Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 11:39
Subject: Selective reading of history.
The Halifax herald.
Fran Morrison's letter[ "One-sided, indeed", Dec. 30],
like all Israel's apologists, has selective reading of history,
and my own writing.
I have repeatedly condemned the killing of innocent
civilians, be they Israeli or Palestinians.
As to the acceptance of Israel's existence by the Arab
states and the Palestinians, this was done many years ago. The Arab
Summit Conference at Fez, Morocco, issued the "Fez Declaration", on September
9,1982, in which the UN Security Council resolution # 242 was accepted
recognising Israel's existence in 78% of historic Palestine and called for
Israeli withdrawal from the territories illegally occupied by Israel in
1967. This illegal oppressive occupation still continues 34 years later, in
defiance of international law. Furthermore, Arafat and the Palestine
Liberation Organisation [PLO] , in the Algiers Conference, in1988, and the
Oslo agreement in 1993, have stated formally their full recognition of the
state of Israel within the pre-1967 borders.
It is time for Israel to comply with international law and
for its apologists to read history correctly and without this blind