Leading communal bodies have asked the Labour Party to censure Sir Gerald Kaufman after the veteran MP accused Israel of fabricating attacks and claimed the Conservative Party 1a>has been influenced by “Jewish money”1b>.
Last week, I joined over 150 British artists and authors, including JK Rowling, Tom Holland and Simon Schama, in backing a new network promoting co-existence and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
When Jeremy Corbyn told John McDonnell to wave to the delegates after the shadow chancellor's keynote speech - not something frontline politicians usually need to be reminded of - it illustrated, albeit in a trivial way, that Labour is now in uncharted territory.
Labour's new shadow cabinet avoided making any major policy announcements on Israel at the party's conference this week, but there were a series of hostile receptions and controversial comments around the fringes.
In his first conference speech as leader, Jeremy Corbyn did not refer to Israel or the Palestinians during a lengthy passage on the situation in Syria.