From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Cc: Constance Schuller
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:04 AM
Subject: The facts about Israel's offer.

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The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
21 June 2001
Dear Editor:
It is clear that it is David Kalechstein [ Letter, "Israel's offer Rejected", June 21} who hasn't heard about what Arafat was offered at Camp David and Taba. Barak's offer was a 'state' composed of disjointed Bantustans surrounded by illegal Jewish settlements and with controlled access to the outside world. What the Palestinians are calling for, if Mr. Kalechstein and other Israel's apologists want to know, is Israeli compliance with international law and repeated UN and Security Council resolutions. These call for complete Israeli withdrawal from illegally occupied territories, the West Bank,including East Jerusalem, and Gaza, and dismantlement of all Jewish settlements, which are illegal, and the right of return for the refugees, uprooted from their homes by Israel.
That is the prescription for peace and security for Palestinians and Israelis.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD