Older Palestine History (Authors, M-Z)

Older Palestine History (Authors, M-Z)

Mariane A. Maasri

The National Democratic Assembly : An Arab Party in Israel, Headed by Azmi Bishara (aka Bichara, editor of Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture) Zalka : Mokhtarat, 2004


Ramsay MacDonald

A Socialist in Palestine  (Poale Zion  – Jewish Socialist Labour Confederation, 24pp, 1922)


John M. Machover

Governing Palestine : The Case against a Parliament (PS King & Son, 1936)


Moshé Machover (Matzpen, London University)

Israelis and Palestinians (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2012) Essays surveying anti-Zionism within Israel; author co-founder of Matzpen, the Socialist organisation in Israel.

with : John O’Mahony, Tony Greenstein, Lenni Brenner Arabs, Jews and Socialism : The Debate on Palestine, Zionism and Anti-Semitism(Workers’ Liberty pamphlet, ca. 1987) Note : originally published in Socialist Organiser,nos. 77-302, 1977-1987; including ‘Trotsky and Zionism.’

with M. Jafar : Machover : Zionism, Why We Oppose It / Jafar : War & Peace in the Middle East(publication of two essays; Palestine Solidarity Campaign, ca. 1977)

with : Haim Hanegbi & Akiva Orr The Class Nature of Israeli Society  (Pluto Press, 1971)


Sandra Mackey

Mirror of the Arab World : Lebanon in Conflict (WW Norton, 2008)

Lebanon : Death of a Nation (Congdon & Weed, 1989)


Nancy Mackinnon

The Background of the London Conference on Palestine, 1947  (British Association for the Jewish National Home in Palestine, 1947) -20pp.


Sean MacBride, editor

Israel in Lebanon : Report of the International Commission to Enquire into Reported Violations of International Law by Israel During its Invasion of the Lebanon (London : Ithaca Press, 1983)


Judah Leon Magnes  (Chancellor of Hebrew University, Jerusalem) & Ihud (“unity”)  Association aka Ichud

Martin BuberJudah L. Magnes & Ernst Simon, editors : Towards Union in Palestine – Essays on Zionism and Jewish-Arab Cooperation  (Jerusalem : Ihud Union Association, 1947)

Arab-Jewish Unity : Testimony before the Anglo-American Inquiry Commission for The Ihud (Union) Association [1946]  (Victor Gollancz, 1947)

Markus Reiner, Lord Samuel, Ernst Simon, Moshe Smilansky, Judah L. Magnes :  Palestine – Divided or United?  The Case for a Bi-National Palestine before the United Nations  (Greenwood Press, 1983)  Contains the full text of the Ihud (Union) Association s evidence, both written and oral, before the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine in 1947; passages of the Ihud’s evidence before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry; and an address delivered before UNSCOP by Dr. Ernst Simon, a leading member of the Ihud, has been included.  See also : ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMITTEE

Jewish-Arab Cooperation in Palestine  (Ihud Union Assocation, 1945)

In the Perplexity of the Times (speeches and correspondence, some in English translation; Hebrew University, 1946)

The Source of Prophetic Morality : Address (Hebrew University, 1943)

Address of the President of the Hebrew University  (Jerusalem : Azriel Press, 1939)

The Spirit of Peace and the Spirit of War  (1938) 8pp pamphlet.

Addresses by the Chancellor of the Hebrew University  (Hebrew University, 1936)

Like all the Nations?  (Jerusalem : Weiss Press, 1930 / Syracuse University Press, 1987)

Dissenters in Zion – from the Writings of Judah L. Magnes  (Harvard University Press, 1982) edited by Arthur A. Goren.


Kate Maguire

The Israelisation of Jerusalem  (London : Arab Research Centre, 1981)


Mohammad Taki Mahdi

Of Lions, Chained : An Arab Looks at America (San Francisco : New World Press, 1962)


Rachel Mairs

The Untold Lives of Dragomans : The Dragoman Solomon Negime and His Clients (Bloomsbury, 2015)  Christian Palestinian tour guide in Jaffa and Jerusalem, from the 1880s until the Great War.  Period accounts of both Negime and his customers.


Betty Dagher Majaj

A War Without Chocolate : One Woman’s Journey through Two Nations, Three Wars, and Four Children  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)


Jean Said Makdisi  (b. Jerusalem, raised in Cairo, Beirut)

– as editor, Serene Husseini Shahid : Jerusalem Memories  (Beirut : Naufal Books, 1999, 2000)

Teta, Mother and Me  (Saqi Books & WW Norton & Co, 2005 & 2007)

Beirut Fragments : A War Memoir (NYC: Persea Books, 1990)

– as co-editor with Martin Asser, Shafiq Al-Hout ; translated by Hader al-Hout and Laila Othman : My Life in the PLO – The Inside Story of the Palestinian Struggle (Pluto, 2010/2011)  The memoirs of Shafiq Al-Hout, one of the most important Palestinian leaders, show him to be selfless, yet critical of Arafat’s management of the PLO and the Fatah movement, especially during the Lebanese years.


Saree Makdisi (UCLA, nephew of Edward W. Said)

Palestine Inside Out : An Everyday Occupation (WW Norton, 2008) Focus on “the hyperregulation of everyday life” by the Israelis of the Palestinians, with Hebron cited as “an ongoing experiment in the science and politics of ethnic separation and systematic dispossession…a slow-motion portrait of Palestine being turned inside out.”


David Makovsky

Engagement through Disengagement : Gaza and the Potential for Rnewed Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking  (Washington DC : Washington Institute for Near Easy Policy, 2005)


Michael Makovsky

Churchill’s Promised Land : Zionism and Statecraft  (Yale University Press, 2007)  Palestine considered for ridding Britain of Jewish troublemakers (Anarchists and Communists).


Clovis Maksoud (Arab League representative)

Palestine Lives – Interviews with Leaders of the Resistance  Participants :  Khalid al-Hassan [Fateh], Abu Iyad [Fateh], George Habash [PFLP], Nayef Hawatmeh [PDFLP], Sami al-Attari [Saʾiqa], and A. W. Saʾid [Arab Liberation Front] / with introduction by Clovis Maksoud  (Palestine Research Center, 1973)

The Arab Image  (Delhi : Acharya Ramlochan Publishing House, 1963


Mohammad Malas

The Dream : A Diary of a Film  (American University in Cairo Press, 2016)  Filmmaker’s memoir of making a documentary on Shatila and Sabra Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, but before the massacres took place.


Chibli Mallat (international lawyer and law professor at University of Utah and St Joseph’s University in Lebanon)

Philosophy of Non-Violence : Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice Beyond the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2015)  Contains significant focus/examples on Palestinians.


Sally V. Mallison

Armed Conflict in Lebanon, 1982 : Humanitarian Law in a Real World Setting (American Educational Trust, 1985) – A critical analysis of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon and the applicable provisions of international law.

with William Thomas Mallison : The Palestine Problem in International Law and World Order  (Longmans, 1986)


William Thomas Mallison

The Legal Problems Concerning the Juridical Status and Political Activities of the Zionist Organization / Jewish Agency : A Study in International and US Law (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1968)


Neville J. Mandel

The Arabs and Zionism before World War I  (University of California Press, 1976)

Turks, Arabs, and Jewish Immigration, 1882-1914  (Oxford University PhD thesis, 1965)


Mandela Institute for Human Rights / Audrey Bomse, author; Jonathan Kuttab, Mohammad Abu-Harthieh and Ahmad Sayyad, editors

Palestinian Prisoners : Legal Analysis (Ramallah : MIHR / Jerusalem : JCHR, 2003, 2004)


Adel Manna & Motti Golani

Two Sides of the Coin : Independence and Nakba 1948 : Two Narratives of the 1948 War and its Outcome   – Arabic-English edition (Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation / Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011) Note : This is a free download as well, via historyandreconciliation.org


Ethel Mannin (1900-1984.  Of her almost 100 titles, these represent most of the London writer’s Arab period, in the 1960s, always with a Palestinian struggle focus.)

The Lovely Land : The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan  [travel]  (Hutchinson, 1965)

Aspects of Egypt : Some Travels in the United Arab Republic  [travel, inc. Gaza] (Hutchinson, 264pp, 1964)

A Lance for the Arabs [travel] (Hutchinson, 1963)


Awad Issa Mansour (Al-Quds University)

Settler-Colonial State Formation in Palestine : A Comparative Study  (Routledge, 2017)


Camille Mansour (Paris University, Birzeit University)

Beyond Alliance : Israel in US Foreign Policy (Columbia University Press, 1994)


George Mansur

The Arab Worker under the Palestine Mandate (Jerusalem : Commercial Press, 64 pages, 1936)


Johnny Mansour (schoolteacher and associate of The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies [MADAR]

Arab Christians in Israel : Facts, Figures, and Trends (Diyar, 2012)  Perhaps only available as a digital publication.  Note : author published an Arabic-only title : Bishop Gregorios Hajjar’s Life and Work (Hakeem Printing, 2013)

with Eli Nachmias (co-author) and Daphna Sharfman (editor) :  The Secret of Co-Existence : Jews and Arabs in Haifa During the British Mandate in Palestine, 1920-1948 (Charleston, South Carolina : BookSurge, 2007)

The Modern History of the Middle East (pre-2015, possibly bi-lingual, Arabic-English)


Moshe Ma’oz

-as editor :  Muslim Attitudes to Jews in Israel : The Ambivalences of Rejection, Antagonism, Tolerance and Cooperation (Sussex Academic Press, 2010)

-as editor, with Robert l. Rothstein & Khalil Shikaki  : The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process : Oslo and the Lessons of Failure : Perspectives, Predicaments, and Prospects (Sussex Academic Press, 2002)

-as editor, with Sari Nusseibeh Jerusalem : Points of Friction and Beyond  (Kluwer Law International, 2000)

-as editor, with Avraham Sela : The PLO and Israel : From Armed Conflict to Political Solution , 1964-1994  (Macmillan, 1997, 1998)

-as editor, with Ilan Pappé : Middle Eastern Politics and Ideas : A History from Within (Tauris Academic Studies, 1997)

Syria and Israel : from War to Peacemaking  (Clarendon Press, 1995)

-as editor, with Barry Rubin, Joseph Ginat : From War to Peace : Arab-Israeli Relations, 1973-1993  (Sussex Academic Press, 1994)

– with Mordechai Nisan : Palestinian Leadership on the West Bank : The Changing Role of the Arab Mayors under Jordan and Israel   (Frank Cass, 1984 /e-version, Routledge, 2015)

as editor, with Allen Weinstein : Truman and the American Committment to Israel : A Thirtieth Anniversary Conference (Jerusalem : Magnes Press, 1981)

Palestinian Arab Politics  (Jerusalem Academic Press, 1975)

-as editor : Studies on Palestine During the Ottoman Period (Jerusalem : Magnes Press, 1975)

Soviet and Chinese relations with the Palestinian Guerilla Organizations (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Leonard Davis Institute, 1974)

as editor : Studies on Palestine During the Ottoman Period : International Conference on the History of Palestine and its Jewish Population during the Ottoman Period [1970]  (Jerusalem : Magnes Press, 1975)

Ottoman Reform in Syria and Palestine, 1840-1861 (Clarendon Press, 1968)


Sami Khalil Mar’i

Education, Culture and Identity Among Palestinians in Israel  (Knightsbridge : International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1984)

Arab Education in Israel  (Syracuse University Press, 1978)


Munya Meir Mardor

Strictly Illegal  -translated by H.A.G. Schmucklev (Robert Hale, 1957)  Insider’s memoir of how the Haganah was armed.


Shanee Marks

Where is Palestine?  The Arabs in Israel  (Pluto Press, 113 pages, 1984)


Mike Marqusee

If I am not for Myself : Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew  (Verso, 2008) Well-made points from the viewpoint of the author’s Leftist New York City family background and how they, and others, didn’t twig the disconnect between social justice and Zionism in the post-holocaust era.


Khalil Marrar (Governors State University, Illinois)

The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy : The Two-State Solution  (Routledge, 2009)


Phil Marshall

Intifada : Zionism, Imperialism and Palestinian Resistance  (Bookmarks Bookshop, 1989)


Nabil Marshood

Palestinian Teenage Refugees and Immigrants Speak Out (Rosen Publications, 64pp, 1997)


Robin H. Martin & Anne Blackman

Palestine Betrayed : A British Palestine Policeman’s Memoirs (1936-1948) (Ringwood, Hampshire : Seglawi Press, 2007)


Nur Masalha [Nueldeen]  (Palestinian historian and professor linked to the University of Surrey and SOAS.  “The rupture of 1948 and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine are central to both the Palestinian society of today and Palestinian social history and collective identity. Resisting ethnic cleansing and politicide has been a key feature of the modern history of the Palestinians as a people.”

as co-editor, with Nahla Abdo An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba (Zed Books, 2018)

The Zionist Bible : Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory (Acumen Publishing, 2013)

The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory (Zed Books, 2012)

The Bible and Zionism : Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine-Israel (Zed Books, 2007)

-as editor : Catastrophe Remembered : Palestine, Israel and the Internal Refugees : Essays in Memory of Edward W. Said (Zed Books, 2005)

The Politics of Denial : Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Problem (Pluto Press, 2003)  Contents: The Palestinian Nakba: Zionism, ‘transfer’ and the 1948 exodus — Israel’s‘new historians’ and the Nakba: a critique of Zionist discourse — ‘If you can’t solve it, dissolve it’: Israeli resettlement schemes since 1948 — Israeli approaches to restitution of property and compensation (1948-1956) — The ‘present absentees’ and their legal struggle: evolving Israeli policies towards the internally displaced (1948-2003) — The 1967 refugee exodus — Israeli refugee policies during negotiations: from Madrid to Taba (October 1991-January 2001)

Ariel Sharon : A Political Profile (Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, 2001)

Imperial Israel and the Palestinians : The Politics of Expansion (Pluto Press, 2000)

A Land without a People : Israel, Transfer, and the Palestinians 1949-96  (Pluto Press, 1997)

The Palestinian Refugee Problem : Israeli Plans to Resettle the Palestinian Refugees, 1948-1972  (Ramallah : Palestinian Diaspora & Refugee Centre [SHAML], 63pp, 1996)  Contents : Initial efforts 1948-1950, the Schechtman Plan of Compulsory Transfer in Iraq / Compensation in Lieu of Repatriation 1949-1953 / The Libyan Resettlement Scheme, 1950-1958 / The 195601957 Occupation of the Gaza Strip / Aftermath of the June 1967 Conquests / Ariel Sharon’s Proposals, 1969-1971.

Expulsion of the Palestinians : The Concept of “Transfer” in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948 (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1992)   Welcome and highly praised research, based on declassified Israeli archival documents.

King Faisal I of Iraq : A Study of His Political Leadership, 1921-1933 (PhD thesis, University of London, 1987)


Joseph A. Massad (Columbia University / Middle East Studies Association)

Islam in Liberalism (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

The Persistence of the Palestinian Question : Essays on Zionism and the Palestinians (Routledge, 2006)

Colonial Effects : The Making of National Identity in Jordan  (Columbia University Press, 2001)


Francois Massoulie

Crisis in the Middle East  aka  Middle East Conflicts – translated by Angela Parker (Moreton-in-Marsh : Windrush / Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 1999)


Bruce Masters

The Arabs and the Ottoman Empire, 1516-1918 : A Social and Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World : The Roots of Sectarianiam  (Cambridge University Press, 2004)


Elisabeth Mathiot

Zionism, a System of Apartheid  (International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 11pp pamphlet, 1983)

The Autonomy Plan : Israel’s Colonisation under a New Name (Paris : Eurabia, 30pp pamphlet, 1979)


Philip Mattar

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians  (New York City : Facts on File, revised edition, 684pp, 2005)

The Mufti of Jerusalem : Al-Hajj Amin Al-Husayni and the Palestinian National Movement (Columbia University Press, 1992) Despite some errors of judgement, Amin Al-Husayni acted honourably, if not always wisely as he was attacked by the British, the Zionists, and Amir Abdullah, in this exciting yet sober unpacking of his roller-coaster life.


Weldon C. Matthews (Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan)

Confronting an Empire, Constructing a Nation : Arab Nationalists and Popular Politics in Mandate Palestine (IB Tauris, 2006)  On the Istiqlal (Independence) Party.


Roberto Mazza (SOAS, University of London)

-as editor :  Jerusalem in World War I : The Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat  [Antonio de la Cievra Lewita Ballobar]  (IB Tauris, 2011)

Jerusalem : From the Ottomans to the British (Tauris Academic Studies, 2009)


Justin McCarthy

Population History of the Middle East and the Balkans (Istanbul : Isis, 2001)

The Ottoman Turks : An Introductory History to 1923  (Longmans, 1997)

The Population of Palestine : Population History and Statistics of the Late Ottoman Period and the Mandate (Columbia University Press, 1990) – Assessment noting that in 1918 7% of the population classified themselves as Jewish (58,728), with the remaining 93% being Muslim (611,098) and Christian (70,429).


W.D. [William Denison] McCracken

The New Palestine  (Jonathan Cape, 1922) With foreword by Viscount Bryce


James G. McDonald (US Special Representative & Ambassador / Norman J. W. Goda, Richard Breitman, Barbara McDonald Stewart, and Gil Severin Hochberg, editors

Envoy to the Promnised Land : The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1948-1951  (Indiana University Press & United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2017)


David McDowall

The Palestinians : The Road to Nationhood (Minority Rights Publications, 1994)

Palestine and Israel (University of California Press, 1989)


Paul McGeough (Middle East correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald)

Kill Khalid : The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas  (The New Press, 2010) / Kill Khalid : Mossad’s Failed Hit…and the Rise of Hamas  (Allen & Unwin, 2009).  Biography of Hamas leader.


Runa MacKay with introduction by Ang Swee Chai 

Exile in Israel : A Personal Journey with the Palestinians (Wild Goose Publications, 1995) Doctor’s 40 years’ service to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Lebanon.  See also Dr Swee Chai Ang, Dr Pauline Cutting and Dr Chris Giannou


Cynthia McKinney (served six-terms representing a Georgia district in the US House of Representatives)

Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom  (Clarity Press, 2013) Experiences facing the Israeli lobby in American Congressional elections.


Sean McMeekin

The Ottoman Endgame : War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923  (Allen Lane, 2015)  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Sazonov fingered as prime mover of the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement.


Rafael Medoff  (Founding Director of the David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, Washington DC)

Militant Zionism in America : The Rise and Impact of the Jabotinsky Movement in the United States, 1926-1948  (University of Alabama Press, 2002)

Zionism and the Arabs : An American Jewish Dilemma, 1898-1948  (Praeger Press, 1997)


MR Mehdi

A Palestine Chronicle : Being a Record of Injustice (Data on families expelled in 1967; Alpha Books, 1973)


Mohammad T. Mehdi

Peace in Palestine  (New York City : New World Press, 1976)

Peace in the Middle East (New York City : New World Press, 1967)

A Nation of Lions….Chained : An Arab Looks at America  (San Francisco : New World Press, 1962) -World focus but with considerable text on Palestine and Zionist arguments in the USA.


Gerard Menuhin

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil : Recognize the True Enemy and Join to Fight Him (Castle Hill Services, 2017)   Jewish holocaust revisionist analysis, rather than denial, with an emphasis on Germany.


Moshe Menuhin

The Decadence of Judaism in Our Time (New York : Exposition Press, 1965 / Second Edition with postscript ~ Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1969 & Chawleigh, Devon : Britons Publishing Co, 1969)  Author, the father of violinist Yehudi Menuhin, worked with Rabbi Elmer Berger in several anti-Zionist organisations in the USA.  Book is “a protest against the identification of Judaism with Zionism,” and the postscript was also published as a separate volume.


