I find that Chomsky’s description of the Palestine occupation corresponds with everything I have read over the years. That is, I believe it is factual. Israel is a maverick nation that implements predatory skills to confiscate Palestine land and destroy its social structure. It is able to do this because the U.S. provides money and weapons, while ignoring Israel’s grievous conduct. One would think that a people who suffered the Holocaust and other acts of abuse and persecution, would empathize with the Palestinians. True, perhaps a third of the Israelis are against the land grab, and the Israeli liberal press reports the contradictions in official talk and action, but the government has consistently pushed forward.