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Chomsky Statement on Israel's War on Gaza

It is not a war, it is murder.

Prof. Noam Chomsky
Prof. Noam Chomsky

(WASHINGTON DC) - This is's "belligerent editor" - and don't worry, I have been called far worse. I am here to say that it looks like we were not entirely accurate and that this quote is actually combination of statements made by Prof. Chomsky and Chris Hedges, one of the most admired journalists in the world.

Mistakes are made when executing heat of the moment decisions in this business - when people are dying from Israeli aggression our helplessness manifests in unpredictable ways sometimes. I was so pleased when this was sent, it seemed powerful without question and necessary and by the fact that the story has gone viral, I believe the decision to run with it was not the worst one I have made publishing nearly 26,000 articles over the past eight years.

For the record, we have articles from Prof. Chomsky dispatched to us directly and several of our 100+ writers know Noam personally, I have never had a conversation with him. However I think it is exceedingly clear that our motives are a dead match with Hedges and Chomsky and we apologize for any inconvenience. Personally, every day, I am still writing and publishing content about the Genocides in DRC, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, and for God's sake Burma. This clarification was obviously important to people, I think what is taking place in Gaza is where the focus should be, however the importance of accuracy is not to be understated.


The following statement by Noam Chomsky indicates a different stand toward Israeli aggression than Prof. Chomsky has revealed in the past:

"The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel, it is not about achieving peace.

The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battlefield on a largely defenseless civilian population, is the final phase in a decades-long campaign to ethnically-cleanse Palestinians.

Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war. It is not a war, it is murder.

“When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can't defend yourself when you're militarily occupying someone else's land. That's not defense. Call it what you like, it's not defense.”



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Gary W January 26, 2013 7:45 pm (Pacific time)

Some of you leftists make me sick. The Arabs have a history of treating each other terribly in many situations and the media never makes a big deal about it.
But Israel defends itself and they are an evil nation that should not exist.
You say you are not anti-semitic. But you ARE.

Editor: We are not antisemitic, your use of that sad term underscores your lack of defense over Israel's war crimes and human rights violations.  We don't care who you are or what your religion is, there are rules to follow, there are no exceptions, that is how it is friend.

Anonymous November 27, 2012 2:06 pm (Pacific time)

South East Asian we simply modeled Ghengis Khan. Of course there generally is a cause and effect basis for most actions, good and bad. For example, Pearl Harbor brought about Hiroshomo and Nagasaki. I expect a future attack on America will be an final ending for those who attack us. So if Israel is behind it, then they are toast. As far as Israel and the Muslims, well, we'll see. My guess is Israel is ready to deal a final blow to their enemies before too long. China will also become our nemisis, so the whole planet may soon actually have "global warming."

south east asian November 26, 2012 10:00 pm (Pacific time)

Why is ot always like this.. white man and jews create chaos from the dawn of time. Why are you people seem so ambitious and greedy. Anyways, I'm quite amazed by the degree of miss information european or amerian people seems to be. there is no sane person that backs up a murdering crimiinal like Israel. Why do do you think Hamas fire rockets or do suicide bombs? because its the only thing they could do. If they had bigger capabilities then they'd have declared a formal war for quite some time. You cant humanize or create a solution in this matter because Israelis are not human (although they appear like one). I hope Iran could win it vs Israel, and the world could become a peaceful place. A little question to ask for Americans or Brits, do you feel proud for your country or do you feel ashamed for the slaughtering that you've done every where? Palestine, Afghan, Iraq. :)

Ken Lambert November 23, 2012 7:52 pm (Pacific time)

What I get saddened by is that the debate remains so polarized. The people in Israel (including the Arabs in Southern Israel) are terrorized by the Hamas rockets (some suppled by Iran) and those in Gaza are terrorized by Israeli missile and bombings and is often the case - many more in Gaza are killed and infrastructure is destroyed further throwing the population into a despair and rage. In all of this the silent majority on both sides that just want peace and the re-establishment of trade and to care for their children and find meaningful work are left in the wake of the decisions of a radical few that deepen the hostility and suspicion on both sides. More innocents die and the cycle goes on. So sad.

MyCatsLeftPaw November 22, 2012 7:08 am (Pacific time)

I’m glad the bombing and attacks over for now, especially for the Palestinians in Gaza, but I seriously doubt we’ll ever see an end to this in our lifetimes. (Sorry to be so negative) By the way: Happy Thanksgiving everybody...

