I am Jewish.

I am proud of my people and my religion. I believe in Israel. I do not believe everything Israel does is right – no state is perfect. I lament any civilian deaths. Equally, I lament the vile hatred of Jews that boils to the top of the public discourse across the world whenever Israel defends itself. Criticizing Israel is not automatically Antisemitism, but if you read most people’s comments, they cross the line without batting an eyelash. The rhetoric needs to be stripped back.

Long live Israel and I hope to one day see a two-state solution in which both countries can live in peace.