Toronto Sun | Sep. 16, 2001 | Orest Slepokura

Why would anyone cheer destruction?

The Editor:

Re: "Why would anyone cheer destruction?," Lorrie Goldstein, The Toronto Sun, September 16, 2001.

Lorrie Goldstein insists that "Israel treats its own minorities better than any of its enemies."

In early July, CBC's The National carried a report by Neil MacDonald which showed landless Arabs being driven off the rocky parcel they'd inhabited by Israeli soldiers, citing a need to use the area for military exercises; in fact, so desperately and wretchedly poor were some of the Arabs that many dwelt in caves in the hillside instead of tents. Viewers saw them brushed aside like so much human refuse.

Does Goldstein wish Canada would treat its Jewish minority as well as "Israel treats its own minorities?"

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore AB