Although we cannot expect the historiography of psychoanalysis to
tell us “how much political reality psychoanalysis can bear,” there are
chapters in the history of our science which provide insights regarding that
frontier where various conceptions of analytic theory meet the realm of
politics, social aggression, and ideology. One such chapter is the story of
psychoanalysis in Israel, both its past and present.
paper read in the annual meeting of the European Psychoanalytic Federation, Brussels 2009