Here is a British philosemite laswhing out at the nasty Judeophobia that has
now seeped across the English Channel. I
apologize for all the Britocentric references. Victor Meldrew is a grumpy
old man, central character in the 1980s Britcom ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE.
Richard Ingrams is a journalist, sometime editor of the scurrilous magazine
PRIVATE EYE (and I believe the originator of the phrase “too good to
check”–said of a juicy story from a dubious source).
Ms. Burchill is of course correct about the relative attractiveness &
vivacity of us philosemites, as against the crabby, bitter and ugly legions
of Jew-haters. As she points out, we have Marilyn Monroe; they have Yasser
Arafat. What more does one need to know?