hkg212 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2008, 126 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
Quoting ju068 (Reply 1): I wonder if Marseille would make more sense, since the city has the second largest Jewish population in France (80,000).
Quoting dennys (Reply 5): But the Jewish community is still strongin Nice .
Local Jewish communities have little to do with European routes to and from TLV. Otherwise you wouldn't have regular non-hub links to cities like BCN, BSL, CGN, CPH, BER, GVA, BUD, VIE, MXP, BRU, and other cities with no significant Jewish population.
The reason seems pretty straightforward to me. Israelis travel a lot to Europe on vacation, and Tel Aviv (recently named "best gay city in the world 2011") has become a popular holiday destination from Europe. There is more to O/D than ethnic affiliation.