzing Jews to consider moving to Israel.
A former major general in the Israel Defense Forces reserves who now serves as the Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel posited that because of rising anti-Semitism, one million new immigrants will emigrate to Israel over the next few years.
In the month after the Hamas massacre of Israelis, the hashtag #HitlerWasRight was featured over 46,000 times on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, The New York Times noted.
Major General Doron Almog, who lost members of his family in the Hamas massacre, told N12, “Over the next few years, we anticipate a million new immigrants due to the increasing antisemitism in Jewish communities around the world. … The Jewish community, still reeling from the trauma, will forge ahead in building the State of Israel with unparalleled vigor and creativity. We aspire to become a beacon of hope and inspiration for the nations of the world.”
Aliyah and Integration Minister Ofir Sofer said the number of Jews considering moving to Israel increased by 81% in North America and 149% in France as of late October, World Israel News reported.
Sofer referred to rising anti-Semitism around the globe, saying, “The reports I have been receiving are very concerning. Our goal now is to strengthen the ties between us and support the communities that stand with Israel.”
After the October 7 Hamas massacre, Israeli airlines had to add more flights to bring Israeli reservists home. “Tens of thousands of Israelis who had been living abroad returned to Israel to join reserve army units and assist the war effort. Among them are hundreds of lone soldiers, Jews from around the world who previously volunteered, trained and served with the Israeli army but have no family in the country,” Voice of America reported.