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    • Richard
    • 30.11.10 | 03:06 (IST)

    "illegitimate" criticism is intellectually dishonest or tactical (Israelis are Nazis, Jews would be safe/free in 'one state' solution, there was no Jewish Nakba etc.). Legitimate criticism is at least plausibly honest (Gaza war was mistake, settlements are illegal). That is the difference. dishonest/illegitimate criticism doesn't deserve to be engaged because it doesn't treat its audience with respect, candor. You don't debate liars.

    from the article: For Israel, 'delegitimization' is becoming an excuse
    First published 03:35 29.11.10 | Last updated 03:35 29.11.10
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