Toronto Sun | Apr. 20, 2002 | Orest Slepokura

The Editor:

Re: "A growing wave of hate?", Michael Coren, Toronto Sun, April 20, 2002.

A correspondent to a Jewish weekly dubs the Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, "Mr. Sabra and Shatila." [1] Mr. Sharon will soon be given a new moniker: Mr. Jenin. Stories and images of the ugly devastation wrought by Israeli troops in the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin beamed around the world are even now causing a rise in anti-Israel and anti-Jewish feelings.

Knowing his grisly record as enforcer for the Jewish state, it's all too likely Sharon will go on to deliver still more Jenins; to paraphrase George Santayana, those who regard their evil history as good will be undeterred from repeating it.

At which time, Michael Coren, as predictable as Sharon, will weigh in with a column decrying the worldwide quantum leap in instances of anti-Semitism.

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore AB


The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles | April 19, 2002

What to Do?

How about an article called "What to Do About Ariel Sharon?" ("What to Do About Arafat?" April 5, 2002) Thanks to Sharon, Yasser Arafat is an international hero and Israel is increasingly isolated and despised by the rest of the world. If anybody is leading to the destruction of Israel, it is Mr. Sabra and Shatila himself.

Jonathan Aurthur, Santa Monica