----- Original Message -----
From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 10:00 AM
Subject: Racism: A blalant Israeli practice.

The Editor
The Globe & Mail
July 18, 2001
Dear Editor:
It behooves Mr. Keith Landy, Head of Canadian Jewish Congress, {"When the anti-racists are racists" July 18}, if he is truly opposed to racism, to apply an unbiased view to Israeli practices against its own non-Jewish citizens. I could list a whole cascade of racist laws and Israeli practices, but I'll let Israeli citizens and human rights workers testify to the true racism that emanates from the Zionist ideology and its application in Israeli practices.
The late Professor Israel Shahak, a holocaust survivor and the then Chairman of the Israeli League for Civil and Human Rights, testify to that. He wrote: " It is my considered opinion that the State of Israel is a racist 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 ares of life, only because of their origin. This racist discrimination began in Zionism and is carried today mainly in cooperation with the institutions of the Zionist movement".
Derek Tozer, a wll-known Israeli thinker stated: " The official policy of the Government [of Israel] is unequivocal. Arabs, like the Jews in Nazi Gemany, are officially "class B" citizens; a fact which is recorded on their identity cards".
That says it all.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.