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Democracy Now!: Israel Blocks Noam Chomsky from Entering West Bank to Deliver Speech

Posted by uscsjp on May 19, 2010

“On Sunday afternoon, Noam Chomsky was stopped by Israeli border guards at the Allenby Bridge border crossing from Jordan. After over three hours of questioning, Chomsky’s passport was stamped with ‘Denied Entry.’ He was scheduled to deliver a lecture at Bir Zeit University near Ramallah and was scheduled to meet with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. No reason was initially given for the decision, but the Interior Ministry later told Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz that officials were now trying to get clearance from the Israel Defense Forces. Noam Chomsky joins us now from Amman, Jordan…”

–Democracy Now!, 17 May, 2010

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/5/17/denied_entry_israel_blocks_noam_chomsky

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