From: Ismail Zayid


Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:08 PM

Subject: Thank you, President Carter.


To President Jimmy Carter:


We wish to congratulate you on the publication of your book: " Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Your courage and integrity are exemplary, in an age where political opportunism overtakes all principles of international law and humanity.


Israeli practices are even worse than those practised by Apartheid South Africa, as affirmed in testimonies by by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and John Dugard, who lived under Apartheid South Africa and knew its true nature.:


"I've been very distressed in my visit to the Holy Land; it reminded me so much of what happened to us blacks in South Africa. I have seen the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about...The current divestment effort is the first, though certainly not the only, necessary move in that direction." Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Today, [Nov. 29, 2006], the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran the following op-ed, by John Dugard, a South African former anti-apartheid leader.  He is currently the Special Rapporteur on Palestine to the United Nations Human Rights Council.  He not only compares Israeli policies to apartheid, but says that in many ways Israeli policies are worse than South African apartheid was.


Thank you again, President Carter.

We need more people with your courage and sense of humanity, and who are willing to speak out and tell the truth.


Yours Sincerely,


Ismail Zayid, MD.

President, Canada Palestine Association.