Everybody knows how Chomsky is regarded in Israel and with good reason so why should anybody find the idea that a couple of border gaurds want to make trouble for him something Israel should be ashamed of. The idea that he is a highly respected scholar which any country who any country would be proud to come speak is rediculous. He is respected by a limited number ( not all ) in the academic field certainly politicians don't give a dam about the man. He is hated in Israel and everybody knows it and can understand the reasoning behind it. 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. Even if they wanted to Bibi & Yishai couldn't appologise because the public hate the man and to them its black & white and Bibi would be condemened by many on the right & centre if he did. Why should we treat a man who hates us so much with great respect, he doesn't respect us? After he returns home outside academic circles the whole thing wlll over within a week if that. Even the academics will understand the reasoning and that Chomsky was a one off and it wasn't done on government orders. After that the only time anybody is going to hear about it is in his Israel bashing speeches and books. The man is sulking and is just using it to further his hatred of Israel. The man is nothing but a self loving communist with a big ego who thinks he has all the answers to everything from global politics to war and finance Just the way we would not say sorry to Ahmadinejad or Assad if he was insulted by an Israeli soldier because we are enemies there is no need to say sorry to Chomsky especially considering the man isn't even a politician or diplomat ... he is a nobody.
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from the article: Declaring war on the intellect - Israel and Noam Chomsky