Freedom of speech is the elemental key for a working democracy. Noam Chomsky is critical of Israel because he believes that Israel can exist in a more democratic state. Being ostracized for criticizing the government and its policies is something that is done in fascist countries as it was in the Third Reich and Mussolini's Italy. If you love your country, you criticize it and try to make it better.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)