From: Ismail Zayid
To: Globe& Mail
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 11:19 AM
Subject: " No more pussyfooting..."

June 13,2003
The Editor,
The Globe & Mail
Dear Editor:
Rick Salutin deserves full credit for his integrity, in telling it as it is, in his column:{" No more pussyfooting around on Israel, Mr. Bush." June 13}. As Mr. Salutin states: " The solution is fairly clear : an end to Israel's occupation, by far the most aggravating factor.....The United States could do this through economic or political pressure..".
The only way to obtain peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians is by complete termination of the illegal Israeli occupation, that has been allowed to stand for 36 years, in defiance of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. The call for negotiation between the occupier and the occupied is illegitimate and has no basis in international law.
Yours sincerely,
Ismail Zayid,M.D.