Our story this week that the Charity Commission has supported the right of the charity War on Want to be involved in a pro-Palestinian demonstration ought to give the Jewish community pause for thought. For many years, War on Want has been a thorn in the side of the Jewish community, as it repeatedly seemed to be operating outside its charitable remit. Political leaflets from the charity, specifically relating to Israel, and frequent appearances at anti-Israel demonstrations caused numerous complaints about War on Want to the Charity Commission. But War on Want always appeared to get out of jail free, claiming that it was eligible to take part in political campaigns as long as they were consistent with their charitable objectives. At a meeting nearly a year ago in which the Charity Commission sought the views of faith communities, members of the Jewish community wondered why there appeared to be one sauce for the pro-Palestinian goose and another for the Jewish gander, since Jewish charities have made a point of being positively virginal lest charitable guidelines should be breached. At this meeting there were indications that the Commission was ready to accept a more relaxed interpretation of the guidelines. It seems, therefore, that the door is opening for such an invitation to be tested. We encourage the Jewish community to push the door as hard as possible.