Israeli authorities barred leading American intellectual Noam Chomsky entry into Israeli-controlled territory. Chomsky is a critic of Israeli policies and recently Israel has been denying entry to such critics, including United Nations officials, here..
The American linguist and philosopher was held for hours of questioning Sunday by Israeli officials before being forced to return to the Jordanian capital, Amman. He recounted how an Israeli official at the border told him, “Israel does not like what you say.” He responded “Find one government in the world which does.”
After international outcry, Israel is now saying that it was a mistake.
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