Sharon Waxman's article "Has Saddam Killed the Israeli Left" {Outlook, Oct. 14} gives the impression that some of the Israeli peace movement's activities have stopped. What she fails to report are the strategy of the peace movement and the many activities undertaken by it.

Yes, Peace Now in Israel postponed its petition campaign with the Palestinians. There are indeed important differences to discuss with the Palestinians before a petition campaign can be effective.

However, far from stopping its work, Peace Now is more active now than it was in the beginning of the intifada. The movement has launched a Settlement Watch to monitor the settlement activities of the Israeli government in order to report on and campaign against new settlement activity.

Second, Peace Now has continued its dialogue with Palestinian nationalist leaders. The movement disagrees with Palestinians about the linkage between Iraq's aggression in Kuwait and Israel's rule in the West Bank and Gaza. Nonetheless, Peace Now has held public meetings with Palestinian leaders such as Feisal el-Husseini and Ghassan Khatib. And, while disagreeing with them about linkage, Peace Now has nonetheless heard support from Palestinian leaders for commitments they made in 1988, namely, that Palestinians recognize Israel, renounce all forms of terror and recognize United Nations resolutions 242 and 338 as the basis for peace negotiations. This dialogue will continue.

Third, Peace Now has worked with 16 members of Knesset, including members of the Labor Party, to issue statements to the Israeli public. On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the aforementioned stated: "At the opening of the New Year, we are convinced that the new spirit of recognition of the freedom of humankind and democracy shall not pass over the conflict in our region. Those who think that, under the auspices of Saddam Hussein's aggression and the severe errors of the Palestinian leadership, it is possible to perpetuate the rule over another nation are mistaken. After the dust has settled, and the Gulf calmed, there will still remain two peoples in this land. Two peoples whose lives will turn to hell, unless the conflict between them is resolved through peaceful means."

Hours after the tragedy in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount, Peace Now called upon Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir to establish a commission independent of the Ministry of Police to investigate the riot. While Mr. Shamir has appointed such a commission, Peace Now has led a campaign to pressure the government to strengthen the commission by granting it subpoena power and give assurance that the commission's recommendations will be abided by.

Far from feeling powerless to change things, Peace Now is in the forefront of calling our government to accountability.

GALIA GOLAN Jerusalem The writer is spokesman for Peace Now.