True blood November 19, 2012 11:54 am (Pacific time)

I live in Palestine, lived the conflict and seen the pain. I don't want to get too much into details because this is a near 100 year old case of people being stripped from the land they owned.

jg November 18, 2012 12:20 pm (Pacific time)

how about we send u over there to talk with hamas and you can get it all worked out .

Editor: Seriously, do you like service yourself ten times a day?   Shall I write 'israel' in small case?  How about 'jew' do you like that? You have not the first clue, I would go to Gaza in a heartbeat, you people are so brainwashed in to supporting baby killing that you actually  think you are right, you are apartheid.

Ralph E. Stone November 19, 2012 7:40 am (Pacific time)

As early as 1938, David Ben-Gurion stated, "After we become a strong force, as a result of the creation of a state, we shall abolish partition and expand into the whole of Palestine." In 1948, Menachem Begin declared, "The partition of the Homeland is illegal. It will never be recognized. The signature of institutions and individuals of the partition agreement is invalid. It will not bind the Jewish people. Jerusalem was and will forever be our capital. Eretz Israel (the land of Israel) will be restored to the people of Israel. All of it. And forever.” (Noam Chomsky, “The Fateful Triangle.”)

Anon November 19, 2012 6:28 am (Pacific time)

So you acknowledge that the quote is a fabrication, but you're not going to correct it? That's an... interesting editorial stance.

DJ: The quote is not a fabrication; it's a conflation of Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky. The observations and sentiments are both real and accurate. 

Antinazi November 18, 2012 10:19 pm (Pacific time)

Lets look at some facts: UN official: Israeli occupation killed 1,300 Palestinian children since 2000
More than 600 Palestinians killed in extrajudicial killings since 2000
Palestinian fatalities since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada
A monthly list of Palestinians killed since 29 September 2000
- According to investigations by independent Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations, between 1,385 and 1,419 Palestinians were killed during Cast Lead, a majority of them civilians, including at least 308 minors under the age of 18. More than 5000 more were wounded. Thirteen Israelis were also killed, including 3 civilians. (See below for a more detailed breakdown of casualties)
Below is a list of all the fatalities of rocket and mortar attacks fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel in the entire history of these attacks. Throughout the years of rocket attacks into Israel, a total of 26 people have been killed altogether.
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
Israel Is Illegitimate

Nadine Lumley November 18, 2012 3:09 pm (Pacific time)

Truthy Alert: Criticism of Israel's apartheid crimes is ^NOT Anti-Semitism.

Why is Canada’s right-wing Bush-lite Prime Minister Stephen Harper *SO* fanatical about supporting Israel bombing innocent Palestinian civilians? What’s the secret agenda at work here?

‎Surprise! It’s money: Canada does ONE BILLION DOLLARS of trade with Israel annually. Most of it military. It’s always about the money eh?

At the 5:30 mark.

Connie Colvin November 17, 2012 8:14 pm (Pacific time)

Everything Noam Chomsky says is true. Israel is an outlaw nation, murderous and evil. It is horrible we support them. Just disgraceful.

someone November 17, 2012 4:25 pm (Pacific time)

Well said Ralph. This is exactly what's happening all the time so they'd always appear to be the poor victims. That being said, they are fine with their innocents falling as collateral damage while they hide away from the israeli retaliation. Hamas was never about true peace and I still am against killing of innocents on both sides.

Uninspired.... November 18, 2012 10:52 am (Pacific time)

Your so called "solutions" show you have little to no real understanding of international politics. You cannot expect one side to give up everything and expect the other to concede nothing.

It matters not with whom the blame sits in coming up with an amicable solution but something that both sides can agree on.

Yes, if party A did everything party B wanted there would be peace, however that's rarely ho these things work out, don't you think?

Seriously though, go ahead and make controversial statements but at least do so from an educated perspective.

Even if this post had any merit to begin with, you have demonstrated through an ignorant and singularly biased approach that you don't have what it takes to contribute anything but more fuel to the fire.

Editor: What happens to a thief in court when they are convicted, does the judge have a hard time deciding who keeps the stolen loot?  Israel would be fine if its motivations were not so dark and selfish.  There are wonderful people all over Israel and they agree with me.

David November 18, 2012 10:48 am (Pacific time)


NEW IN CEASEFIRE - Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:24 - 4 Comments

Blog | Did he say it? Misquoting Noam Chomsky on Gaza
A recent quote attributed to Noam Chomsky, on Israel's current assault on Gaza, has been widely circulated over the past few days. Except that it is neither recent nor (entirely) by Chomsky.

