On Monday morning, Israel's largest tabloid, Yediot Ahronot, featured a cartoon showing an estate agent in Netanya reading the paper's headline "Terror in Paris" and immediately cancelling all his employees' holidays.
For local readers the inference is clear - the French are coming.
Last year broke all records for aliyah from France with 7,000 new immigrants arriving in Israel.
In his autobiography, the much-maligned Tony Blair wrote that after 9/11 he thought the problem was only with a small number of crazies who had nothing to do with real Islam. But over time he came to understand that he was mistaken.
For someone in my line of work, among the most disturbing things in these disturbing times is how often, when I try to speak about the Holocaust and genocide, I'm met with one response, especially from the young. That response is, "well, but what about the Israeli genocide?" By "Israeli genocide" is meant the "genocide" that Israel is supposed to be perpetrating on the Palestinians.