Meanwhile back in Britain a 12-year-old girl on a London bus has had her face smashed in and been beaten unconscious just for being Jewish, by other girls, whilst boys formed a guard of honour. They singularly avoided her Catholic friend, who was wearing a rosary. That sort of thing went on in Nazi Germany.
Not long now.
I'll remember that next time I have a moan about HOT.
On a more postive note, just been contacted by one of the foremost philosophers in Israel today, inviting me to his interfaith sessions in Jerusalem from November.
He left his phone number, so I phoned. Hearing my accent, his American-sounding wife thought I was their daughter playing a prank. It's funny - to Israelis, you sound American. To Americans you sound like a poor imitation of a female version of Terry Thomas (to those too young to know what I am talking about - he was the quintessential, bowler-hatted Englishman of the post-war period).
I wonder if there is a connection between Terry Thomas and Jewish girls being knocked unconscious on a London bus simply for being Jewish.