The Jewish French-Algerian singer Enrico Macias has announced that he will apply for Israeli citizenship and settle in the country permanently, according to the Times of Israel (Could his decision have anything to do with this?):
“I feel free, I feel babayit sheli [at home],” Macias told (Israel) Channel 2.
The 75-year-old explained that the increased threat of European anti-Semitism spurred his decision to relocate to Israel.
“For a long time I 've been wanting to do it, but I think now is the moment,” Macias said. “I think the anti-Semitism in France will grow, and I teach to my family, to my grandchildren. I will give the example to go, to live in Israel.”