Noam Chomsky is visiting Gaza for the first time. Today he delivered the keynote address, The Arab Spring and the Future of Foreign Policy in the Region, at The International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Literature (ICALL). The conference is being hosted by The Islamic University of Gaza.
Mr. Chomsky openly slammed on the United States foreign policy, specially its unlimited support to Israel. He said that the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is still more realistic than the one-state solution, despite the continuous expansion of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Mr. Chomsky bitterly criticized the US’s policies in the Middle East, which are based on supporting dictators all the way until it is no more possible to protect them, and then replacing them with new faces keeping the old regime in place. He was not excited about what is called “the Arab Spring”, and was definitely against any foreign intervention in Syria. Chomsky was invited to Gaza by the Islamic University of Gaza.