Table of Contents:
- Introduction: A state (un)like any other state
- The five seasons of 1897 : shaping the Jewish future. Winter in Berlin ; Spring in Vienna ; Summer in Basel ; Fall in Vilna ; Winter in Odessa
- The seven-hour-land : a light unto the nations. Utopian ideals ; Hebrew revival ; Socialist dreams ; Orthodox reservations
- The national home : a state in the making?. The autonomy solution ; The one-state solution ; The two-state solution ; The elsewhere solution
- Original Israel : a state defining itself. What is a Jewish state? ; Who is a Jew in the Jewish state? ; Where is the new Canaan?
- Greater Israel : a state expanding. Seventh day realities ; Messianic visions ; Apocalyptic nightmares ; Peace illusions
- Global Israel : a state beyond borders. Israel abroad ; Israel imagined ; Israel lost and found
- Conclusion : Israel's new order.