In a democracy, people can oppose what they like and say what they want within the rule of law. There is no obligation upon the people to either like or slavishly follow the policies of a particular government. Democracy is 'of the people, for the people, by the people'. It is not 'of Likud, for Likud, by Likud'. Leibler makes the mistake of confusing government and state. They are not the same thing. The best interests of the latter may not at all be the political policies of the former and people must be free to point that out without being demonised by politicians. While most of his demonizing is predictable and harmless, his call to sack academic staff if they, in effect, oppose Likud policies, is not, it is a slippery slope by a political party to eroding free speech. He crosses a red line there and thereby alerts us to the dangers inherent in politicians trying to define what we can and can't say.
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