81. Letter-writer seeking peace

Ed Krauss' depiction of Mr. Credi as a bigot [78] whose "reasoning he would like to hear" is an unfair epithet, as Mr. Credi's eloquent letters to this publication (all supported with factual data) reveal a man with a "voice of reason" and one who welcomes reasonable dialogue.

When Mr. Credi pleaded in one of his previous letters that Israel should recognize and address the injustice suffered by the Palestinians, it was not bigotry and hatred which prompted it, but empathy and compassion for his ethnicity on the same scales of justice Jews feel for each other, and which no man should be denied.

I do not believe Mr. Credi intended to de-emphasize the maniacal atrocities Jews suffered in the Holocaust, nor could he even if he wished to. I feel he wished to honor the memory of all the innocent victims, including Americans whose deaths on the battlefield are tragic and sad and which their survivors will forever mourn --and whose sacrifices to end the war and Holocaust should never be allowed to die in mans memory of that horrible time in history.

Nothing will ever mitigate man's inhumanity to man and Israel, which wishes to absorb European Jewish refugees with American aid, should humanely recognize the Palestinian refugees in their midst, because the Jews are a compassionate and noble people. Is it possible the bigotry and the hatred Mr. Credi is accused of be re-examined and peace talks which we hope will bear fruit in the Mideast will emerge here and the Palestinian be granted the dignity denied to them when they became uprooted people?

One would expect loving God and your neighbor as yourself would be prevalent in the Holy Land, and I cannot understand how the acts of terrorism cruelty hostage-taking and murder committed by men who claim devotion to the Almighty still take place in this supposedly civilized world.

Constance Homolya

North Tarrytown, July 3, 1992