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Israeli premier Netanyahu offers French Jews to migrate to Israel following deadly attack

Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, stands next to French Ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonnave, as he presents his condolences following Wednesday's deadly attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's offices, at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Brothers suspected in the newspaper terror attack were cornered with a hostage inside a printing house on Friday, after they hijacked a car and police followed them to a village near Paris' main airport. (AP Photo/Thomas Coex, Pool)

Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, stands next to French Ambassador to Israel, Patrick Maisonnave, as he presents his condolences following Wednesday's deadly attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's offices, at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Brothers suspected in the newspaper terror attack were cornered with a hostage inside a printing house on Friday, after they hijacked a car and police followed them to a village near Paris' main airport. (AP Photo/Thomas Coex, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Israel's prime minister says he will try to increase immigration of French Jews and others in Europe suffering from a "rising tide of anti-Semitism."

Benjamin Netanyahu's comments Saturday came a day after four French Jews were killed inside a kosher market in Paris. Netanyahu said every Jew who wanted to move to Israel would be "welcomed with a warm heart and open arms."

Netanyahu also asked French President Francois Hollande to maintain heightened security at Jewish institutions.

Even before the deadly attack there has been an uptick in French Jewish migration to Israel because of anti-Semitism. Last year, for the first time ever, France topped the immigration list to Israel, according to the quasigovernmental Jewish Agency. Nearly 7,000 new immigrants came in 2014, double the number of the previous year.