Philip Mendes

Jews and the Left : The Rise and Fall of a Political Alliance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)


Arzu Merali and Javad Sharbaf, editors

Towards a New Liberation Theology : Reflections on Palestine (Wembley : Islamic Human Rights Commission, 2009)


MERIP – Middle East Research & Information Project (Washington, DC)

Books include : Abdullah Schleifer The Fall of Jerusalem (ca. 1975) / Ahmad al-Kodsy Eli LobelThe Arab World and Israel  (1970)/ Sabri JiryisThe Arabs in Israel  (ca. 1975)

Many relevant MERIP single reports in series, published 1970s-1980s : No. 53 – Class  Transformation of Palestine  / No. 60 – Israeli Settlements / No.80 – The PLO at the Crossroads / No. 83 – Palestinians Confront the Treaty / No. 92 – Israel’s Uncertain Future / No. 96 – Revolutionary Realism in Palestine / Nos. 108-109 – War in Lebanon / No. 114 – Israel Divided / No. 116 – Israel’s Strategy of Occupation / No. 118 – Lebanon in Crisis / No. 119 – The PLO Split / No. 129 – Egypt and Israel Today / No. 131 – The PLO Split and Jordon / No. 133 – Lebanon’s Shi’as


Paul Charles Merkley (Carleton University, Hebrew University)

American Presidents, Religion, and Israel : The Heirs of Cyrus  (Praeger, 2004)

Christian Attitudes Towards the State of Israel  (McGill-Queens University Press, 2001)

The Politics of Christian Zionism, 1891-1948  (Frank Cass, 1988)


Jacob Metzer

as co-editor with : Christopher Lloyd Richard Sutch Settler Economies in World History  (Lieden : Brill, 2013)

Land Rights, Ethno-Nationality and Sovereignty in History  (Routledge, 2004)

The Divided Economy of Mandate Palestine  (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

with Michael Beenstock Sanny Ziv Immigration and the Jewish Economy in Mandatory Palestine  (Jerusalem : Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, 1993)


Joel S. [Samuel] Migdal

Through the Lens of Israel  (State University of New York Press, 2001)

Palestinian Society and Politics (Princeton University Press & Harvard University Center for International Affairs, 1980)

-see also Baruch Kimmerling


Mona N. Mikhail

Seen and Heard : A Century of Arab Women in Literature and Culture (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink, 2003)  How are Arab women seen by others? How do Arab women see themselves? New York University professor Mona Mikhail’s new collection of essays casts a wide net over literature, film, popular culture, and the law in order to investigate the living, often rapidly changing, reality of Arab women and their societies. Whether she examines Egyptian film, contemporary rewritings of the Sherazad story, or women in North African novels, Mikhail sheds valuable light on the role of Arab women within Islam and within the Arab world.  Mona N. Mikhail, author of the groundbreaking Images of Arab Women: Fact and Fictionand Studies in the Short Fiction of Mahfuz and Idris, is a professor of Arabic and comparative literature at New York University. She has won several awards, namely from PEN and Columbia University, for her translations. Her most recent work is the film documentary, Live Onstage: A Century and a Half of Theater in Egypt.


Rory Miller (Director, Middle East & Mediterranean Studies, Kings College London)

Inglorious Disarray : Europe, Israel and the Palestinians since 1967 (Columbia University Press, 2011)

-as editor : Palestine, Britain and Empire – The Mandate Years (Ashgate, 2010)

Divided Against Zion : Anti-Zionist Opposition to a Jewish State in Palestine, 1945-1948  (Frank Cass & Co, 2000) This is the story of three leading anti-Zionist advocacy groups : the Jewish Fellowship, the Arab (Information) Office and the Committee for Arab Affairs (led by Edward Spears MP), and the Zionist attitude towards them.  The establishment of the Zionist state saw all three groups collapse; each organisation could have been managed better and this eye-opening history unpacks the errors.  Despite Zionist assertions of a united anti-Zionist opposition, the CAA and the JF are shown to have almost avoided one another.  Did it matter?  Was Sir Edward Spears really a Jew?  A crushing, yet necessary read.


Ylana N. Miller

Government and Society in Rural Palestine, 1920-1948 (University of Texas Press, 1985)  Topics covered include nationalism, education, village administration, the Arab Revolt of 1936-1939 and life during the Second WorldWar.


  1. Mills (Eric Mills)

Census of Palestine, 1931 – Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas (Jerusalem : Greek Convent & Goldberg Presses, Part 1 – 1931, Parts 2 & 3 – 1933)


Menahem [aka Menachem] Milson (Hebrew University, Ariel Sharon’s mentor for converting West Bank military rule to Civil Administration)

A European Plot on the Arab Stage  (Jerusalem : Vidal Sassoon Centre for the Study of Antisemitism, Hebrew University, 16 pages, 2011)

Countering Arab Antisemitism  (Jerusalem : Institute of the World Jewish Congress, 17 pages, 2003)

Society and Political Structure in the Arab World  (Hew York City : Humanities Press, 1973) Lectures.


Uri Milstein (IDF instructor and official historian of their paratroopers)

The Birth of a Palestinian Nation : The Myth of the Deir Yassin Massacre (Israel : Gefen Publishing, 2012)  The famous massacre considered as a ‘blood libel’ against Zionist Jews.


Beverley Milton-Edwards

-with Stephen Farrell :  Hamas ? The Islamic Resistance Movement  (Cambridge : Polity Press, 2010)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : A People’s War  (Taylor & Francis, 2008 / Routledge, 2009)

Islamic Politics in Palestine (Tauris Academic Studies, 1996)


Minority Rights Group (London)

Colin Smith (The Observer newspaper) & David McDowall : The Palestinians  (MRG no. 24; various editions : 1984, 1987, 1992, 1998)

Israel’s Oriental Immigrants and Druzes (MRG no. 12, Revised 1981)

Alfred Friendly Israel’s Oriental Immigrants and Druzes  (MRG, 1972)


Shaul Mishal

The Palestinian Hamas : Vision, Violence and Coexistence  (Columbia University Press, 2000)

The PLO under Arafat : Between Gun and Olive Branch  (Yale University Press, 1986)

West Bank / East Bank : The Palestinians in Jordan 1949-1967   (Yale University Press, 1978)

Shaul Mishal, Ranan D. Kuperman, & David Boas

Investment in Peace : Politics of Economic Cooperation between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority  (Brighton : Sussex Academic Press, 2001) – with foreword by HRH El Hassan Bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Shaul Mishal & Reuben Aharoni

Speaking Stones : Communiques from the Intifada Underground  (Syracuse University Press, 1994)


Mrs. Matiel ET Mogannam / Matiel Moghannam aka Mughannam (broadcaster on Palestine Broadcasting Service, helped to run the Arab Women’s Executive Committee, and a great activist during the British Mandate)

The Arab Woman and the Palestine Problem  (Herbert Joseph, 1937 / Hyperion, 1976)  Written just at the start of the 1936 revolt, this useful period assessment tries to appeal to perceived fairness of the British Mandate Government, despite noting its hypocrisy.  Author calls for replacing the Mandate with a constitutional democracy on the Iraq model, with minority Jewish legal rights.  Index is solely of names.


Shourideh C. Molavi

Stateless Citizenship : The Palestinian-Arab Citizens of Israel  (Haymarket Books, 2014)


Elizabeth Monroe  (headed the British Government’s Middle East Information Division during World War 2; correspondent for The Economist; history professor St Antony’s College, Oxford)

The Arab-Israel War 1973 – Background and Events (International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1975)

Israel’s Eastern Frontier (Middle East Institute, 1974)

Britain’s Moment in the Middle East, 1914-1956  (Chatto & Windus, 1963, 1964); Britain’s Moment in the Middle East, 1914-1971  (Chatto & Windus, 1981) – recommended by former Guardian Middle East reporter Michael Adams – see his own books.


Edwin Montagu

Edwin Montagu and the Balfour Declaration  (London: Arab League Office, 23 pages, 1966)


Jessica Montell

Prisoners of Peace : Administrative Detention during the Oslo Process  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1997)


  1. Moore

The Mounted Riflemen of Sinai and Palestine : The Story of New Zealand’s Crusaders (Auckland : Whitcombe & Tombs 1920)


Deborah Dash Moore & S. Ilan Troen, editors

Divergent Jewish Cultures : Israel and America  (Yale University Press, 2001) An early book in which the authors consider the continued cultural binding of Israel and American Jews as a struggle against reality.  See Jeffrey Shandler‘s chapter : Producing the Future : The Impressario Culture of American Zionism before 1948.


John Norton Moore, editor

The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Princeton University Press, 4 volumes, 1974 / 1977 / 1991)


Benny Morris

Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited  (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Israel’s Border Wars, 1949-1956 : Arab Infiltration, Israeli Retaliation, and the Countdown to the Suez War (Oxford : Clarenton, 1997)

1948 and After : Israel and the Palestinians (Oxford : Clarendon, 1994)

Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 (Cambridge University Press, 1989)


David Morrison

The Gush : Centre of Modern Religious Zionism  (Jerusalem : Gefen, 2004)


Peter Mortimer (playwright, poet, travel writer)

Camp Shatila : A Writer’s Chronicle  (Nottingham : Five Leaves Publishing, 2009)  Memoir of the author’s time at Shatila Refugee Camp in Southern Beirut, including setting up a children’s theatre group, which travelled to Britain for this book’s publication.


John James Moscrop

Measuring Jerusalem : The Palestine Exploration Fund and British Interests in the Holy Land  (Leicester University Press, 1999 / Continuum, 2000) – see also the Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly. 


Fouad Moughrabi (University of Tennessee & founder of Qattan Center for Educational Research, Ramallah)

-as co-editor, with Munir Akash : The Open Veins of Jerusalem (Bethesda, Maryland : Kitab, 1998)

Different Scales of Justice : Arabs and Jews in Israel – Results of a National Sample (Kingston, Ontario : Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada / Washington DC : International Center for Research and Public Policy in the US, 1988)

as co-editor, with Elia Zureik :   Public Opinion and the Palestine Question (Croom Helm, 1987)


Angela & Jawad Musleh

Palestine and Palestinians  – translated by Carol Scheller-Doyle (Alternative Tourism Group, 2005)


‘Adnan Musallam

Folded Pages from Local Palestinian History : Developments in Politics, Society, Press and Thought in Bethlehem in the British Era, 1917-1948  (Bethlehem : Wi’am Center, 2002) – in Arabic and English.


Mohammad Muslih

The Golan : The Road to Occupation  (Washington, DC: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1999

The Foreign Policy of Hamas  (New York City : Council on Foreign Relations, 55pp, 1995)

The Origins of Palestinian Nationalism (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1988) -devoted exclusively to the institutional framework of Palestinian politics from 1856 until December 1920, when the third Palestinian Arab Congress was held in Haifa to discuss the future of Palestine. Muslih’s book presents in detail the ideologies of Ottomanism and Arab nationalism and the ways in which they relate to the emergence of Palestinian nationalism.


Walid Mustafa

Jerusalem : Population & Urbanization from 1850-2000  (Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, 2000)


Samir A. [Abdullah] Mutawi

Jordan in the 1967 War (Cambridge University Press, 1987 )


Amos Nadan

The Palestinian Peasant Economy under the Mandate : A Story of Colonial Bungling  (Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 2006)  See also University of London PhD thesis : The Arab Rural Economy in Mandate Palestine, 1921-1947 : Peasants under Colonial Rule  (2001)


NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)

NAAFI Up!  More than Just Char and Wad : The Official History of NAAFI, Commemorating 75 Years of Serving the Services  (AQ & DJ Publications, 1996) / Celebrating 90 Years of NAAFI Serving the Services Darlington : Navy, Army & Air Force Institutes, c2010).  Relevant for Palestinians who worked in this area during the British Mandate.


Basheer M. [Musa] Nafi

Arabism, Islamism and the Palestine Question, 1908-1941: A Political History (Reading : Ithaca Press, 1998)

-as editor, with Mohsen Moh’d Saleh :  The Palestinian Strategic Report, 2005 (Beirut : al-Zayouna Centre for Studies & Consultations, 2007)


Abeer al-Najjar

The Representation of the Question of Jerusalem in the British Press, 1967-2000 : The Times, Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph (University of Edinburgh, PhD thesis, 2003).  Available via the British Library and university libraries, with shelfmark : EThOS DRT 735355


Khalil Nakhleh (Palestinian anthropologist from Galilee)

Globalized Palestine : The National Sell-Out of a Homeland  (Trenton, New Jersey : Red Sea Press, 2012)  International aid seen as benefiting an elite and holding “the entire current society and future generations in political and economic debt.”

The Myth of Palestinian Development : Political Aid and Sustainable Deceit  (Jerusalem : PASSIA, 2004)

The Myth of Palestinian Development : Political Aid and Sustainable Deceit  (Jerusalem : PASSIA, 2004)

After the Palestine-Israel War : Limits to US and Israeli Policy  (Belmont, Massachusetts : Institute of Arab Studies, 1983)

as co-editor, with Elia Zureik : The Sociology of the Palestinians (Croom Helm, 1980)  Includes Salim Tamari The Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza : The Sociology of the Palestinians,  with details of the cheap labour source of Arab Palestinians for Jewish Israeli projects.


Hisham Nashabe, editor

Studia Palestina : Studies in Honour of Constantine K. Zurayk  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1988)


Nasser Eddin Nashashibi

Jerusalem’s Other Voice : Ragheb Nashashibi and the Moderation in Palestine Politics, 1920-1948  (Exeter : Ithaca Press, 1990)


Esmail Nashif  (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

(Un)writing Israel : Palestinians Researching Writing on Israeli Society  (Ramallah : Madar, The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies, 2011)

Palestinian Political Prisoners : Identity and Community  (Routledge, 2010)

See also : CULTURE section.


Musa Nasir (Head of Birzeit Junior College)

Toward a Solution to the Palestine Problem : A Selection of Speeches and Writings, 1946-1966  (author?, 1966)


Rami Nasrallah (Academic, formerly with Palestinian Authority, currently with the International Peace and Cooperation Center [IPCC] in Jerusalem)

Is a Viable Democratic Palestine Possible?  Future Scenarios for Palestine  (Jerusalem : Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies, 40 pages, 2007)

as co-editor, with Phillipp Misselwitz Tim Rieniets City of Collision – Jerusalem and the Principles of Conflict Urbanism  (Basel & Boston : Birkhäuser, 2006)


Issam Nassar

Photographing Jerusalem: The Image of the City in Nineteenth Century Photography (Boulder, Colorado : East European Monographs, 1997)

with Maher Al-Sharif, co-author : The History of the Palestine National Movement (Institute for Palestine Studies, 2018)


Jamal Nassar (California State University & Illinois State University via Jerusalem)

The Palestine Liberation Organization : From Armed Struggle to the Declaration of Independence  (Praeger Press, 1991)

as co-editor, with Roger Heacock : Intifada – Palestine at the Crossroads  (Praeger Press, 1990)


Maha Nassar (University of Arizona)

Brothers Apart : Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb: ”

Palestinian intellectuals, party organizers, and cultural producers in Israel turned to the written word. Through writers like Mahmoud Darwish and Samih al-Qasim, poetry, journalism, fiction, and nonfiction became sites of resistance and connection alike. With this book, Maha Nassar examines their well-known poetry and uncovers prose works that have, until now, been largely overlooked. The writings of Palestinians in Israel played a key role in fostering a shared national consciousness and would become a central means of alerting Arabs in the region to the conditions―and to the defiance―of these isolated Palestinians.  Brothers Apart is the first book to reveal how Palestinian intellectuals forged transnational connections through written texts and engaged with contemporaneous decolonization movements throughout the Arab world, challenging both Israeli policies and their own cultural isolation. Maha Nassar reexamines these intellectuals as the subjects, not objects, of their own history and brings to life their perspectives on a fraught political environment. Her readings not only deprovincialize the Palestinians of Israel, but write them back into Palestinian, Arab, and global history.”


National Association of Arab-Americans

It Happened to Us!  Women Caught in the Middle East Conflict  (Jordan Tourism Authority Press, 55pp, with maps, 1985)


Nafez Nazzal

The Palestinian Exodus from Galilee, 1948 (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1978) – Witness accounts and demographic data.

Nafez Y. Nazzal & Laila K. Nazzal

Historical Dictionary of Palestine  (Scarecrow Press, 1997)


Donald Neff

Fallen Pillars : US Policy towards Palestine and Israel since 1945 (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2002)

Fifty Years of Israel  (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, 1998) – A compilation of the author’s columns for WRMEA’s magazine.

Warriors against Israel : America Comes to the Rescue in 1973  (Amana Books, 1988)

Warriors for Jerusalem : The Six Days That Changed the Middle East  (Simon & Schuster / Linden Press, 1984)


Boaz Neumann

Land and Desire in Early Zionism  (Brandeis University Press, 2011) – translated by Haim Watzman


Michael Neumann

The Case Against Israel (Petrolia, California : Counterpunch, 2005)  Advocates a two-state solution.


David Newman 

as co-editor, with Joel Peters The Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  (Routledge, 2013)  Contains Nami Nasrallah The First and Second Palestinian Intifadas.

Boundaries in Flux : The ‘Green Line’ Boundary between Israel and the West Bank – Past, Present and Future (University of Durham International Boundaries Research Unit, 1995)

Population, Settlement and Conflict : Israel and the West Bank  (Cambridge University Press, 1991)

as editor : The Impact of Gush Emunim : Politics and Settlement in the West Bank (Croom Help, 1985)

Jewish Settlement in the West Bank : The Role of Gush Emunim  (University of Durham Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 1982)


Frances Newton [Dame of Justice of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem]

Fifty Years in Palestine : The Case for the Arabs (Wrotham : Coldharbour Press, 1948)

Palestine : Britain’s Honour at Stake (author, ca. 1947; 15pp pamphlet) A reading of British diplomatic documents related to commitments to Palestine.

Searchlight on Palestine : Fair-play or Terrorist Methods – Some Personal Investigations (24pp pamphlet) ([London] Arab Centre, 1938)


Francis Nicosia

The Third Reich and the Palestine Question (IB Tauris, 1985)


Ephriam Nimni

The Challenge of Post-Zionism : Alternatives to Israeli Fundamentalist Politics  (Zed Books, 2003)


Jacob Norris (University of Sussex)

Land of Progress : Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948  (Oxford University Press, 2013)  Publisher’s blurb : “Histories of Palestine in the pre-1948 period usually assume the emergent Arab-Zionist conflict to be the central axis around which all change revolves. In Land of Progress Jacob Norris suggests an alternative historical vocabulary is needed to broaden our understanding of the region’s recent past. In particular, for the architects of empire and their agents on the ground, Palestine was conceived primarily within a developmental discourse that pervaded colonial practice from the turn of the twentieth century onwards. A far cry from the post-World War II focus on raising living standards, colonial development in the early twentieth century was more interested in infrastructure and the exploitation of natural resources.  Land of Progress charts this process at work across both the Ottoman and British periods in Palestine, focusing on two of the most salient but understudied sites of development anywhere in the colonial world: the Dead Sea and Haifa. Weaving the experiences of local individuals into a wider narrative of imperial expansion and anti-colonial resistance, Norris demonstrates the widespread excitement Palestine generated among those who saw themselves at the vanguard of progress and modernisation, whether they were Ottoman or British, Arab or Jewish. Against this backdrop, Norris traces the gradual erosion during the mandate period of the mixed style of development that had prevailed under the Ottoman Empire, as the new British regime viewed Zionism as the sole motor of modernisation. As a result, the book’s latter stages relate the extent to which colonial development became a central issue of contestation in the struggle for Palestine that unfolded in the 1930s and 40s.”


Novosti Press Agency

Soviet Jews Reject Zionist ‘Protection’  (Moscow : NPA, 1971)  Round table discussion by leading Soviet Jewish figures : Henrich Hofman, Aron Vergelis, Isaak Mints, Dmitri Novakovsky, Violetta Palcinskaite. Mikhail Goldstein, Alexi Fishkin, Jude & Ksenya Lazaretny, Grigori Lapidus, Riva Vishchinikina, Polina Gelman, David Dragunsky, and Henrikas Zimanas

The Deceived Testify : Considering the Plight of Immigrants in Israel  (Moscow : NPA, 64 pages, 1972)


Mansour Nsasra (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

The Naqab Bedouins : A Century of Politics and Resistance (Columbia University Press, 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “Conventional wisdom positions the Naqab Bedouins in southern Palestine and under Israeli military rule as victims or passive recipients. In The Naqab Bedouins, Mansour Nasasra rewrites this narrative, presenting them as active agents who, in defending their community and culture, have defied attempts at subjugation and control. The book challenges the notion of Bedouin docility under Israeli military rule, showing how they have contributed to shaping their own destiny.  The Naqab Bedouins represents the first attempt to chronicle Bedouin history and politics across the last century, including the Ottoman era, the British Mandate, and Israeli military rule, and document its broader relevance to understanding state-minority relations in the region and beyond. Nasasra recounts the Naqab Bedouin history of political struggle, land claims, and defiance. Bedouin resistance to central authority, mainly through nonviolent action and the strength of kin-based tribal organization, gave them power. Through primary sources and oral history, including detailed interviews with local indigenous Bedouin and with Israeli and British officials, Nasasra shows how the Naqab Bedouin community survived strict state policies and military control and positioned itself as a political actor in the region.”


Maxine Kaufman Nunn 

as translator : Meron Benvenisti City of Stone : The Hidden History of Jerusalem   (University of California Press, 1996)

Creative Resistance : Anecdotes of Nonviolent Action by Israel-Based Groups (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 1993)

with Ingrid Gassner-Jaradat :  Palestine and the Other Israel : Alternative Directory of Progressive Groups and Institutions in Israel and the Occupied Territories  (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 1991)


Hazem Zaki Nuseibeh (Jordanian diplomat and government minister)

Jerusalemites : A Living Memory  (Nicosia : Rimal Publications, 2009)  Educational note : “The British Mandatory government established two high-level secondary schools, the Arab College [in the al-Mukhber Hills of southern Jerusalem] and the Rashidiyya School.  It may sound somewhat strange, but it is true all the same, that at the Arab College the curricula included the teaching of Latin and Greek, on the same pattern as English public schools…..but when the Mandate ended there were only four government secondary schools in the whole of Palestine.  The philosophy guiding the system was to educate the elite, a limited number of civil servants, to help run the machinery of government, but no more.  Those academically less endowed were expected to acquire vocational skills and work their way into the private sector.  Education was based on class orientation, which had been the case in Britain itself.”

