The Editor of Searchlight, Nick Lowles, writing in the Jewish Chronicle this week, is quite right to point out that Jews must not work with the EDL.
As he points out
While many in the Jewish community have understandable concerns about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, it is important to remember that the EDL are not our friends.
But with the threat comes an opportunity and we must use the concern over the EDL to bring people together. One of the most moving movements of our peace vigil in Leicester last weekend was when the leader of the Muslim community read out a message of support from the local Jewish community. "A rock thrown at a mosque is a rock thrown at a synagogue," the message read. This produced a massive cheer and highlights what is possible when we stand together against hatred.
So when will the leaders of the ZF, especially Jonathan Hoffman, dissociate themselves from the EDL?