From the Revd John Latham
Sir, - In hs review (
Lent Books, 18 January), the Revd Dr William Whyte takes issue
with a sentence in Mary Grey's The Resurrection of Peace
which describes the actions of the Israeli government towards the
Palestinians as genocidal.
Had she called it "genocide", it would indeed have been
"offensive and wrong"; but "genocidal" has a different nuance, one
that really is appropriate to the wish of, seemingly, many members
of the Israeli government (strongly steered by Zionists as it is).
It appears evident that this wish is that the Arabs of the land
should eventually be no more.
Dr Whyte's comment is there-fore an ill-chosen one, uttered by
someone who, apparently, has not been confronted with the actual
reality of the situation out there.
53 Lubenham Hill