In reading Jeane Kirkpatrick's "What Is Israel to Do?" {op-ed, Feb. 22}, one wonders how our own leaders can be so ideological. After expending 80 percent of her column reviling the Palestinians for refusing to be oppressed, Jeane Kirkpatrick concludes by recommending, among other things, deportation of the demonstrators as a viable option to violence. Deport thousands of demonstrators? She also recommends that Israel "cultivate maximum respect for the . . . rights of Palestinians," a general platitude as old as the Balfour Declaration. She does recommend that Israel eliminate discriminatory economic practices, probably because the Palestinians are now boycotting Israeli cigarettes in retaliation.

What should Israel do?

1. Either abandon Gaza and forfeit that reservoir of slave labor or pay the Gazans decent wages for carrying Israel's garbage and sweeping Israel's floors.

2. Pay West Bank Palestinians decent wages.

3. Charge Israeli Jews the same price for West Bank water and electricity as the Palestinians are charged, not one-half or one-quarter of the price.

4. Instead of spending millions of dollars building provocative Jewish settlements, invest in the Palestinian construction industry.

5. Eliminate discriminatory economic regulations for Palestinian products.

6. Direct some of America's billions of dollars of aid to Israel into developing the West Bank instead of using the money to subdivide the area militarily for Israeli exploitation.

7. Announce immediate limited autonomy in certain areas and gradually expand such areas as a reward for the cessation of violence.

What can the United States do?

1. Hold back part of the annual $3 billion in aid to Israel, or direct it to developing the West Bank and Gaza school systems and economy. If the young people are in schools (not subject to Israel's closing them at whim) or have jobs, they will not have time to throw stones, and their parents will prevent them from doing so instead of holding the stones for them.

2. Persuade moderate Arab nations to invest in the Palestinian economy. An economic partnership would put financial self-interest ahead of hostility. CHARLES W. SUTHERLAND Washington