Chomsky: Undermining Gaza

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by Sameer Dossani
Editor: Emily Schwartz Greco
Foreign Policy In Focus
January 16, 2009

Noam Chomsky is a noted linguist, author, and foreign policy expert. Sameer Dossani interviewed him about the conflict between Israel and Gaza.

DOSSANI: The Israeli government and many Israeli and U.S. officials claim that the current assault on Gaza is to put an end to the flow of Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel. But many observers claim that if that were really the case, Israel would have made much more of an effort to renew the ceasefire agreement that expired in December, which had all but stopped the rocket fire. In your opinion, what are the real motivations behind the current Israeli action?

CHOMSKY: There’s a theme that goes way back to the origins of Zionism. And it’s a very rational theme: “Let’s delay negotiations and diplomacy as long as possible, and meanwhile we’ll ‘build facts on the ground.'” So Israel will create the basis for what some eventual agreement will ratify, but the more they create, the more they construct, the better the agreement will be for their purposes. Those purposes are essentially to take over everything of value in the former Palestine and to undermine what’s left of the indigenous population.


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5 thoughts on “Chomsky: Undermining Gaza

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  5. There you have it.

    This seige of Gaza was apparrently planned for at least a year, down to every detail, such as squeezing it in during lame-duck distraction, and pulling out before inauguration, keeping out the press, etc. etc.

    Now nobody will care to cover it, during obamamania.

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