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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The invention of the 'Palestinians'

There's a new book out there and it supports the claim that the 'Palestinians' were invented. Here's a blurb about it.
Who are the “Palestinians”? When did they come into being? Why? And how so? What theological, political, historical, and ethical significance does their invention have? How should we understand the historical and religious significance of the recent invention of the “Palestinian people” and the possible invention of a new country called ‘Palestine’? In this groundbreaking text, 27 myth-shattering theses are put forth and argued in detail using the resources of Psychoanalysis, Talmud and Torah, Philosophy, and History. The author engages in criticisms of key thinkers (Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernesto Laclau, Edward Said, etc.) and relies on the work of writers as diverse as Joan Peters, Shlomo Sand, and Rashid Khalidi. Radical views are put forth on various topics including Judaism, the Middle East, and Theology. The Invention of the “Palestinians” is unlike any book you have read.
You can read more about it here. Yes, of course they were invented.



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