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The Invention of the Land of Israel

  • Fantasized homeland: Review of Shlomo Sand's new book

    A review of Shlomo Sand's "The Invention of the Land of Israel" and other musings on religious Zionism. "After the people was exiled from its land by force of arms, it kept faith with it in all the lands of its diaspora, and never ceased from praying and hoping to return to its land and renewing in it its political sovereignty."  Among the many falsehoods contained in Israel's Declaration of Independence, this must be the most baseless, yet you can hardly describe the core of Zionism without it. After dedicating his earlier book, "The Invention of the Jewish People," to…

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