Palestine and the United Nations  (Quartet Books, 1981)

The Ideas of Arab Nationalism  (Cornell University Press, 1956 / Kennikat Press, 1972)


Sari Nusseibeh

Giving Voice to Conscience [lecture at the University of Utrecht]  (The Hague : Boom Lemma uitgevers, 2013)

What is a Palestinian State Worth?  (Harvard University Press, 2011)

Once Upon a Country : A Palestinian Life  – with Anthony David (Halban Books, 2007) Extraordinary autobiography of President of Al-Quds University, who tried to use his cosmopolitan awareness to bypass Israeli officialdom in forming a viable Palestinian state.

as co-editor with Moshe Ma’oz : Jerusalem : Points of Friction and Beyond  (The Hague : Kluwer Law, 2000)

with : Mark A. Heller No Trumpets, No Drums : A Two-State Settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  (IB Tauris, 1991)


Anthony Nutting

Balfour and Palestine : A Legacy of Deceit  (CAABU /  Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, 16pp pamphlet, ca. 1965)

The Tragedy of Palestine from the Balfour Declaration to Today  (Arab League Office, 15pp pamphlet, 1969)


Edgar O’Ballance

The Palestinian Intifada  (Macmillan, 1998)

Civil War in Lebanon, 1975-1992  (Macmillan, 1998)

No Victor, No Vanquished : The Yom Kippur War  (San Rafael, California : Presidio Press, 1978)

Arab Guerilla Power, 1967-1972  (Faber & Faber, 1974)

The Third Arab-Israeli War  (Faber & Faber, 1972)

The Sinai Campaign, 1956  (Faber & Faber, 1959)

The Arab-Israeli War, 1948  (Faber & Faber, 1956 / Westport, Connecticut : Hyperion Press, 1981)


Lee O’Brien

American Jewish Organisations and Israel  (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1986)  Documents the rise of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the UJA (United Jewish Appeal) and many other political action and fundraising groups.


Adnan Abu-Odeh (Nablus-born, Jordanian ambassador)

Jordanians, Palestinians and the Hashemite Kingdom in the Middle East Peace Process (Washington DC : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999)

UN Security Council Resolution 242 : The Building Block of Peacemaking – on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of UN Resolution 242  (Washington DC : Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1993)


David Ohana

The Origins of Israeli Mythology : Neither Canaanites nor Crusaders   translated by David Maisel (Cambridge University Press, 2012)


Laurence Oliphant

Haifa, or Life in Modern Palestine  (Blackwood & Sons, 1887)

A Trip to the North-East of Lake Tiberias, in Jaulan, in Across the Jordan  (Palestine Exploration Fund, 1885)


Anthony O’Mahony

-as editor : Christianity and Jerusalem : Studies in Modern Theology and Politics in the Holy Land (Leominster : Gracewing / Gardners Books, 2010)

-as editor : Palestinian Christians : Religion, Politics and Society in the Holy Land (Melisende, 2004)

-as editor : The Christian Communities of Jerusalem and the Holy Land : Studies in History, Religion and Politics   (University of Wales Press, 2003)

-as editor, with Goran Gunner & Kevork Hintlian :  (Scorpion Cavendish, 1995)


Michael B. Oren

Six Days of War : June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East  (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Origins of the Second Arab-Israeli War : Egypt, Israel and the Great Powers 1952-1956 (Frank Cass, 1992)


Efraim Orni

Forms of Settlement  (Jerusalem : Youth and Hechalutz Department of the World Zionist Organisation & the Jewish National Fund, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963)  Note : author of Israeli tour guides.


Akiva Orr

Israel : Politics, Myths and Identity Crises (Pluto, 1994)

The UnJewish State : The Politics of Jewish Identity in Israel (Ithaca Press, 1983)


Bahaa Ed-Din Ossama

Musiqa al-Kalimat : Modern Standard Arab through Popular Songs  (American University Press in Cairo, 2017)  An Arabic language study book (intermediate to advance levels) employing examples from singers popular through the region :  Abd al-Halim Hafez, Fairouz, Fuad Abd al-Magid, Karem Mahmoud, Kazem al-Saher, Muhammad Abd al-Wahab, Nagat al-Saghira, Rima Khashish, and Umm Kulthum.


Victor Ostrovsky  & Claire Hoy

The Other Side of Deception : A Rogue Agent Exposes the Mossad’s Secret Agenda (HarperCollins, 1994)

By Way of Deception : The Making of a Mossad Officer  (Arrow Books, 1990, 1991)


Robert David Ottensooser

The Palestine Pound and the Israel Pound : Transition from a Colonial to an Independent Currency  (Geneva : E. Droz, 1955)


Roger Owen, editor

Studies in the Economic and Social History of Palestine in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries  (Southern Illinois University Press, 1982)

See also, his chapter, Economic Development in Mandatory Palestine, 1918-1948, in GT Abed.


Artur Pakek (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)

Jews on Route to Palestine, 1934-1944 : Sketches fro the History of Aliyeh Bet – Clandestine Jewish Immigration  (Krakow : Jagiellonian University Press / Columbia University Press, 2013)


Palestine Book Project : Joy Bonds, Jimmy Emerman, Linda John, Penny Johnson, Paul Rupert. Illustrations: Ron Weil of Gonna Rise Again Graphics

Our Roots are Still Alive : The Story of the Palestinian People  (San Francisco : Peoples Press, 189 pages, 1977)


Palestine Liberation Organisation / Palestine Research Center

Intifada – A Way of Life  (PLO Department of Information/Tunis : NJA Mahdaoui, 1989)  Oversized, photographic work from 1988 with details of events in Arabic and English.  Photographers : Alfred, Sipa Press; Tano D’Amico, Italy, Dino Fracchia, Italy, Sergio Ferraris, Italy, and Neal Cassidy, USA.

Israel and South Africa : Partners in Crime  (London : PLO, 16 pages, 1985)

Leila S. Kadi The Arab-Israeli Conflict : The Peaceful Proposals, 1948-1972  (Beirut : Palestine Research Center, 108 pages, 1973)

Ghazi Khurshid, edited by Ibrahim Al-Abid :  Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, 1970 / 1971 (Beirut : Palestine Research Center, 23p pages, 1970 /1971 [1973 printing] Palestine Books no. 39

Leala S. Kadi, editor and translator : Basic Political Documents of the Armed Palestinian Resistance Movement (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 254 pages, 1969)  Palestine Books no. 27.  Contents : The Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Al-Fateh)–The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)–The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PDFLP)–The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

Ibrahim Al-Abid, editor : Israel and Human Rights  (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 174 pages, 1969)  Palestine Books no. 24; a chronicle of Israeli violations of human rights during the first two years after June 1967.  Sourced from the PLO in Amman, the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut, the Arab League Office in Cairo, the Society for the Liberation of Jerusalem, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Amman, and the Arab Women’s Information Committee in Beirut.

Dimitri Constantine Baramki The Art and Architecture of Ancient Palestine : Survey of the Archaeology of Palestine from the Earliest Times to the Ottoman Conquest (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 258 pages, 1969)  Palestine Books no. 23

Leala S. Kadi A Survey of American-Israeli Relations  (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 278 pages, 1969)  Palestine Books no. 56

Essays on the American Public Opinion and the Palestine Problem (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 192 pages, 1969)  Palestine Books no. 53 [23?]  Contents :  Michael W. Suleiman : The Arabs and the West: Communication Gap and The Mass Media and the June War  / Harry N. HowardThe Middle East Crisis of 1967 and the New York Times  / Adawia Alami : The Treatment of the Arab World in Selected American Textbooks for Children

Ibrahim Al-Abid Israel and Negotiations (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 29 pages, 1970) Palestine books no. 20

Ibrahim Al-Abid, editor : Selected Essays on the Palestine Question  (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 174 pages, 1969)  Palestine Books no. 20

Ibrahim Al-Abid A Handbook to the Palestine Question (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 1969) Palestine Books no. 17

Al-Hakam Darewazah / translated by Leila S.Kadi A Short Survey of the Palestine Problem  Palestine Books no. 7

Leila S. Kadi Arab Summit Conferences and the Palestine Problem (1936-1950, 1964-1966 (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 221 pages, 1966) Palestine Books no. 4

Ahmad Shukairy Liberation ~ Not Negotiation  (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 141 pages, 1966) Palestine Books no. 3


Palestine Trade Union Federation / Trade Union Friends of Palestine

Histadrut : Economic Empire – The General Federation of Workers in Eretz Israel  (Editpride, 11 pages, 1984)  Expose of the Israeli Trade Union Federation, Israel’s second largest employer, for its lack of support of Palestinian trade unionists, its role in building illegal settlements, arms sales, etc.


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 

A Comprehensive Survey of Israeli Settlements in the Gaza Strip  (Geneva: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, 105 pages, 1996)


Palestinian Red Crescent Society / Jam`iyat al-Hilal al-Ahmar al-Filastini

Palestinian Red Crescent Society (16pp pamphlet, 6 pages in English & 10 pages in Arabic, ca. 1970)


Palestinian Return Centre

The Sixtieth Anniversary of the Establishment of UNWRA, 1949-2009 : Poll of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and Syria (PRC, 2009)  – At just 88 pages, these are the results of opinion surveys carried out by about 150 researchers throughout the refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.  Overwhelmingly, the expelled refugees give UNWRA a failing grade in terms of education and health care.  Polling was undertaken with the top statisticians deom The General Administration for the Palestinian Arab refugees (GAPAAR), Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, Al-‘Awda Magazine, and the Beirut Center for Research and Information.

PRC, edited by Daud Abdullah The Israeli Law of Return & its Impace on the Struggle in Palestine  (PRC, 2004)


Palestinian Society for the protection of Human Rights and the Environment

Palestinian Workers Exploited by Israeli Economic Oppression: The Case of Settlement Workers.  Report on Palestinian Workers in Israeli Settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, August 2000. (Jerusalem : LAW – The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment, 84pp, 2000)

Apartheid, Bantustans, Cantons : the ABC of the Oslo Accords (Jerusalem : PSPHRE, 75pp, 1998)


Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Palestinian Universities (PSC, 1987) Pamphlet with illustrations by S. Mansour, plus photographs.


Michael Palumbo

Imperial Israel : The History of the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza  (Bloomsbury, 1990 / 1992)

The Palestinian Catastrophe : The 1948 Expulsion of a People from Their Homeland  (Faber, 1987 / Quartet, 1989)


Robert Anthony Pape

Dying to Win : The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism  (Random House, 2005) aka : Dying to Win : Why Suicide Terrorists Do It  (Gibson Square, 2006)


Ilan Pappé  (University of Exeter) [selected list]

The Biggest Prison on Earth : A History of the Occupied Territories  (OneWorld Publications, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “Analysing the historical origins of the annexation of the West Bank and Gaza in the 1920s and 30s, Pappé goes on to examine the bureaucratic apparatus that has been developed to manage this occupation, from the political, legal, financial and even dietary measures to the military and security plans put in place over almost half a century.  Based on exhaustive archival research, NGO records and eyewitness accounts, Pappé’s investigation exposes the brutalising effects of occupation, from the systematic abuse of human and civic rights, such as military roadblocks, mass arrests, property demolitions and house searches, to the forced population transfers, annexation of land, proliferation of unlawful settlements, and the infamous wall that is rapidly turning the West Bank into an open prison.”  Strong evidence of the pre-1967 desire to claim the West Bank without, as in 1948, chasing out the inhabitants.

-as editor : Israel and South Africa – The Many Faces of Apartheid  – (Zed Books, 2015)  Contents : Ronnie Kasrils : Birds of a Feather : Israel and Apartheid South Africa – Colonialism of a Special Type  / Ilan Pappé : The Many Faces of European Colonialism – The Templars, The Basel Mission, and the Zionist Movement  / Oren Ben-Dor : Apartheid and the Question of Origin  / Jonathan Cook :‘Visible Equality as Confidence Trick / Leila Farsakh : Apartheid, Israel, and Palestinian Statehood / Anthony Löwstedt : Femicide in Apartheid – The Parallel Interplay between Racism and Sexism in South Africa and Palestine-Israel / Amneh Badran : The Many Faces of Protest – A Comparative Analysis of Protest Groups in Israel and South Africa / Steven Friedman : The Inevitable Impossible – The South African Experience and a Single State / Virginia Tilley : Redefining the Conflice in Israel-Palestine – The Tricky Question of Soverignty / Ran Greenstein : Israel-Palestine and the Apartheid Analogy – Critics, Apologists and Strategic Lessons 

The Idea of Israel : A History of Power and Knowledge (Verso, 2014) Ignore the opinions of Israeli academics if you want to cheat yourself intellectually.  This is likely the ultimate survey of the brief, post-Nakba window of Israel’s self-questioning from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s.  Best of all, there is seemingly no overlap with his earlier Out of the Frame.

The Modern Middle East : A Social and Cultural History (3rd ed., Routledge, 2014)

The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951 (IB Tauris, various editions, 1992-2013)

The Forgotten Palestinians : A History of the Palestinians in Israel  (Yale University Press, 2011, 2013)

Out of the Frame : The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel  (Pluto, 2010)

The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty : The Husaynis 1700-1948 (Saqi Books, 2010/2011)

-as editor, with Jamil Hilal : Across the Wall : Narratives of Israeli-Palestinian History(IB Tauris, 2010)

The Bureaucracy of Evil : A History of the Israeli Occupation (Oneworld, 2008)

A History of Modern Palestine : One Land, Two Peoples (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition , 2006)

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld Press, 2004 / 2nd edition 2007) A detailed, academic yet compassionate and very readable account by a leading Israeli historian of the founding of Israel.  Explains the history and ideology of the Zionist movement, and gives a month by month account of the ethnic cleansing of over 500 Palestinian villages, major towns and cities.

See the author’s Understanding the Enemy : A Comparative Analysis of Palestinian Islamist and Nationalist Leaflets, 1920s-1980s, in Ronald L. Nettler Suha Taji-Farouki, editors : Muslim-Jewish Encounters : Intellectual Traditions and Modern Politics  (Harwood Press, 1998)

The Israel/Palestine Question (Routledge, 1997)

-as editor, with Joseph Nevo : Jordan in the Middle East, 1948-1988 : The Making of the Pivotal State (Routledge, 1994/2014)

Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-1951  (Macmillan/St Antony’s College Oxford, 1988)


Timothy J. Paris

In Defence of Britain’s Middle Eastern Empire : A Life of Sir Gilbert Clayton (Sussex Academic Press, 2016)  Publisher’s blurb : “T E Lawrence (of Arabia) described his war-time chief as “”the perfect leader””, a man who “”worked by influence rather than by loud direction. He was like water, or permeating oil, creeping silently and insistently through everything. It was not possible to say where Clayton was and was not, and how much really belonged to him””. This is the first biography of General Sir Gilbert Clayton (1875-1929), Britain’s pre-eminent “”man-on-the-spot”” during the formative years of the modern Middle East. Serving as a soldier, administrator and diplomat in ten different Middle Eastern countries during a 33-year Middle Eastern career, Clayton is best known as the Director of British Intelligence in Cairo during the Great War (1914-16), and as the instigator and sponsor of the Arab Revolt against the Turks. Dedicated to the preservation of Britain’s Middle Eastern empire, Clayton came to realize that in the transformed post-war world Britain could ill afford to control all aspects of the emerging nation-states in the region. In his work as adviser to the Egyptian government (1919-22), he advocated internal autonomy for the Egyptians, while asserting Britain’s vital imperial interests in the country. As chief administrator in Palestine (1923-5), he sought to reconcile the Arabs to Britain’s national home policy for the Jews, and, at the same time, to solidify Britain’s position as Mandatory power. In Arabia, Clayton negotiated the first post-war treaties with the emerging power of Ibn Saud, (1925, 1927), but curtailed his designs on the British Mandates in Iraq and Transjordan. And, in Iraq, where Clayton served as High Commissioner (1929), he backed Iraq’s independence within the framework of the British Empire.”

Britain, The Hashemites and Arab Rule : The Sherifian Solution  (Routledge, 2015)  Winston Churchill’s colonialist regional strategy, 1920-1925.


Richard B. Parker (US ambassador to Algeria, Lebanon, and Morocco from 1974 to 1979)

The Six-Day War : A Retrospective  (University of Florida Press, 1996) – Chapters : L. Carl Brown : Origins of the Crisis / I. William Zartman : The United Nations Response / Bernard Reich : The Israeli Response / E. Ernest Dawn : Other Arab Responses / Donald C. Bergus : View from Washington / Richard B. Parker : Conspiracy Theories.


James Parkes

Whose Land?  A History of the Peoples of Palestine  (Penguin, 1970)

A History of Palestine from 135 AD to Modern Times  (Victor Gollancz, 1949)

Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the History of Palestine – a summary of a lecture  (author, 1948)

Palestine  (Oxford University Press, 32 pages, 1940)


Laila Parsons (McGill University / Harvard University / Oxford University)

The Commander : Fawzi al-Qawaqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948  (Hill & Wang, 2016 / Saqi Books, 2017)  An astonishing yet well-nuanced biography of a dedicated military commander, who was unjustly ignored by post-1948 Arab political activists.   The author shares varied period opinions of the Nakba, which is generous as most historians simply wouldn’t.   Publisher’s blurb : “Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, al_Qawaqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in World War I and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the art of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising against the French authorities in Syria. A decade later, he reappeared in Palestine, where he helped direct the Arab Revolt of 1936.  When an effort to overthrow the British rulers of Iraq failed, he moved to Germany, where he spent much of World War II battling his fellow exile, the Mufti of Jerusalem, who had accused him of being a British spy. In 1947, Qawuqji made a daring escape from Allied-occupied Berlin, and sought once again to shape his region’s history. In his most famous role, he would command the Arab Liberation Army in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948.”

The Druze between Palestine and Israel, 1947-1949  (Macmillan & St Antony’s College, Oxford, 2000)


Raphael Patai (American anthropologist; editor of Theodor Herzl’s diaries)

Journeyman in Jerusalem : Memoirs and Letters, 1933-1947  (University of Utah Press, 1992)  See also : On Culture Contact and its Working in Modern Palestine, in American Anthropological Association Journal Vol. 49, No. 4, Pt. 2.


Ismail Adam Patel

Virtues of Jerusalem : An Islamic Perspective  (Leicester : Al-Aqsa, 2006)

Palestine : A Beginner’s Guide  (Leicester : Al-Aqsa, 2005)

See also : Friends of Al-Aqsa


Andrew Patrick (Tennessee State University)

America’s Forgotten Middle East Initiative : The King-Crane Commission of 1919  (IB Tauris, 2015) Publisher’s blurb : The King-Crane Commission of 1919, sent to the Middle East by Woodrow Wilson in order to ascertain the political desires of the (no longer) Ottoman people, generated a moment of intense political debate and deliberation in the region. After returning from the Ottoman lands, the Commission made recommendations that did not align with the desires of the British, French, or the people of the region, yet these discounted proposals embodied what a Wilsonian Middle East may have resembled.


Moshe Pearlman aka Maurice Pearlman

Palestine Goes to It!  aka  Palestine and the War  (Keren Heyesod, 1941) 14pp pamphlet.


Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University)

Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement  (Cambridge University Press, 2011)  Publisher’s blurb: “Why do some national movements use violent protest and others nonviolent protest? Wendy Pearlman shows that much of the answer lies inside movements themselves. Nonviolent protest requires coordination and restraint, which only a cohesive movement can provide. When, by contrast, a movement is fragmented, factional competition generates new incentives for violence and authority structures are too weak to constrain escalation. Pearlman reveals these patterns across one hundred years in the Palestinian national movement, with comparisons to South Africa and Northern Ireland. To those who ask why there is no Palestinian Gandhi, Pearlman demonstrates that nonviolence is not simply a matter of leadership. Nor is violence attributable only to religion, emotions or stark instrumentality. Instead, a movement’s organizational structure mediates the strategies that it employs. By taking readers on a journey from civil disobedience to suicide bombings, this book offers fresh insight into the dynamics of conflict and mobilization.”

with : Laura Junka Occupied Voices : Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2003)


Richard Pearse (Intelligence Corps, Palestine, Lebanon & Syria)

Three Years in the Levant  (Macmillan, 1949) – An of-its day patronising memoir by a field observer of Arab villages.  Regardless, the author is sympathetic to the Arab, anti-Zionist cause.  Deals, in part, with kidnapping and smuggling of Arab Jewish children into Mandate Palestine from neighbouring countries.


Anthony Pearson

Conspiracy of Silence  (Quartet Books, 1978) [Israeli attack on the ship USS Liberty, in 1967]


Ami Pedahzur & Arie Perliger Jewish Terrorism in Israel  (Columbia University Press, 2009)  Conducting interviews with former Jewish terrorists, political and spiritual leaders, and law-enforcement officials, and culling information from rare documents and surveys of terrorist networks, Pedahzur and Perliger construct an extensive portrait of terrorist aggression, while also describing the conditions behind the modern rise of zealotry.


