From: Ismail Zayid
To: The Daily News

Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:13 PM

Subject: Who are the Real Terrorists?

The Editor,
The Daily News

27 Jan., 2001

Dear Editor:

David Swick {"Who speaks for Mideast peace?’ Jan. 26} quotes Jon Goldberg, of The Atlantic Jewish Council, referring to the thousands of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel as "demolished because they are the homes of terrorists, or harbour terrorists." This is a complete falsehood. These homes are demolished as a process of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, as confirmed by Amnesty International and Israeli B’Tselem Human Rights Group, amongst others.

As to who are the real terrorists and who introduced terrorism in the Middle East, let us look at the facts. The acts of the state of Israel and those of the Zionist terrorist gangs [The Stern, The Irgun Zwei Leumi{IZL} and Hagannah] that brought it about, testify to Israel’s longestablished record of terrorism not only in the Middle East, but on the International ecene.

The bombing of King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946 by Menachem Begin’s IZL, The assassination of the British diplomat, Lord Moyne in Cairo, in 1946, and the Assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, by Shamir’s Stern gang, in Sep 1948, are few examples.

The first act of air piracy in the history of civil aviation was carried out by Israel in Dec. 1954, when a civilian Syrian airliner was forced down in Tel Aviv and its passengers and crew held hostage, for days, despite international condemnation.

The first act of shooting down a civilian airliner was carried out by Israel in Feb. 1973, killing 107 of passengers and its entire French crew.

Isrel’s terror was not limited to Arabs but included its closest ‘ally’, the US. In 1954, Israeli Secret agents bombed the US diplomatic missions in Cairo and Alexandria, to blame it on the Egyptians {The Lavon Affair}. Israel later honored the perpetrator, Marcello Ninio.

Zionist terror did not spare Jews. In 1942, Menachem Begin’s IZL. bombed the ship The Patria, in Haifa Harbour, carrying Jewish refugees, killing 240 Jews, to blame it on the British.

In 1950-1951 Israeli agents, including Mordechai Ben Porat, bombed the Masouda Shem-Tov synagogue, in Baghdad, to intimidate reluctant Jews to immigrate to Israel.

Israel’s record in terrorism is limitless. Goldstein’s murder of 29 Palestinians while praying in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in 1994 was rewarded by erecting a hero's memorial for him. His home was not demolished.

Altogether, Israel’s fans, who make these preposterous allegations, should remember the history.

Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.