By Jonathan Freedland, January 14, 2009
It was a strange weekend. Saturday saw a demonstration against Israel’s military action in Gaza. Of course I was not there. I could never stand with those who oppose not just Operation Cast Lead but Israel itself, those who carry banners linking the Star of David to the swastika.
As a believer in Israel, someone who wants desperately to see that country flourish, that could clearly never be my place.
So would I be at the Sunday solidarity rally, standing in support of Israel? Well, no, I could not stand there either.