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:
@BJGoldsmith Ben, your tweets on this subject are really ignorant and offensive
— Jemima Khan (@Jemima_Khan) July 12, 2014
Ben responded, not entirely unreasonably, to a third party’s suggestion that he needed to be bombed. And his sister went for the jugular:
— Jemima Khan (@Jemima_Khan) July 13, 2014
A vicious battle, with no end in sight — and that’s before we get on to the subject matter.
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