The Invention Of The Jewish People
May 17, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Israelis have long justified their claims to Palestine on a direct genetic link back to the ancient tribes of Israel. However, in his bestseller,The Invention of the Jewish People Israeli scholar Professor Shlomo Sand argues that the Jewish people never existed as coherent nation state but rather as a mix of groups that at various stages in history adopted the Jewish religion.
- Shlomo Sand, ‘Israel deliberately forgets its history‘, Le Monde Diplomatique, September 2008
- And for further discussion, Ann’s original post here.