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Statement by Noam Chomsky about sabotage of Gaza’s Ark

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Noam Chomsky supports mini Arks action by children of Gaza

Chomsky in GazaNoam Chomsky has issued a statement of support for the children of Gaza in their action on November 30.

The international community is called to follow this action happening at the Port of Gaza at 12:30 pm local time.

These efforts to launch mini-Arks are to spotlight the inhumane conditions under which the Palestinians in Gaza, and particularly the children, live. In addition, groups all over the world, from North America to Europe will sail small boats on their lakes, rivers and swimming pools and stage supporting actions on the same day, November 30th.

You can be part of it!

More information here: http://www.gazaark.org/2013/11/17/help-the-children-of-gaza-sail-to-freedom-on-nov-30th/

Media advisory here: http://www.gazaark.org/2013/11/26/media-advisory-children-of-gaza-to-launch-mini-arks-challenging-the-blockade/

"It was incredibly moving, and inspiring, to learn about the Mini Arks that are to sail from Gaza on Nov. 30.  The courage and heroism of the people of Gaza, enduring shocking crimes and torture, is one of the wonders of the age.  I hope that the arks that the children are sending forth will at least reach the conscience of the world, and help bring these horrors to an end."

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky: The significance of Gaza’s Ark and how it differs from previous Flotilla efforts

Chomsky: Palestine 2012-Gaza and the UN resolution

"We dream of a normal life, in freedom and dignity." Palestine 2012 – Gaza and the UN resolution

by Noam Chomsky


An old man in Gaza held a placard that reads: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all but I am to blame: I shot a rocket back.” [1]

The old man’s message provides the proper context for the timelines on the latest episode in the savage punishment of Gaza. They are useful, but any effort to establish a “beginning” cannot help but be misleading. The crimes trace back to 1948, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled in terror or were expelled to Gaza by conquering Israeli forces, who continued to truck them over the border for years after the official cease-fire. The persecution of Gazans took new forms when Israel conquered the Strip in 1967. From recent Israeli scholarship we learn that the goal of the government was to drive the refugees into the Sinai, and if feasible the rest of the population too.

Mainstream media fails to report

Nous accusons: Mainstream media fails to report context and severity of Israeli atrocities against Gaza


by Noam Chomsky and the 'Gaza Eight' on November 14, 2012 

David Heap just sent us this statement from participants of a recent delegation to Gaza:

While countries across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians. On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties. There was, however, no or little mention of the fact that the majority of casualties of modern day wars are civilians. There was also hardly any mention on the morning of November 12 of military attacks on Gaza that continued throughout the weekend. A cursory scan confirms this for Canada’s CBC, the Globe and Mail, Montreal’s Gazette, and the Toronto Star. Equally, for the New York Times and for the BBC.

Video: Chomsky on the Estelle


Before the Estelle was captured by the Israeli navy, Noam Chomsky made a statement about the Estelle, the crew and their mission. Still valid now.

You can view the same video with subtitles here.