From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe & Mail
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 7:58 PM
Subject: Considerable Muslim tolerance for Jews.

The Editor,
the Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Sid Tafler { letter: " Europe and Israel" July 28" }, makes totally false charges, stating: "Arab and Muslim nations - persecuting and evicting Jews in communities that existed in those countries for centuries." This falsehood is well answered by Chaim Weizmann, first Israeli president, who stated in his submission before the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry, at King David Hotel in Jerusalem, in 1946. He stated:
" I would not like to do any injustice. The Muslim world has treated the Jews with considerable tolerance. The Ottoman Empire [of which the Arabs were a major part] received the Jews with open arms when they were driven out of Spain and Europe, and the Jews should never forget that."
Sadly, many of them have not taken Weizmann's advice and forgotten this considerable tolerance.
Ismail Zayid. MD.