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Israel Critic Noam Chomsky Attends Islamic University Conference in Gaza

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Noam Chomsky. Photo: Duncan Rawlinson.

Noam Chomsky, a Jewish professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a consistent critic of U.S. and Israeli policies, visited the Gaza Strip on Oct. 18 and attended a conference at the Islamic University.

Chomsky, 83, known for his pro-Palestinian views, has consistently called on Israel to end its naval blockade of Gaza. According to French news agency AFP, Chomsky was quoted by Jamal al-Khudari, a member of Gaza’s legislative council and head of the university’s administrative board, as saying “The Palestinian people have a right to live peacefully and in freedom.”

AFP reported that Palestinian television broadcast comments by Chomsky. The aging professor reportedly described his travel to Hamas-ruled territory and said, “Our trip to Gaza was very difficult, but we arrived here and I saw several things which I hoped before to see.”

Chomsky, who lived on a kibbutz in Israel in the 1950s, has been an outspoken critic of the way the Jewish state was established in 1948 and supports a two-state solution.

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  • jassem

    please send me the full information about Chomsky and Carl book in phonetics. ie full name of authores, name of book, year of published, edition. place of publishing etc.

  • Steve Wenick

    Chomsky’s vision of a ‘two state’ solution is the following:

    1. Get rid of the Jewish State.

    2. Replace it with an Islamic state.

  • Lawrence kulak

    Somebody explained to me that this guy is a cowardly Jewish self hater. He thinks that he will be safe if he embraces the enemy. Intelligence apparently has little to do with acting like an idiot.

    • Chaya

      “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”

      Winston Churchill

  • This is the most disingenuous jerk who maintains his MIT position because of tenure rules. He is banned from Israel. His supposed statement that Palestinians have the right to live peacefully and in freedom is fulfilled every day in Israel. The Arabs in Israel are freer and more privileged than are Arabs in any other country of the Middle East.
    Chomsky is a fool!

  • ‘The Palestinian people have a right to live peacefully and in freedom,’ says Chomsky.

    So how about the Israeli people??

  • rofedoc

    Noam Chomsky is the self-destructive Jew that the Prophet Isaiah referred to.

  • Mark S. Devenow Esq.

    The only “two state” solution Chomsky can be properly said to support might be summed accordingly: Palestine and Jordan (eventually to become Greater or Trans Palestine following the inevitable fall of the Hashemite Dynasty). How Israel fits into the equation comprising what Chomsky “supports” is an utter mystery. The Algemeiner shouldn’t allow Israel haters like Chomsky to get away with the trick whereof they come to be characterized as “supporting a two state solution.”