Shlomo Sand, author of ‘The Invention of the Land of Israel’, receives death threat

Haaretz reports: Prof. Shlomo Sand, a Tel Aviv University history professor, said Sunday that he had received an envelope containing white powder and a letter that included death threats.

In the letter, which was received by the secretary of the university’s Department of History, the professor was accused of being an “anti-Semitic,” among other things. The letter also threatened Sand that he would “not live much longer.”

In a conversation with Haaretz, Sand said, “I opened a series of letters as usual, and then all of a sudden a white cloud jumped out. I was shocked that the powder got on to my hands and threw down the letter. It’s been brought to the attention of the security officer and the police sent a squad car to the site and the substance was taken for a test.”

Sand, who intends on filing a complaint with Israel Police on Monday, said he was concerned after having received the letter. “They wrote that I’m an anti-Semite, Nazi, that my time will come. It’s a very unpleasant feeling,” he said.

The history professor said it was possible that his new book, “The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland,” might have been what caused someone to send him the letter. “Four years ago, when I published my previous book, ‘The Invention of the Jewish People,’ there were fewer crazy people than there are today,” Sand told Haaretz.

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2 thoughts on “Shlomo Sand, author of ‘The Invention of the Land of Israel’, receives death threat

  1. Donna Bubb

    Would that the world had more professional historians and writers as deeply caring of
    giving us the truth about history as Professor Shlomo Sand. Would that more people of
    the world had enough hunger for truth that they would read Shlomo Sands books and
    see what eye openers they are. He is a very courageous truth teller.

  2. DE Teodoru

    Prof. Sands is proof that Jews are God’s chosen people for he is the kind of Jew God gave to us. But recall that Lucifer and the fallen angels made Hell out of jealousy of the good chosen and gifted righteous angels. If they persecute Prof. Sands, then let us all bang on the doors of Congress that US$$$ in the billions are to no longer be shoveled to those who can’t stand historical analysis. It’s time for us to put our bodies with the righteous Jews, putting our mouths where our money is!

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