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When Orwellian language becomes the norm, what does one call it?

When one of the most prominent engagers in defamation is the Anti-Defamation League, whom does one complain to?

Defamation is the act of communicating to a third party false statements about a person that result in damage to that person's reputation.

Here's a recent defamatory statement about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib tweeted by the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):

“In one sentence, @RepRashida simultaneously tells American Jews that they need to pass an anti-Zionist litmus test to participate in progressive spaces even as she doubles down on her #antisemitism by slandering Israel as an apartheid state.”

Here's what Tlaib actually said:

"I want you all to know that among progressives, it becomes clear that you cannot claim to hold progressive values yet back Israel‘s apartheid government."

She didn't say anything to American Jews. She didn't tell anyone they needed to pass any litmus test. She didn't say anything anti-Semitic. And she didn't slander Israel as an apartheid state, because Israel is an apartheid state -- according to in-depth research by, among others, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem. (See background below.)

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>> The Intercept: "Fact Check: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Said Progressives Must Oppose Israeli Apartheid"
>> Amnesty International: "Crime of Apartheid: The Government of Israel’s System of Oppression Against Palestinians"
>> Human Rights Watch: "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution"
>> B'Tselem: "This Is Apartheid"
>> United Nations: "Israel’s 55-year occupation of Palestinian Territory is apartheid – UN human rights expert"


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