OVER the Christmas vacation my wife and I were staying in Kensington in London near the Israeli Embassy.
Every day I went out for a brisk walk in Kensington Gardens. All last week the embassy was surrounded by police and metal barriers.
In the background were mounted riot police.
In the late afternoons a crowd of Palestinians gathered behind the barricades and shouted slogans in support of the Palestinian cause.
Interspersed among the crowd were placards denouncing Israeli policy as well as children waving Palestinian flags.
This past Saturday tens of thousands of protesters against the war marched from Hyde Park down Kensington Church Street. We were having lunch in a cafe on their route and watched from our table near the window.…