17327 106A Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5S 1M7
In the Oct. 22, 2001 issue of the Report, Jeff White labels the Zionist leaders involved in the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 as terrorists. I am amazed that none of the myriad of letters in response to his provocative essay refer to the Israeli settlement policy of the occupied territories as the reason for the year-long Palestinian Intifada. The continuing confiscation and settlement of Palestinian land by Jewish settlers indicates that the hard-line Zionist leadership does not want peace and has no intention of abandoning their Greater Israel plans. The Palestinian people finally realized that they were in a no-win situation and turned to extreme violence in desperation.
The interim solution is brutally straightforward. It involves separating the two sides by stationing United Nations peace-makers on the 1948 U.N.-designated borders. The Israelis could carry on their affairs unmolested within their internationally recognized borders. The Palestinian areas would remain under U.N. control until such time as a viable social and economic infrastructure could be established.
Under such a scenario, which only George Bush could initiate, serious peace negotiations between the two parties would finally be possible.
Will Zuzak; 2001-11-26
Edmonton, AB T5H 4G5