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Interview: Shlomo Sand

by Simon Round from The Jewish Chronicle Diaspora Jews are descended from converts and have no historical connection with Israel. That’s just one of the claims made by a Tel Aviv University professor who’s shaken the Jewish world. For a man at the centre of a controversy, Professor Shlomo Sand looks remarkably calm. The German-born Israeli historian has [...]
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Burning Memories: Sacrifice and the Unconscious in History

The Birkbeck Institute for Human Research Wednesday 14th October Memory of historical events is necessarily collective, but acquires personal characteristics that are of the same nature as individual memory in general. This idea is illustrated through memories of holocaust survivors as they construct themselves in a particular biography of an Israeli child. Holocaust memories are then connected [...]
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Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsl5sQ2NYRA] A three part documentary series that examines the last six years (up to 2005) of the Arab-Israeli peace process from the point of view of presidents and prime ministers, their generals and ministers and those behind the suicide bombs and assassinations. The series reveals what happened behind closed doors as the peace process failed and [...]
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Converts to Colonizers?

Gabriel Piterberg reviews Shlomo Sand’s When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?from the NEW LEFT REVIEWThe foundational myths of the state of Israel rest on the notion that, throughout history, the Jews have been descended from a single ethno-biological core of Judean exiles who had been removed from their ancestral lands in the first [...]
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The Palestinian Question

the couple Symptom / FetishIslamo-Fascism, Christo-Fascism, Zionismmieux vaut un désastre qu’un désêtre by Slavoj Žižek There are two different modes of ideological mystification which should in no way be confused: the liberal-democratic one and the Fascist one. The first one concerns false universality: the subject advocates freedom/equality, not being aware of implicit qualifications which, in their very [...]
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