DJ: For you doubters, see Chris Hedges: 

jonroth November 18, 2012 9:56 am (Pacific time)

WV November 18, 2012 8:49 am (Pacific time)

Sheer nonsense, just propaganda and rhetorics. A former scientist who thinks facts are irrelevant.

Pete November 18, 2012 7:21 am (Pacific time)

This misquotation has been corrected on the Ceasefire magazine website. You should check it out:

Anonymous November 18, 2012 7:15 am (Pacific time)

Because I focus so much of my attention on what is going on in America, I seldom write about the affairs of other countries. We have enough of our own affairs to write about, much less following what is happening around the world. That said, the conflict in the Middle East does seem to be escalating and as is usually the case, Israel is getting the blame for being the aggressor. The hypocrisy that lies in that region never ceases to amaze me. Here's the situation and the issue at hand. After several days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza, Israel finally decided they had had enough. On November 14, the Israeli Defense Force instigated a series of air strikes into Gaza, trying to stop the rocket fire. In my book, that's called self-defense. If you have issues with that stance, stop and think what the reaction would be from our government, should Canada or Mexico suddenly decide to fire rockets into our territory. Yes, I understand that is an extreme example and that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has a life of its own, but you should get the picture. The United States would defend itself, as would any other country in the same situation. For some reason, much of the world is reluctant to give Israel the same freedom of self-defense. I also understand that Israel has a problem with civilian casualties, but that has a lot to do with where Hamas places its rocket launchers. It is plain to see, they care little for their own people. Otherwise, they wouldn't place them in the middle of civilian areas. But somehow, that's Israel's fault? That just doesn't work for me. So, now we have the leaders of the world calling for an end to the violence. They are doing what world leaders do best, pontificating. Some of them are more obvious than others. For example, let's look at the rhetoric being used by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Hat tip to Bunkerville and Weasel Zippers. (Egypt Independent) Egypt will continue to support Gaza against continued attacks rom Israeli armed forces, President Mohamed Morsi reiterated on Friday. “The price will be high if the aggression continues,” Morsi said after he performed Friday prayers in Fatma Al-Sharbatly Mosque in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement. “Egypt is different from yesterday,” he added, referring to his predecessor ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s soft stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. “We assure them [Israel] that the price will be high for continued aggression, and [we tell them] you have to bear the responsibility,” Morsi continued. During Morsi’s speech, worshipers chanted: “Khaybar, Khaybar, Oh Jews, the army of Mohamed will return,” in reference to a historical battle fought between Muslims and Jews in Saudi Arabia. “I say to those on behalf of all the Egyptian people that Egypt today is different from yesterday, and Arabs today are different from yesterday. I say confidently that Egypt will not leave Gaza alone,” Morsi said. If that isn't enough hypocrisy for you, try this on for size. Hamas says they will not accept a truce with Israel, unless Israel gives them assurances that there will be no more attacks on Gaza. (HARRETZ)Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip, told Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi over the weekend that he supported the efforts to mediate a temporary cease-fire with Israel. The cease-fire must comprise a clear guarantee from Israel that it would not resume its attacks on Gaza, Haniyeh told Morsi in a telephone conversation. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Hamas started this fight by attacking Israel, yet they will not accept a ceasefire unless they know Israel will not return the favor. No wonder the Middle East is so volatile. Make no mistake, Israel will defend itself. They have proven that over and over again. They will do whatever is necessary to ensure their survival and Hamas, Mohammed Morsi, and the rest of Israel's enemies should understand that. If they cared about the security and stability of the region, they would take it into account, but they have different priorities. Namely, the destruction of Israel. I'm not saying Israel is perfect. They have made mistakes in the past and their responses to perceived threats against their nation are sometimes heavy-handed. They have been known to overreact, but looking at their history, can you blame them? Even before Hitler, they were persecuted. They didn't even have their own state until 1948 and ever since, they have fought for their very existence. It defies logic that so much of the world would take that right away.

VD November 18, 2012 5:20 am (Pacific time)

It's just propaganda and poor rhetorics. He should know better.

bashir ahmed November 18, 2012 3:49 am (Pacific time)

USA is an aggressor, so it support aggresion,and the common people of america is paying for it.

