Israel is testing friendship to the limit of endurance


The Mail has long been a firm friend of Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East. Yet once again, the government in Tel Aviv has strained friendship to the limits of endurance.

Less than three months ago, when Israeli agents cloned British passports and used them in an assassination plot, we posed a question.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest outside the Israeli embassy London. Israel's deadly flotilla raid is testing the country's support of civilised nations

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest outside the Israeli embassy London. Israel's deadly flotilla raid is testing the support of civilised nations

Today, after the bloody commando raid off the Gaza coast, we ask it again: if Israel wants to keep the support of civilised nations, shouldn't it behave like one itself?

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