This article written by JLC Chairman Sir Mick Davis was first published in the Telegraph at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/01/the-left-has-toxic-attitudes-to-israel/
I am a proud Zionist, I am a passionate supporter of the state of Israel, and I am not alone. More than 90 per cent of British Jews see Israel as part of their Jewish identity. Attacks on her legitimacy are an affront to our consciousness, an assault on our religious, cultural and moral heritage. As anti-Semitism rises, demands to boycott, sanction and isolate Israel grow, and revelations of anti-Zionist rhetoric dominate British media, many question whether anti-Zionist and anti-Israel statements and actions have become the new anti-Semitism?