Walls have ears

On your front page on June 30, you report antisemitic retweets, including a “Jews shopping around...” jibe.

It hardly needs to be said that the prepetrators of such things must not be let off the hook.

We should avoid making bullets for them to fire by imagining that such jibes can safely be repeated among ourselves, in harmless self-deprecation.

As they used to say, ‘Walls have ears’. Worse, I think people sometimes “internalise” them, effectively swallowing the antisemites’ poison. Let’s wake up.

Jeff Lewis,
3 Wood Grove,

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