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The Current Crisis in the Middle East

The Current Crisis in the Middle East

This video was recorded at MIT World: One Host Fits All. True to form, Noam Chomsky makes a sweeping and copiously detailed indictment of U.S. Middle East policy, brooking no contrary or alternate views. His history-filled lecture (interrupted by occasional applause) focuses on four crises, involving the Palestinians, the Lebanon invasion, the Iraq war and the "impending catastrophe in Iran." While to many the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel seems hopeless, "degenerating to tribal warfare, an endless cycle of revenge and fanaticism," says Chomsky, a "very clear solution" has long existed: For years, UN resolutions have proposed recognizing the rights of all states in the region to live in peace and security, and called for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.... Show More

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