Although support for Netanyahu and his ministers, already unpopular before the war, has dwindled since its start, this has not impacted the nation’s resolve.
It is essential that the US, in particular, keeps alight the flame of a two-state solution as and when this, the only solution, could have stronger support.
The sum total of all this is that Hunt’s wiggle room for tax cuts this Autumn is shrinking even further.
The Hamas support network in the UK is entrenched. But the wider network is also comprised of those who – wittingly or unwittingly – bolster Hamas’s narratives by framing their acts as merely ‘resistance’.
Netanyahu may have said: how would you feel, were you lectured by countries without an independent judiciary, let alone the free press, minority rights and fair elections that we have in Israel?
Hamas’ supporters or the authorities? Sunak needs to show that offenders will be prosecuted – and, if the situation deteriorates, to push for march bans, shuffle his Cabinet and show an all-party front with Starmer.
The lesson they will draw is: don’t risk letting the Many upset the apple cart that the Few have so artfully constructed.
Doing what we’ve always done has proved catastrophic. Perpetuating cycles of violence-and-vengeance risks not only unhealable traumatisation of both Israelis and Palestinians, but destabilisation of the entire globe.
But many London Jews find it is too soon to speak of the horrific events in Israel, and are filled with sombre forebodings.
If any hope can come out of this terrible weekend, it is that Hamas can be destroyed as a military force and the settler movement in Israel destroyed as a political force.
It is now impossible to imagine a prosperous, normal nation, integrated into the global economy and full of businesses keen on strong relations with Israel.
During the half century since the Yom Kippur war took place, conflict abroad has increasingly meant consequences here.
Biden’s policy would have the perverse effect of strengthening the regime just when it is under most pressure, leaving it free to fund Hezbollah, supply drones to Russia and otherwise destabilise the region.
A better future is always possible. But it cannot not involve an impoverished Britain pleading for a cut of hydrocarbons from a regime which cares nothing for its own citizens, never mind ours.
The former Conservative leader declares that “the Iranian nuclear deal is a bad deal. They have got everything out of it they wanted.”