Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 9:29 PM
Subject: Israel's unique immunity from criticism

The Editor,
The Guardian Weekly,
March 26, 2001
Dear Editor:
William Darlymple's comment on Israel reporting {"Bullied into submission" March 22} deserves hearty applause for its courage and timeliness. It is worthy of note that we can freely criticise the policies of Britain, the US, Canada and any other government. But,according to Mr. Conrad Black and his Zionist associates, no one is allowed to criticise the policies of Israel. That is antisemitism. It is through this practice of intimidation and innuendo that Black and his cohorts are succeeding in preventing free-thinking people from challenging Israel's plicies of brutal occupation, violation of human rights of Palestinians, racism and continuing defiance of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.
It is baffling to understand how has Israel acquired this unique immunity from criticism, that no other nation is entitled to.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.