The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to by Shlomo Sand

By Shlomo Sand

What's a fatherland and whilst does it develop into a countrywide territory? Why have such a lot of humans been keen to die for such locations through the 20th century? what's the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and arguable The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has turn into the location of the longest-running nationwide fight of the 20th and twenty-first centuries.

The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that proceed to suffocate it. Sand’s account dissects the concept that of “historical right” and tracks the production of the trendy idea of the “Land of Israel” by way of nineteenth-century Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not just facilitated the colonization of the center East and the institution of the nation of Israel; it's also threatening the lifestyles of the Jewish kingdom this day.

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