Monday, May 17, 2010

Noam Chomsky Denied Entry To Israel

Oh, what a shame:

Professor Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and left-wing activist, was denied entry into Israel and the West Bank on Sunday.

...the Interior Ministry later said immigration officials at the Allenby Bridge border crossing from Jordan had misunderstood Chomsky's intentions thinking initially he was also due to visit Israel.
Chomsky, who is on a speaking tour in the region, was scheduled to speak at Bir Zeit University in the West Bank on Monday.

Personally, I think he should have been OK'd for entry into Israel, and denied entry into the West Bank. Chomsky is there to incite the Palestinians to violence under the guise of intellectualism; to validate their views that all of their problems are someone else's fault (the Israeli/American axis of evil, of course), and to grandstand for himself as well.

Now let's take a break for some classic hypocriscy:

His Palestinian host, lawmaker Mustafa al-Barghouti called the decision "a fascist action, amounting to suppression of freedom of expression."

Like there is so much freedom of expression in Gaza and the West Bank, where a man can get a death sentence just for selling a parcel of land to a Jew....

I agree witht he Israeli minister quoted below, who wants to see Chomsky live the life he extolls:

Kadima MK Otniel Schneller, on the other hand, praised the move."It's good that Israel did not allow one of its accusers to enter its territory," said Schneller. "I recommend [Chomsky] try one of the tunnels connecting Gaza and Egypt."

Maybe Noam already knows the Egyptians likely won't let him in either, and really, what's the fun of trying to embarrass a rock-solid dictatorship that doesn't give a sh*t about your degrees and speeches anyway?

Still, if you get impatient, give it a try, Noam. As crawling on your knees in the dirt with terrorists is the one thing you do best...

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