Chomsky is a genuine world-class academic, the founder of Government Phonology, which has changed completely the way theoretical linguistics and the construction of languages is understood. For Israel to refuse entry to an eminent Jewish academic because he opposes its racist and occupation policies is really the dregs. Israel really has turned into a fascist police state, where freedom of thought is tolerated only if it agrees with the lunatic views of the nationalist-religious right. Leading democracy in the Middle East my backside, it has turned into a repressive little state run by bigoted Jewish Supremacists. I'm sure the US State Department will take note of how Israel handles visiting American academics.
Palestinian man suffers light wounds from rocks thrown by Jewish men in Jerusalem (Haaretz)