During the contrived spectacle of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem, innocents died in Gaza. But to be considered a 'friend of Israel' it's now taboo to deplore their deaths, to fear for Israel's rule of law, and to ask who's bringing peace nearer
Mick Davis is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UK's Jewish Leadership Council.
As the far right and left rise, Diaspora Jews sense increasing political isolation. But our response must be confident, public, and informed by our Jewish identity and values.
The Gaza conflict and the murders that preceded it demonstrate once again that Israeli-Palestinian relations are a tinderbox, which is why Israel must, despite the setbacks and difficulties, talk peace with Abbas.
Does Naftali Bennett really want to go down in history as the politician who devastated Israel, its future as a Jewish state and the identity and support of Diaspora Jewry?
Without Israel's support for the 2-state solution, Diaspora Jews are crippled in the fight against BDS and delegitimization.