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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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  • Not Through Annapolis: Noam Chomsky Says Path to Mideast Peace Lies in Popular Organizing against US-Israeli “Rejectionism”

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    As the US convenes a Mideast summit in Annapolis, Maryland today, we spend the hour on the Israeli-Palestine conflict with two of the world’s leading thinkers: former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and world-renowned linguist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky says US backing of continued Israeli occupation and annexation of Palestinian land is the biggest obstacle to peace. He says, “The crimes against Palestinians… are so shocking that the only emotionally valid reaction is rage and a call for extreme actions. But that does not help the victims. And, in fact, it’s likely to harm them. We have to face the reality that our actions have consequences, and they have to be adapted to real-world circumstances, difficult as it may be to stay calm in the face of shameful crimes in which we are directly and crucially implicated.” [includes rush transcript]

  • Fmr. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Israel Should Heed Lessons of Scripture — and Apartheid

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    The South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a key leader in the South African fight against apartheid. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and today continues to speak around the globe for peace and justice. Denouncing the US-backed occupation of Palestinian land, Tutu says Israel and its supporters should follow biblical tradition of “forever taking the side of the weak, the oppressed, the downtrodden against the kings and the powerful oppressors.” [includes rush transcript]