Saturday, June 21, 2014
Interrogating: How I Stopped Being A Jew by Shlomo Sand
I have only begun studying the history of the relationship between Israel and Palestine, and found myself periodically unable to access the quality of the information in this text. The difficulty for me reading this book is two-fold; I don't know enough information about the history of Israel and Palestine to know how serious I should be taking Sand's accounts, and narrative of the text lacked references to support his claims. In order to read this text one has to assume that because Sand is a professional historian and was a resident on both sides of the wall, that the information he is providing is accurate. Personally, I need a more thoroughly historical account which supports historical claims with sources.