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tr.v. de·le·git·i·mized, de·le·git·i·miz·ing, de·le·git·i·miz·es
To discredit the public or political recognition or support of.

de′le·git′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˌdiːlɪˈdʒɪtɪˌmaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to make invalid, illegal, or unacceptable: crushing and delegitimizing all dissent in Central Asia.
ˌdelegitimiˈzation, ˌdelegitimiˈsation n
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A few hundred Israeli soldiers, most of them from the reserves, refused to serve in the 1982 war in Lebanon, contributing to the delegitimisation of the war in the eyes of the Israeli public.
Federal Parliamentarians often contrasted these two groups against each other during the discussions of the Malaysia Deal, resulting in the delegitimisation of 'queue jumpers'.
Referring to the upcoming EP elections, he claimed that the EU had to understand that it had entered a new phase and that it had to decide whether it would go down the path of further delegitimisation of the EU project or aim at its reinforcement.
The meeting comes less than a fortnight after US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Israel was facing a growing campaign of delegitimisation which could worsen if peace talks with the Palestinians collapsed.
Kerry, trying to hammer out a framework agreement to advance Israel-Palestinian peace talks, came under fire from Israeli ministers after warning last week that the Jewish state faced growing delegitimisation if negotiations collapsed, also referring to "talk of boycotts".
Haneen has since faced a delegitimisation campaign in the Knesset that has resulted in punitive measures being imposed on her.
as a delegitimisation of the State of Israel," said the NGOs in a joint
There's this perception that any use of this of this analogy is automatically a delegitimisation of the state of Israel.
With the blurring of the criminal and the activist, the way is opened for further restrictions on organised opposition and the delegitimisation of dissent.
In one of the 'Global Zero' models, delegitimisation of nuclear weapons and getting the US and Russia to reduce their weapon stocks to 1,000 each, and implementation of NFU are seen as pre-conditions for arriving at a start point aiming for 'Nuclear Zero'.
What will Zionists do to counter the delegitimisation efforts?
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