Taking sides in the Middle East causes rows over many a Sunday lunch table; but one imagines that things are even tenser when you’re a member of one of the most prominent Jewish families in history and you’ve converted to Islam. This is the world in which Jemima Khan lives.

Ben Goldsmith expressed a few critical words on Twitter about Israel’s enemies for using civilians as human shields. And Jemima was off:

Ben responded, not entirely unreasonably, to a third party’s suggestion that he needed to be bombed. And his sister went for the jugular:


A vicious battle, with no end in sight — and that’s before we get on to the subject matter.