Definition of a nation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaacov
    • 29.11.09 | 22:26 (IST)

    Many years ago, Stalin had formulated a set of rigid rules for a people to qualify as a nation, such as common language, etc. By stalin's definition, the Jews are not a nation, which repeats Sand's theory. Both of them ignore the simple obvious fact that a person is Jewish if he truly feels like Jewish, regardless of "scientific" definitions. See a recent book by A. Barr.

    from the article: Shlomo Sand's 'The Invention of the Jewish People' is a success for Israel
    First published 15:30 27.11.09 | Last updated 15:42 27.11.09
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