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The invention of the land of Israel

Author: Shlomo Sand
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is a homeland? When does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the twentieth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shlomo Sand
ISBN: 9781844679461 1844679462
OCLC Number: 1004617922
Description: viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: banal murder and toponomy --
Making homelands: biological imperative or national property --
Mytherritory: in the beginning, God promised the land --
Toward a Christian Zionism: and Balfour promised the land --
Zionism versus Judaism: the conquest of "ethnic" space --
Conclusion: the sad tale of the frog and the scorpion --
Afterword: in memory of a village.
Other Titles: Matai ṿe-ekh humtseʼah Erets-Yiśraʼel.
Responsibility: Shlomo Sand ; translated by Geremy Forman.

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What is a homeland? When does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that continue to suffocate it. Sand's account dissects the concept of "historical right" and tracks the creation of the modern concept of the "Land of Israel" by nineteenth-century Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not only facilitated the colonization of the Middle East and the establishment of the State of Israel, it is also what is threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.--From publisher description.

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