Seems to me that the above two characterizations are contradictory. If Chomsky were to show a great interest in Israel, then he wouldn't be such an ardent supporter of Israel's enemies.
11-year-old wounded in suspected stabbing in central Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Declaring war on the intellect - Israel and Noam Chomsky
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