From: Ismail Zayid
To: Sunday Feedback
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 2:06 PM
Subject: Israel a democracy ?

In your interview today with Hanan Ashrawi and Raanan Gissin, Mr Gissin says proudly Israel is a democracy. Maxim Ghilan the well-known Israeli journalist and author stated : " Israel is a Western type democracy for Jews only...., an oasis of democracy, that prospers on a form of Apartheid racism, like Apartheid South Africa was a democracy for whites only...Arabs who are citizens of the state are less fortunate... Arabs in the occupied territories have no rights whatsoever."
In fact Israel is a theocracy, unlike any state that claims to be a true democracy. If this is the kind of democracy Mr. Gissin brags about, then God help the rest of us.
Ismail Zayid, MD