The State of Israel was created overnight. It was one of the most ambitious building projects of the twentieth century, systematically worked out in advance and meticulously enacted. Mini Israel offers insight into this utopian dream. It is a scale model of the country that functions as a popular tourist attraction. Ultra modern, world-class hotel complexes stand beside 2,000-year-old archaeological sites, and are drawn into a single narrative. This is a Jewish universe. In this fantasy there are no checkpoints. No suicide bombers. No anxiety.