Susan Pederson (Harvard University / Columbia University)

The Guardians : The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire  (Oxford University Press, 2017)  Historian unpacks the Mandate scheme after the Great War.

as co-editor, with Caroline Elkins Settler Colonialism in the Twentieth Century : Projects, Practices, Legacies  (Routledge, 2005)  Includes : Roger Owen Settler Colonization in the Middle East and North Africa – Its Economic Rationale Caroline Elkins  Race, Citizenship, and Governance : Settler Tyranny and the End of Empire Susan Pederson Settler Colonialism at the Bar of the League of Nations Gershon Shafir  Settler Citizenship in the Jewish Colonization of Palestine 


Miko Peled

Injustice : The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five  (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 224 pages, 2018) Publisher’s blurb : ”

In July 2004, federal agents raided the homes of five Palestinian-American families, arresting the five dads. The first trial of the “Holy Land Foundation Five” ended in a hung jury. The second, marked by highly questionable procedures, resulted in very lengthy sentences—for “supporting terrorism” by donating to charities that the U.S. government itself and other respected international agencies had long worked with. In 2013, human rights activist and author Miko Peled started investigating this case. He discussed the miscarriages of justice involved in it with the men’s lawyers and heard from the men’s families about the devastating effects the case had on their lives. He also traveled to the remote federal prison complexes where the men were held, to conduct unprecedentedly deep interviews with them. Injustice traces the labyrinthine course of this case, presenting a terrifying picture of governmental over-reach in post-9/11 America.”

The General’s Son : Journey of an Israeli in Palestine With foreword by Alice Walker(Just World Books, 2012) An Israeli-American’s rejection of garrison state culture and activism in “Area A” of the West Bank.  Author’s father was Matti Peled, one of the commanders of the 1967 war, who protested the occupation and predicted its consequences.


Ilan Peleg

-with Dov Waxman : Israel’s Palestinians : The Conflict Within  [aka : The Palestinians in Israel : The Conflict Within] (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

-as editor : The Middle East Peace Process : Interdisciplinary Perspectives  (State Univerisity of New York Press, 1998)

Human Rights in the West Bank and Gaza : Legacy and Politics  (Syracuse University Press, 1995)

-as editor, with Ofira Seliktar : The Emergence of a Binational Israel : The Second Republic in the Making   (Westview Press, 1989)

Begin’s Foreign Policy, 1977-1983 : Israel’s Move to the Right (Greenwood Press, 1987)


Samuel Peleg

Zealotry and Vengeance : Quest of a Religious Identity Group – A Sociopolitical Account of the Rabin Assassination   (Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2001)   Gush Emunim focus.


Lipika Pelham

The Unlikely Settler (The Other Press, 2014) – mixed marriage in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.


Pamela E. Pennock (University of Michigan at Dearborn)

The Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s  (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)  Focus on 1973 BDS effort by United Auto Workers Local 600, in Dearborn, Michigan.


Stewart Perowne

The One Remains  (Hodder & Stoughton, 1954)  Jerusalem focus; contains UNWRA information.


Mark Perry

A Fire in Zion : The Israeli-Palestinian Search for Peace (William Morrow, 1994) Author was an advisor to Yassir Arafat in negotiating the flawed and disastrous Oslo Accords.


Don Peretz  (State University of New York)

Palestinians, Refugees and the Middle East Peace Process  (US Institute of Peace, 1993)

Intifada : The Palestinian Uprising  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1990)

The west Bank : History, Politics, Society and Economy  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1986)


Edward J. Perkins, Joseph Ginat & David Boren, editors

The Palestinian Refugees : Old Problems – New Solutions  (University of Oklahoma Press, 2002) – 24 author compendium regarding return v. compensation. –  – with foreword by HRH El Hassan Bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Julie Peteet

Landscape of Hope and Despair : Palestinian Refugee Camps  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)

Gender in Crisis : Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement  (Columbia University Press, 1991) Lebanese movement.



Joan Peters [aka  Joan Caro] (writer for Liberaland Jewish American magazines, including Comentary, Harper’s, and The New Republic)

From Time Immemorial : The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine  (New York City : Harper & Row, 1984 / London : Joseph, 1985 / JKAP Publications, 2001)  Bestselling Zionist book which didn’t acknowledge Palestinian legitimacy; widely criticised by Edward Said, Norman Finkelstein, Yehoshua Porath, Noam Chomsky, and others.


John Phillips

Jerusalem : A Will to Survive  (Hart-Davis, 1978)  1948 news correspondent-photographer’s text and image coverage of ‘Glubb Pasha’ and the Arab League’s battle in the Old City, and his follow-up with the event’s survivors.


Greg Philo & Mike Berry  (Glasgow University Media Group, analyzing media coverage)

More Bad News from Israel  (Pluto Press, 2011)

Israel and Palestine : Competing Histories  (Pluto, 2006)

Bad News from Israel  (Pluto Press, 2004)


Association of Israeli-Palestinian Physicians for Human Rights

Torture : Human Rights, Medical Ethics and the Case of Israel : Conference on the International Struggle against Torture and the Case of Israel  (Zed Books, 1995)


Physicians for Human Rights  (Tel-Aviv)

Maskit Bendel (author) : The Disengagement Plan and its Repercussions on the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip  (2005)

Maskit Bendel (author) : Breast Cancer in the Gaza Strip – A Death Foretold  (2005)

Ibrahim Habib (author) : The Wall in its Midst – The Separation Barrier and its Impact on the Right to Health and on Palestinian Hospitals in East Jerusalem  (2005)

Ziv Hadas (author) : The Bureaucracy of Occupation : The District Civil Liaison Offices – Joint Report of Machsom Watch and Physicians for Human Rights  [The Permit Regime in the West Bank, 2000-ca. 2004] (2004)

Ziv Hadas (author) : At Israel’s Will : The Permits Policy in the West Bank (2003)

Human Rights on Hold : A Report on Emergency Measures and Access to Health Care in the Occupied Territories, 1990-1992  (1993)

Ziv Hadas (author) : These Worldly Bars – Maltreatment and Neglect at the Israel Prison Service Medical Center  (2002)

Ziv Hadas (author) : A Legacy of Injustice – A Critique of Israeli Approaches to the Right to Health of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories  (2002)

Ziv Hadas (author) : Physicians and Torture – The Case of Israel  (1999)


Noam Pianko (University of Washington)

Zionism and the Roads not Taken : Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn  (Indiana University Press, 2010)  Non-state approaches to Zionism that got trampled, featuring historian Simon Rawidowicz, theologian Mordecai Kaplan, and political theorist Hans Kohn.


Gabriel Piterberg

The Returns of Zionism : Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel (Verso, 2008includes examination of Hannah Arendt and Bernard Lazare (“conscious pariahs”), whose ideas represented alternatives to Zionism.


Edward Platt

The City of Abraham ? History, Myth and Memory – A Journey Through Hebron (Picador, 2012)  – with background on the Jewish settlers in Tel Rumeida.


Emma Playfair, editor

International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories : The West Bank and Gaza, 1967-1987   (Oxford University Press, 1992) Conference papers on two decades of occupation.


Elie Podeh

Chances for Peace : Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict  (University of Texas Press, 2015)

Britain and the Middle East : From Imperial Power to Junior Partner  (Brighton : Sussex Academic Press, 2008)

Arab-Jewish Relations : From Conflict to Reconciliation?  (Brighton : Sussex Academic Press, 2006)

The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Israeli Textbooks, 1948-2000  (Westport, Connecticut : Bergin & Garvey, 2001)


Sasha Polakow-Suransky

The Unspoken Alliance : Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa  (New York City : Pantheon Books, 2010)  Unpacks the arms export trade from Israel to South Africa, and and the Zionist state’s nuclear proliferation.


Kenneth M. Pollack (Director, [US] Council on Foreign Relations)

Arabs at War : Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991  (University of Nebraska Press, 2002 / Bison Books, 2004)


Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – Information Department

Palestine : Towards a Democratic Solution (Amman : PFLP, 36pp, 1970)

A Strategy for the Liberation of Palestine (Amman : PFLP, 135pp, 1969)


Yehoshua Porath  (aka Porat)

In Search of Arab Unity, 1930-1945  (Frank Cass, 1986)

The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement1918-1929 and From Riots to Rebellion, 1929-1939  – two volumes (Frank Cass Publishing, 1974 & 1977)  – See also : Manuel S. Hassassian : Palestine, Factionalism in the National Movement (1919-1939)


Michael Posner and Virginia Sherry

An Examination of the Detention of Human Rights Workers and Lawyers from the West Bank and Gaza (New York City : Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 112pp, 1988)  Conditions of Detention at Ketziot.


Fred Pragnell

Palestine Chronicle, 1880-1950 : Extracts from the Arabic Press, Tracing the Main Political and Social Developments  (Pragnell Books, 2005) A most generous oversized volume reproducing photocopies made from both original newspapers or microfilm versions of vintage press, arranged chronologically.  Almost entirely in Arabic with an English-language summary timeline on each page. The 2006 2nd edition was issued with a CD of Word files of Pragnell’s translations.  A generous gift to Palestinian history.


Joshua Prawer & Haggai Ben-Shammai, editors

The History of Jerusalem : The Early Muslim Period, 638-1099  (New York University Press, 1996)  Collection of articles translated from Hebrew.


Michael Prior  (Theology & Religious Studies lecturer at St Mary’s University College, London)

The Bible and Colonialism : A Moral Critique  (Sheffield Academic Press / Continuum, 1997) – Focus on Palestine (about one-half of the word), Latin America and South Africa.


Terence Prittie & Bernard Dineen

Double Exodus : A Study of Arab and Jewish Refugees in the Middle east  (Goodhart Press, 1974)


David Pryce-Jones (University of California lecturer who first visited Palestinian communities in 1962; special correspondent for the Daily Telegraph)

The Face of Defeat : Palestinian Refugees and Guerrillas  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972 / Quartet Books, 1974) Covers 1967-1973

The Next Generation : Travels in Israel  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1964)


Mutaz Qafisheh

as editor : Palestine Membership in the United Nations : Legal and Practical Implications  (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013)

The International Law Foundations of Palestinian Nationality : A Legal Examination of Nationality under British Rule (252 pages, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008)  Publisher’s blurb : “By the end of British rule in Palestine on 14 May 1948, Palestinian nationality had become well established in accordance with both domestic law and international law. Accordingly, the legal origin of Palestinian nationality lies in this nearly thirty-year period as the status of Palestinians has never been settled since. Hence, any legal consideration on the future status of individuals who once held Palestinian nationality should start from the point at which the British rule over Palestine was terminated.  This work provides a legal basis for future settlement of the status of Palestinians of all categories that emerged in some sixty years following the end of the Palestine Mandate: Israeli citizens, inhabitants of the occupied territory, and Palestinian refugees. In conclusion, nationality as regulated by Britain in Palestine represents an international status that cannot be legally altered except in accordance with international law.”

See also : University of Geneva Thesis no. 745, 339 pages, 2007; freely downloadable : http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=


Naim Qassam  [founding member of Hizbullah in 1982]

Hizbullah : The Story from Within (Saqi Books, 2006).   Essentially linked with the Palestinian Struggle.


Anis al-Qassem

Palestinian Rights and Israeli Institutionalised Racism  (International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1984)


Ali Qleibo

Jerusalem in the Heart  (Al-Quds University & Centre for Jerusalem Studies, 2000) Anthropological tour with verse, photographs and paintings.


William B. Quandt (University of Virginia)

Peace Process : American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1967 (University of California Press, 1977)

as editor : The Middle East : Ten Years After Camp David (Washington DC : Brookings Institution, 1988)

Camp David : Peacemaking and Politics  (Washington DC : Brookings Institution, 1986)

Decade of Decisions : American Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967-1976 (University of California Press, 1977)


John Quigley (Ohio State University)

The International Diplomacy of Israel’s Founders : Deception at the United Nations in the Quest for Palestine  (Cambridge University Press, 2016)  The Zionist Lobby was on solid foundation well before the UN’s scaffolding was erected, and has renovated its own Babel ever since, a clever hoodwinking by the ‘only democracy in the Middle East.’

The Six-Day War and Israeli Self-Defense : Questioning the Legal Basis for Preventive War  (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

The Case for Palestine : An International Law Perspective  (Duke University Press, 2005)  Balfour’s take on Zionism, that it is “of profounder import than the desires of prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.”

Palestine and Israel : A Challenge to Justice  (Duke University Press, 1990)


Mazin B. Qumsiyeh (co-founder of the Palestine Museum of Natural History, Bethlehem University)

Note : Gentoxicity of Recycling Electronic Waste in Idhna, Hebron District, article in International Journal of Environmental Studies (Routledge, Vol. 74, No. 1, 2017)

Popular Resistance in Palestine : A History of Hope and Empowerment  (Pluto Press, 2011)

Sharing the Land of Canaan : Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestine Struggle  (Pluto, 2004)

Mammals of the Holy Land  (Texas Tech University Press, 1996)


Mohammad Siddique Qureshi

Zionism and Racism : A History of Zionist Colonialism and Imperialism  (Lahore : Islamic Publications, 1981)


Itamar Rabinovich (former Israeli ambassador in Washington DC)

Yitzhak Rabin : Soldier, Leader, Statesman   (Yale University Press, 2017)

with Itai Brun Israel Facing a New Middle East : In Search of a National Security Strategy  (Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2017)

Israel and the Arab Turmoil  (Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2014)

The Lingering Conflict : Israel, the Arabs, and the Middle East, 1948-2011 (Washington DC : Brookings Institution, 2011, 2013)

Waging Peace : Israel and the Arabs, 1948-2003 (Princeton University Press, 2004)

Waging Peace : Israel and the Arabsat the End of the Century  (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1999)

The Brink of Peace : The Israeli Syrian Negotiations (Princeton University Press, 1998)

The Road Not Taken : Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 1991)

-as co-consultant with Shlomo Avineri, and editor Stephen J Roth :  The Impact of the Six-Day War : A Twenty-Year Assessment  (Macmillan / Institute for Jewish Affairs, 1988)

-as editor, with Jehuda Reinharz  :  Israel and the Middle East : Documents and Readings on Society, Politics and Foreign Relations, 1948-Present  (Oxford University Press, 1984)

From June to October : The Middle East between 1967 and 1973 (New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Books, 1978)

-see also : Rashid Khalidi


Oskar K. Rabinowicz

Winston Churchill on Jewish Problems  (Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, 1974 reprint of 1956 edition)


Yakov M. Rabkin (University of Montréal)

A Threat from Within : A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism (Zed Books, 2006)



Itamar Radai (Tel Aviv University)

Palestinians in Jerusalem and Jaffa, 1948 : A Tale of Two Cities (Routledge, 2015)  Publisher’s blurb : This book reveals that the most important internal factors to the Palestinian defeat were the social changes that took place in Arab society during the British Mandate, namely internal migration from rural areas to the cities, the shift from agriculture to wage labour, and the rise of the urban middle class. By looking beyond the well-established external factors, this study uncovers how modernity led to a breakdown within Palestinian Arab society, widening social fissures without producing effective institutions, and thus alienating social classes both from each other and from the leadership.”


Hani Raheb

The Zionist Character in the English Novel  (Third World Centre for Research and Publishing, 1981)


Mitri Raheb, editor

Palestinian Identity in Relation to Time and Space  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014) – 14 authors emphasising the role of Christianity and religion in general, in forming identity.

Mitri Raheb & Fred Strickert, with photography by Garo Nalbandian and introduction by Yassir Arafat

Bethlehem 2000  (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Publications, 1999)


Mark A. Raider

The Emergence of American Zionism (New York University Press, 1998)  Publisher’s blurb : “It shows how and why American Labor Zionism-“the voice of Labor Palestine on American soil”-played such an important role in formulating the program and outlook of American Zionism. It also examines more generally the impact of Zionism on American Jews, making the case that Zionism’s cultural vitality, intellectual diversity, and unparalleled ability to rally public opinion in times of crisis were central to the American Jewish experience.”


Ronald Ranta (University College London / Kingston University UK)

as co-author, with Yonatan Mendel :  From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self : Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity  (Routledge, 2016)

Political Decision Making and Non-Decisions : The Case of Israel and the Occupied Territories  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) Focus on Gush Emunim and the last decade of the Labour Party’s governing policies, 1967-1977.


Audeh G. Rantisi Ralph K. Beebe

Blessed are the Peacemakers : A Palestinian Christian in the Occupied West Bank  (Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan Books, 1990)


Era Rapaport

Letters from Tel Mond Prison : An Israeli Settler Defends his Act of Terror  -edited by William B. Helmreich (Free Press, 1996)


Marc Lee Raphael (College of William and Mary)

The Columbia History of Jeews and Judaism in America (Columbia University Press, 2009)

A History of the United Jewish Appeal, 1939-1982 (Brown Judaic Studies, 1982)

Understanding American Jewish Philanthropy (New York : Ktav Publications, 1979)


Joseph L. Rayan

Easter in Sidon, 1973  (Lebanon: Peace March Committee, 13pp, 1973) “Text of an address by Rev. Joseph L. Ryan, S.J. given at the religious service on Easter Sunday morning, April 22, 1973 at the Castle in Sidon, Lebanon at the conclusion of the Beirut-to-Sidon Peace March. The ecumenical service was organized by Americans on behalf of the rights of the Palestinian people. Father Ryan is a professor at St. Joseph University in Beirut.”


Riad El-Rayyes & Dunia Nahas

Guerrillas for Palestine  (Croom Helm / Portico Publications, 1976)


Avi Raz

The Bride & The Dowry : Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War  (Yale University Press, 2012)


John Reddaway (Director of CAABU / Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding)

Israel and Nuremburg : Are Israel’s Leaders Guilty of War Crimes?  A Preliminary Study  (International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1983)

Right and Wrong in the Pursuit of Peace in Palestine  (Dublin : Eurabia, 1978 or 1980)

“Seek Peace and Insure it” – Selected Papers on Palestine and the Search for Peace (CAABU, ca. 1980)  Papers, 1970-1980

with F. Khadra : Palestine : Points of View (General Union of Arab Students, ca. 1970) – speeches given at the University of London, 1970

Suffering Humanity : The Refugees of the Middle East  (Beirut : author?, 16pp pamphlet, 1967)


Bernard Regan (St.Mary’s University London, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and the National Union of Teachers)

The Balfour Declaration : Empire, the Mandate, and Resistance in Palestine  (Verso Books, 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “The truehistory of the Imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed Palestine’s fate.”  Endorsed by Karma Nabulsi (Oxford), Nur Masalha (SOAS) and Moshe Machover.


Hilda Reilly

Prickly Pears of Palestine : The People Behind the Politics  (Eye Publications, 2006) with foreword by Claire Short.  “At last a book that acknowledges that there are two sides to every story. Hilda manages to present a fair and accurate picture of an oppressed nation that has been so often demonised in Western Media. At the end of the day, her story shows that behind the headlines, the Palestinians are no different from any other nation. Hilda does not patronise nor pass judgement, she simply observes. The power of the story lies in the ordinariness of Palestinian life; they are ordinary people trying to lead an ordinary life under extraordinary conditions. It is a timely piece that goes a long way to explaining how the world has arrived at what is euphemistically called “clash of civilisations”. This is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the extraordinary juncture of history at which we find ourselves.” – Waseem Mahmood OBE.


Tanya Reinhart  [Yediot Aharonot columnist and linguist professor at Tel-Aviv University; former student of Noam Chomsky]

The Road Map to Nowhere : Israel/Palestine Since 2003  (Verso Books, 2006)  Unpacking the intended failure of the Oslo Accords.

Israel / Palestine : How to End the War of 1948  (New York City : Seven Stories Press, 2002)


Yitzhak Reiter (Ashkelon Academic College)

Contested Holy Places in Israel-Palestine : Sharing and Conflict Resolution  (Routledge, 2017)  The author analyses fourteen case studies of conflicts over holy sites in Palestine/Israel, including major holy sites such as Al-Haram al-Sharif/the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and the Cave of the Patriarchs/Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in addition to disputes over more minor sites. It then compares these conflicts to similar cases from other regions and provides an analysis of effective and ineffective conflict mitigation and resolution tools used for dealing with such disputes.

National Minority, Regional Majority : Palestinian Arabs versus Jews in Israel  (Syracuse University Press, 2009)

Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem under the British Mandate  (Frank Cass, 1996)


Nissim Rejwan (Iraqi Jewish Israeli, former columnist for the Jerusalem Post and editor of the HIstradut’s Al Yawm)

Israel’s Years of Bogus Grandeur (University of Texas Press, 2006) with foreword by Nancy E. Berg.  Mostly diary entries, with insights into and correspondence with mainly Jewish intellectuals critical of Zionism, 1967-1988.  Subjects include Irene Gendzier, AB Yehoshua, Rabbi Jakob Petuchowski, Moshe Brilliant, Yehoshafat Harkabi, Khalid Kishtainy,and, critically, himself.  Requires historical familiarity with Israeli Jewish authors of the period.


