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Israelis not the same as Zionists

It seems Niall Ward doesn't understand the difference between an Israeli and a Zionist (Letters, February 14).

Just as not every Palestinian supports Fatah or Hamas, nor is every Muslim a radical Islamist, neither does believing the state of Israel is entitled to be where it is, as any other country is entitled to be where it is, make someone a Zionist, which I assume Mr Ward meant as an insult.

Desmond FitzGerald
Canary Wharf, London

Irish Independent