Re: “Iranian regime calls for genocide against Israelis. Again. What should Canada do?” (The Hill Times, June 11, online). Shimon Fogel's call for more Canadian actions against Iran is not, in itself, objectionable. If Iran is calling for genocide against Israel and is abusing its citizens, this deserves condemnation. What is objectionable is Fogel making this call in the name of human rights, mere weeks after Israeli snipers killed more than a 100 Palestinians and wounded thousands more in actions that Human Rights Watch has declared are “apparent war crimes.” When it comes to the abuse of human rights, Iran is no worse than Israel. It is also worth noting that Israel regularly threatens Iran and, unlike Iran, has both the nuclear capacity and the history of aggression that make its threats quite credible. If Canada really wants to be even-handed in the Middle East, turning a blind eye to Israel's long history of human rights abuses and violations of international law while condemning other states for these same actions is not the place to start. Shaun Narine Fredericton, N.B.