‘On the frontline of blame’: how it feels to be Jewish in UK since Hamas attack

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I’ve always felt very, very secure in Britain,” says the Jewish writer David Winner, “but now, while I don’t feel immediately under threat, that sense of unthinking security has gone.” The atmosphere has changed, he says, since the 7 October Hamas-led massacre in Israel, in which about 1,200 Jews were slaughtered, and then the bombing of Gaza that is said to have killed more than 11,000 Palestinians. Although the war is more than 2,000 miles away, the effect of the pro-Palestinian marches and postings on social media have left him feeling as if he is on the frontline of blame....