Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On June 12, 1982, over half a million people demonstrated in New York, calling for a halt to the nuclear arms race. The demonstration was unusual in its size, and even more so in the favorable media coverage it received. About the same time, a few thousand people in scattered cities throughout the country actively protested the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the barely disguised US government support for it. A strong case can be made that the latter actions constituted the more direct and appropriate response to the very real danger of nuclear war.

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How to cite this article:

Noam Chomsky "Israel’s Invasion and the Disarmament Movement," Middle East Report 108 (September/October 1982).