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Heal thyself, physician

David Altschul, J.D.
Friday July 12, 2002

To the Editor: 

Dr. Saba (June 29-30 edition of the Berkeley Daily Planet) gets personal, emotional and condemnatory in the letter stating "that the Palestinian movement wants...peace...and Palestinian state along side Israel." 

That impression is not supported by the Palestinian National Convenant (PNC). 

PNC Article 2 defines Palestine as all of Jordan and Israel, acknowledging Jordan is already the Palestinian state. Article 9 declares "armed struggle" as the "strategy to liberate Palestine." 

Article 19 declares "the establishment of Israel is...null and void." Article 20 states "the Jews are not one people (but) are...citizens of the states to which they belong." 

Finally, Article 22 claims "the liberation of Palestine will liquidate the Zionist presence." 

In this factual light, one can respond to Dr. Saba's references to "inexcusable" "cheap shots" and "crap" only by saying, "Physician, heal thyself." 


David Altschul, J.D. 



P.S. Readers who are more interested in fact than in fiery rhetoric can learn more by reading "Politics, Lies and Videotape" by Yitschak Ben Gad.