It seems that the UK's Labour Friends of Israel has fallen on hard times:
"Under [Labour leader Jeremy] Corbyn, [Rebecca Simon, vice chair of LFI] said, 'Israel has fundamentally been delegitimised.' She added, 'When I started working at LFI, we had a direct line to number 10 and the Foreign Office. Our relationship was strong. Under Jeremy [Corbyn], we are going to have to find new ways of operating.' The fact Israel currently had a 'right wing government' did not help. 'It is very hard when the current government plays into the narrative of those who are blindly against it'." (Don't abandon the Labour Party over Corbyn, pleads activist, Rosa Doherty, thejc.com, 30/12/15)
We had a direct line to number 10 & the Foreign Office.
How revealing. Reminds me of that line in Bob Carr's equally revealing Diary of a Foreign Minister:
"... it's an appalling position if Australia allows a group of businessmen in Melbourne to veto policy on the Middle East." (p 188)
We are going to have to find new ways of operating.
Knock on door. Opens door to find two smiling Anglo-Israeli operatives, who say: Mind if we storm in and interrogate you about Israel?
Bring it on, Rebecca! Bring-it-on!