Talk delivered on 03/28/2005 at the University of Leipzig, Germany as part of a series of talks entitled 'Israel-Palestine-Germany'. Includes (bad) German consecutive translation. Video quality is _very_ poor. Audio no problem. The topic tends more towards the more common triangle Israel-Palestine-USA, though. After a few remarks on plurality of opinion (as a reaction to a group of protesters from the audience unfurling a banner reading 'tolerance kills - no dialogue with anti-zionists') and the difficulties of dealing scientifically with human affairs when faced with the smokescreen of propaganda from the powerful, Chomsky proceeds to the following questions: - Is the Bush's alleged 'messianic vision' of the spread of democracy indeed coming true in Lebanon, Iraq and Israel/Palesine? - The significance of the Abbas-Sharon truce and parallels to Oslo 1993 - The separation wall, cantonization of the Westbank, control of water resources and ongoing expansion of settlements - The post-Arafat era and lots more...
Jun 01, 2005, 19:06:45
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