I have just submitted this letter. Let’s see if it gets published.
The actions of Israel’s government over recent weeks has been appalling, generating vast civilian death including hundreds of children. I am glad to see Ed Miliband demonstrating strength and leadership in opposing it. The refusal of Likud to negotiate and its ongoing siege are also ruinous for peace in the region. We must do whatever we can to stop this continuing.
At the same time a wave of vile anti-Semitic attacks has been generated across Europe as ordinary people are targeted in retaliation. This is racist and inexcusable. Every effort must be made to ensure that Jewish people in Brent feel safe – anger at Israel’s behaviour offers no excuse for racism at home, or anywhere else.
Cllr Tom Miller
Willesden Green Ward