----- Original Message -----
From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 10:10 AM
Subject: Whose blind spot?

Jan. 18, 2003
The Editor:
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Re: Your editorial { " An NDP blind spot" Jan. 18}.
If there is any blindness, obfuscation and blatant bias, it is in your editorial writer and not the NDP candidates. Abhorent as suicide bombing is, it is the direct outcome of oppression, daily humiliation, demolition of thousands of homes and denial of basic human rights that the Palestinian people have been subjected to for 35 years under the illegal Israeli occupation, that has been allowed to stand in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. Your editorial makes no mention of Israeli violation of virtually every article of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which is tantamount to war crimes.
The Arab states have offered more than 20 years ago, and again in a unanimous resolution at their Beirut Summit Conference, in March last year, to live in peace with israel and received nothing but continuing defiance and aggression from Sharon and his government.
It is time that your editorialists and columnists begin to see the facts for what they are, instead of accusing the principled statements of NDP candidates.
Yours sincerely
Ismail Zayid, MD.