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Defense Minister Liberman warns French Jews in particular that if they want to remain Jewish, now is the time to leave.
French Jewry is the largest new immigrant wave to Israel; figures more than doubled in 2014 and 10,000 new immigrants are expected in 2015.
On the face of things, Jewish life in France appears stronger than ever: Jewish schools are thriving, there are kosher butchers all over the country, and the Jewish population has more than doubled since 1945. So why are people talking about the end of Europe's largest Jewish community?
Areas of France have become lawless and off-limits due to non-Muslims due to Muslim violence. The government has finally embarked on "North-American style" campaign to bring the areas under control, designating an initial 15 areas "Priority Security Zones."
The change came rather quickly in terms of history's long sweep and, from our vantage point, may seem like something of a mystery.