British Jews responded angrily to a column in London’s Evening Standard questioning Israel’s right to exist. Monday’s column by A.N. Wilson said, “Israel is by definition an aggressor, since it is occupying land that was already someone else’s homeland,” and added, “One now sees that Israel never was a state, and it can only be defended by constant war.” The Board of Deputies, the umbrella organization that represents most British Jews, wrote a letter to the editor calling the Wilson piece “shocking.”
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