1. For decades, activist and academic Noam Chomsky, has been a vocal critic of US foreign policy, especially in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Chomsky shared his opinion in a recent article and blamed the United States for promoting Israel's actions. In "Nightmare in Gaza" he writes:
  2. When the current attacks are called off, Israel hopes to be free to pursue its criminal policies in the occupied territories without interference, and with the U.S. support it has enjoyed in the past. Gazans will be free to return to the norm in their Israeli-run prison, while in the West Bank, Palestinians can watch in peace as Israel dismantles what remains of their possessions. That is the likely outcome if the U.S. maintains its decisive and virtually unilateral support for Israeli crimes and its rejection of the long-standing international consensus on diplomatic settlement. But the future will be quite different if the U.S. withdraws that support.
  3. The 72-hour-long ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is holding into its second day, according to the UN. Over 36 days of conflict, the death toll has reached 1,962 Palestinians - with at least 1,417 of them civilians - and 67 Israelis, of which three were civilians. 
  4. Could a shift in US public opinion impact Washington's support for Israel? A recent Gallup Poll found that Americans under the age of 30 believe Israel's actions in Gaza are unjustified 2-1, while those over 65 felt the opposite. This shows a growing generational gap in the US public support for Israel. Other polls reflect the same findings.
  5. Online, some in The Stream community expressed how they viewed the relationship between the US and Israel: 
  6. Others shared these questions for Noam Chomsky:
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