Noam Chomsky distorts what happened in the Arab-Israeli conflict. According to Chomsky, it’s the poor Palestinians are committing terrorist attacks fighting for their land while America and Israel are committing evil and rejecting peaceful solutions.
America, Israel and the PLO
According to him, while the PLO has been fighting for a two-state settlement, the US and the Israel reject it. It is safe to say that is false. The US and Israel always supported the two-state settlement. The PLO fought to eliminate Israel. In 1974, the PLO made the ten-point program calling for the PLO to accept any Israeli territorial concessions as a step toward their goal of destroying Israel. Chomsky points to a 1976 UN proposal calling for a two-state settlement. According to Paul Bogdanor, it calls for the right of return, which would demographically destroy Israel. The US vetoed the resolution and Israel voted against it because they knew the PLO did not want peace with Israel but would view anything that involved Israel giving concessions as a step toward destroying the state of Israel. Arafat told the Venezuelan newspaper El Mundo in 1979 that peace for us means the destruction of Israel. The PLO continued to be dedicated to destroying Israel. In 1988, while the PLO influence was dying out and after years of being pressured of recognizing Israel’s right to exist and giving up terrorism, the PLO decided to officially recognize the right of Israel to exist and officially denounced terrorism while unofficially remaining dedicated to destroying Israel and use terrorism when “necessary’’ for their aims. The US even believed the PLO. The US, which went along with Israel in calling the PLO a terrorist organization, had a dialogue with the PLO. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir did not trust the PLO. In 1990, the PLO committed a terror attack on an Israeli beach in Tel Aviv and on US embassy. The US halted its dialogue with the PLO. Chomsky claims Arafat was Israel’s police man. To the contrary, he was inciting a violent Jihad toward Israel and compared the Oslo agreements to a peace agreement between Muhammad and the Quraysh, in which Muhammad attacked the Quraysh tribe when he was stronger. The PLO violated all their agreements. Even after Arafat’s death, which some people claim provided hope for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Fatah’s PLO continued to violate all the commitments they made for peace. Abu Mazen the so-called moderate called Palestinian terrorists “strugglers,” “martyrs” and “heroes fighting for freedom.’’ Abu Mazen is fighting Hamas not for peace, not for Israel but cause they have too much power. He only speaks up against terrorist attacks on Israel whenever it’s the ‘’wrong time’’ to do it when it’s not in the Palestinian interests to do it yet. His controlled media, textbooks, TV and radio call for the elimination of Israel through violent Jihad.
Chomsky supports Hezbollah, a radical Islamist terrorist group bad for Israel and Lebanon. He compares Israel to WWII Japan and Hezbollah to WWII China. Yet, there is evidence that Hezbollah is not simply a nationalistic group, which is primarily concerned about Lebanon and would fight off any occupying force there. It’s important to know that when Syria illegally occupied Lebanon and controlled their political system and when independence parades are where Syrian soldiers march up and down, Hezbollah did not fight Syria. Syria was supporting the so-called Lebanese nationalist group even back then. Israel did not control the political system and was willing to withdraw from all of Lebanon. After 2000, the Lebanese government and Hezbollah claimed the Shebba farms. However, there is also evidence that Hezbollah’s real aim is the destruction of Israel and the spread of Islam. This is an eye-opening excerpt from Jeffrey Goldberg [who is a contributor to the New Yorker] the following in his article, A reporter a Large inside the Party of God part I:
“[Hasan] Ezzeddin seemed to concede that the Hezbollah campaign to rid Shebaa of Israeli troops is a pretext for something larger. “If they go from Shebaa, we will not stop fighting them,” he told me. “Our goal is to liberate the 1948 borders of Palestine,” he added, referring to the year of Israel’s founding. The Jews who survive this war of liberation, Ezzeddin said, “can go back to Germany, or wherever they came from.” He added, however, that the Jews who lived in Palestine before 1948 will be “allowed to live as a minority and they will be cared for by the Muslim majority.” Sayyid Nasrallah himself told a conference held in Tehran last year that “we all have an extraordinary historic opportunity to finish off the entire cancerous Zionist project.”
Also, the 1985 Hezbollah program on Israel, which was omitted from the original translation by the Jerusalem Quarterly, says the following:
“We see in Israel the vanguard of the United States in our Islamic world. It is the hated enemy that must be fought until the hated ones get what they deserve. This enemy is the greatest danger to our future generations and to the destiny of our lands, particularly as it glorifies the ideas of settlement and expansion, initiated in Palestine, and yearning outward to the extension of the Great Israel, from the Euphrates to the Nile. Our primary assumption in our fight against Israel states that the Zionist entity is aggressive from its inception, and built on lands wrested from their owners, at the expense of the rights of the Muslim people. Therefore our struggle will end only when this entity is obliterated. We recognize no treaty with it, no cease fire, and no peace agreements, whether separate or consolidated. We vigorously condemn all plans for negotiation with Israel, and regard all negotiators as enemies, for the reason that such negotiation is nothing but the recognition of the legitimacy of the Zionist occupation of Palestine. Therefore we oppose and reject the Camp David Agreements, the proposals of King Fahd, the Fez and Reagan plan, Brezhnev's and the French-Egyptian proposals, and all other programs that include the recognition (even the implied recognition) of the Zionist entity.”
Also, Middle East Media Research Institute [Memri] has caught Hasan Nasrallah on Lebanese demonstrations saying, ’’Death to America.’’ He also said that if all the Jews gather in Israel, it would save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. A Lebanese Shiite who teaches a tan American university by the name of Saad Amal-Ghorayab, who is not a supporter of Israel and talks to Hezbollah leaders, confirms that Hezbollah is anti-Semitic. Hezbollah is a radical Islamist organization. Frontline correspondent David Lewis interviewed Muhammad Mugrabi, a Lebanese human rights activist and attorney. Under the story section on frontline of Hezbollah talking about the documentary about the Party of God says the following:
“But attorney and human rights activist Muhammad Mugrabi tells Lewis that Hezbollah's presence "is a recipe for trouble for Lebanon ...They are not subject to the rule of law." Hezbollah is "untouchable" because Syria -- with 20,000 troops in Lebanon -- still backs Hezbollah and holds sway over Lebanon's President Emile Lahoud.”
Many Lebanese want Lebanon to be known as the westernized nation it was. They want it’s capital Beirut to be known as ‘’Paris of the Middle East again.’’ They don’t want to have Lebanon continue the war with Israel. They don’t want their country to continue to be a hotspot for conflict and want their country to be known as that. Hezbollah is that obstacle to what those Lebanese want because it does want to continue the conflict with Israel and cause it’s a radical Islamist party. As long as Hezbollah continues its unofficial military dictatorship and attacks on Israel, Lebanon will remain a hotspot for conflict. Hezbollah is a threat for Israel cause they build up more strength to get the strength they need to destroy Israel, attack Israel when they feel strong enough and also bad for the stability in Lebanon.
Yet despite these facts these facts, Chomsky has the nerve to compare Hezbollah, the terrorist organization that opposes peace with Israel and an obstacle to stability in Lebanon, to WWII china and Israel, the nation that seeks to live in peace, with WWII Japan.