Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:04 AM
Subject: The facts about Israel's
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21 June 2001
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.
Ismail Zayid, MD