From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:05 AM
Subject: Selective Concern for Humanity.
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
July 12, 2001
Dear Editor:
In your editorial {"Meet the past" July 12}, you quote Elie Wiesel in praise for the Turkish - Armenian effort in their approach to seek, presumably, an apology for the massacre of Armenians in 1915. Noticeably, however, Elie Wiesel has never sought to seek a similar effort from the Israeli leaders to accept responsibility for the numerous massacres and ethnic cleansing they committed against the Palestinian people. Similarly, you, rightly, applaud the Polish President for his seeking forgiveness for his people for the massacre of Jews in 1941.
Is it not time that this selectivity in humanity be brought to an end, or are the Palestinians less than human in the eyes of their oppressors?
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.