Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine Arna's Children Five Broken Cameras GHOST TOWN (ABOUT HEBRON) The Holy Land (Rick Steves) It's Better to Jump Jerusalem - the East Side Story Knowledge is the Beginning: The Ramallah Concert The Law in These Parts Life in Occupied Palestine: Eye Witness Stories and Photos (www.AnnaInThe MiddleEast.com) National Summit to Reasses the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship Occupation 101 - Voices of the Silenced Majority Occupied Minds Occupied Palestine On the Side of the Road (Lia Taranchansky) Palestine for Beginners: A comprehensive guide to the roots of conflict (2nd ed) Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment (R.Mazin Qumsiyeh) Parents Circle Family Forum: Two Sided Story Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land: U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Rachel: An American Conscience "Can a Friend and Ally Be Lethal?" Roadmap to Apartheid "A Harrowing Expose of Israel's Unique System of Official Discrimination" Voices Across the Divide by Alice Rothchild and Sharon Mullally The War Around Us Where Shall the Birds Fly A World Not Ours
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A Balcony Over the Fakihani Author:Liyana Badr “…deeply poetic and harrowing account of Israeli air strikes during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon…”
Against Our Better Judgment:The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel Author: Alison Weirwww.If Americans Knew.org published 2014 “Creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would ‘imperil not only American but all Western interests in the Near East”(Dean Acheson, U.S. statesman, 1947) “Prodigiously documented, Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel.I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves.” (Andrew Killgore)
A History of Modern Palestine:One Land, Two Peoples Author:Ilan Pappe “…begins with the Ottomans in the early 1800’s, traces a path through the arrival of the early Zionists …culminates in the intifadas of 1987 and 2000..”
Apples From the Desert Author:Savyon Liebrecht publisher THE FEMINIST PRESS at the City University of New York “Her characters represent social groups, but are never stereotypes.Indeed…stories correct prejudices.”(Buchreport)
America and the Founding of Israel: An investigation of the morality of America's role Author John W. Mulhall, CSP Deshon Press, Los Angeles, 1995
Arab and Jew:Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Author David K. Shipler “A superb journalistic meditation that captures the Middle East’s mirror images of intolerance.”(The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Arab Voices Speak to American Hearts Author:Samar Dahmash-Jarrah “assembled over 100 questions Americans wanted to ask Arabs and Muslims…a naturalized American citizen,.Jarrah spent …months in 2004 in Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait asking these questions.”
A Season of Stones:Living in a Palestinian Village Author:Helen Winternitz “The book is both a vivid adventure, enriched with discourse of the region’s infamous history, and a scathing indictment of the American-backed dictatorship of Zaire.”(Atlanta Journal & Constitution)
Ben Gurion’s Scandals:How the Haganah and The Mossad Eliminated Jews Author:Naeim Giladi "…goal of the Zionists was to import raw Jewish labor from the Middle East to plow and plant the newly-vacated lands…”When this book first appeared in 1992 it was banned in the U.S. and Israel…until new edition published 2003 by Dandelion books Tempe, Ariz www.dandelionbooks.net
Beyond Chutzpah:On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History Author:Norman G. Finkelstein “…excellent demonstration of how and why the blind defenders of Israel, by basing their arguments on false facts and figures, actually bring more damage than gains to their cause.” (Baruch Kimmerling, Prof Sociology, Hebrew U Jerusalem)
Blood Brothers:The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peacein Israel Author:Elias Chacour; with David Hazard.Foreword by James Baker. “… very little has been written about the region in terms of brotherhood a Christian Palestinian approaches the topic from this rather unique perspective… Jews and the Palestinians are blood brothers; …never forget that.”
