The Jews of France should prepare plans to leave the country, a prominent American Jewish leader said.

"They shouldn't flee. But they should have orderly plans in place," said Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

"People who want to leave, should be able to leave," he said of the half-million-strong community. "Things here (in Israel) should be prepared. The licensing process for lawyers, doctors, etc., should be facilitated in order to integrate them quickly."

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