Extravagantly denounced and praised. * New York Times * Perhaps books combining passion and erudition don't change political situations, but if they did, this one would count as a landmark. -- Eric Hobsbawm * Observer * [Sand's] quiet earthquake of a book is shaking historical faith in the link between Judaism and Israel. -- Rafael Behr * Observer * Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book. -- Tony Judt No discussion of the region any longer seems complete without acknowledgement of this book. * Independent on Sunday * A radical dismantling of a national myth. * Guardian *
Shlomo Sand teaches Contemporary History at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish People, On the Nation and the Jewish People, How I Stopped Being a Jew, The Invention of the Land of Israel, and Twilight of History.