From: Ismail Zayid
Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2001 11:14 AM
Subject: Manley's Mideast Visit.

The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
May 5, 2001
Dear Editor:
Jeff Sallot's report {"Neutrality key to Mideast visit" May 5} misrepresents facts. East Jerusalem, as repeatedly reaffirmed by Security Council resolutions, is illegally occupied territory and not "disputed territory".
Mr. Manley's statement, that the plight of Palestinian refugees: "is up to Israel and the Palestinians to decide what will happen to refugees in a peace agreement ", evades international law. The Palestinian refugees have the right to return to their homes, as stipulated in repeatedly reaffirmed UN resolution # 194 and The Universal Declaration of Human rights. It is the responsibility of the UN and all member nations, including Canada, to see that UN resolutions and international law are implemented and complied with by all nations, including Israel.
Yours sincerely
Ismail zayid, MD