Birth of Israel:Myths and Realities Author:Simha Flapan “Flapan reconstructs the real events …” that the Palestinians fled Israel despite the efforts of Jewish leaders to get them to stay…that when after a miraculous victory in 1948 Israel extended its hand in peace and not a single Arab leader responded” Flapan finds instead propaganda myths that have misguided Israeli policy to this day.“No one who reads this book can be content with these myths any longer.”(Christopher Hitchens)“Nobody will be able to talk about these topics without taking Flapan’s radical revision of the mythology into account.” (Stanley Hoffman)
Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East Author:Rashid Khalidi Khalidi closely analyzes three historical moments that illuminate how the U.S. involvement has thwarted progress toward peace between Israel and Palestine. “American presidents from Truman to Obama have sided with Israel at almost every turn and helped it inflict immense pain and humiliation on the Palestinians.” (John J. Mearsheimer)
The Case for Sanctions Against Israel Author: Audrea Lim (Ed.) The essays in this collection were written by people who are active in the movement to bring a just peace to Palestine/Israel.Authors include Palestinians (e.g. Omar Barghouti), Israelis (e.g. Ilan Pappe) Americans (e.g., Joel Beinin). Chief Complaint:A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee Author:Hatim Kanaaneh, MD “A deep and insightful portrait of a little-known community:the Palestinian citizens of Israel.”(Ghada Karmi, MD, In Search of Fatima:A Palestinian Story) Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA, and Other Covert Agencies Author: Rodney Stich, Former government investigator, assisted by CIA and other "Spook" Whistleblowers
Drinking the Sea at Gaza:Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege. Author:Amira Hass, correspondent for the Occupied Territories for the Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz Amira Hass went to live in Gaza in 1993, and in this book she gives voice to the many ordinary Gazans she got to know. Embracing Israel/Palestine:A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East Author:Rabbi Michael Lerner “Lerner is one of America’s most significant progressive intellectuals and political leaders…great conceptual breakthrough in dealing with the Middle East…also demonstrates a methodology for how best to think about global and domestic U.S .politics….his way of thinking is the only path that will give Israel, Palestine, and the U.S. the peace, security and well-being all three deserve!”(quote from Rep. Keith Ellison, the 1st elected Muslim to the U.S. Congress and Chair of the 70-member Progressive Caucus of the U.S. House)
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Author:Ilan Pappe ”…Ground-breaking research into a well-kept Israeli secret.A classic of historical scholarship on a taboo subject by one of Israel’s foremost New Historians”(Ghada Karmi, In Seach of Fatima)
Fast Times in Palestine:A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland Author:Pamela Olson See pamolson.org for purchase info.or:www.ifamericansknew.org It is a very well written piece that documents (mostly) Palestinian daily life through her personal experiences, as well as explaining some past events (which is a potential mine field as in this Israeli-Palestinian conflict the "past" can often be a more divisive and controversial issue than discussing the present or even possible solutions). "But in fact, probably less than 20% of Americans strongly support Israel. The rest just kind of blow in the prevailing winds. My theory is that if they can be told a fuller story in a way that respects their intelligence and speaks to their sensibilities, roughly half of Americans can likely be convinced to switch sides -- not against Israel, but for peace and justice based on international law and respect for human rights for all.”(from Olson’s blog while on book tour)
Fatal Embrace:Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land Author:Mark Braverman “A powerful and poetic call for examination and reflection.Courageous, provocative, and greatly deserving of our attention” (Sara Roy, Harvard)
The Fate of Zionism:A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine Author:Arthur Hertzberg "…if more people had Rabbi Hertzberg’s courage, our divisions would diminish.If more people had hiswisdom, our possibilities would expand.” (Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator, NJ)
Freedom Sailors Edited by Greta Berlin and Bill Dienst, M.D. “These women and men leave us with the most wonderful ofquestions:Is human courage and sacrifice the same as love?...To read this book is to see what we can be like, in the face of imminent danger.”(Alice Walker) "This is not just the story of how 2 tiny boats challenged the illegal Israeli siege on Gaza, but a vivid description of how a small group of people forever changed the rules of the game”(Ramzi Baroud, Author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter)
The Gaza Kitchen:A Palestinian Culinary Journey Authors Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt “For most women, the kitchen is a sacred place….women tell stories from generation to generation; history and heritage pass on from mother to daughter… "A cookbook that also described itself as a documentary portrait of the Gaza Strip … Because food is the essence of the everyday…beyond all the discourses, the positions and the polemics, there is a kitchen.And even in Gaza, that most tortured strip of land, hundreds of thousands of women every day find ways to sustain their families and friends in body and spirit,”(from the authors’ blog).
