Anita Shapira

Anita Shapira is the founder of the Yitzak Rabin Centre for Israel Studies,teaches at Tel Aviv university and is one of Israel\'s leading historians on the cutting edge of the Zionism/Post- Zionism debate.
Composing a Nation
ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) – the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books. After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for t...