The recent kerfuffle over the short play Seven Jewish Children predictably brought out the worst in the rightist organisations which rule the roost in the Jewish community. They specialise in several methods of political assasination of views it does not like 1) attack the messenger and get personal to divert attention from the message or action being taken 2) take no prisoners (they grew up admiring Daleks).
Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech throws a couple of specks of kosher synthetic food freshener on what was always going to be a stale, dry, cold and limp dish he was serving up to his unexpected visitor, Barack Obama. No Palestinians were at the table although they were being offered some drudge-work in the kitchen once they’d passed the indefinite probationary labour test for the pre-breakfast 3AM shift. This was dressed up as economic reconciliation.