Gaza Writes Back:Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine Refaat Alareer, Editor.
The General’s Son Author:Miko Peled Miko Peled was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family.His grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence.His father, Matti Peled was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a General in the war of 1967.Peled courageously reveals the reality in contrast with the myths, and boldly outlines what he believes is necessary:one state with genuine equality for both Palestinians and Israelis.
Goliath:Life and Loathing in Greater Israel Author:Max Blumenthal As Blumenthal’s book clearly shows, those who immigrated to Israel to escape the memory of Nazi persecution bred a generation that is applying the same techniques used by the Nazis on populations under its control.Blumenthal argues that the Holocaust has been exploited to advance Israel’s nationalistic goals. Palestinians and Arabs as a whole have been vilified, creating a society of Jewish Israelis who believe that reducing or eliminating the state’s militaristic character would be tantamount to inviting the Arabs to exterminate them. “There are 80,000 Bedouins living in the Negev desert who are Israeli citizens, who serve in the Israeli army. They live in unrecognized communities. Because they’re not Jewish, they can’t hook up to the electricity grid, they can’t get public services, they can’t have health clinics. And now, under a new plan called thePrawer Plan, which was just approved in the Israeli Knesset, 40,000 of them will be removed from their homes, ethnically cleansed, and forced into communities where they’ll be “concentrated.”“….As Israel continues to transform into a virulent, fascist state, Blumenthal’s book ends with a glimmer of hope. He reports that one-thirteenth of all Israelis currently live outside of the country. Many of these individuals are affluent, educated, secular, and liberal. (Heather Hartlaub is co-editor of Muftah’s Israel/Palestine and Levant pages)
The Hebrew Republic:How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace at Last Author:Bernard Avishai
The Holocaust Industry:Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering Author:Norman G. Finkelstein “…his basic argument that memories of the Holocaust are being debased is serious and should be given its due.”(The Economist) The Iron Cage:The Story of the Palestinian Stuggle for Statehood Author:Rashid Khalidi “…examines the history of the U.S. involvement in the area against the backdrop of European colonialism and shows why an assertion of our good intentions has little meaning for peoples who have known two centuries of foreign occupation and domination.”(Ronald Steel, The Nation) Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations Author: Avi Shlaim Publisher: Verso, 2009 London, New York ...assesses impact of key political and intellectual figures, including Yasser Arafat and Ariel Sharon, Edward Said, Benny Morris...explores the many missed opportunities for peace and progress in the region. The Israel Connection:Who Israel Arms and Why Author:Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi Beit-Hallahmi explains how his country has become the arms dealer and military trainer of last resort, for everyone from Guatemala’s murderous military to Mobutu in Africa and the Shah of Iran. The Israeli Holocaust Against the Palestinians Researched and compiled by Michael Hoffman and Moshe Lieberman A chronicle of war-crimes and atrocities against people judged less than human by the U.S. government and media. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy Authors: John J. Mearsheimer & Stephen M. Walt John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government examine the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy.They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the U.S. provides to Israel and argue that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds.
The Jewish State Author:Theodor Herzl “It depends on the Jews themselves whether this political pamphlet remains for the present a political romance…Jews who wish for a State shall have it…."(Preface)
The Jihadis Return:ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising Author:Patrick Cockburn In this explosive new book, renowned Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn analyzes events leading up to the seizure by jihadis of a vast territory spanning the Iraq-Syria border.
