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    • ussishkin
    • 18.05.10 | 12:25 (IDT)

    It would be a measure of statesmanship and maturity were our benighted government to accept the advice of this editorial. However as this government reflects neither of these neither characteristics, an apology and re-entry for Chomsky are unlikely. I dislike some of what Chomsky expresses but I do not condone the behaviour of a state too frightened of the truth and which by acting as it has denies Israel the right to claim to be an open democracy in which freedom of speech is practised . This is a government that behaves and allows its agents to behave like the 3 monkeys - hearing no evil seeing no evil and speaking no evil. Chomsky isn't evil, he doesn't deserve to be refused entry. Will we only let in those whose views we embrace now? The more we behave like this, the less there will be those who we call friends.

    from the article: Declaring war on the intellect - Israel and Noam Chomsky
    First published 02:35 18.05.10 | Last updated 02:35 18.05.10
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