Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky, center, speaks during a press conference to support the Gaza-bound flotilla in the port of Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Israeli

 

              Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky, center, speaks during a press conference to support the Gaza-bound flotilla in the port of Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Israeli
Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky, center, speaks during a press conference to support the Gaza-bound flotilla in the port of Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Israeli soldiers commandeered a vessel carrying pro-Palestinian activists destined for Gaza on Saturday, cutting off communications and steering it from international waters toward the Israeli port of Ashdod. The ship was the latest in a series of activist-manned vessels challenging Israel's blockade on the territory. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)