Victimhood - Israelis' ultimate comfort zone
When the education minister proposes making the Holocaust a mandatory subject from first grade, it is reasonable to assume he has good intentions. But he seeks to recharge a symbol that has been emptied of meaning.
Anyone who has been witness to mass hysteria - on the soccer field, the street or on Facebook - has seen elements of psychotic behavior: timid individuals whose voices would never be heard if they were not in a crowd are turned all of sudden into people capable of violent, wild screaming and shouting; and amid their "authentic" vilification and accusations and cries of anguish,...
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