Apology too weak

YOUR correspondent Brian Myer need have no fears — he is a long way from being the only member of the community who is not satisfied with Martin Glenn’s apology for equating the Magen David with the swastika.

It would seem that anyone can now make antisemitic remarks and all that they have to do when caught is say “sorry” . . . and the slate is wiped clean.

Furthermore, the higher the position occupied by the recalcitrant individual, the quicker the acceptance by our Jewish leaders.

Principal among these is the self-elected Jewish Leadership Council and its chief executive Simon Johnson. In this instance, it was particularly easy for him to be forgiving as he had been the director of corporate affairs at the Football Association — the same body of which Mr Glenn is chief executive.

The sooner the JLC and others of the same ilk stop saying that they speak in the name of the community, the better.

Percy Stern,

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