Dear poor Noam, I am so sorry that the move of the border guards at Allenby bridge gave you such a great platform. It seems that your scientific work holds little interest for you now. I counted on your publication list about 10 articles published in refereed journals since 1990, lots of talks, published or not, invited lectures, chapters from books, where you were probably invited too. Your publication list has not been updated since 2007. That's OK, Noam, you made great contributions, even if some of them were controversial. Now, you have time on your hands, and you are probably bored to death. In fact, it is a pity that you wanted only to lecture in Bir Zeit, becuase the audience would have gladly approved all your words. Isn't it below you to talk only to audiences who hail you as a prophet? Don't you think that real, serious debate, without twisted quotations and out of context arguments would fit your persona better? How the mighty have fallen! Couldn't you use good old intellectual integrity in your political statements? Or are you so unhappy about losing public attention for your science, that you have to get it from absurd statements? Some people compare your fate to that of the spanish clown - isn'it humiliating for the famous academic Chomsky to be compared to a clown? Poor Noame'le...
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