Melanie Phillips is no doubt right to be sceptical about Macron whose beliefs are open to question. He is a politician who rather unsurprisingly tells his audience what it wants to hear.
But a few points to ponder. It is hardly surprising that Muslims were encouraged to vote for him rather than Le Pen. A more fundamental question is: who would Phillips prefer as a better bet for Jews among world leaders? Is there one now and has there been one these last 2,000 years? We have to make do with the notso-bad rather than the ideal.