Anat Kamm, the forgotten Antigone
Kamm is an exceptional hero. She went so far, even farther than the few who refuse to serve and occasionally stand up to challenge the occupation, disappearing below the horizon of the obvious. She did not refuse to act. She acted and paid dearly.
One remnant of my studies of literature in the educational system is “Antigone.” The heroine of the tragedy breaks the law of the state in favor of more important laws, in her eyes. Antigone has been viewed for ages, until now, in all accepted interpretations, as a heroic figure whose uncompromising actions leads her to the grave. After what the legal system has done to Anat Kamm, teachers can say...
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