From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 10:42 AM
Subject: Zionism and Racism

The Editor:
The Globe & Mail
April 4, 2001
Dear Editor:
Peter Lyon writes correctly in his letter {"The Zionism vote" April 4} that the Zionist doctrine and the Basic Law of the state of Israel stipulate the discrimination, that is practiced in Israel, between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens.
Professor Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor and Chairman of Israeli League for Civil and Human Rights, summed it up accurately when he wrote :" It is my considered opinion that the State of Israel is a racict state in the full meaning of this term. In this state people are discriminated against, in the most permanent and legal way and in the most important areas of life, only because of their origin. This racist discrimination began in Zionism and is carried out today mainly in cooperation with the institutions of the Zionist movement." 
 That, I think, says it all.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.