A Land of Two Peoples: Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs Edited with commentary by Paul R. Mendes-Flohr Martin Buber was a lifelong Zionist who immigrated to Palestine in 1938, and played a prominent role in political affairs there...best known for his works on religion and philosophy, including "I and Thou."
Israel/Palestine:How to End the War of 1948 Author:Tanya Reinhart “ book demonstrates the hoax suffered by the Palestinians, sometimes with the complicity of their own Authority” (Le Monde)
The Lemon Tree:An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East Author:Sandy Tolan In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR's Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.
Letters From Palestine:Palestinians Speak Out About Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence Authors:Kenneth Ring, Ph.D, Ghassan Abdullah “The letters in this book will break your heart and they will make you laugh.…my hope that these Palestinian voices will inspire you…a peaceful and just future in Palestine is not only essential, but indeedpossible.”(Anna Baltzer, author of Witness in Palestine)
The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1947-1951 Author:Ilan Pappe “Pappe’s fresh interpretation of the events of 1948 and other aftermath challenges prevailing views of their significance among both Israelis and Arabs and does much to demolish the myths and misconceptions surrounding the formation of the state of Israel.”
NEW Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and how it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict Edited by Moustafa Bayoumi
Mirrors Author:Naguib Mahfouz, Illustrated by Seif Wanli “…a series of vignettes of characters from a writer’s life…reflects the recent history of Egypt…portraits add extra dimension”
The Modern Middle East2nd Edition Author:Elan Pappe “…devotes much needed attention to the ways in which non-elite social groups were affected by, and participated in, the dramatic political, social economic and cultural transformations of the period.”(Zachary Lockman, NYU)
Mornings in Jenin Author: Susan Abulhawa Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace, and home. This is the Palestinian story, told … through four generations of a single family.
The Myths of Liberal Zionism Author:Yitzhak Laor “He argues that …the peace camp has now adopted the European vision of ‘new Zionism,’ promoting the fierce Israeli desire to be accepted as part of the West and taking advantage of growing Islamophobia across Europe.
One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict over Palestine Author: Deborah J. Gerner “The book guides the reader gently through the intricacy of Israeli-Palestinian relationships and deals with a difficult subject with ease.”(Abdul-Aziz Said)
Once Upon a Country:A Palestinian Life Author:Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David Sari Nusseibeh was raised to be a “representative man” of post-1948 Palestine.His family’s roots in the region can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and his father served as the Governor of Jerusalem.As his ancient and storied land is torn apart by settlements and barricades, corruption and violence, Nusseibeh struggles to keep alive some faint hope for his country’s future.
One Country:A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse Author:Ali Abunimah “…defying the present climate of hopelessness and deadlock, Abunimah argues that a vibrant, thriving Jewish community can coexist alongside a Palestinian nation, reunited and healed after decades of dispossession, in a new entity that is equally and simultaneously the Jewish state and the Palestinian state.
One Palestine, Complete:Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate Author:Tom Segev Drawing on untapped archival materials, historian Tom Segev reconstructs the period before the creation of the state of Israel—a time of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps, when Britain’s promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day.
Original Sins:Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel Author:Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi “book presents a sympathetic analysis of the development of political Zionism—and goes on to show how a dream became both a living reality and a nightmare.”
Out of the Ashes:The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century Author:Marc H. Ellis Looking beyond the legacy of the Holocaust and beyond the portrayal of Jews as either victims or persecutors, Ellis forges a new vision of what it means to be Jewish today.“Marc Ellis provides a vital contribution to solving one of the few remaining intractable problems of our time.” (Desmond Tutu) “Marc Ellis is a brilliant writer, a deeply thoughtful and courageous mind.”(Edward Said) "Marc Ellis stands in a deeply honoured and disturbing Jewish tradition of prophetic thought and action.This is a profoundly religious book and we ignore it at our peril.” (John Gladwin, Bishop of Guildford and Chair of Christian Aid)
Overcoming Zionism:Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine Author:Joel Kovel. “Kovel is a well-known writer on the Middle East conflict.This book draws on his detailed knowledge to show that Zionism and democracy are essentially incompatible.…a two-state solution is hopeless as it concedes too much to the regressive forces of nationalism, wherein lie the roots of continued conflict.”(Voices for Justice in Palestine has 2 copies.)
