Famous American linguist Noam Chomsky has described the actions of the Israeli occupation in Palestine as âworse than South African apartheidâ.âIn the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,â Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. âTo call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by âapartheidâ you mean South African-style apartheid.
âWhat is happening in the Occupied Territories is much worse. There is a crucial difference. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce…
âThe Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just do not want them. They want them out, or at least in prison.â
He described listening to the American mainstream media, such as CBS, like listening directly to the Israeli propaganda agencies. âIt is a shameful moment for US media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state [Israel],â he said.
Chomsky accused the United States of continuing to provide the decisive support for the [Israeli] atrocities against the Palestinians.
âWhen what is called Israeli jet planes bomb defenceless targets in Gaza, that is US jet planes with Israeli pilots,â he said. âAnd the same with the high-tech munition and so on and so forth. So this is, again, sadism masked as compassion. Those are the actions.â
In a long interview with Democracy now, Chomsky insisted that the US is a violent state and is it exporting violence to other countries like the Israeli occupation.
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