James Renton (University College London)

The Zionist Masquerade : The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914-1918  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)


Reporters Without Borders 

Israel/Palestine : The Black Book  (Pluto Press/RWB, 2003)  Translation of : Israel-Palestine, le livre noir, originally published in Paris, 2002. Contents :  Jocelyn Grange – Introduction /  Amnesty InternationalKillings Committed by Israelis B’Tselem  – Excessive Force by Israeli Defence Forces / B’Tselem House Demolitions and Destruction of Agricultural LandReporters Without BordersIsraeli Violations of Freedom of the PressAmnesty InternationalThe Heavy Price of Israeli IncursionsInternational Federation of Human Rights LeaguesOperation Defensive ShieldHuman Rights WatchOperation Defensive Shield, JeninReporters Without BordersThe Israeli Army Turns on the Media, 29 March-15 June 2002Public Committee Against Torture in IsraelTorture in IsraelInternational Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)The Status of the Palestinian Minority in IsraelAmnesty InternationalKillings Committed by PalestiniansAmnesty InternationalPalestinian Attacks on Israeli CiviliansHuman Rights WatchShortcoming of the Palestinian Justice SystemPalestinian Centre for Human RightsThe Right to Free Expression in PalestinePalestinian Human Rights Monitoring GroupThe Death Penalty in PalestineReporters Without BordersPress Freedom Violations by the Palestinian Authority


Faisal Odeh Matlag Rfouh

Quest for Peace : The United Nations and Palestine (New Delhi : National Book Orgranisation, 1986)


Amal Rifa’i & Odelia Ainbinde, edited by Sylke Tempe

We Just Want to Live Here (Turtleback, 2003) – letters between an Arab Palestinian teenager and a Jewish Israeli teenager.


Andrew Rigby

Palestinian Resistance : Nonviolence  (Jerusalem : PASSIA / Palestine Academy for Study of International Affairs, 2010)

with Marwan Darweish : Palestinians in Israel : Nationality and Citizenship  (University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, 1995)


Abraham Mitrie Rihbany

Wise Men from the East and from the West  (Houghton Mifflin, 1922 / as by ‘Rihbani’, Andrew Melrose, 1923)  Chapter 21 : Zionism – A New Eastern Problem


Edward Keith-Roach

Pasha of Jerusalem : Memoirs of a District Commissioner under the British Mandate  (Radcliffe Press, 1954)

as editor, with Harry Charles Luke The Handbook of Palestine (MacMillan, 1922) / The Handbook of Palestine and Trans-Jordan  (MacMillan, 1930, 1934)


Jo Roberts (editor-Israel/West Bank correspondent for North American press)

Contested Land, Contested Memory : Israel’s Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe (Dundurn, 2013)


Nicholas E. Roberts

Islam under the Palestine Mandate : Colonialism and the Supreme Muslim Council  (IB Tauris, due 2016)  Britain’s cynical management of religious law to maintain the status quo.

See also : Uri M. Kupferschmidt


Rebecca Roberts

Palestinians in Lebanon : Refugees Living with Long-Term Displacement  (IB Tauris, 2010)  Author advocates depoliticisation of Palestinian community as a means to investment and development.


Glenn E Robinson

Building a Palestinian State: The Incomplete Revolution  (Indiana University Press, 1997)  


Shira N. Robinson (George Washington University)

Citizen Strangers : Palestinians and the Birth of Israel’s Settler State  (Stanford University Press, 2013).  Publisher’s blurb : “Following the 1948 war and the creation of the state of Israel, Palestinian Arabs comprised just fifteen percent of the population but held a much larger portion of its territory. Offered immediate suffrage rights and, in time, citizenship status, they nonetheless found their movement, employment, and civil rights restricted by a draconian military government put in place to facilitate the colonization of their lands. Citizen Strangers traces how Jewish leaders struggled to advance their historic settler project while forced by new international human rights norms to share political power with the very people they sought to uproot.  For the next two decades Palestinians held a paradoxical status in Israel, as citizens of a formally liberal state and subjects of a colonial regime. Neither the state campaign to reduce the size of the Palestinian population nor the formulation of citizenship as a tool of collective exclusion could resolve the government’s fundamental dilemma: how to bind indigenous Arab voters to the state while denying them access to its resources. More confounding was the tension between the opposing aspirations of Palestinian political activists. Was it the end of Jewish privilege they were after, or national independence along with the rest of their compatriots in exile? As Shira Robinson shows, these tensions in the state’s foundation―between privilege and equality, separatism and inclusion―continue to haunt Israeli society today.”


Laura Robson (Portland State University)

States of Separation : Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East  (University of California Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “States of Separation tells how the interwar Middle East became a site for internationally sanctioned experiments in ethnic separation enacted through violent strategies of population transfer and ethnic partition.  During Britain’s and France’s interwar occupation of Iraq, Palestine, and Syria, the British and French mandate governments and the League of Nations undertook a series of varied but linked campaigns of ethnic removal and separation targeting the Armenian, Assyrian, and Jewish communities within these countries. Such schemes served simultaneously as a practical method of controlling colonial subjects and as a rationale for imposing a neo-imperial international governance, with long-standing consequences for the region.  Placing the histories of Iraq, Palestine, and Syria within a global context of emerging state systems intent on creating new forms of international authority, in States of Separation Laura Robson sheds new light on the emergence of ethnic separatism in the modern Middle East.”

-as editor : Minorities and the Modern Arab World : New Perspectives  (Syracuse University Press, 2016) – includes the editor’s own chapter : Arab Christians in Twentieth Century Palestine

Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine  (University of Texas Press, 2011-2012 / Wiley & Sons, 2013)  Author argues that the British transformed Muslim, Christian, and Jewish religious identities into legal categories, ultimately marginalising the Christians.


James Rodgers

Headlines from the Holy Land : Reporting the Israeli-Palestine Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)  Publisher’s blurb  “Based on new archive research and original interviews with leading correspondents and diplomats. Inspired by the author’s own experience as the BBC’s correspondent in Gaza from 2002-2004, and subsequent research, this book draws on the insight of those who have spent years observing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Starting from a historical perspective, it identifies the challenges the conflict presents for contemporary journalism and diplomacy, and suggests new ways of approaching them.”

No Road Home : Fighting for Land and Faith in Gaza   (Abramis, 2013)

Reporting Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)


Maxime Rodinson  (Noted anti-Zionist, Marxist historian)

Israel and the Arabs (translated by Michael Perl, Penguin, 1968, 1982)

Israel – A Colonial Settler State?  -translated by David Thorstad (Anchor Found/Monad Pathfinder, 1973) – First published in 1967 in Le Conflit Israelo-Arabe, a special issue of Les Temps Moderne.  Perhaps the first book author to use the phrase “colonial settler state,” defining “The European-American movement of expansion in the ninetheenth and twentieth centuries, whose aim was to settle new inhabitants among other peoples or to dominate them economically and politically.”  Rodinson was sympathetic of the Zionist settlers of his day, striving to understand them and not simply writing them off as “monsters.”

The Unholy War : Israel and Palestine, 1897-1971 (Wilmette, Illinois : Medina University Press International, 1971)

See also : Alain Gresh


Eugene Rogan (Director, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford)

The Fall of the Ottomans : The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920 (485pp, Allen Lane, 2015 / 512pp, Basic Books, 2015/2016)

The Arabs – A History  (608pp, Basic Books, 2011 / Penguin, 2012)

co-author, with Avi Shlaim The War in Palestine – Rewriting the History of 1948  (Cambridge University Press, 2001, 2007)


Livia Rokach

The Catholic Church and the Question of Palestine (Saqi Books, 1987) The relationship between the Vatican (not recognising the state of Israel) and Israel, 1890s-1980s.

Israel’s Sacred Terrorism : A Study Based on Moshe Sharett’s “Personal Diary” and other Documents (Belmont, Massachusetts : AAUG Press / Association of Arab American University Graduates, 1980, 3rd ed. 1986)


John Rose (London Metropolitan University)

The Myths of Zionism (Pluto Press, 2004)

Israel – The Hijack State : America’s Watchdog in the Middle East (Bookmarks, 1986)


John H. Melkon Rose

Armenians of Jerusalem : Memories of Life in Palestine  (Radcliffe Press, 1993)


Norman Rose

A Senseless, Squalid War : Voices from Palestine, 1890s to 1948  (Bodley Head, 2009 / Vintage, 2010) – Analysis of British Mandate rule, with an emphasis after the conclusion of the Second World War.

The Gentile Zionists : A Study of Anglo-Zionist Diplomacy, 1929-1939 (Routledge, 1973 / 2006) Contains the minutes of a 1930 telephone conversation between Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and Chaim Weizmann, to replace the Passfield White Paper with what became known as “The Black Letter.”


Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman (Bar-Ilan University)

Birthrate Politics in Zion : Judaism, Nationalism, and Modernity under the British Mandate  (Indiana University Press, 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “Despite both national and traditional imperatives to have many children, the birthrate of the Jewish community in British Mandate Palestine declined steadily from 1920-1948. During these years Jews were caught in contradictions between political and social objectives, religion, culture, and individual needs. Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman takes a deep and detailed look at these diverse and decisive issues, including births and abortions during this period, the discourse about birthrate, and practical attempts to implement policies to counter the low birthrate. Themes that emerge include the effect of the Holocaust, economics, ethnicity, efforts by public figures to increase birthrate, and the understanding that women in the society were viewed as entirely responsible for procreation. Providing a deep examination of the day-to-day lives of Jewish families in British Mandate Palestine, this book shows how political objectives are not only achieved by political agreements, public debates, and battlefields, but also by the activities of ordinary men, women, and families.”


Maya Rosenfeld 

Confronting the Occupation : Work, Education and Political Activism of Palestinian Families in a Refugee Camp  (Stanford University Press, 2004)


Eugene Victor Rostow

The Future of Palestine (Washington DC, National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies, 1993)

Palestinian Self-Determination : Possible Futures for Unallocated Territories of the Palestine Mandate  (Yale Studies in World Public Order, no. 5,

as editor : The Middle East – Critical Choices for the United States  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, 1976)


Celia Rothenberg (McMaster University)

On Doing Field Work in Palestine  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “This book, based on the author’s ethnographic fieldwork in the Palestinian West Bank from 1995 to 1996, aims to provide an honest, authentic, and accurate accounting of the nitty-gritty, day-to-day challenges, rewards, failures, and successes of doing fieldwork in a conservative village setting. By focusing on the intimate, typically obscured aspects of the fieldwork experience this memoir is intended for students planning to do fieldwork in any locale.”


Nicholas Rowe (Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Finnish National Ballet, Ballet Philippines, Modern Dance Turkey, and other troupes)

Raising Dust : A Cultural History of Dance in Palestine  (IB Tauris, 2010)  Covers period from the late Ottoman era (1800) to the present.

Note : See journalism in Dance Research Journal, Research in Dance Education, Dance Europe, Dancing Times, Dance Australia, the Jerusalem Times, and This Week in Palestine.


Sara Roy (Harvard University)

Failing Peace : Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Pluto Books, 2006)  Includes the author’s “Oslo autopsy” and how the agreement excused Israel from International Law.

The Gaza Strip : The Political Economy of a De-Development (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1995, 2001, 2004) The author examines in detail the political economy of the Gaza Strip since ‎ the Israeli occupation in 1967. Providing a historical context for ‎ Israeli economic policy, Roy argues that despite certain economic ‎ benefits that have accrued to the Gaza Strip as a result of its ‎ interaction with Israel, Israeli policy in the Strip has been guided by ‎political concerns that not only hindered, but blocked internal ‎ economic development. The first study of its kind to investigate fully Palestinian economic ‎ development in Gaza.

The Gaza Strip : A Demographic, Economic, Social and Legal Survey (Jerusalem : West Bank Database Project, 1986)  Covers agriculture, industry, health, legal issues, Israeli settlements in Gaza, etc.

-See also Jean-Pierre Filiu and the reading list, The Story Today.


Trevor Royle

Orde Wingate : Irregular Soldier  (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1995)


Sharon Rotbard

White City – Black City : Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa  (Pluto, 2015)  “It is not exactly a study of history or architecture… But it is compelling as a ghost story, in which the perpetual fictions created about Tel Aviv cannot obscure its past.” – Tom Sperlinger, Electronic Intifada / Azmi Bishara : Zionism and Equal Citizenship : Essential and Incidental Citizenship in the Jewish State  / Amal Jamal : Mechanisms of Governmentality and Constructing Hollow Citizenship : Arab Palestinians in Israel  / Nimer Sultany : The Legal Structures of Subordination : The Palestinian Minority and Israeli Law / Yosef Jabareen :  Controlling Land and Demography in Israel : The Obsession with Territorial and Geographic Dominance / Raja Khalidi & Mtanes Shihadeh : Israel’s “Arab Economy” : New Politics, Old Policies  / Ayman K. Agbaria : The New Face of Control : Arab Education under Neoliberal Policy /


Nadim H. Rouhana (Tufts University)

co editor, with Sahar S. Huneidi  (historian / editor East West Publications, author of A Broken Trust: Herbert Samuel, Zionism and the Palestinians, IB Tauris, 2001):  Israel and its Palestinian Citizens : Ethnic Privileges in the Jewish State  (Cambridge University Press, 2017)  Contents :  Nadim N. RouhanaThe Psychopolitical Foundations of Ethnic Privileges in the Jewish State  / Ian S. Lustick & Matthew BerkmanZionist Theories of Peace in the Pre-State Era : Legacies of Dissimulation and Israel’s Arab Minority / Hillel CohenThe First Israeli Government (1948-1950) and the Arab Citizens : Equality in Discourse, Exclusion in Practice / Yair BaumlIsrael’s Military Rule over its Palestinian Citizens (1948-1969) : Shaping the Israeli Segregation System Nadera Shalhoub-KevorkianSettler Colonialism, Surveillance and Fear Ahmad H. Sa’di Palestinian Social Movement and Protest within the Green Line : 1949-2001 Nadim N. Rouhana Areej Sabbagh-Khoury Memory and the Return of History in a Settler-Colonial Context : The Case of the Palestinians in Israel.  Publisher’s blurb : “This volume presents new perspectives on Israeli society, Palestinian society, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on historical foundations, it examines how Israel institutionalizes ethnic privileging among its nationally diverse citizens. Arab, Israeli, and American contributors discusses the paradoxes of democratic claims in ethnic states, as well as dynamics of social conflict in the absence of equality. This book advances a new understanding of Israel’s approach to the Palestinian citizens, covers the broadest range of areas in which Jews and Arabs are institutionally differentiated along ethnic basis, and explicates the psychopolitical foundations of ethnic privileges. It will appeal to students and scholars who seek broader views on Israeli society and its relationship with the Arab citizens, and want to learn more about the status of the Palestinian citizens in Israel and their collective experience as both citizens and settler-colonial subjects.

Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State : Identities in Conflict  (Yale University Press, 1997)


Royal Institute of International Affairs aka Chatham House

Great Britain and Palestine, 1915-1936 /1939 /1945    (RIIA & Oxford University Press, 1936, 1939 1945)


Gerry Rubin

Murder Mutiny and the Military: British Court Martial Cases 1940-1960

(Francis Bootle Publishers, 2005) Over 20 Empire-wide cases, including Palestine, many having generated public interest back in the day.


Cheryl Rubenberg  (Florida International University)

As Editor : Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Lynne Reinner Publishing, 2010) – 3 volumes.

The Palestinians : In Search of a Just Peace (Lynne Reinner Publishing, 2003)

Palestinian Women : Patriarchy and Resistance in the West Bank (Lynne Reinner Publishing, 2001)

Israel and the American national Interest : A Critical Examination  (University of Illinois Press, 1989)

Palestine Liberation Organization : Its Institutional Infrastructure (Belmont, Massachusetts : Institute of Arab Studies, 1983)  66pp.  A period organizational line-chart of the PLO : Central Council & Executive Committee, with Cabinet posts, plus the Military Dept of the Unions Resistance organization and Commando Groups (Fatah, PFLP, ALF, DFLP, Saiqa).  Chapters : Historical background; Political Institutions of the PLO; Themes of Palestinian social institutions; the Palestine Red Crescent Society; SAMED (Palestine Martyrs Works Society); Arts & Culture; Popular organizations; Social affairs & welfare; Education; Conclusion; Appendices: (A) Assaulting the Palestine Research Center; (B) the Fate of the Palestine Red Crescent; Tables & Charts: Composition of the 1980 Council; 1981 Executive Committee; PRCS Services for 1981; SAMED output. The author briefly discusses the Marxism of George Habash in the PLO.


Harold Rudolph

Security, Terrorism and Torture : Detainees’ Rights in South Africa and Israel – A Comparative Study  (Cape Town : Juta Publications, 270 pages, 1984)


Arthur Ruppin (1880-1950, to Palestine from Galecia 1908; Director of the Palestine Land Development Company; Yishuv leader who at first saw co-operation with Arab Palestinians as a practical necessity)

Memoirs, Diaries, and Letters  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) – edited by Alex Bein.

The Jewish Fate and the Future  (Macmillan & Co, 1940) -translated by EW Dickes

Three Decades of Palestine : Speeches and Papers on the Upbuilding of the Jewish National Home  (Schocken, 1936)

The Jews in the Modern World  (Macmillan & Co, 1934) – an enlarged edition, in English, of Soziologie der Juden.

The Agricultural Colonisation of the Zionist Organisation of Palestine  (Martin Hopkinson & Co, 1926)

See : Etan Bloom


Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

Hizbu’llah : Politics and Religion (Pluto Press, 2002)


Anonymous  [Mark Saba]

The Intifada : A Message from Three Generations of Palestinians  (Knight Financial Services [sic] / Arab Women’s Association [?], 1988)


Michael Saba

The Armageddon Network  (Amana Books, 1984)


Areej Sabbagh-Khoury

Bibliography on the Palestinians in Israel and Related Issues  (Haifa : Mada al-Carmel, 103pp, 2005)


Karl Sabbagh 

Britain in Palestine : The Story of British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948  (Skyscraper Publications, 2012)   Accompaniment to the SOAS/Brunei Gallery exhibition.  Many illustrations yet compact.

Palestine : A Personal History   (Atlantic Books, 2006)   “Sabbagh, whose father was the lead broadcaster for the BBC Arabic Service during WWII, here interweaves the literary and political history of Palestine, with his own family’s story, in particular his father’s experience during the partition of his country and creation of Israel. -Naomi Foyle, British Writers in Support of Palestine


Suha Sabbagh (Bir Zeit University)

-as editor : The Palestinian Women of Gaza and the West Bank  (Indiana University Press, 1998)


Harry Sacher (Manchester Guardian journalist, protege of Chaim Weizmann, and, according to JMN Jeffries,  the actual drafter of the Balfour Declaration; likely contributor to Palestine : The Organ of the British Palestine Committee (Manchester, 26 January 1917-15 April 1924) weekly; later honoured by the naming of the Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, at Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Zionist Portraits and other Essays  (Anthony Blond Publishing, 355pp, 1959)  Author considers Islam to be a “negation of the constructive spirit of mankind.”

Israel, The Arabs, and the Foreign Office  (Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, 24pp, 1956)

Israel – The Establishment of a State  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 332pp, 1952)

The Mandate and the Building of a New Palestine  (Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, 12pp, 1943)

Anti-semitism  (mimeographed publication, author-published, 7pp, ca. 1942)

A Jewish Palestine : The Jewish Case for a British Trusteeship (Zionist Organisation, London Bureau, 23pp, 1919)

A Hebrew University for Jerusalem  (Zionist Organisation, Zionist Pamphlets no. 4, 16pp, 1918)

Jewish Emancipation – The Contract Myth (English Zionist Federation, 24pp, 1917)

as editor, with Leon Simon Samuel Landman : Zionist Pamphlets  (The Zionist, 1915, 1916, 1917)

as editor : Zionism and the Jewish Future  – with introduction by Chaim Weizmann (John Murray, 252pp, 1916, 1917 / Westport, Connecticut : Hyperion Press, 1976) Contains Norman BentwichThe Future of Palestine.

