April 6th, 2012
Originally Posted by senojekips
Here's something else to consider regarding the (il)legitimacy of the "Jewish people" as an entity.
Investigations by Israeli Prof. Shlomo Sand, professor of history at Tel Aviv University, have indicated that the "Jewish People" per se
are largely a recent (250 years ago) invention of purely nationalistic convenience. He also calls to question many Jewish beliefs about their past including their alleged origins, showing that a great many of these so called "facts" have absolutely no supporting evidence and are in fact far more likely to be completely false.
He sees this work not as an attack on Israel, and to a large degree this is accepted, but there is no denying that if true it chops the legs out from under many Zionist claims.
It's long, (1hr40mins) and the camera work is all over the place at the start, but well worth watching (listening to) for anyone at all interested in Israel and the Jewish people.
Oh,... and, "Happy Passover"
Read this : Shlomo Sand Ridiculed by Historian Simon Schama