From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 10:48 AM
Subject: " Peace in the Middle East"

March 2, 2002
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
In your editorial :{ "Pushing for peace by grasping at straws" March 2}, You rightly state that the crucial issues need to be tackled. These are land for peace, Jerusalem, settlements, a viable Palestinian state and the right of return for the Palestinian refugees. You go on to imply that these issues are difficult to achieve. This would not be so if the U.S. and its allies would heed international law and demand that Israel comply with repeated Security Council and U.N.resolutions, for complete withdrawal from all territories illegally occupied and dismantlement of all settlements, which are illegal. The right of return for the refugees is manifest in compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human rights and repeated U.N. resolutions.
How long must Israel be allowed to remain above international law?
Yours Sincerely
Ismail Zayid