78. Writer off-base on Israel

Medhat Credi's June 18 letter [77] proves he has the stuff non-sequitursare made of. He distorts a simple comparison that "Jerusalem is to Jews what Rome is to Catholics" into a slight on non-Catholic Christians. Pretty lame syllogism.

He then moves to reason that Betty Berenson wants to monopolize Jerusalem the way Israel wants to monopolize the Holocaust for the Jews.

Six million Jews were killed simply because they were Jews. It may not constitute aa monopoly, but it's too large a number for a bigot to trivialize.

Lastly, regarding Jerusalem, Israel has shown by deed --not only word--- that it respects the holy places of all religions and the rights to worship at those holy places by followers of all religion.

From 1948-1967, when Jordan controlled Jerusalem, Jews could not worship at all in Jerusalem. Nineteen years --I'd love to hear Credi's reasoning.

From 1967 to date, Jerusalem --under Israel--- is open to all: Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox, Anglicans, Baha'i --even Medhat Credi.

Mr. Credi thinks the way to clean up his act is to sling mud at others, but his kind of mud has no sticking power. Pick another topic, Mr. Credi, you've flunked Anti-Israel 101.

Ed Krauss, Ardsley

June 25, 1991

For a rebuttal see [79], [80] and [81]