The good news is that there are thoughtful, tolerant and informed liberal everywhere, including Israel.
The bad news is that liberal political speech that is dangerous to the powers that be almost everywhere, whether it's in Tel Aviv or Los Angeles, is easily quelled in so-called democratic, free-speech countries. All police have to do is cite "potential to disturb the peace" to silence peaceful malcontents.
FYI, the Nakba is the Palestinian name for the ethnic cleansing of formerly Palestinian lands in today's Israel of some 700,000 Palestinians in 1947-48. So-called democratic Israel passed in 2009 a law banning discussion of the Nakba in its schools. The Nakba is commemorated on May 15, the day after Israel's independence. (It reminds me of another mass deportation of a Muslim people that occurred 4 years earlier and is commemorated on May 18....)
And FYI, the journalist behind this story, Max Blumenthal is an American Jew who usually writes very cutting and daring stories about the negative influence of money and religion on U.S. politics.
By Max Blumenthal
May 11, 2012 | Maxblumenthal.com