From: Ismail Zayid
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 9:29 PM
Subject: Immunity from Criticism
The Editor
The Guardian
March 16, 2001
Dear Editor:
It is hearetning to see someone, Mr. W.Dalrymple, March 16, challenging the preposterous stance of Conrad Black, Barbara Amiel and other Israeli supporters who, through intimidation and innuendo, attempt to prevent free-thinking people from challenging Israel's policies of brutal oppression, violation of human rights of Palestinians, racism and continuing defiance of international law and the UN Charter.
While it is perfectly legitimate to criticise the policies of the British, American, Canadian and any other government in the world, it is not, we are told, allowed to criticise the policies of the state of Israel. It is baffling to understand how has Israel acquired this unique immunity from criticism that no other nation is allowed.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.