Zionism and the State  (The Zionist, Zionist Pamphlets no. 5, 16pp, 1915)

Zionism and its Programme  (Sherratt Publishing, Anglo-Jewish Pamphlets no. 12, 6pp, 1912, reprint from The Sociological Review, January 1912)

See also, The Jewish Reviewco-edited with Norman Bentwich (irregularly published newsletter, Soncino Press, no.1, June-August 1932 – no. 8, March-June 1934)


Nadav Safran (secretly CIA-funded Director of the Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

Israel, the Embattled Ally  (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 1985)

From War to War : The Arab-Israeli Confrontation, 1948-1967  (Pegasus, 1969)

The United States and Israel  (Harvard University Press, 1963)


Afif Safieh (former Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, Harvard University)

The Peace Process : From Breakthrough to Breakdown?  (Saqi Books, 2010 / also a version by CAABU, Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, 2010)  Contents : 1. The PLO: The Challenge and the Response — 2. One People too Many? — 3. Dead Ends? — 4. Palestinian Peace Diplomacy — 5. Resurrecting the European Working Paper — 6. Sources of Lebanese-Palestinian Tensions — 7. Interview with Gene Sharp on Non-violent Struggle — 8. Minutes of Evidence Taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee — 9. Superpower politics and the Middle East — 10. On the Madrid Peace Process — 11. On Jerusalem — 12. Those were the days — 13. The Role of Third Parties — 14. Historical or territorial compromise — 15. From breakthrough to Breakdown? — 16. Out of Jerusalem? — 17. Fifty Years On: Achievements and Challenges — 18. On Sabeel — 19. Diplomacy: The Art of Delaying the Inevitable — 20. The End of Pre-history — 21. The International Will and the National Whim — 22. Rome and its Belligerent Sparta — 23. Letter to Prime Minister Blair — 24. On Edward Said — 25. Which Way is Forward? 26. On Yasser Arafat — 27. Anatomy of a Mission: London 1990

In Search of a a Palestinian Identity  (44pp, Jerusalem : PASSIA / Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, 2005)

On Palestinian Diplomacy  (36pp, Palestinian General Delegation to the UK and the Office of Representation of the P.L.O. to the Holy See, c2004) – also published in an American edition (63pp, PLO Mission to the USA, 2006)

O Jerusalem! Christian Voices in the Holy Land   (48pp, Palestinian General Delegation to the UK and the Office of Representation of the P.L.O. to the Holy See, 2000)

Bethlehem 2000 : Palestine Year One?  (40pp, PLO UK Delegation, 1999)

50 Years On : Achievements and Challenges  [speech delivered to Medical Aid for Palestinians, 9 Julyu 1998] (6pp, MAP, 1998)

Children of a Lesser God?  (36pp, PLO Delegation to the UK, ca. 1996)  Speeches : One people too many? (1985) — On the Madrid Peace Process (1991) — On Jerusalem (1994) — Those were the Days (1995) — The Role of Third Parties (1996) — Historical or Territorial Compromise? (1997) — From Breakthrough to Breakdown? (1997) — Out of Jerusalem? (1997) — 50 years on : Achievements and Challenges (1998)

with Albert Aghazarian Bernard Sabella :   On the Eve of a New Millennium (48pp, Palestinian General Delegation to the UK and the Office of Representation of the P.L.O. to the Holy See, 1998)

with Albert Aghazarian Bernard Sabella :  Out of Jerusalem?  (40pp, Palestinian General Delegation to the UK and the Office of Representation of the P.L.O. to the Holy See, 1997)

Speech – at LSE’s Global Festival (6pp, 1995)

Events in the Middle East : Minutes of Evidence, Wednesday 24 April, 1991 [presented to the] Foreign Affairs Committee  (14pp, HMSO, 1991)

Speech Delivered to the Haldane Society for Socialist Lawyers, November 15, 1990) (9pp, 1990)

One People too Many?  various speeches (The Hague : 58pp, PLO, 1987)

Interview – offprint of an interview originally published in Vivant Univers  (13pp, ca. 1985)


Emile Sahliyeh

In Search of Leadership : West Bank Politics since 1967   (Brookings Institution, 1988)


Edward Said (to be completed eventually…)

Out of Place : A Memoir  (Granta, 1999)  See also See also autobiographical works : Jabra Ibrahim Jabra‘s The First Well and Rega-e Busailah‘s In the Land of My Birth – A Palestinian Boyhood

Peace & Its Discontents : Gaza – Jericho, 1993-1995  (Vintage, 1995) With foreword by Christophr Hitchens.   Collected journalism from Al-Haram Weekly, Al-Hayat, Al-Arabi, London Review of Books, The Progressive, and The Guardian.

The Politics of Dispossession : The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994  (Chatto & Windus, 450 pages, 1994)  compendium of pieces originally written for The Journal of Palestine Studies, The Arab Studies Quarterly, Critical Inquiry, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Statesman, The New Left Review, The Guardian, London Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Nation, The Village Voice, The Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones,  The Washington Post, and The International Herald Tribune.

Introduction to the Politics of Dispossession  (author, 45 pages, 1994)

as co-editor, with Christopher Hitchens : Blaming the Victims : Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question  (Verso, 1988) Contributors include the editors, Norman G. Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky, Peretz Kidron, GW Bowersock, Rashid Khalidi, Janet & Muhammad Abu-Lughod, and Elia and Hallaj Zureik.

After The Last Sky : Palestinian Lives  (Faber & Faber, 1985, 1986) with images by UNWRA photographer Jean Mohr

The Question of Palestine (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980)  Mostly written 1977-early 1978)

Orientalism (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978/1980)


Hala Sakakini

Jerusalem and I : A Personal Record  (Amman : Economic Press, 160 pages, 1990; held at Warwick University)


Frank C. [Charles] Sakran

Palestine : Still a Dilamma (Ardmore, Pennsylvania : Whitmore Publishing, 1976)

Whose Jerusalem?  (American Council on the Middle East, 10 pages, 1968)

And So Moscow Moved In (1965)

PalestineDilemma : Arab Rights Versus Zionist Aspirations (Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1948)


Steven Salaita (American University of Beirut)

Inter/Nationalism : Decolonizing Native America and Palestine  (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : ” Steven Salaita argues that American Indian and Indigenous studies must be more central to the scholarship and activism focusing on Palestine. His discussion includes a fascinating inside account of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement; a wide range of Native poetry; the speeches of U.S. President Andrew Jackson; and the discourses of “shared values” between the United States and Israel.”  Regarding Israel : “There is no such a thing as real democracy in legal systems that create hierarchies of access and belonging based on nothing more than biology.”

Uncivil Rights : Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom  (Haymarket Books, 2015)

Holy Land in Transit : Colonialism and the Quest for Canaan (Syracuse University Press, 2006)  Publisher’s blurb : “The author’s original approach is based not on similarities between the two disparate settler regions but rather on similarities between the rhetoric employed by early colonialists in North America and that employed by Zionist immigrants in Palestine. ”


Dr. Mohsen Mohammed Saleh

History of Palestine : A Methodical Study of the Palestinian Struggle  (Peshawar? : Al-Falah Foundation, 2003)


Walid Salem  (Al-Quds University lecturer; Director of the Center for Democracy and Community Development [CDCD] in East Jerusalem)

Bridging the Divide : Peacebuilding in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  (Lynne Reinner Publishing, 2006)


Abdul Jawad Salih

Naked children of Palestine (Lebanon : Palestine Writers and Journalist Union, 118pp, 1979)  By the mayor of the town of al-Bireh.


Ruba Salih (SOAS) & Sophie Richter-Devroe (Exeter University & Doha Institute)

The Political Cultures of Palestinian Refugees : Right to Rights and Right to Return  (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016?)


Jessie Ethel Sampter, editor

A Guide to Zionism  (New York City : Zionist Organization of America, 262pp, ca.1920) – Held at University College London.

Modern Palestine : A Symposium (New York City : 411pp, Hadassah, 1933) – Held at SOAS & Oxford.


Horace Barnett Samuel

Unholy Memories of the Holy Land  (Leonard & Virginia Woolf / Hogarth Press, 1930) British Jewish lawyer joins Jabotinsky’s Jewish Regiment at the end of the Great War and wakes up to Zionist machinations.  Surprisingly, he spends 1918-1928 as a judge and then a private lawyer under the Mandate Government, where law, politics, and social mores have a go at each other.  His account is dismissive of everybody but most entertainingly so in this well-written, witty if sometimes snobby, but candid and revealing read.


Elias Sanbar

The Palestinians : Photographs of a Land and its People, 1839 to the Present Day  (Yale University Press / Paris : Editions Hazan, 2015) A crossroads of religions, politics, and cultures with deep symbolic and historical significance, the holy land of Palestine has a resonance far greater than its size. Notably, the centuries-old conflict there has catapulted this tiny area to the center of the world stage. For reasons such as these, Palestine has long been a source of fascination for photographers, and it is one of the most frequently photographed places in the world. This engrossing publication examines images of Palestine taken over the course of nearly 200 years, showing the various phases of its pictorial history. Elias Sanbar provides commentaries on this impressive and visually stunning opus, showing how a highly symbolic place and its people have been both captured and abstracted by the camera. Gripping and poignant, the photographs in this publication assert not only the global importance of Palestine, but the beauty that emerges amid its complicated history.   150 color + 500 duotone illustrations.


Shlomo Sand

The Invention of the Land of Israel : from Holyland to Homeland (Verso, 2012)

The Invention of the Jewish People  (Verso, 2009)


Mary Saran

For Community Service : The Mount Carmel Experiment  (Blackwell, 1974)


Leena Saraste (Finnish photographer)

For Palestine (Zed Books, 1983/1985 ) Translated by Greg Coogan.   Photographic documentation of South Lebanon refugee camp life and hardship, 1980-1983.  Includes verse by Mahmoud Darwish, Fadwa Touqan and others.


Saliba Sarsar

Jerusalem : The Home in Our Hearts (Holy Land Books / Noble Publishing, 2018)  Multi-generational Orthodox Christian family history


Fayez A. Sayegh  (Son of a Protestant minister, was raised in Tiberias, went into exile after 1948, much of his time spent in the US, and did consulting work for the Kuwaiti government)

A Palestinian View  (General Union of Palestine Students, 14pp, ca. 1970s)

Do Jews Have a ‘Divine Right’ to Palestine?  (Beirut ; PLO Research Center, 13pp, 1967)

as Sayegh Zionist Colonialism in Palestine (Beirut : Palestine Liberation Organization Research Centre, 78 pages, 1965)  Note : available online ~ https://www.freedomarchives.org/Documents/Finder/DOC12_scans/12.zionist.colonialism.palestine.1965.pdf


Rosemary Sayigh

Too Many Enemies : The Palestinian Experience in Lebanon [the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon] (Zed Books, 1994)

Palestinians : From Peasants to Revolutionaries : A People’s History  (Zed Press, 1979; 2nd ed. Zed Books 2007) Important work, constructed from the author’s prescient 1970s interviews with residents of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.  This book provides privileged insights into these communities’ post-1948 and post-1967 traumas.  Foreword by Noam Chomsky, who wrote an introduction to the 2007 ed.

The Palestinian Experience Viewed as Socialization (Beirut : American University Beirut, 1997) with other authors, including Adel Samara

Palestine : Profile of an Occupation  (Zed Books, 1989)

See also : Orayb Aref Najjar & Kitty Warnock [Rosemary Sayigh : introduction]

Portraits of Palestinian Women  (University of Utah Press, 1992)


Yezid Yusuf Sayigh

Armed Struggle and the Search for a State : The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993 (Oxford University Press, 1997) At almost 1,000 pages, it’s endorsed by seemingly everyone.

Arab Military Industry : Capability, Performance and Impact (Brasseys Defence Publications, 1992)


Yusif Abdallah Sayigh

-edited by Rosemary Sayigh : Yusif Sayigh  : Arab Economist, Palestinian Patriot – A Fractured Life Story (original Arabic edition 2009; English edition via American University in Cairo Press, 2015)  The first half is a fascinating micro-history of life under the Mandate.  Sayigh was diligent in trying to block land sale to the Zionist Jews.  When an internationally-induced, two-state solution was being slapped onto the front pages, he wrote the Arab Land Hunger Report, classifying dunums not just by their flat map measurement but also by their agricultural worth.  He ran the Arab National Treasury, which, like the Arab Higher Committee, meant Christian and Muslim Palestinian.  The immediate period before the Nakba is detailed as a kind of de facto Israeli garrison era, with settler checkpoints, as the British were reduced to either reacting or packing-up.  He likens it to “Beirut in the civil war.”  Palestinian efforts at armed defence were comparatively weak, as Yusif tried in vain to raise the necessary funds.  Soon, in 1948, he became a prisoner of war.  Later, to Yasser Arafat : “I argue things out with Abu Ammar himself, or with people even more important than Abu Ammar [ouch!].  I will never relinquish my right to argue.”

Elusive Development : From Dependence to Self-Reliance in the Arab Region Routledge, 1991)

The Economies of the Arab World Since 1945 (Croom Helm, 1978)

with Louis EakesPalestine – Background to Conflict  (Petra Publishing, ca. 1975)

Towards a Peace in Palestine (Beirut : Lebanon Fifth of June Society, 1970) [pamphlet]

Text of an address to the Council for Arab British Understanding [CAABU], Central Hall, Westminster, 15 April 1970.

Economic Implications of UNWRA Operations in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon (American University of Beirut, 1952)


Stuart Schaar (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

Eqbal Ahmad : Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age  (Columbia University Press, 2015).  Tangental to Palestinian history, this remembrance and analysis of Ahmad (ca. 1930-1999), who was the reputation of having been first to recognise that former ally Washington ally Osama bin Laden would turn against the United States.


Joseph Boris Schechtman (Oddessa-born, revisionist Zionist who is credited with the myth that the Palestinian people fled their towns and villages in 1948 in response to Arab broadcasts advising them to do so).

The Vladimir Jabotinsky Story : The Early Years  – Rebel and Statesman (New York : T. Yoseloff, 1956 / Eshel Books, 1986)  Vol. 1

with Yehuda Benari A History of the Revisionist Movement, 1925-1930 (Tel Aviv : Hadar Publishing, 1970)

Fighter and Prophet : The Life and Times of  Vladimir Jabotinsky Story – The Last ears (New York : T. Yoseloff, 1961 / Eshel Books, 1986)  Vol. 2


Robert Schick

The Christian Communities of Palestine from Byzantine to Islamic Rule : A Historical and Archaeological Study  (Princeton : Darwin Press, 1995)


Ze’ev Schiff  [Israeli journalist of military activities for Ha’aretz newspaper]

Intifada : The Palestinian Uprising – Israel’s Third Front  (Touchstone, 1991 / Simon & Schuster, 1990)

A History of the Israeli Army, 1874 to the Present [sic]  (Macmillan, 1974, 1985)

Israel’s Lebanon War – with Ehud Ya’ari  [state-run Channel 1 TV] (Simon & Schuster, 1984)

October Earthquake : Yom Kippur 1973   (University Publishing Projects Ltd, 1974 / New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publications, 2013)

The Fedayeen : The Story of the Palestinian Guerillas  -with Raphael Rothstein (Vallentine Mitchell, 1972)


Abdullah Schliefer [American Jewish journalist who became a Muslim]

The Fall of Jerusalem (an account of the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem in 1967; Monthly Review Press & Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1972)


Jonathan Schneer

The Balfour Declaration : The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict  (Bloomsbury, 2010)


Itzhak Schnell (Tel Aviv University)

-with Daniel Bar-Tal : The Impacts of Lasting Occupation : Lessons from Israeli Society  (Oxford University Press, 2013)

-with Michael Sofer & Israel Drori : Arab Industrialization in Israel : Ethnic Entreprenuership in the Periphery (Praeger, 1995)  See also : Israel Drori

Perceptions of Israeli Arabs : Territoriality and Identity  (Aldershot : Avebury, 1994)

The Little Triangle : Transformation of a Region  (Jewish Arab Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Haifa, 1985)


Ze’ev Schiff Ehud Ya’ari

Intifada : The Palestinian Uprising – Israel’s Third Front  (Simon & Schuster, 1989, 1991) Edited & translated by Ina Friedman

Israel’s Lebanon War  (Simon & Schuster, 1989)  Edited & translated by Ina Friedman

Ze’ev Schiff Raphael Rothstein

Fedayeen : The Story of the Palestinian Guerrillas  (Vallentine Mitchell, 1972)


Suzanne Schneider (Brooklyn Institute for Social Research)

Mandatory Separation : Religion, Education and Mass Politics in Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2018)  Publisher’s blurb : “Is religion a source of political stability and social continuity, or an agent of radical change? This question, so central to contemporary conversations about religion and extremism, has generated varied responses over the last century. Taking Jewish and Islamic education as its objects of inquiry, Mandatory Separation sheds light on the contours of this debate in Palestine during the formative period of British rule, detailing how colonial, Zionist, and Palestinian-Muslim leaders developed competing views of the form and function of religious education in an age of mass politics. Drawing from archival records, school syllabi, textbooks, newspapers, and personal narratives, Suzanne Schneider argues that the British Mandatory government supported religious education as a supposed antidote to nationalist passions at the precise moment when the administrative, pedagogic, and curricular transformation of religious schooling rendered it a vital tool for Zionist and Palestinian leaders. This study of their policies and practices illuminates the tensions, similarities, and differences among these diverse educational and political philosophies, revealing the lasting significance of these debates for thinking about religion and political identity in the modern Middle East.”


Ralph Schoenman (personal secretary to Bertrand Russell and became general secretary of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation)

The Hidden History of Zionism  (Santa Barbara, California : Veritas Press, 1988 / Pluto Press, 1989) Period book shattering Zionist myths and calling for a secular, democratic state


Erika Schwarze 

Public Opinion and Political Response in Palestine : Leadership, Campaigns and Elections Since Arafat  (IB Tauris, 2015)  Author ran NGO education programmes in the West Bank and Gaza in the 1990s.


Michael Scott-Baumann

Crisis in the Middle East : Israel and the Arab States, 1945-2007  (Hodder & Stoughton Educational, 156pp, 2009 and other editions)

Conflict in the Middle East : Israel and the Arabs  (Edward Arnold, 47pp, 1984)


Haggai Segal (Israeli journalist, also with Channel 7 television, and member of the Israeli Jewish Underground of the 1980s)

How My Grandmother Prevented a Civil War  (Gefen Publishing, 2014)

Dear Brothers : The West Bank Jewish Underground  (Bet Shamai Publications, 1988) Background to Gush Emunim and many individuals forming the religious Jewish settler underground.


Rafi Segal, David Tartakover & Eyal Weizman, editors, with photographs by Milutin Labudovic

A Civilian Occupation : The Politics of Israeli Architecture  (Verso Books, 2003) – Publisher’s blurb : “Bringing together essays and photographs by leading Israeli practitioners, and complemented by maps, plans and statistical data, A Civilian Occupation explores the processes and repercussions of Israeli planning and its underlying ideology. It demonstrates how, over the last century, planning and architecture have been transformed from everyday professional practices into strategic weapons in the service of the state, which has sought to secure national and geopolitical objectives through the organization of space and in the redistribution of its population.  The banning of the first edition of this book by its original publisher was proof, if any were needed, that architecture in Israel, indeed architecture anywhere, can no longer be considered a politically naive activity: the politics of Israeli architecture is the politics of any architecture.”  With contributions by Meron Benvenisti, Zvi Efrat, Nadav Harel, Gideon Levy, Ilan Potash, Sharon Rotbard, Efrat Shvily, Eran Tamir-Tawil, Pavel Wolberg, and Oren Yiftachel


Tom Segev

Elvis in Jerusalem : Post-Zionism and the Americanization of Israel (Metropolitan Books, 2002)

One Palestine, Complete : Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate  (Picador, 1999, 2001 / Little, Brown, 2000 / New York City : Metropolitan Books, 2000)

The First Israelis – 1949  (Independent Publications Services, 1985 / Free Press-Macmillan, 1986/ New York City : Owl Books, 1998)  -The new state shown treating its new citizens dishonourably in a pit of big-elbowed bureaucracies.


Martin Seiff (UPI editor, ex-Washington Times)

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East  (Henry Regnery Publishing, 2008)

Engaging American conservative, romantic apologist for past European Colonialism and the Ottoman Empire, with hope that the latter’s mantle will be inherited by Saudi Arabia.  Ridicules all historical actors in the tradition of African American George S. Schuyler’s novel Black No More!


Sherene Seikaly

Men of Capital : Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2015)  The middle class is unpacked as the author grapples with the competing tugs of capital and politics in trying to understand the reactions and existing wealth in Mandate Palestine.  “Seikaly is a wonderfully engaging writer…with clarity and verve. An absolute must-read.” – Sarah Irving, Electronic Intifada.  see also : Barbara J. Smith : The Roots of Separatism in Palestine – British Economic Policy, 1920-1929  (Syracuse University Press, 1993)


Rona Sela (Tel Aviv University)

Made Public – Palestinian Photographs in Military Archives in Israel  (Ramat-Hasharon : Helena Publishing, 2009) Two volumes; Vol. 1 – text (Hebrew with English Abstract); Vol. 2 – photographs; 336 pages / 168 pages each volume.  Based on three years of research on military photography archives in Israel and focuses on two key subjects each involving the other: the manner in which military systems plunder, collect, control and release (or censor) photographic information about the Palestinians- in the past and over the years – and the missing chapters of Palestinian visual historiography.

Note : see also author’s book on Khalil Raad, the first Arab Palestinian photographer, Khalil Raad, Photographs 1891-1948  (Helena Publishing, 2010) All text in Hebrew.


Jan Selby (University of Sussex)

Dependence, Independence and Interdependence in the Palestinian Water Sector  (report : Birzeit University, 2012)

Water, Power and Politics in the Middle East : The Other Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  (IB Tauris, 2003)

co-editor, with R. Duffy & F. Cochrane Governance and Resistance in Palestine – Simulations, Confrontations, Sumoud  (Palgrave, 2003)


Michael Selzer

The Aryanization of the Jewish State : A Polemic  (New York City : Black Star Publishing, 1967)  “Zionism is anti-Semitic in its origins…conceived and founded in a conscious effort to Aryanize the Jews, thereby placating anti-Semitic stereotypes of the Jewish personality. ”  Chapters focus on ‘Jewish anti-Semitism’ and ‘diaspora nationalism.”


