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Land Shall Not Be Sold in Perpetuity : The Jewish National Fund and the History of State Ownership of
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The State of Israel is the only Western state where the majority of lands are still owned by the State and by a public body related to it (The Jewish National Fund). At the root lies the divine command stating that the Land of Israel belongs to God. The book analyzes the history of the ideological, social and legal processes that took place, bringing about the unique phenomenon of an advanced capitalistic state whose lands are mostly state-owned.