Thursday, July 14, 2011

Damn the Delegitimizers!

Todd Gitlin has a great piece in Ha'aretz on the recent spate of democratic brilliance enacted by the Knesset as to "delegitimize" delegitimization (which spell check doesn't think is a word in the first place):
Now these despoilers of Israel's reputation as a light among the nations have infiltrated the Knesset itself, and under cover of darkness - emotional and ideological darkness - have coaxed, suborned, seduced, bribed or otherwise ensured that 47 duly elected members would carry out their evil, self-discrediting work. Imagine! Agents of Hamas, Col. Gadhafi & Co. - aided, no doubt, by the ghost of the grand mufti himself - cunningly contrived this stampede in favor of a national gag order to ban any call to boycott anyone or anything Israeli, that is, tied to "the State of Israel, one of its institutions or an area under its control, in such a way that may cause economic, cultural or academic damage."

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