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In his first visit to the Gaza Strip, prominent Jewish-American
academic, author and linguist Noam Chomsky advocated a two-state
solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that any other
formula is "not sensible," speaking on Saturday.
explained that "in spite of continued settlement expansion," a two-state
solution is more realistic because of the near unanimous support it
enjoys in the international community.
To push for a solution that nobody supports, he said, is not sensible.
was speaking as a guest speaker at the Islamic University of
Gaza's first international conference on applied linguistics and
literature. The seminar was attended by Gaza's intellectual elite and
mainly discussed Chomsky's political views and opinions on contemporary
Referring to Gaza, Chomsky said that the Strip is not viewed as a serious problem in the international community.
the US-Israeli point of view, Gaza is in hand, it can remain the
world's largest open air prison as long as its under [Israeli]
control... so it's not perceived as a real problem," Chomsky