Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken: Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza

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For many outside the U.S. Senate, the discovery that even progressive stalwarts such as Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Al Franken, D-Minn., voted for the resolution is more than disappointing. It does more than confirm U.S. Senate support for Israel. It pushes that statement beyond any rational or ethical or moral framework imaginable.

Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken: Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza
Al Franken, Noam Chomsky (Credit: Reuters/Richard Clement/AP/Hatem Moussa)

DAVID PALUMBO-LIU  Salon.com  July 23, 2014

Very recently, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had this to say about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brutal attack on and now invasion of Gaza: “He is isolating Israel. He’s endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take…

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