The Jews of France have no future in their country because of Arab immigration and deep-seated anti-Semitism, said Natan Sharansky, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Sharansky made the declaration on Monday in Paris, where he was attending a Jewish Agency board of governors meeting held in the French capital  for the first time as a sign of solidarity with its Jews.

"We came here because there are historical processes here," Sharansky said of France, which for the past two years has been Israel's largest source of immigrants, with a record-setting 15,000 Jews settling there during that period.

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