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After attacks on synagogue, cemetery, market, France fights call for mass migration of Jews

  • Police officers investigate the site of defaced tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union, eastern France, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

    Police officers investigate the site of defaced tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union, eastern France, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers investigate the site of defaced tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union, eastern France, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

    Police officers investigate the site of defaced tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union, eastern France, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers investigate the site of defaced tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union, eastern France, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

    Police officers investigate the site of defaced tombstones at the Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union, eastern France, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)  (The Associated Press)

French leaders say they will defend the Jewish community against attacks, after growing unease and calls from the Israeli leader for a mass immigration.

French President Francois Hollande said Monday he will not allow people to believe that "Jews no longer have a place in Europe" after this weekend's deadly shooting at a Danish synagogue and the desecration of hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

European Jews were already on edge after the killings in January at a kosher market in Paris and a shooting at a Belgian Jewish museum last year.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also said Monday that the government would defend French Jews, saying that every person who leaves "is a piece of France that is gone."