Shlomo Sand: Challenging notions of a Jewish PeopleSubmitted by PWA on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 20:28
Israeli Professor Shlomo Sand talks up the ideas of his new book, The Invention of the Jewish People, challenging the underlying logic of the State of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish People.
He argues those who claim to be of the Jewish People cannot claim a blood connection with the original Jewish inhabitants of the Holy Land, but converts along the way. His book was a best-seller in Israel for 19 weeks in 2009.
NOTE: This post is in no way an assault or to insult Israeli and/or Jewish DP subscribers but a lot of the time I see people on DP talk about the ZIONIST are the BAD GUYS we need to stop the ZIONIST they corrupt society, etc. with out us having a more nuance discussion on the topic because I feel some individuals try to put individuals, races and/or cultures in boxes and classify them as A or B when somethings are Ab or aB or maybe even C. That’s one thing I really like about Ron Paul though he isn’t afraid to make his opinion known to the public he puts things in context and provides nuance.
I'm gonna start posting long lectures when I can so people can broaden there understanding to show that’s there’s more to then just being being white man this, black man that, Asian man this, Hispanic man that, liberal this, conservative that, GOP this, libertarians that, etc. I know these titles we try or may what to put on others individuals allows us to find away to separate ourselves from each other but there’s always a deeper discussion to be had which I see most people either don’t take or have the time to have that type of discussion with there counterparts or most of the time offend others due to their delivery and the fact that they don’t possess the indepth knowledge on an issue from both perspectives they believe to have to truly talk to another individual on the opposite side of the discussion.
Hopefully this video is enlightening and I will be posting many more on a myriad of diverse niche topics.