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Shlomo Sand. Photo: Khaled Diab

The Invention of the Jewish People

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Shlomo Sand (New York: Verso, 2009), 288-289.

Elias Khoury was attacked because he wrote nice things about me. Then, he wrote again, saying you attacked because I am a friend of Shlomo Sand, but he’s a friend of Mahmoud Darwish. He used this against his critics. “I am a friend of a friend of Mahmoud Darwish and you are against it?” he asked.

Shlomo Sand, author of , was interviewed by Stephen Sackur for BBC HARDtalk. Broadcast tonight at 23.30 on the BBC News Channel, Professor Sand discusses The Invention of the Jewish People and the controversy surrounding the English translation of his bestselling book.

I give you Shlomo Sands as one.

  • Video of discussion between Avi Shlaim and Shlomo Sand. Chaired by Jacqueline Rose at the Frontline Club, London, 12 November 2009
  • Shlomo Sand. Photo courtesy of Verso

    Entering Shlomo Sand’s office at Tel Aviv university, the first thing that catches the eye are the numerous language versions of his controversial book, The Invention of the Jewish People, which has been a bestseller both in Israel and internationally. As an Egyptian with a keen interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I had read his book with great interest – and now I was meeting the man behind this intellectual earthquake.

    Entering Shlomo Sand’s office at Tel Aviv university, the first thing that catches the eye are the numerous language versions of his controversial book, The Invention of the Jewish People, which has been a bestseller both in Israel and internationally. As an Egyptian with a keen interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I had read his book with great interest – and now I was meeting the man behind this intellectual earthquake.