18 JANUARY 1975, Page 5

British Israel?

Sir: Should we not ask Israel to re-join the British Commonwealth?

It would reduce the danger of war considerably. It would give us new allies and new bases.

The Arabs may not like it. But it has never been a good policy to give in to blackmail. There were many more Jews fighting for the Allies in the last war than there were Arabs.

Gerald Ellis 78 Priory Road, London NW6