Her Majesty's government twice fought wars which directly resulted in the deaths of uncounted thousands of dead in order to secure the right to sell addictive narcotics in a foreign country.
More recently, Her Majesty's government went to war with a foreign government over control of 12000 sq km, populated by 509,140 British subjects, 500,000 of whom were sheep, and 6000, cattle. The resulting war cost 907 lives.
Now, the Palestinians of Hamas have fired 3000 rockets out of the Gaza strip into Israel this year, up through December 17. That is when Hamas unilaterally ended a six month cease fire. (Yeah, 3000 rockets fired during a "cease-fire.") Since then, there have been hundreds more attacks.
(This is nothing new. Google the words "how many rockets israel gaza" and you will see stories that detail that this has been going on since Israel pulled out of Gaza 3 years ago.)
Angela Merkel gets it. Barack Obama gets it. (Or at least he did last summer, saying, "If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.”)
So how come her majesty's government, with its stellar history of morality and tolerance of attacks by foreigners, call on the Israelis to stand down?
If they try to tell you anti-semitism is dead in Great Britain, don't believe it.