Herzog told reporters the outposts, which often consist of just a few trailers and makeshift structures, are a blight on Israel's image.
Now, dig back to recent history 's potato famine in Ireland, where a blight knocked out the whole crop, which consisted of just a few varieties, and millions of people died of starvation.
The tolerance of a particular plant changes as the growing conditions change. a blight may be but a local infection easily controlled; on the other hand, it can attack particular plants in a whole region or nation.
马克 - 吐温先生原定于昨晚独立党民众大会上作一次损伤对方的演说，却未履行其义务。
-- Mark Twain, who was to make such a blighting speech at the mass meeting of the Independents last night, didn't come to time!
His passion died as if a blight had shrivelled it up.