Amongst Palestinians, speaking well of Zionism can be a capital offence. At least that’s what Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson learned while leading a trade mission this week to Israel.
So the next time you hear someone badmouthing Israel as a foreign aid bludger on the United States, you can set them straight by quoting Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense to the effect that Israel saved American lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And what of Mr Corbyn's support for boycotting and delegitimsing the state of Israel? A view which – even if the Labour leader cannot see it – helps fuel anti-Semitism, since unreconstructed protest groups seamlessly conflate anti-Zionism with antipathy towards world Jewry.”