Re: “Who are the real racists in Mideast: Israel or Arab nations?”, Have Your Say, yesterday.
Edward Zile’s letter is a stinking lie! When Yasser Arafat was Palestinian president the Israelis called him a “terrorist” but said they would be happy to negotiate with the moderate Mahmoud Abbas if he was president. Yet ever since Abbas has been in power Israel has continued to expand the totally illegal settlements in the Occupied Territory. Zionists who say this has anything to do with security are liars and they know it.
If security is a country’s concern they can just send in troops. You don’t build settlements in occupied territory unless you are indeed international outlaws!