Implications of a comparison

The author of the editorial "The Silent Genocide," July 9, observes that Bosnian Muslims "face the prospect of becoming the `Palestinians of Europe.' " This implies a direct equation of Serb-Croat genocide with Israeli occupation. Whatever the transgressions of the Israeli regime, they do not include systematic mass slaughter. And they occur against a background of mutually exacerbated tensions. T. Berkman, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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