Something terrible always seems to happen in the world at Christmastime – or maybe it’s just that the festivities are a convenient bookmark in our memories in a world that is always troubled by something or other. This year’s big neon post-it note is highlighting the terrible goings-on in Gaza. I can’t pretend to be an expert on middle eastern politics but surely anyone can see that what is happening there is wrong? The bombings and killings are shocking enough but the fact that no one else is condemning what’s happening is really scary. Happily there are people who can express themselves a lot more eloquently on this matter than me and are prepared to make a stand.