Palestine in Israeli School Books:Ideology and Propaganda in Education Author:Nurit Peled-El Hanan Nurit Peled-El Hanan (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem) argues that the textbooks legitimize Israeli military policy in the eyes of young students, and prepare them for military service upon graduation.“With academic analysis supported by examples and illustrations, this book gives a whole new meaning to complaints about ‘teaching children to hate’ in the Middle East” (Ben White, journalist and author).
Palestine, Israel and the U.S.Empire Author:Richard Becker “Becker gives us the most focused and penetrating analysis we have of the real dynamics in the continuing persecution of the Palestinian people.He calls for international unity to end this tragic injustice.”(Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General)
Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid Author:Jimmy Carter “There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key U.N. resolutions, official American policy, and the international “road map” for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians.”
Palestine:The Legitimacy of Hope Author:Richard Falk Falk writes “…struggle for legitimacy …reinforced by disillusionment with both Palestinian armed resistance and conventional international diplomacy, most recently dramatized by the collapse of direct negotiations on April 29, 2014… also coincides with the spreading awareness that the so-called ‘two-state consensus’ has reached a dead end.”
Palestinian Identity:The Construction of Modern National Consciousness Author:Rashid Khalidi “An impressive,thoughtful, layered, and well-documented study of key aspects of the evolution of modern Palestinian nationalism.”(Kirkus Reviews)
The Palestinian People:A History Author: Baruch Kimmerling & Joel S. Midgal “A dispassionate and balanced analysis that provides essential background for understanding the complexities of the Middle East”
The Politics of Dispossession:The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994 Author:Edward W. Said "Solidly imbued with historical context and geopolitical conjecture…fresh, unpredictable, personal and incorruptible writing.”(Boston Globe)
The Politics of Empire:The U.S., Israel and the Middle East Author Jas. Petras Petras highlights how the domestic foundations of empire building have deteriorated and forced the imperial presidency to modify its approach…Imperial politics is viewed as a multi-sided power struggle between military and economic elites, Israel and the Zionist power configuration…
Peace Enemies: The Past and Present Conflict between Israel and Palestine PASSIA (Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs) Pub June 1999, trans from German
Popular Resistance in Palestine:A History of Hope and Empowerment Author:Mazin B. Qumsiyeh “With its focus on ‘history and activism from below’, this is a work of enormous significance.Developing further his original ideas on human rights in Palestine, media activism, public policies and popular, non-violent resistance, Mazin Qumsiyeh’s book is a must read for anyone interested in justice and how to produce the necessary breakthrough in the Israel-Palestine conflict. (Nur Masalha)
The Punishment of Gaza Author:Gideon Levy “…eloquent, even desperate, call to bring this shocking tragedy to an end, as can easily be done..,”(Noam Chomsky)
The Question of Palestine Author:Edward W. Said “When it was first published …in 1977…made Palestine the subject of a serious debate—one that is now more critical than ever.”
Quicksand:America’s Pursuit of Power in the Middle East Author:Geoffrey Wawro “…readers will be shocked by the history he describes—presidents, members of Congress, and lobbyists who consistently sacrificed statesmanship to expediency, leaving the U.S. stuck in the Middle Eastern quicksand Wawro describes” ( Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives)
The Question of Zion Author:Jacqueline Rose “I never thought it would be possible to articulate the psyche of Zionism without descending into superlatives or foul language.Jacqueline Rose has succeeded admirably where others have failed.”Ilan Pappe, Haifa University
Refusing to be Enemies:Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to theIsraeli Occupation Author: Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, with contributions by Ghassan Andoni, Jeff Halper, Jonathan Kuttab, Starhawk. “representing the Palestinian nonviolent movement alongside Israeli Jews who have supported their struggle for equality, justice, and self-determination”(Simona Sharoni)“A must-read for anybody who favors a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Given the failure of armed struggle ...book suggests that nonviolent resistance may be an efficacious means to force a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” (Scott Kennedy, Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz)
The Return of Zionism:Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel Author:Gabriel Piterberg Zionism constructed its own story as a unique and impregnable one, in the process excluding the voices of an already-existing indigenous people—the Palestinian Arabs.“…demonstrates how Zionism developed its cohesion, its character and its blindness towards those it displaced in Palestine(Roger Owen, Harvard Univ.)
