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Stuart Kaufman

  • Israel's Nakba Law: Is it time for civil disobedience?

    The discourse around the Nakba law--which tries to stop public institutions from marking the Palestinian disaster, through funding cuts--feeds Israel's persecution complex. Trying to legislate history out of existence means losing touch with reality Years ago, I commented to someone that after twenty years of occupation, Israel should not have been entirely surprised by the outbreak of the first Intifada in 1987. My interlocutor, an Israeli with a security and intelligence background, accused me of a broad spectrum of cognitive failings before I stood up and walked out.  Then just a few days ago, a senior Israeli government official said…

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