From: Ismail Zayid
To: Guardian Weekly
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 5:53 PM
Subject: Israeli laws.

Aug. 7,2003
The Editor,
Guardian Weekly.
Dear Editor:
The passage of Israeli law on residency by the Knesset, {Chris McGreal :"Israeli law on residency will split families, say critics" Aug. 7}, demonstrates clearly another example of the discriminatory racist practices by the state of Israel against its Arab citizens. These practices are inherent in the Zionist ideology, as stated by many Israeli thinkers and human rights activists.
The late Professor Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor and Chairperson of The Israeli League for Civil and Human Rights, stated: " It is my considered opinion that the state of Israel is a racist state in the full meaning of this term. In this state people are discriminated against, in the most permanent and legal way and in the most important areas of life, only because of their origin. This racist discrimination began in Zionism and is carried today mainly in cooperation with the institutions of the Zionist movement." {" The Racist Nature of the Zionist State of Israel", article published in Pi-Ha'aton, the weekly students' newspaper of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Nov. 5,1975.}
Yours sincerely,
 Ismail Zayid, M.D.