The Scar of David: A Novel Author:Susan Abulhawa “Lovely and heartrending, this story is a must read for those who wish to not only understand the catastrophe of the Palestinians with their minds but also with their hearts” (Palestine Chron)
The Septembers of Shiraz Author: Dalia Sofer "…This book is about how people, in any country, live mostly without thinking about the political implications of their choices, and how they are taken by surprise when revolution or war crashes in.”(Washington Post)
Sharing the Land of Canaan:Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle Author:Mazin B. Qumsiyeh “…He eloquently and gently guides you through the maze of obstacles towards the naturaland sensible solution of coexistence.”(Dr. Salman Abu Sitta)
The Shepherd’s Granddaughter Author: Anne Laurel Carter “…captures the suffering of Palestinians, the essential injustice and arbitrariness of the occupation and the Palestinian spirit of resilience and struggle…”(James Loney, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Iraq, Palestine)
The Silencer Author:Simon Louvish “…enough combustible talent to earn the comparisons with Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Swift that have come his way.”(New York Times Book Review)
The Tragedy of Zionism:How Its Revolutionary Past Haunts Israeli Democracy Author:Bernard Avishai “…shrewd analysis, combiningpassion and intelligence, a deep love for Israel, a feel for what is possible, and a sure moral sense of what is necessary.”(James Carroll, Constantine’s Sword)
The Transfer Agreement:The Dramatic Story of the Pact Between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine Author: Edward Black “Black…gives particulars on …the great dilemma of 1933—whetherto concentrate on toppling the Nazi regime thorough boycott or the extrication of German Jews before it was too late.”(Publishers Weekly)
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:A Primer Author: Phyllis Bennis “…answers basic questions about Israel and Israelis, Palestine and Palestinians, the US and the Middle East, Zionism and anti-Semitism…election of Hamas”
NEW BOOK: War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification Author: Jeff Halper (Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) Pluto Press 2015 "A brilliant book by one of the world's most inspiring political activists. It lays out the way in which Israel's war on the Palestinians has become both a model and the laboratory for a global war against the people." (Eyal Weizman)
When the Birds Stopped Singing:Life in Ramallah Under Siege Author:Raja Shehadeh, founder of Al-Haq, a nonpartisan human rights organization “Few Palestinians have openedtheir minds and hearts with such frankness.”(NewYork Times Book Review)
Witness in Palestine:A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories Author:Anna Baltzer DVD also available from Voices:Life in Occupied Palestine.Go to www.AnnaInTheMiddleEast.com“Even those familiar with the grim reality of the occupied territories will quickly be drawn into a world they had barely imagined by these vivid, searingly honest, intensely acute portrayals” (Noam Chomsky); "A must read. . . Deeply engaged, informative, and incisive.You cannot allow yourself to skip this compassionate analysis.” (Ilan Pappe)
51 Documents:Zionist Collaboration With the Nazis Edited by Lenni Brenner “…contains explosive information historians ignore…”“some comments and declarations make embarrassing reading 50 years later…”(New Republic)
1949 The First Israelis Author:Tom Segev A controversial best seller in Israel“Tom Segev’s account of the state of Israel in its first years is thought-provoking and disturbing.It brings to light much new and often indispensable material for the future historian.”(Dan Leon,New Outlook)