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Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Letter to the Editor, The Boulder Daily Camera, June 3, 2003

ISRAEL: If you're talking about terrorism...
On May 17, the Camera printed a list (provided by the Associated Press) of some terrorist attacks around the world beginning in 1998. There were attacks in Tanzania, Kenya, Yemen, the Philippines, Tunisia Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Israel did not appear on the list.

Were there no terrorist attacks worth mentioning in Israel? What about the children killed while on a school bus? The families killed eating in a pizza shop? The teenagers murdered in a nightclub? The baby targeted in her stroller? The families destroyed while eating a Passover seder in a hotel? The people killed riding a bus to school or work? The people murdered while shopping? The people killed driving their cars? The people slaughtered while having coffee in a caf? The people murdered in their homes?

Israel has been under continuous assault since September 2000. Homicide bombing of civilians originated with the Palestinians. Are none of these terrorist murders worthy of inclusion on a list of recent terrorist attacks? Does the AP simply define terrorism as something that can only occur outside the land of Israel?

FROMA FALLIK, Boulder

Kol hakavod, Froma.