J November 18, 2012 3:01 am (Pacific time)

Dear Editor, Good job at calmly counter acting every pro- Israeli point made. With every Israeli propaganda I see/read/hear I see such huge gaps in their argument I'm baffled as to how no one calmly responds to them with clear simply answers, when it is all so clear? It's just a case of shifting people's heads to the truth I guess. But how, when people are so determined to close thier eyes to it?

Anonymous November 18, 2012 2:59 am (Pacific time)

You, the editor, don't even post all comments but pick and choose them. Hey, see here: but of course you will not post it.

I dare you to post this link:
Hamas member "Palis are just Saudis and Egyptians"

Editor: Hamas member?  That was a good one.

Pistike November 18, 2012 2:01 am (Pacific time)

Lets protest agains israel agression in gaza, they dont deserve to exist on the map, they stole the land of arabic peoples.

Rashid Majid November 18, 2012 1:36 am (Pacific time)

Smart man. This statement makes more sense than all that nonsense propaganda I am hearing.

John de Clef Pineiro November 18, 2012 12:05 am (Pacific time)

Noam Chomsky calls it murder and ethnic cleansing. Tell us, what else can it be when Israel rains down death and destruction on a defenseless civilian population that is wholly incapable of going "toe-to-toe" with a Middle Eastern military "super-power" with nuclear capability? Was it justifiable self-defense when Italy invaded Ethiopia in the '30s, with its then highly-mechanized and sophisticated military capacity and the Ethiopians shot back with their relatively rudimentary weapons? Israel is making the huge mistake of treating an entire, mostly unarmed and unmilitarized, population of refugees as its enemy. This is wrong, and must be universally condemned for what it is: murder, savagery, barbarity.

Frank Beuken November 17, 2012 10:37 pm (Pacific time)

I am afraid, Chmosky is right. This is the final hour for Palestine. Within 30 years Palestine will no longer excist. We are all witnesses of this terribel act...

Arabutã November 17, 2012 9:55 pm (Pacific time)

Sir, you're my hero. Thanks.

Anonymous November 17, 2012 9:49 pm (Pacific time)

sal November 17, 2012 7:18 pm (Pacific time)

this website is the only source for this, how can it be confirmed?

Wesley Parish November 17, 2012 7:03 pm (Pacific time)

Operation Pillar of Cloud is as much "war" as the reduction of the Warsaw Ghetto in the 1943 was "war".

American Patriot November 17, 2012 6:47 pm (Pacific time)

If Hamas' terrorists and military infrastructure were based in Canada, just north of the USA border, what would Americans expect from their government in the presence of cross-border attacks? Those who believe in freedom from oppression and tyranny must rise up and support Israel's right to defend itself and Her citizens. I pray for Israel, Her citizens and Her brave soldiers, and wish them Godspeed as they take any and all necessary measures to rid themselves of the scourge of Islamic terrorism.

Tim King: Go look up the word 'terrorist' and then compare that to what Israel does, or the Americans killing 1.5 million Iraqis on bad information.  The Iraq war was a holocaust for the Iraqi people who did absolutely nothing to deserve it.  Indeed friend, it is you who foments hate; it is your side who meet the term 'terrorist' rather than the poor embattled Palestinians.. 

Max November 17, 2012 5:54 pm (Pacific time)

Hamas hides behind children.

 Editor: No they do not ever hide behind children, that is a total lie.

They commit war crimes constantly: they dress as civilians, fire rockets from civilian neighborhoods, store weapons in hospitals, schools.

 Editor: Nope, not true in any way, they live inside of an open air concentration camp and that is no freedom of movement, you are a hasbara scholar eh?

They use human shields and then blame Israel for casualties.

 Editor: This is the WORST excuse of all and ONLY war crime states go so low as to suggest this.  Just because you might use your kids that way doesn't mean that they would.  This is a simple excuse used by Israel AFTER targeting and killing civilians.

And it's not their land.

 Editor: 100 percent of it is their land.

There is no Palestine.

Editor: There is no Israel

A British mandate was returned to it's rightful Israeli owners.

Editor: TE Lawrence promised autonomy to the Arabs if they helped oust the Turks from Jerusalem during WWII, the Balfour Declaration in 1919 was the reneg document.  Treaty breaking Zionists! Their fate is identical to the Native American.

There never was a Palestine.

Editor: There is no Israel; I already said that why must I repeat myself?

There is no Palestinian people. Just a mishmash of Lebanese, Jordanians, Egyptians and others claiming a land that doesn't exist.

