Professor Noam Chomsky has been educating Americans about Israel-Palestine for many years, most recently in his talk in Oakland in March 2018.
Thanks to my friend, Mohammed Awad, I met Chomsky in Gaza in 2012.
An American Jew traveling in Palestine might raise the eyebrows of some people who believe the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip is a hotbed of anti-semitic barbarism, but clearly Chomsky has been receiving the royal treatment here. Quite the contrast to the reception he received two years ago when Israel denied him entry to the West Bank where he was scheduled to lecture at Birzeit, a Palestinian university. Professor Chomsky’s visit to Gaza was sponsored by TIDA, a new homegrown institution founded by Dr. Eyad Sarraj.
In this 12-minute video posted in 2015, Noam Chomsky answers the question: Why is Israel a sacred cow for America?