"Lets also not forget this was not done on government orders, a couple of individual border gaurds decided to abuse their power to make life difficult for a man who most Israelis hate." Chomsky has pointed out that the border officials were (a) waiting for him and (b) read pre-prepared questions to him and (c) were constantly on the phone to the interior ministry asking for instructions on how to proceed. It is therefore stretching your credibility to breaking point to claim the "a few rotten apples" defence for the manner in which Chomsky was treated. Someone in the interior ministry was determined to stop him gaining entry to the West Bank, and whoever it was is too gutless - then and now - to stand up and accept responsibility for their actions.
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from the article: Declaring war on the intellect - Israel and Noam Chomsky