Rishi Sunak set the template for how to respond to the barbaric atrocities perpetrated against innocents in Israel. He attended a service at Finchley United Synagogue and delivered a heartfelt speech that resonated not only with the Jewish community but all civilised people learning of the massacre.
The speech is available here
He did not hesitate to call out the weak, apologists, both politicians and media commentators, who provide lukewarm condemnation of Hamas and use weasel words labelling the perpetrators as 'militants'.
"The people who support Hamas are fully responsible for this appalling attack.
They are not militants. They are not freedom fighters.
They are terrorists.
And their barbaric acts, are acts of evil."
His clarity is a lesson, people do not want our commentators to be 'meek and gentle with these butchers'.
They want the moral clarity that there is never any justification for attacks on civilians.