Homeland or Holy Land?

Homeland or Holy Land? : The "Canaanite" Critique of Israel

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"Homeland or Holy Land?" is the study of a man and a movement - the man is Yonatan Ratosh, Hebrew poet and thinker, and the movement is Zionism, the ideological foundation of the Jewish state, Israel. This title is an important and provocative reading for anyone interested, concerned, or confused by the state of the state of Israel today.show more

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  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 025313823X
  • 9780253138231
  • 1,683,538

Table of contents

Preface; AcknowledgmentsI. The Importance of Canaanism; II. The Contradictions of Zionism: Paradox, Dialectic, or Syncretism?; III. Yonatan Ratosh: The Transformation of Uriel Halpern; IV. Yonatan Ratosh and the Deconstruction of Zionism; V. Canaanism and Israeli Polity and Policy; VI. Canaanism and the Israeli Artistic Imagination; VII. ConclusionsExcursus: Canaanism and the Reconstruction of Zionism: The Case For a Secular IsraelNotes; Glossary; Selected Bibliography; Indexshow more

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"Profound, demanding, but lucid and well organized, Diamond's book is a class act!" Choice " ... sensitive, magisterial study ... " Macleans " ... a great interest to serious readers." St. Louis Post-Dispatch " ... a superb piece of research, empathetic yet clear-headed evaluation. But there is also wit, elegance and personal passion on these scholarly pages." The Jewish Spectatorshow more

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