Cath Senker, editor

Defiance : Palestinian Women in the Uprising  (London: The Israeli Mirror, 38pp, 1989)


Nabil Sha’ath aka Nabeel Shaath (long-time Palestinian negotiator, Fatah Central Committee)

My Life from Nakba to Revolution (unconfirmed in English, 2016)

The PLO’s Position in the Gulf Crisis  (London : PLO, 1990)

High Level Palestinian Manpower (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1972)

Palestine-of-Tomorrow for Jews, Christians, and Moslems  (Birmingham, Alabama : Committee for Better American Relations in the Middle East, 1972)


Rachel Shabi 

Not the Enemy : Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands  (Yale University Press, 2009) – aka We Look Like the Enemy : The Hidden Story of Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands  (Walker & Company, 2009) – Well-researched book on Israel’s political, residential, economic and cultural discrimination of Mizrahi Jews, including the transition of some from leftists hard done by the Labour Party to become rightists supporting Likud.   The chapter on music is rewarding for its focus on Arab (Arab-Jews) singers and players in Israel, despite omitting Ofra Haza’s popularising Yemenite songs.


Nathan Shachar

The Gaza Strip ; It’s History and Politics  (Sussex Academic Press, 2010)


Mohammed K. Shadid

The United States and the Palestinians  (Croom Helm, 1981)


Gershon Shafir

Land, Labour and the Origin of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914 (University of California Press, 1996)


Naseeb Shaheen (Born Chicago, educated in Ramallah 1935-1938, American University of Beirut 1958-1962, University of California at Los Angeles 1969, professor Memphis State Universitr

A Pictorial History of Ramallah  (Beirut : Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, 295 pages, 1992)  Sweeping collection of photographs from 1890-1992, historical documents from the Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate, and census records of Ramallah 1562-63 and Beit Jala 1553-54.

A Pictorial History of Ramallah – Part 2  (Birzeit University, 385 pages, 2006)

See also as co-editor with his father Aziz Shaheen  : ‘Ramallah – Its History and Its Genealogies  (in Arabic – Birzeit University, 1982)


Israel Shalak & Norton Mezvinsky

Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto Press, 1999) Important study of the evolving influence of Rabbi Kook the Elder (1865-1935), Army and Chief Rabbi Shlomo Gorem, and the settler movement Gush Emunim (1975+).  Book is based almost entirely on Hebrew language sources in Israel, with examples of Talmudic interpretations and Israeli Jewish commentary rarely in evidence in English.


Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Militarization and Violence against Women in Conflice Zones in the Middle East : A Palestinian Case Study  (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

with Nahla Abdo : Acknowledging the Displaced : Palestinian Women’s Ordeals in East Jerusalem (Jerusalem : Women’s Study Center, 2009)


Peter A. Shambrook (Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford University / Programme Director for the British-Arab University Association)

French Imperialism in Syria, 1927-1936 (Reading : Ithaca Press, 1998)


Meir Shamgar, editor

Military Government in the Territories Administered by Israel, 1967-1980 : The Legal Aspects, Volume 1  (Hebrew University, 1982)


Itzhak Shamir (Stern Gang)

Summing Up : An Autobiography  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994)


Ronen Shamir

Current Flow : The Electrification of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2013)

The Colonies of Law : Colonialism, Zionism and Law in Early Mandate Palestine (Cambridge University Press, 2000)


Ismail & Tamam Shammout (aka Tamam al-Akhal)

Palestine : The Exodus and the Odyssey  (Al Ekbal, 2000) – Leading fine artists remember the Nakba.


Anita Shapira (Tel Aviv University / Yitzak Rabin Center for Israeli Studies)

Ben-Gurion : Father of Modern Israel  (Yale University Press, 2014)  Translated by Anthony Berris

Yigal Allon : Native Son, A Biography  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) Translated by Evelyn Abel.  aka Yigal Alon, who, in 1967, conceptualised Israel’s segregated colonisation of the West Bank.

as co-editor, with Derek J. PenslarIsraeli Historical Revisionism : From Left to Right  (Frank Cass Publishing, 2002)

as editor, with Jehuda Reinharz Essential Papers on Zionism (New York University Press, 1996 / Cassell, 1996)

Land and Power : Zionist Resort to Force, 1881-1948  (Oxford University Press, 1992)


Avraham Shapira, editor

The Seventh Day : Soldiers Talk about the Six-Day War – recorded and edited by a group of young kibbutz members  -translated from Hebrew by Henry Near (Andre Deutsch, 1970)


Yonathan Shapiro

Leadership of the American Zionist Organization, 1897-1930 (University of Illinois Press, 1971)glick


Hisham Sharabi (Editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies)

Palestine Guerillas : Their Credibility and Effectiveness (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970)

Palestine and Israel : The Lethal Dilemma  (Pegasus Press, 1969)


Amer A. Sharif

A Statistical Study of the Arab Boycott on Israel (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970)


Dr. Mohammed Badi Sharif  (Iraqi educator & Director of the Arab League Office in London, from 1969)

Strangers in Palestine  (London: Morssett Press, 84 pages, 1970)  Palestinian history overview


Regina S. Sharif

Non-Jewish Zionism : Its Roots in Western History  (Zed Books, 1983)

United Nations Resolutions on Palestine and the Arab Israeli Conflict, 1977 (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1978)


Heather J. Sharkey (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania)

A History of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2017)  Focusing on the Ottoman Middle East before the Great War, the book focuses on everyday social contacts, dress, music, food, bathing, etc.


Gene Sharp

with Christopher A. Miller Hardy Merriman :  Waging Nonviolent Struggle : 20th Century Practice and 21st Century Potential  (Boston : Porter Sargent, 2005)

with Ronald M. McCarthy & Brad Bennett : Nonviolent Action : A Research Guide  (Garland Press, 1997)

The Politics of Nonviolent Action  (Boston : Porter Sargent, 1973)

Exploring Nonviolent Alternatives  (Boston : Porter Sargent, 1970/1971)


Ari Shavit (former editor for Ha’aretz)

My Promised Land : The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel  (Scribe Publications, 2014)


Gabriel Sheffer Oren Barak

Militarism and Israeli Society  (Indiana University Press, 2010)  Notes the security network as wider than the military, with undefined boundaries.


Ruth Sheldon (Birkbeck College)

Tragic Encounters and Ordinary Ethics : Palestine-Israel in British Universities  (Manchester University Press, 2016)


Moshe Shemesh  (former IDF senior intelligence officer; Ben-Gurion University)

Arab Politics, Palestinian Nationalism and the Six Day War : The Crystalization of Arab Strategy and Nasir’s (sic) Descent to War, 1957-1967  (Sussex Academic, 2007/2008)

The Palestinian Entity, 1959-1974 : Arab Politics and the PLO  (Frank Cass, 1988)

Moshe Shemesh & Selwyn Ilan Troen, editors

The Suez-Sinai Crisis 1956 : Retrospective and Reappraisal  (Frank Cass, 1990)


Yehouda Shenhav

Beyond the Two-State Solution : A Jewish Political Essay  -translated by Dimi Reider [of +972 news website] (Polity Press, 2012) – Publisher’s blurb : For over two decades, many liberals in Israel have attempted, with wide international support, to implement the two-state solution: Israel and Palestine, partitioned on the basis of the Green Line – that is, the line drawn by the 1949 Armistice Agreements that defined Israel’s borders until 1967, before Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza following the Six-Day War. By going back to Israel’s pre-1967 borders, many people hope to restore Israel to what they imagine was its pristine, pre-occupation character and to provide a solid basis for a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  In this original and controversial essay, Yehouda Shenhav argues that this vision is an illusion that ignores historical realities and offers no long-term solution. It fails to see that the real problem is that a state was created in most of Palestine in 1948 in which Jews are the privileged ethnic group, at the expense of the Palestinians – who also must live under a constant state of emergency. The issue will not be resolved by the two-state solution, which will do little for the millions of Palestinian refugees and will also require the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Jews living across the Green Line. All these obstacles require a bolder rethinking of the issues: the Green Line should be abandoned and a new type of polity created on the complete territory of mandatory Palestine, with a new set of constitutional arrangements that address the rights of both Palestinians and Jews, including the settlers.

The Arab Jews : A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, Religion, and Ethnicity  (Stanford University Press, 2006) – Publisher’s blurb : This book is about the social history of the Arab Jews—Jews living in Arab countries—against the backdrop of Zionist nationalism. By using the term “Arab Jews” (rather than “Mizrahim,” which literally means “Orientals”) the book challenges the binary opposition between Arabs and Jews in Zionist discourse, a dichotomy that renders the linking of Arabs and Jews in this way inconceivable. It also situates the study of the relationships between Mizrahi Jews and Ashkenazi Jews in the context of early colonial encounters between the Arab Jews and the European Zionist emissaries—prior to the establishment of the state of Israel and outside Palestine. It argues that these relationships were reproduced upon the arrival of the Arab Jews to Israel. The book also provides a new prism for understanding the intricate relationships between the Arab Jews and the Palestinian refugees of 1948, a link that is usually obscured or omitted by studies that are informed by Zionist historiography. Finally, the book uses the history of the Arab Jews to transcend the assumptions necessitated by the Zionist perspective, and to open the door for a perspective that sheds new light on the basic assumptions upon which Zionism was founded.


Naomi Shepherd

Ploughing the Sand : British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948  (Rutgers University Press, 2000)  Includes methodology of Palestine Police interrogation, such as “duffing up,” inspired by officer/author Douglas Duff.


AJ Sherman

Mandate Days : British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948 (Thames & Hudson, 1997)

A fascinating, intentionally insular survey of Mandate Government’s military, police, civil servants, and what we’d now term as NGOs.  The author made use of many unpublished diaries held in the Middle East section of the St Anthony’s College Oxford Archives, and vintage photographs as exceptionally well-reproduced.


Abbas Shiblak

The Palestinian Refugee Issue : A Palestinian Perspective (Royal Institute of International Affairs [Chatham House], 2009)

Falling Through the Cracks : Legal and Practical Gaps in Refugee Status : A Case Study of Unrecognised Refugees in Lebanon  (revised edition, Beirut : Frontiers / Ruwad Association, 2006)

The Palestinian Diaspora in Europe : Challenges of Dual Identity and Adaptation  (Palestine : Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2005)

Iraqi Jews : A History of Mass Exodus  (al-Saqi Books, 2005)

with Uri Davis Civil and Citizenship Rights of Palestinian Refugees  (Jerusalem : Shami, 1995)

The Lure of Zion : The Case of the Iraqi Jews  (al-Saqi Books, 1986)


Faris al-Shidyaq

Leg over Leg  (Two Volumes, Translated by Humphrey Davies – travel, UK anshammoutd France / NYUP, 2012) Leg Over Leg is the semi-autobiographical account of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal figure in the intellectual and literary history of the modern Arab world. His adventures and misadventures provided him with opportunities for wide-ranging digressions on the intellectual and social issues of his time, including the ignorance and corruption of the Lebanese religious and secular establishments, women’s rights, the manners and customs of Europeans and Middle Easterners, and the differences between European and Arabic literature.   It was initially widely condemned for its attacks on authority, its skepticism, and “obscenity,” and later editions were often abridged. This is the very first English translation of the work and reproduces the original edition.


Magid Shihade  (Birzeit University)

Nor Just a Soccer Game : Colonialism and Conflict among Palestinians in Israel  (Syracuse University Press, 2011).   Unpacks the 1981 attack by Druze from Julis on Christian Israeli Palestinians, with indirect support from the IDF.


Abdel Monem Said Aly, Shai Feldman, and Khalil Shikaki  Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East, Palgrave Macmillan (2013)


Margolit Shilo

Girls of Liberty : The Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine  (Brandeis University Press, 2016)  Jewish Feminists in Palestine.


Colin Shindler (SOAS)

The Rise of the Israeli Right : From Odessa to Hebron (Cambridge University Press, 2015) – Publisher’s blurb : “The Israeli Right first came to power nearly four decades ago. Its election was described then as ‘an earthquake,’ and its reverberations are still with us. How then did the Right rise to power? What are its origins? Colin Shindler traces this development from the birth of Zionism in cosmopolitan Odessa in the nineteenth century to today’s Hebron, a centre of radical Jewish nationalism. He looks at central figures such as Vladimir Jabotinsky, an intellectual and founder of the Revisionist movement and Menahem Begin, the single-minded politician who brought the Right to power in 1977. Both accessible and comprehensive, this book explains the political ideas and philosophies that were the Right’s ideological bedrock and the compromises that were made in its journey to government.”

-as editor : Israel and the World Powers : Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations Beyond the Middle East  (IB Tauris, 2014)

A History of Modern Israel  (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed. 2013)

Israel and the European Left : Between Solidarity and Deligitimisation  (Continuum, 2011)

The Triumph of Military Zionism : Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right  (IB Tauris, 2009)

What Do Zionists Believe?   (Granta, 2007)

Israel, Likud and the Zionist Dream : Power, Politics and Ideology from Begin to Netanyahu  (IB Tauris, 1995)

Ploughshares into Swords : Israelis and Jews in the Shadow of the Intifada  (IB Tauris, 1991)

Exit Visa : Detente, Human Rights and the Jewish Emigration Movement in the USSR (Bachman & Turner, 1978)


Lois Mary Shiner

His Own Country (Palestine) (London : Faith Press, 96 pages, 1925) with introduction on the ecclesiastical institutions by Canon J.A. Douglas


David K. Shipler  (The New York Times’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief, 1979-1984)

Arab and Jew : Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land  (Times Books/Random House & Bloomsbury)  Includes coverage of the massacres at the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps.


Avi Shlaim

-as editor, with William Roger Louis : The 1967 Arab-Israeli War : Origins and Consequences (Cambridge University Press, 2012)  Contains : Charles Smith : The United States and the 1967 War

Edward Said : A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (University of California Press, 2010)

Israel and Palestine : Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (Verso Books, 2009)

Lion of Jordan : The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace (Alan Lane 2007, Penguin 2008)

-as editor, with Eugene L. Rogan : The War for Palestine : Rewriting the History of 1948  (Cambridge University Press, 2007, 2001)

-as editor, with Eugene L. Rogan : Rewriting the Palestine War : 1948 and the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

The Iron Wall : Israel and the Arab World (WW Norton 2000, Penguin 2001)

The Politics of Partition : King Abdullah, the Zionists and Palestine, 1921-1951 (Oxford University Press, 1998) – earlier edition published as Collusion Across the Jordan (OUP, 1988)

-as editor, with Yezid Sayigh : The Cold War and the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 1997)

War and Peace in the Middle East : A Concise History / A Critique of American Policy (Whittle Books/Viking, 2004; Penguin 1995) Shlaim :  “The battle for Palestine was lost by Palestinians not in  1948 but in the late 1930s. Because  Britain completely smashed to the ground the Palestinian  revolt and  Arab irregular  forces….The Balfour Declaration was a colossal blunder-it has proved to be a catastrophe for the Palestinians and it gave rise to one of the most intense, bitter, and protracted conflicts of modern times.


Abdullah Schleifer

The Fall of Jerusalem (Monthly Review Press, 1972)


Ronen Shnayderman

-edited by Zvi Shulman; translated by Shaul Vardi –   Take No Prisoners : The Fatal Shooting of Palestinians by Israeli Security Forces during “Arrest Operations”  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 2005)


Dov Shinar  (Hadassah College, Jerusalem)

Palestinian Dress in the West Bank : The Political Dimension  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1987)

Palestinian Voices : Communication and Nation Building in the West Bank  (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Press, 1987)


Ella Shohat (New York University)

On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other Displacements : Selected Writings  (Pluto Press, 2017)  Baghdad-born Jewish professors essays, including exile, film, literature and the wide Middle East.

Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke Unviersity Press, 2006)


David Shulman

Dark Hope : Working for Peace in Israel and Palestine (University of Chicago Press, 2007)  On Ta’ayush and Jewish Israeli peace movements within Israel.


Martin Sicker

Reshaping Palestine : From Muhammad Ali to the British Mandate, 1831-1922  (Praeger, 1999)

Judaism, Nationalism and the Land of Israel  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1992)

Between Hashemites and Zionists:  The Struggle for Palestine 1908 – 1988  (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1989)


Henry Siegman  (University of London)

as project director : Yezid Sayigh & Khalil Shikaki : Strengthening Palestinian Public Institutions : Executive Summary – Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (New York City : Council on Foreign Relations, 1999)


Laurence Jay Silberstein

Postzionism : A Reader  (Rutgers University Press, 2008)

The Post-Zionism Debates : Knowledge and Power in Israeli Culture  (Routledge, 1999) Early questioning of whether Jews need a secular Jewish state.


Sanford R. Silverburg, editor

Palestine and International Law : Essays on Politics and Economics  (McFarland & Co, 2002)

with Bernard Reich : U.S. Foreign Relations with the Middle East and North Africa : A Bibliography – Supplement, 1998  (Scarecrow Press, 1999)

Middle East Bibliography (Scarecrow, 1992)


Sir Leon Simon

Studies in Jewish Nationalism (Longmans, 1920)  “The idea that Jews are a religious sect, precisely parallel to Catholics and Protestants, is nonsense.”


Chaim Simons

Herzl to Eden : A Historical Survey of Proposals to Transfer Arabs from Palestine, 1895-1947 (Kiryat Arba, Israel : Nansen Institute, 1994)

Supplement No. 1 to International Proposals to Transfer Arabs from Palestine, 1895-1947  (Kiryat Arba, Israel : Nansen Institute, 1993)

Edward Norman’s Plans to Transfer Arabs from Palestine to Iraq  (Kiryat Arba, Israel : Nansen Institute, 1991)

International Proposals to Transfer Arabs from Palestine, 1895-1947  (Hoboken, New Jersey : Ktav Publications, 1988)  Detailed in categories of Jews and non-Jew.  1942 : “Simon Marks, another member of the [Jewish Agency] Executive, and chairman of the board of the multiple chain store of Marks and Spencer, felt that they should ask for the establishment of a Jewish state within the British Empire and the “voluntary transfer of Arabs, with financial assistance, to neighbouring Arab States, particularly to Iraq.”  Harry Sacher [co-drafter of the Balfour Declaration] “has asked whether the members of the Executive were “in favour of transfer of the Arabs either by compulsion or persuasion.”


Geoff Simons

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (London : Palestinian Resource Centre, 2006)

Despite having the same title as Ilan Pappé’s book, this work doesn’t emphasise the era of the Nakba. Its reach is broader in time, and especially helpful is his coverage of some of the many UN resolutions since 1948. Note : see also United Nations


John Hope Simpson (Liberal MP for Taunton 1922-1924, later known for his work with the Refugee Settlement Committee)

Palestine, Report on Immigration, Land Settlement and Development  (HMSO, 185 pages, with maps, 1930)  Known as the ‘Hope Simpson Report,’ and presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament.


Hugh James Simson

British Rule and Rebellion  (Blackwood & Sons, 1937 / Salisbury, North Carolina : Documentary Publicatins, 1977) – with special reference to the Palestinian Revolt, from 1936.


Georgina Sinclair (Open University)

At the End of the Line : Colonial Policing and the Imperial Endgame, 1945-1980  (Manchester University Press, 2006)


Salman Abu Sitta

Mapping My Return : A Palestinian Memoir (IB Tauris, 2016)  Memories of the famous polymath who has single-handedly made available crucial mapping work on Palestine, and contains back-story to his lifetime cartographic effort.  Equally important are political and personal insights not found elsewhere.  No index.

with painter Samia Halaby Drawing the Kafr Massacre  (The Netherlands : Schlit Publishing, September 2016)

Che Guevara in Gaza : Palestine Becomes a Global Cause  (MEMO/Middle East Monitor, pamphlet, 2015)

Atlas of Palestine, 1917-1966 (Palestine Land Society, 2010 – 700pp) – Available as downloads from the Palestine Land Society : http://www.plands.org.

The Return Journey : A Guide to the Depopulated and Present Palestinian Towns and Villages and Holy Sites  – in English, Arabic, & Hebrew (Palestine Land Society, 248 pages, 2007)

The Palestinian Nakba 1948 : The Register of Depopulated Communities in Palestine(Palestinian Return Centre, 2000)

The Right of Return : Sacred, Legal, Possible (Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding/CAABU, 1999)


Rev. Stephen Sizer

Zion’s Christian Soldiers :  The Bible, Israel and the Church  (Nottingham : Inter-Varsity Press, 2007)

Christian Zionism : Roadmap to Armageddon?  (Nottingham : Inter-Varsity Press, 2004)

A Panorama of the Bible Lands  -alternate title : A Panorama of the Holy Land – with photographs by Jon Arnold (Guildford : Eagle Press, 1998 / 2000)


Leonard Slater

The Pledge  (Simon & Schuster 1970 / Pocket Book, 1971)  An utterly shameless saga of the gathering and shipping of armaments by individual Americans and Canadians for the Haganah and Palmach, 1945-1948. More than simple arms-smuggling, this history also details the inspired manufacture of all forms of war equipment, from the latest firearms and encrypted radio communications to re-converting for wartime use, ex-military aeroplanes that had been only recently converted for civilian use.  ‘Palestinians’ are Palestine Jews only, with Arab Palestinians (‘Arabs’) barely mentioned.  Written for the readership of battle history enthusiasts.  This movement also described, with no overlap, in Rafael Medoff : Militant Zionism in America : The Rise and Impact of the Jabotinsky Movement in the United States, 1926-1948  (University of Alabama Press, 2002).   Ironically, these titles argue that Israel’s War of Independence was, despite unsuccessful machine gun manufacture and the purchase of a Baltimore-grounded aircraft carrier, overwhelmingly imbalanced against the non-Jewish communities in Palestine.


