Dan Fisher's otherwise illuminating article on a new Islamic covenant (Part I, Sept. 5), produced by leaders of the intifada in Gaza, failed to delineate the crude anti-Semitic canards that its authors used to justify calls for a holy war to destroy Israel. Wiesenthal Center researchers have independently reviewed the 40-page Hamas declaration. Here are some examples:
Clause 28: Informs Palestinians that "Zionists . . . use penetration and espionage (by) Free Masons, Rotary International and Lions Clubs . . . for the sake of Zionism."
Clause 22: "Zionists' enormous material riches . . . gained control of international media, news agencies, newspapers, publishing houses . . . detonated revolutions . . . (including) French and Communist Revolutions."
Clause 32: Cites the infamous Czarist hate tract "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" as proof that Israelis "after Palestine . . . aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates."