Israel denies entry to Noam Chomsky

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    Israel is encouraging academic boycott by denying entry to Chomsky - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
     
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    So the Palestinians invite a Jew to speak and it is Israel that slams on the brakes.

    Dontcha just love these religious conflicts?
     
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    I would bet most democracies have tried to ban entry to an academic at one time or another. Nothing new here. The two-state solution is unpopular with Palestinian activists and the progressive left in America as well as some who are strident Israeli hawks (not all hawks are blind to a 2 state solution).

    The link is to Haaretz, a Jewish/Israeli media. Never going to see such in sights or self criticism coming from Palestinian activists.

    a ministry asshole denied Noam entry. It's internal politics. and quotes like this one: "I have never heard of a democratic state denying entry to thinkers (or anybody else for that matter) who neither call for violence or break local or international law. So..." are either purposefully disingenuous or worse.
     
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    Chomsky is a Jew.

    The Ministry was wrong to deny Noam a chance to spout his idiocies. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    They're probably just as sick of seeing him quoted on message boards as I am...
     
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    Chomsky has been denied entry to only one country - Czechoslovakia. It was in 1968, after the Soviet invasion, when he tried to visit Czech leader and political reformist Alexander Dubcek.

    Which Palestinian media do you read or watch?

    So disingenuous that after seeing world reaction, the Israeli government has gone into full damage-control mode:

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    The one that calls for death to America and celebrates 911 as a victory?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Not too bright are ya, Yasser? I said it was a bonehead move on the part of the Ministry.

    But it hardly spells trouble for Israeli democracy. As a matter of fact, democracy is well served by the inside debates in Israel. If only Arab democracies (how many are there?) could have such open and free debates without bloodshed.

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    Noam's idiocies are given another chance to survive by his misrepresenting what happened. He will insist it is people high up who kept him out. Why? Grandiosity?

    oy vey

    then there is this tidbit...

    It appears Chomsky is in good company.

    send in the clowns?
     
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    :lol:
     
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