Two of the city’s iconic tourist attractions are at risk.
First, the famed Seine-Saint-Denis (also known as the Eiffel Tower) and the La Cote d’Azur, the world’s most visited astronomical observatory.
Second, the two famous Jewish temples in Jerusalem.
On the eve of the fall of Paris, a group of Jewish pilgrims is set to return from the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism.
They will arrive in Israel, where the two holy sites have long been under threat.
It is a major problem for Israel and the Jewish community.
The two holy cities were once known as “Habayit Hayehudi,” or Jewish states, before the establishment of Israel.
There are about 300,000 Jews living in Israel and more than 400,000 in the Jewish state.
According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there are 1.2 million Jews in Israel living under the threat of terrorist attacks, including bomb attacks and shootings.
While the two cities are both Jewish, both have long had their own problems.
In the early 1900s, the Jewish population of the two sites was reduced to just over 30,000.
Today, there have been repeated threats to the Jewish heritage sites, and they have been the subject of a string of bomb threats, shootings, vandalism and shootings in recent years.
With both cities in ruins, many are looking to Israel for answers.
For many, it is a time of reckoning.
“I think the future of both the Jewish and Muslim communities is in question,” Rabbi Meir Kahane, a professor at Haifa University, told Al Jazeera.
When Paris falls as a result of a nuclear attack, the future will be different in Israel.
“I think Paris and Jerusalem will be like a nuclear reactor,” Kahane said.
This is not the first time the two Jewish holy sites are under threat, but it is by far the most serious threat to them.
Over the years, more than 200 attacks have been launched against the Jewish sites, many of which were launched by Jewish extremists.
Most of the Jewish attacks were aimed at security forces and security vehicles, but some targeted the two historic sites as well.
Israel’s military responded by deploying more than 1,000 soldiers to the two locations.
Kahane said the Jewish leaders in Israel are looking for a solution.
But they are not looking to change the status quo.
“The Jewish community is in mourning,” he said.
“It is important to know that the state of Israel is not going to give up on the Jewish people.”
This article originally appeared on Al Jazeera and is republished here with permission.