RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY MELANIE MCDONAGH IN THE TELEGRAPH
Melanie McDonagh, you have captured perfectly a sense of Anthony Julius's piece.
The tone of Julius's piece actually struck me as a bit bizarre and off-the-wall.
Why, of all the things you could discuss would you choose this insignificant little remark?
Especially, when you consider the fact we understand today that the charming Diana was a very disturbed person. Are the little confidences of disturbed people to a professional the stuff of publicity? Of course, they are not.
His anecdote just touches the filth which floats around today like stuff on a waste pond: the endless shrill accusations that every critic of Israel is anti-Semitic.
It represents an obsession and a desperately unpleasant effort to cover Israel's atrocities.