Editor: Israel NEVER existed even illegally prior to 1948, still an infant of a government, short lasted too.  Such evil politics, you are apartheid.

The Arab states launched a war on Israel. They lost. They tried again. Lost again. When you lose land in war, it's not occupied. It's lost. By right of conquest.

Editor: Now I don't like that but it is the only thing you wrote that has elements of truth.

Whosit? November 17, 2012 5:46 pm (Pacific time)

Fundamentally, the conflict is about territory. And the easy way to cut through all the BS and spin surrounding the conflict is to ask yourself: Who is trying to take who's land?

In any particular incident, the aggression might be on the Palestinian side, it might be on the Israeli side, but until Israel stops trying to gobble up the West Bank, you know who is truly obstructing peace.

Warisacrime November 17, 2012 3:51 pm (Pacific time)

Ralph E. Stone are you suggesting that the Palestinian "strategy" is to be exterminated and wiped off the map? Just like the Jewish people must have had a "strategy" to be exterminated by the Germans?

Warisacrime November 17, 2012 3:45 pm (Pacific time)

Ralph E. Stone, are you suggesting that the Palestinian "strategy" is to hasten the US approved Israel strategy to exterminate the Palestinians and wipe them off the map? Just like the Jewish people must have had a strategy to be exterminated by the Germans, right?

C.G.Estabrook November 17, 2012 3:42 pm (Pacific time)

It is simply not true that this statement "indicates a different stand toward Israeli aggression than Prof. Chomsky has revealed in the past."

Anonymous November 17, 2012 3:16 pm (Pacific time)

Where does God exactly promised Palastine for Jews? If it is in Torah then Torah has lost its credibility because the Jewish leaders of the time changed it to suit their needs. So please don't give us that misleading information. And who give the Jews the land according to the international law? What International law? It was the British Empire who installed them there. The current United Nations has no credibility because it is dictated by a group of powerful men, it does not represent all nations although their representatives are there, every decision is made by US. UK, Russia, China, Germany and France. They threaten and influence the weaker nations to support their goals. And reading what the UN secretary general said today about Hamas should stop firing rockets into Israel, why did he not condemn Israel for bombarding with its latest fighter jets into densely populated civilian areas. Is it really self defence? Why are they scared to tell the truth? Killing is wrong whether Jewish, Muslims, Atheists etc. But we should not call one group terrorists and the other the defender. Who has killed more innocent people so far? How many civilians have been killed by Israel so far? how many got injured? Why give the special privilege to Israel and not to Palestinians? They are both humans. Why can't they be fair in reporting both sides of the stories? How can they live with these lies? Why can't they tell the truth? Don't they know that God is watching over them and the All Knowing? They should remember one thing that a lie will never be kept hidden even after a 1000 years it will come out.

Editor: Wise words

solutions... November 17, 2012 3:03 pm (Pacific time)

Name some peaceful alternatives then. It's easy to point the finger (in this case at either side) but to speak solution is a lot harder... What's your magical fix for something that's been escalating for so long? You seem to have all the answers after all!!

Editor: Well since I am charged with having answers, let me se what would any of us have been able to do to halt the slaughter of the Sioux Nation here in the U.S. when the war against them for property rights was in mid-stride?  I am not saying there is no hope, but first you need to can these members of the Likud party and bring in moderates.  All of the terrible years of Palestinians being made second (or worse) class citizens makes people very angry and resentful. 

However I believe that this is a start..

MAKE Israel follow international law, that is the whole answer.  Everything else is a detail....

END U.S. super veto power in the UN: allow the system to work.

A legitimate reduction of arms

Tear down the  apartheid walls.

 Let people in Gaza have mail and the right of  free travel and the right of return. 

(These are already international laws that Israel violates. )

 Make Israeli kids learn about the Shoa and the Nakba.

Redesign hasbara to accept all people regardless of their religion

Obviously roll back the settlements, there is plenty of land, settlements are designed to steal land that belongs to Palestinians. 

Move them out, use the military for moral reasons and shoot the settlers if they shoot at IDF troops. 

END apartheid, release the illegally held Palestinian political prisoners. 

Are you inspired? 

Close the checkpoints,

End the laws that ban non-Jews from marrying Jews. 

Force white Israelis to accept dark skinned Jews from Africa.

