For a Jewish person living in this borough, the Palestinian flags flying everywhere are threatening and intimidating. Anti-semitic attacks have risen massively since the start of the Israel/Palestine conflict and I feel unsafe. Most people have forgotten the Israeli hostages and that Hamas attacked first in this recent conflict. Few people acknowledge the nuances and complicated history on both sides – people seem quick to condemn Israel. I never knew so much anti-semitism was just below the surface within my friends and neighbours. It makes me deeply sad.