Israel State, Genocide and Thana-Capitalism

  • Maximiliano E. KorstanjeEmail author


The term “genocide” was originally coined by Lemkin just after the horrendous crimes committed against innocent civilians in Nazi Germany. At that moment, the SS officials disposed of a systemic rationalized system of death which was oriented to domesticate and eradicate the “inferior” or the undesired “Other”. The concentration camps were space of torture, violence, death and mourning that marked the state of Israel forever. Today things have changed a lot, and the state of Israel is accused of violating the human rights in Palestine. While we review the discussion of senior lecturers such as Slavoj Žižek, Richard Bernstein, Norman Finkelstein and Yakov Rabkin, we reconstruct the philosophical touchstone that led a nomad tribe to become a state. This chapter deals not only with the sense of prophesy in Israel, but also it toys with the belief that the messianic idea of Messiah played a leading role in our appetite for consuming the Others’ death.


Prophecy Death Holocaust Thana-capitalism Consumption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

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