Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Asked what steps he recommended for the current hostilities to be brought to an end and a lasting peace established, the well-know thinker responded..

"The basic steps are well understood: a cease-fire and exchange of prisoners; withdrawal of occupying forces; continuation of the 'national dialogue' within Lebanon; and acceptance of the very broad international consensus on a two-state settlement for Israel-Palestine, which has been unilaterally blocked by the United States and Israel for thirty years. There is, as always, much more to say, but those are the essentials."

More of the views on Israel, Lebanon and Palestine by Professor Noam Chomsky