Mob-rule by the sea

February 7, 2013
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Yet again, an Israeli-owned company is being prevented from carrying out its lawful business by a racist mob. Previously, such outbreaks of antisemitism masking as anti-Israel protests have galvanized the community into a response. But because the latest victim, EcoStream, is in Brighton, the issue seems to have fallen off Anglo-Jewry's radar. Only a few dedicated souls are able to man the pavements week in, week out.

It is time some of our community leaders joined them at the seaside to show solidarity. And we need to think about a fundamental question: how far away are we from a situation in which mob-rule means that no Israeli-owned company can comfortably operate on a British high street?

Last updated: 4:45pm, February 7 2013