Chomsky: Israel Should ‘Leave’
Noam Chomsky outdoes himself in this interview for the “progressive” radio show Democracy Now: Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Stance on Gaza Crisis ‘Approximately the Bush Position’.
I can only stomach so much of this stuff, but here’s Chomsky’s solution to the Arab-Israel conflict: Israel should “leave.”
AMY GOODMAN: It’s good to have you with us. Well, let’s start off by your response to President Obama’s statement and whether you think it represents a change.
NOAM CHOMSKY: It’s approximately the Bush position. He began by saying that Israel, like any democracy, has a right to defend itself. That’s true, but there’s a gap in the reasoning. It has a right to defend itself. It doesn’t follow that it has a right to defend itself by force. So we might agree, say, that, you know, the British army in the United States in the colonies in 1776 had a right to defend itself from the terror of George Washington’s armies, which was quite real, but it didn’t follow they had a right to defend themselves by force, because they had no right to be here. So, yes, they had a right to defend themselves, and they had a way to do it—namely, leave.
Israel did leave Gaza—completely—and they were repaid for this wrenching, painful decision with nothing but more terrorist violence.
When Chomsky suggests Israel should “leave,” he’s saying the same thing as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Israel should leave the face of the earth.