Limiting speech - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Anne Lawrence
    • 22.01.14 | 14:24 (IST)

    Limiting speech is very important indeed. How we talk to one another - about one another, even our perceived or real enemies - in families, neighbourhoods, communities and in the public space (where there is a public space) and in the media is overwhelmingly important, and something about which our traditional fathers and teachers had an awful lot to say and wrote about endlessly. However, if it is to be meaningful, surely it is a cultural issue (which should be discussed endlessly on cultural fora). But It is not clear to me (and many others) how this can be achieved by political diktat. Yehuda Weinstein (and others) seem justified in maintaining that freedom of speech is one of the pillars of democracy - and despite Israel's many faults, its determination to uphold this freedom is one of its glories, and a good example to other democracies.

    from the article: Guess who thinks saying 'Nazi' should be illegal?
    First published 13:24 22.01.14 | Last updated 13:24 22.01.14
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