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

 

              Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky, right, stands during a press conference to support  the Gaza-bound flotilla in the port of Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 20 , 2012. Israel
Jewish-American scholar and activist Noam Chomsky, right, stands 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, imposed when the militant group Hamas seized the coastal strip in 2007. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)