‘When and How Was the Land of Israel Invented?’

Remember the ‘self-hating’ Jewish historian and author, Professor Shlomo Sand (Tel Aviv University), who pulled the rug underneath Zionist Jews in his 2009 book, ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’. Well, the good-old professor has just published a new anti-Semitic book, entitled ‘When and How Was the Land of Israel Invented?‘.

Dr. Sand proves once again that only a Jew can say such things and get away with the murder. His 2009 book had united the Israel-Firsters like Anita Shapira, Hillel Halkin, Jeffrey Goldberg, etc. They all condemned Shlomo Sand for challenging the Zionist myth about Jewish people. Last year, the Zionist propagandists chased Gilad Atzmon for his book, The Wandering Who?. In the past, Arthur Koestler’s book, ‘The Thirteen Tribe’, French philosopher Roger Garaudy’s book, ‘The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics, and professor Gilbert Achcar’s (University of London) book, The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives, have similar message – that’s the Jews have no religious or historical right to occupy Palestine.

Zionism plundered the religious term ‘Land of Israel’ (Eretz Yisrael) and turned it into a geopolitical term. The Land of Israel is not the homeland of the Jews. It becomes a homeland at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th – only upon the emergence of the Zionist movement,” claims Dr. Sand.

Dr. Sand in his book, The Invention of the Jewish People, claimed that the vast majority of Western Jews are not from the Israelite (Hebrew) tribes – but people of different nationalities who converted to Judaism during 8th-10th century AC. This made Zionists claim over Palestine being promised to them by biblical God – void and null.

Zionists’ anti-Arab campaign usually ignors the fact that while 150,000 German Jews were actively took part in Nazi Army – 233,000 of the 550,000 Free French troops landing on the Mediterranean coast in Nazi-occupied France in November 1944 were North African Muslims.

Annette Herskovits, PhD, a Holocaust survivor and author, in her recent article, entitled, ‘Nazism, Zionism, and the Arab World‘ (Dissident Voice, May 21, 2012) has debunked several of Israel Hasbara (propaganda) myths about Holocaust, Zionism, Israel and the Arab Muslims.

As someone whose mother and father were murdered in Auschwitz, and who herself survived the Nazis’ barbarous nationalism thanks to the courage of a group of Catholics, Protestants, Communists, and Jews, I find the idea that defending the “Jewish state” supersedes all other human obligations both immoral and senseless. Nothing, not even the Holocaust, justifies Israel’s treatment of Palestinians or the continuing efforts of pro-Israel zealots to show Arabs and Muslims as less than human. Israel and its unconditional supporters are on a path leading to catastrophe not only for Palestinians, but in the not very long run, for Israel itself,” wrote Annette.

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