In an Oct. 27 news story, The Post reported that representatives of some American Jewish organizations angrily complain about what they see as pro-Arab, anti-Israel attitudes among top administration officials. This included the charge that White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, an American of Arab descent, is the hidden hand behind U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Let us hope that Arab Americans, Mr. Sununu or others, can have some influence in shaping U.S. policy. This would not be "sinister" but entirely legitimate and a notable contribution to Americans' best interests. The lack of inclusion of Arab Americans in policy making is part of the reason that U.S. Middle East policy has been so unbalanced and has failed to create strong bonds with the people of the Arab world.
Two American ethnic groups (at least) have special concerns about U.S. Middle East policy. Both have the right to be heard. If American policy makers had heeded both communities, Arab support for the United States in the Gulf crisis would not be so fragile, and U.S. Middle East policy would be on firmer ground. ALBERT MOKHIBER President American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Washington