Regarding "The Extermination Speech" (Oct. 29):
To the Editor of HaAretz:
Kudos to Haaretz for its unequivocal condemnation of Iran's recent call for the eradication of Zionism. But what incredible inconsistency! For the past 12 years, your paper has supported the Government of Israel's decision to empower an organization whose constitution has the explicit goal of "eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence." That organization is the party of Abbas and Arafat: Fatah.
Logically, your paper should have perceived the danger of ignoring Fatah's call for our extermination, just as it correctly perceives the danger of ignoring Iran's call for our extermination.
I suppose though that on an emotional level, it is difficult for Haaretz to acknowledge Fatah for the mortal enemy it is because to do so would mean forfeiting the political means to challenge the much hated settlement movement.