There is no such thing as a Semitic race. There are only Semitic languages. I am a Semite because I speak and write Hebrew. My parents were not Semites because they spoke Yiddish
Prof. Sand teaches in the history department of Tel Aviv University. His book "How I Stopped Being a Jew: An Israeli Point of View" was published in Hebrew by Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan.
Why I have no complaints against Justice Minister Shaked's 'Fascism' ad
Our political culture insists on seeing the Jews as the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews. But the Jews never existed as a ‘people’ – still less as a nation
The solution that’s now visible on the horizon involves expanding the apartheid regime that has been in place in the territories for 50 years already and applying it to the entire state of Israel
The synthesis of Zionism and socialism has disintegrated, making way for a winning symbiosis of religion and strong ethno-nationalism.
All those who don’t understand why it was so difficult for the Palestinian-Israelis’ political representatives to show their final respects to Shimon Peres, should recall Arafat’s funeral and the 'respect' shown him by the Israelis.
We are in a dangerous situation that can deteriorate into the expulsion of some of the residents of the territories, and even, in the face of serious armed resistance, into acts of mass slaughter.
Sanctions did not devastate South Africa or Iran. Nor will they destroy Israel; above all it will extricate Israel from a trap it is unable to get out of by itself.
If myths are ideologies in the form of narratives, history books are, when all is said and done, myths with footnotes. A response to last week's review by Moshe Sluhovsky.
A vote for this party could be a decisive event in Israel’s short history.
In a response to Dmitry Shumsky, Shlomo Sand questions his critic's support for a binational state and the Palestinian right of return.