From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Cc: Patrick Martin
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 10:15 AM
Subject: Falsified history.

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Dec. 11, 2001
The Editor.
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Editor:
It is Ed. Morgan [Letter " Phony analogy" dec. 11], and not Rick Sautin, who is indulging in falsified history. Messrs. Moshe Dayan's and Yitzhak Rabin's homeland was not, in June 1967, "under attack by its surrounding countries". It was Israel that planned and initiated that war against Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel's own leaders at the time testify to that, confirming that Nasser had no intention to attack Israel.
Yitzhak Rabin stated : " I do not think Nasser wanted war. The two divisions he sent to the Sinai would not have been sufficient to launch an offensive war. He knew it and we knew it." [Le Monde, Feb. 28, 1968].
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol stated : " The Egyptian layout in the Sinai and the general military build up there testified to a military defensive Egyptian set-up." [ reported in the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, Oct. 18, 1967].
Menachim Begin, while prime minister, addressing Israel's National Defence College on Aug. 8, 1982, stated: " In June 1967, we again had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in Sinai did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him." [ The New York Times, Aug. 21, 1982.]
Alas, there is a need for some honesty on the part of Israel' apologists who continue to fasify history.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, M.D,