From: Ismail Zayid
To: mainstreet@halifax.cbc.ca
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 8:35 PM
Subject: We need accurate reporting.
 
Nov. 12,2004
 
 The Producer,
"Main Street" Program,
CBC Radio, Halifax.
 
Dear Sir/Madam:
 
I am writing to express my strong objection to your reporter's description of my birthplace, on the CBC Main Street Program today, as " a village in the disputed territories."
 
I was interviewed this afternoon by your reporter, Mahira Lashman, at The Islamic Centre on Kearney Lake Road in Halifax. I was asked as to my birthplace, and I told your reporter that I was born in the village of Beit Nuba in Palestine. There is nothing disputed about the Palestinian village of Beit Nuba, where I was born, except perhaps in the Israeli colonial lexicon, but certainly not according to international law or historic record.
 
Finally, I would like a public correction of this erroneous statement.
Thank you for your consideration.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Ismail Zayid, MD.