Dr. Jill Porter November 17, 2012 2:16 pm (Pacific time)

The Editor is articulate and stands for the correct stance. It is sad that there are a few of you who attempt to ridicule and attack the editor on a personal basis. The editor, and most of us for that matter, stand for reason and historical fact. We stand for humanity and peace...not "eradication of a race and culture"

Glen Mitchel November 17, 2012 2:15 pm (Pacific time)

Israel vacated Gaza 8 years ago.

Editor: they pulled the settlers off land they tried to steal, and then surrounded the whole place with walls. Zionism is apartheid.

cc November 17, 2012 2:11 pm (Pacific time)

I really think you should remove this. This is disrespectful to Chomsky, Hedges, and journalism in general. Really bogus, dude.

Anyway, here's the Chris Hedges piece:

Editor: Yeah well I'm really moved by your strong concern for Noam and Chris but they are on the same side of this, which is the side of humanity.  Now, I took paragraphs from the piece we have and dropped them into the search box on your truthdig link and absolutely nothing lines up - gnarly dude, you sure have a wrath considering the words aren't in the CH piece.  You another Zionist stooge or do you think you're doing good here operating in a nameless capacity Whatever dude.

tg November 17, 2012 2:03 pm (Pacific time)

This quote is from a documentary released in 2004.

cc November 17, 2012 1:58 pm (Pacific time)

this is greta but it's NOT A CHOMSKY QUOTE. it's an amalgamation of a 2008 Chris Hedges essay and other things. Thanks anyway, plagiarizers.

 Really cc, well the professor can address it with us if he chooses to, Chris Hedges is amazing, but it is the message that counts.

Colin Maddock November 17, 2012 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

It is very good to see this statement from Noam Chomsky about the situation in Gaza. It is a forthright and true summing up of what has been happening.

Anonymous November 17, 2012 12:48 pm (Pacific time)

Just think about this kind of sick wit: "it is not a war, it is murder" Really, as if war is peace and life..disgusting Chmocksky! ```````````

Editor: You advocate for baby killers and you are apartheid

Anonymous November 17, 2012 12:26 pm (Pacific time)

"Geez you are full of shit." indeed look deep in the mirror, Mr. Editor. It is the Arabs who occupy the Jewish homeland given to the Jews under international law! All you can do is respond in the manner you did. Try Googling about who Chomsky is, Google, The Chomsky Hoax. Or the 200 lies by Chomsky. In fact Gaza belong to the Jewish people too and so is Judea and Samaria and the Golan Heights. It is time to eradicate Hamas, they are good for no one, peaceful Arabs and Jews.` And you Mr. Editor contribute to more hatred and violence against your own people too.

Editor: Yeah well see what racist hatred and brings out of people like me, the use of the word shit is probably far from good form but I am just trying to keep up. I stand loud and proud for humanity and do not bow or apologize to zionists or nazi's.  You are apartheid. `

Florin November 17, 2012 11:53 am (Pacific time)

Chomsky say a big lie.
Israel have his land, God give the land to Israel.
And when you put with God you have problem.

Editor: Did God give you a title deed too?  Let's see it.. just remember,. you are apartheid.

November 17, 2012 6:51 am (Pacific time)

What bull... People who live in glass house... Chomsky is wrong and has been so too many times. Israel does not occupy anyone's land. Perhaps Chomsky should give back the land to the Amerindians before he talk about Israel who has never ever occupied anyone's land but her own. Israel like any other country should have long ago eliminated Hamas, period.

Editor: Geez you are full of shit.

William Annett November 17, 2012 10:38 am (Pacific time)

Everything Noam says is essentially true. How much of Israeli aggression is derived from necessity since 1948 I leave to history to decide. Meanwhile, I can't quite buy the poor, defenseless victimized Hamass that much, which is the perennial wailing wall of the lefties. The terorists on that side are just as vicious bastards as the Israelis provably are. Who is worse? Ni l'un ni l'autre. The worst outcome for the West is to blindly support either faction. Start by trashing the United Jewish Appeal.Continue by working to abolish the terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Chomsky as usual has a germ of central truth, but his bias au gauche is a little too obvous.

AB November 17, 2012 10:37 am (Pacific time)

Thanks for sharing

Strings41 November 17, 2012 8:52 am (Pacific time)

Chomsky speaks the truth!

Ralph E. Stone November 17, 2012 6:38 am (Pacific time)

The Palestinian strategy is to lob enough missiles into Israel to provoke a disproportionate response from Israel thereby enforcing Israel's bully status in the Middle East. It seems to work every time.

Gp November 17, 2012 3:02 am (Pacific time)

The truth

DJ: Agreed 

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