The Invention of the Land of Israel

The Invention of the Land of Israel
Publisher: Verso Books
Published Date: January 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1844679461

Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the last two centuries. Sand’s account dissects the concept of “historical right” and tracks the creation of the modern concept of the “Land of Israel”. This invention, he argues, facilitated the colonization of the Middle East and threatens the existence of the Jewish state today.


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