Noam Chomsky is one of the most significant public intellectuals of the 21st century. Here he offers a sharp reflection on the Israeli occupation and bombardment of Gaza….
‘Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel’s goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm.
For the West Bank, the norm is that Israel continues its illegal construction of settlements and infrastructure so that it can integrate into Israel whatever might be of value, meanwhile consigning Palestinians to unviable cantons and subjecting them to repression and violence.
For Gaza, the norm is a miserable existence under a cruel and destructive siege that Israel administers to permit bare survival but nothing more.’
Read the full piece here – –Nightmare in Gaza.