From: Ismail Zayid
To: Macleans Magazine
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 4:56 PM
Subject: Heroes or Dangerous Zealots?

The Editor
Maclean's Magazine:
12 July 2001
Dear Editor;
Perhaps it is incumbent on Mr. Eric Silver {Under Siege, July 16} to advise Ms. Wolbromsky that if she wishes "to take responsibility" and cares for her life and that of her children, she should not build her home on stolen land. The victim, even a Palestinian, weak and dehumanized, may still feel aggrieved and anxious to restore his right to his stolen land.
Holocaust  Jewish victims should not accept the imposition of another holocaust on an innocent people that have committed no crime against them. They should remember Chaim Weizmann's testimony, in 1946 before The Anglo-American Commission in Jerusalem, when he stated: " I would not like to do any injustice. The Muslim world has treated the Jews with considerable tolerance. The Ottoman Empire {of which the Arabs were a part} received the Jews with open arms, when they were driven out of Spain and Europe, and the Jews should never forget that". It is clear that Mr. Silver, Ms. Wolbromsky and many of their Israeli compatriots have forgotten that.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.