Who’s that trying to act big on Gaza?
Rishi Sunak marks his first anniversary of becoming UK’s PM as the world holds its breath, waiting to see what happens next in the Middle East. Meanwhile, much of the geopolitical West is making little effort to disguise its disinterest in civilian suffering on one side of the conflict and Sunak is at the front of the churlish brigade.
The hypocrisy of this stance, while claiming the moral high ground, is striking. It may rebound in the US and the UK where there have been rival pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli rallies in major cities, while deep divisions are increasingly hewing into view in fraught social interactions and radio and television call-in shows.
Already, the heads of MI5 and FBI have issued an unprecedented joint warning of the rising threat of a domestic “terrorist” attack as a result of events in the Middle East.