Robert Slater (Time Magazine‘s Israel correspondent)

Warrior Statesman : The Life of Moshe Dayan  (St. Martin’s Press, 1991 / Robson Books, 1992)

Golda, the Uncrowned Queen of Israel : A Pictorial Biography  (Middle Village, New York : J. David, 1981)

Rabin of Israel : A Biography  (Robson Books, 1977; rev. 2015)


Susan Slyomovics

The Object of Memory : Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993) Palestinian village Ein Houd emptied in 1948 and re-named Ein Hod, as a Jewish Israeli artists’ colony.  But the original inhabitants built a “temporary” Ein Hod again, on a neighbouring mountain.


David Smiley

Irregular Regular (Norwich : Michael Russell Publishing, 1994)  Documents the brutality of the Palestine Police and their Arab Palestinian enforcers.


Barbara J. Smith

The Roots of Separatism in Palestine : British Economic Policy, 1920-1929 (Syracuse University Press, 1993) The Zionist settler movement, unsuccessful during the period of Ottoman rule, flourished under the British: within a few years of the establishment of British administration, the Zionists had laid the foundations of a national economic base which underpinned their nationalist ideology. British policy thus contributed significantly to the division of the country on ethnic lines and ultimately to the partition of Palestine and the establishment of the state of Israel. This central argument informs a wide-ranging discussion of economic policy, embracing immigration, land, labour, industry, agriculture, education, social welfare and taxation.  Essential reading to understand the Mandate era.


Charles D. Smith

Palestine and the Arab-israeli Conflict : A History with Documents  (St Martin’s Press, 2009 and earlier editions) – 624pp.


Gary V. Smith, editor (Professor of Christian Studies, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee)

Zionism, The Dream and the Reality – A Jewish Critique  (David & Charles, 1974)


George Adam Smith

The Historical Geography of the Holy Land  (Hodder & Stoughton, 1984 plus numerous editions to 1936 / Glasgow : Collins, 1973)


Grant F. Smith

America’s Defense Line : The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government  (Washington DC : Institute for Research – Middle Eastern Policy, 322 pages, 2008)

Foreign Agents : The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal  (Washington DC : Institute for Research – Middle Eastern Policy, 180 pages, 2007)

Declassified Deceptions : The Secret History of Isaiah L. Kenen and the Rise of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Washington DC : Institute for Research – Middle Eastern Policy, 250 pages, 2007)


Pamela Ann Smith

Palestine and the Palestinians, 1876-1983  (Croom Helm, 1985)


Sammy Smooha

Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel : Alienation and Rapprochement (Washington DC : US Institute of Peace, 2010)

Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel, 2004 (University of Haifa Press, 2005)

-with As’ad Ghanem :  Ethnic, Religious and Political Islam Among the Arabs in Israel  (University of Haifa Jewish-Arab Center, 1998)

Arabs and Jews in Israel – Vol. 2 : Change and Continuity in Mutual Intolerance (Boulder, Colorado / London ; Westview Press, 1989)

Arabs and Jews in Israel – Vol. 1 : Conflicting and Shared Attitudes in a Divided Society(Boulder, Colorado / London ; Westview Press, 1989)

The Orientation and Politicization of the Arab Minority in Israel  (University of Haifa Press, 1984)

Israel, Pluralism and Conflict (London : Routledge & Kegan Paul / University of California Press, 1978)

-with Ora Cibulski Social Research on Arabs in Israel, 1948-1977 : Trends and an Annotated Bibliography   (University of Haifa Jewish-Arab Center / Turtledove Publishing, 1978)


Stephen J. Sniegoski

The Transparent Cabal : The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel  -with foreword by former Congressman Paul Findley and introduction by Paul Gottfried (Norfolk, Virginia : Enigma Editions, 2008)


Society of Friends [Quakers]

The Search for Peace in the Middle East (London : Friends Peace and International relations Committee, 1970; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : American Friends Service Committee, 1971; Hill & Wang, 1971)


Ben Soedendorp (Leiden University)

The Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Relations : Theory, History and Cases  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) Book examines key choices made by Israelis and Palestinians regarding three central issues: the 1947 UN Partition Plan, the Lebanon invasion in 1982, and the 1993 Oslo Agreements.


Tamir Sorek (University of Florida)

Palestinian Commemoration in Israel : Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs  (Stanford University Press, 2015)

Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave (Cambridge University Press, 2007)  Israeli football as an unlevel playing field.


Adhaf Soueif (novelist of Egyptian diasporic themes, political essayist, and translator)

Mezzaterra : Fragments from the Common Ground  (Anchor Books, 2005) -includes reviews and essays on Palestinian authors.  Note : Wrote foreword to Jean Genet’s Prisoner of Love; foreword to Nick King’s disappointment with the Palestinian university system, Education under Occupation.


Gerald Sparrow (British lawyer)

The Sphinx Awakes (New York : Pitman / London : Robert Hale, 1956)  1956 travel journalism with a legal focus; includes attention to the Tripartite Declaration of the United Kingdom, France and the United States to the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1950) and a selection of key articles of the Arab League from 1945.


Steven L. Spiegel

The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict : Making America’s Middle East Policy, from Truman to Reagan  (University of Chicago Press, 1985)


Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Ilan University)  & Robert L. Cooper (Hebrew University Jerusalem)

The Languages of Jerusalem  (Oxford University Press, 1991)  Mainly a Hebrew (Judezmo, Hebrew, and Yiddish) focus but includes both spoken and classical Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Latin, French, Armenian, German and English.


Ehud Sprinzak

Brother against Brother : Violence and Extremism in Israeli Politics from Altalena to the Rabin Assassination  (New York City : The Press Press, 1999)

The Israeli Right and the Peace Process, 1992-1996  (Jerusalem : Leonard Davis Institute, 1998)

as co-editor, with Larry Diamond : Israeli Democracy under Stress  (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Reinner Publishing, 1993)

The Ascendance of Israel’s Radical Right (Oxford University Press, 1991)

See also Ami Pedahzur, in THE STORY TODAY section.


Leonard Stein

Weizmann and the Balfour Declaration (Rehovoth, Israel : Yad Chaim Weizmann, 1964) Text of speech.

The Balfour Declaration (Vallentine Mitchell, 1961)


Ori Stendel

The Arabs in Israel  (Sussex Academic Press, 1996)  Publisher’s blurb : “The political map of the Arab minority is at the heart of this book, but there are extended chapters on demographic trends, geographic distribution, the configuration of the religious communities, social conditions, the status of women, Arabic-language literature in Israel, the Arabic press, the legal status of the minority, government policies, the Arabs of East Jerusalem, the relations of Israeli Arabs with those of the occupied territories and with the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat.”


Richard P. Stevens

American Zionism and US Foreign Policy, 1942-1947 (New York City : Pageant, 1962 / Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970

Weizmann and the Smuts : A Study of Zionist-South African Cooperation (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1973)


Andrea L Stanton (University of Denver)

“This is Jerusalem Calling” : State Radio in Mandate Palestine (University of Texas Press, 2013)  A rewarding cultural resource focusing on the Arab side of the broadcasting body.  Aside from political developments, the author focuses on the marketing of radios, newspaper coverage of the broadcasts, the role of women in the broadcast schedule, and many less obvious topics.  Publisher’s description : “Modeled after the BBC, the Palestine Broadcasting Service was launched in 1936 to serve as the national radio station of Mandate Palestine, playing a pivotal role in shaping the culture of the emerging middle class in the region. Despite its significance, the PBS has become nearly forgotten by scholars of twentieth-century Middle Eastern studies. Drawn extensively from British and Israeli archival sources, This Is Jerusalem Calling traces the compelling history of the PBS’s twelve years of operation, illuminating crucial aspects of a period when Jewish and Arab national movements simultaneously took form. Andrea L. Stanton describes the ways in which the mandate government used broadcasting to cater to varied audiences, including rural Arab listeners, in an attempt to promote a “modern” vision of Arab Palestine as an urbane, politically sophisticated region. In addition to programming designed for the education of the peasantry, religious broadcasting was created to appeal to all three main faith communities in Palestine, which ultimately mayz have had a disintegrating, separatist effect. Stanton’s research brings to light the manifestation of Britain’s attempts to prepare its mandate state for self-governance while supporting the aims of Zionists. While the PBS did not create the conflict between Arab Palestinians and Zionists, the service reflected, articulated, and magnified such tensions during an era when radio broadcasting was becoming a key communication tool for emerging national identities around the globe.”


Kenneth W. Stein

The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939 (University of North Carolina Press, 1984) Shows Palestinian land concerns mainly agriculturalm that they lacked expertise in dealing with bureaucratic hurdles.

with Samuel W. Lewis Sheryl J. Brown :  Making Peace among Arabs and Israelis : Lessons of Fifty Years of Negotiating Experience (Washington DC : US Institute of Peace, 1991)


Yael Stein

-translated by Zvi Shulman : Policy of Destruction : House Demolitions and Destruction of Agricultural Land in the Gaza Strip (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 2002)

-translated by Zvi Shulman :  The Quiet Deportation Continues : Revocation of Residency and Denial of Social Rights of East Jerusalem Palestinians (Jerusalem : HaMoked / B’Tselem, 1998)


Ze’ev Sternhell

The Founding Myths of Israel : Nationalism, Socialism and the Making of the Jewish State  – translated by David Maisel  (Princeton University Press, 1998)  – One of the Jewish Israeli “new historians” of the late 1980s and 1990s.  “A very important book in which he dispels the muths about Israeli society as a liberal, socialist, democratic state – in an extraordinarily detailed analysis of its illiberal, quasi-fascist, and profoundly anti-socialist character as evidenced by the Labour Party generally, and the Histadrut in particular.” – Edward Said, 1998, in The End of the Peace Process.


Russell Stetler, editor

Palestine : The Arab-Israeli Conflict : A Ramparts Press Reader – (San Francisco : Ramparts Press, 1972) – with photographs by Jeffrey Blankfort.  Pieces detail the variability of the resistance movements, with policy statements.


Desmond Stewart (biographer of Theodor Herzl)

Palestinians : Victims of Expediency  (Quartet Books, 1982)  Observations, 1980-1981

The Middle East : Temple of Janus  (Hamish Hamilton, 1972)


Walter Francis Stirling (C.E. Lawrence’s Chief of Staff, later Times correspondant)

Safety Last  (Hollis & Carter, 1953) – Aut0biography.


Nancy L. Stockdale (University of North Texas)

Colonial Encounters among English and Palestinian Women, 1800-1948  (University Press of Florida, 2007)  Varied remembered reactions to the encountering of English culture and how English women missionaries furthered the colonial project.


Nahum Isaac Stone

Economic Aspects of Restoration  (New York City : Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs, 14pp, 1918)   “For private circulation” printed at top of front cover. The leftist economist discusses problems faced by Zionist settlement, including the amount of land purchase in both Palestine and Mesopotamia that was thought necessary to make the project feasible, and possible solutions.


Joe Stork

with  Bill Van Esveld, Fares Akram  & Saleh Hijazi No News is Good News : Abuses against Journalists by Palestinian Security Forces  (New York City : Human Rights Watch, 35 pages, 2011)

with Sharon Stone Zionism and American Jewry (pamphlet, ca. 1975)


(Sir) Ronald Storrs (Military Governor of Jerusalem, 1917-1926)

Orientations  (Nicholson & Watson, 1937)  “Jewish homeland…will form for England ‘a little loyal Jewish Ulster’ in a sea of potentially hostile Arabism.”

A section was of Orientations was reprinted as Lawrence of Arabia, Zionism and Palestine (Penguin, 1940)


Jacob Stoyanovsky

The Mandate for Palestine : A Contribution to the Theory and Practice of International Mandates  (Longmans & Co, 1928)


John Strawson (University of East London)

Partitioning Palestine : Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Pluto Press, 2010)  Book focuses on the different ways in which Palestinians and Israelis have narrated the key legal texts of the conflict : the League of Nations Mandate, the United Nations partition plan, and the Oslo Agreements.


Philippa Strum

The Women are Marching : The Second Sex and the Palestinian Revolution (Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, ca. 1992)  Publisher’s blurb : “Before the onset of the intifada in 1987, most Palestinian women rarely left their homes, and could do so only if escorted by a female relative. They could not divorce their husbands, and if a Palestinian woman was sexually harassed or abused, she was ostracized from the community and could even be killed. Three months after the intifada began, with no recourse to law or redress in the face of the arrests, the beatings, the torture, and the shootings by the Israeli military, Palestinian women took to the streets, holding more than one hundred marches a week. Led by the women’s committees that were formed in the late 1970s, they have since gone on to create an entire social and economic infrastructure to end Palestinian reliance on Israel. In their march toward equality, they are enforcing strike days and boycotts of Israeli products, providing underground health care, building agricultural cooperatives and small-scale industries, opening alternative schools, and smuggling food to communities under curfew.  The extent to which the massive transformation in the lives of Palestinian women will endure once independence is achieved remains a question. As long as the occupation lasts, Strum asserts, meaningful reform–whether in gender equality, politics, or economics–will fail to reach fruition in both the occupied territories and Israel. Nevertheless, as she concludes in one of the most gripping accounts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict written to date, Palestinian women will never return to their traditional status, and they hold out the promise of profound change in the Middle East.”


Richard Stubbs  (British Mandate Government’s Public Information Officer, 1945-1948)

Palestine Story : A Personal Account of the Last Three Years of British Rule in Palestine  (Brettenham, Suffolk : Thurston Publications “Private Publication,” 208 pages, 1995), dictated to Ann Swithenbank in 1948.   An astounding period account of the social collapse of Mandate Palestine’s unjust normality, viewed from the press corps, such as the King David Hotel bombing, the hanged Sergeants, and the Deir Yassin massacre. “…even if might isn’t always right in Palestine, at any rate, it is victorious.”


Thomas Suarez

State of Terror : How Terrorism Created Modern Israel  (Skyscraper Books / Interlink Publications, 2016)  As described by the eminent Israeli historian Ilan Pappé, the book is “A tour de force, based on diligent archival research that looks boldly at the impact of Zionism on Palestine and its people in the first part of the 20th century. The book is the first comprehensive and structured analysis of the violence and terror employed by the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel against the people of Palestine.” Former US Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney said that it exposes “the reality of the ‘conflict’ through the simple act of documenting why a tolerant, multi-cultural Palestine became the battleground it is today,” and in the UK Baroness Jenny Tonge wrote that “I thought I knew a fair bit about the Middle East after all the years I’ve been involved in its politics but this book came as an eye-opener.” Seven years in the making, the book is based predominantly on declassified source documents in the National Archives of Great Britain.


Sandy Sufian & Mark LeVine, editors

Reapproaching Borders : New Perspectives on the Study of Israel-Palestine  (Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)  Contents: Filling a gap in the chronology: what archaeology is revealing about the Ottoman past in Israel / Uzi Baram — Remembering Jewish-Arab contact and conflict / Michelle Campos — Reapproaching the borders of Nazareth (1948-1956): Israel’s control of an all-Arab city / Geremy Forman — Defining national medical borders: medical terminology and the making of Hebrew medicine / Sandy Sufian — Contested bodies: medicine, public health, and mass immigration to Israel / Nadav Davidovitch, Rhona Seidelman, and Shifra Shvarts — Seeing the “Holy Land” with new eyes: undocumented labor migration, reproductive health, and the fluctuating borders of the Israeli national body / Sarah S. Willen — Masculinity as a relational mode: Palestinian gender ideologies and working-class boundaries in an ethnically mixed town / Daniel Monterescu — From water abundance to water scarcity (1936-1959): a “fluid” history of Jewish subjectivity in historic Palestine and Israel / Samer Alatout — Seizing locality in Jerusalem / Alona Nitzan-Shiftan — Present and absent: historical invention and the politics of place in contemporary Jerusalem / Thomas Abowd — Framing the borders of justice: Sharia courts in Israel and the conflict between secular ideology and Islamic law / Moussa Abou Ramadan — Modernity and its mirror: three views of Jewish-Palestinian interaction in Jaffa and Tel Aviv / Mark LeVine.


Antony Thrall Sullivan

Palestinian Universities under Occupation  (American University in Cairo Press, 1988)


Sunday Times Insight Team

Israel and Torture : A Special Investigation  (Sunday Times / Arab Dawn, 34 pages, 1978)


Tariq M. Suwaidan

Palestine : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow  (unidentified publisher, Kuwait, 2006)  School book.


Lewis Mark Suzman

Building a Nation-State: Understanding Zionist Strategies for Independence in Palestine, 1897-1948 (Masters thesis, 132 leaves, Oxford University, 1993)  Available at the Bodleian Library, shelfmark : MS.D.Phil.c.1596.


Ted Swedenburg (American University in Cairo)

as co-editor, with Rebecca L. Stein (Duke University): Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture  (Duke University Press, 2005)

as co-editor, with Smadar Lavie (University of California at Davis) : Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity  (Duke University Press, 1996)

Memories of Revolt : The 1936-1939 Rebellion and the Palestinian National Past (University of Minnesota Press, 1995 / University of Arkansas Press, 2003)  Not strictly an oral history but based on memories of what was a peasants’ uprising.


Marcelo Svirsky (University of Wollongong, Australia) – See also online work by his working colleague, Ronnen Ben-Arie (Tel Aviv University) :  The Haifa Urban Destruction Machine (2015) / Bedouin Alterity – Between Resistance and Creation  / Becoming Civic : Resisting the Identities of Political Struggle

After Israel : Towards Cultural Transformation  (Zed Books, 2014)  Theory-emphasis work intended to change Israelis’ attitudes, using examples of The Hiker, The Teacher, The Parent, and The Voter.  Publisher’s blurb : “Svirsky argues that the Zionist political project cannot be fixed… the book aims to generate a reflective attitude, allowing Jewish-Israelis to explore how they may divest themselves of Zionist identities.”  Includes chapter on Zochrot movement to acknowledge ethnically cleansed former Palestinian villages.

Arab-Jewish Activism in Israel-Palestine  (Routledge, 2012)


Barbara Swirski

with Yael Hasson :  Invisible Citizens : Israel Government Policy Toward the Negev Bedouin  (Tel-Aviv : Adva Center, 2006) Translated by Ruth Morris

with Kefalea Yosef The Employment Situation of Ethiopian Israelis  (Tel-Aviv : Adva Center, 49 pages, 2005)


Clayton E. Swisher, editor

The Palestine Papers : The End of the Road  (Hesperus Press, 2011)


Christopher Sykes

Crossroads to Israel  (Indiana University Press, 1965, 1973)

Orde Wingate  (Collins, 1959)

Two Studies in Virtue  (Collins, 1953)


Lina Mikdadi Tabbara

Survival in Beirut : A Diary of Civil War  -translated from French by Nadia Hijab (Onyx Press, 1979)


Mala Tabory

As co-editor, with Amos Shapira : New Political Entities in Public and Private International Law : With Special Reference to the Palestinian Entity (The Hague & London : Kluwer Law International, 1999) Conference proceedings.

The Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai : Organization, Structure and Function  (Coulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1986) – with Intruduction by Ruth Lapidoth


Simon Taggart

Workers in Struggle : Palestinian Trade Unions in the Occupied West Bank (Editpride, 79pp, 1985)


Lex Takkenberg  (UNWRA officer since 1989)

The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law  (Clarendon Press, 1998)


Hassan Bin Talal (HRH El Hassan Bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)

Christianity in the Arab World  – with foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales (SCM Press, 1998)

Search for Peace : The Politics of the Middle Ground in the East  (Macmillan, 1984)

Palestinian Self-Determination : A Study of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (Quartet Books, 1981)  An overview of Palestinian history, including legal issues.

A Study of Jerusalem  (publisher unconfirmed, 1979)


Ghada Hashem Talhani

Palestinian Refugees : Pawns to Political Actors (Nova Science Publishers, 2003) Publisher’s blurb : “As the PLO itself moved further and further away from the refugee constituency, it became necessary to examine and define the impact of the refugee issue on the larger Palestinian political picture, for indeed, as it turned out, they were always a tremendous influence on the course of Palestinian and Arab history. Although they lost their leadership positions within the PLO, as the latter became increasingly elitist and bureaucratic, the powerless refugees apparently never lost the means to influence the course of Palestinian history. This book relies heavily on early State Department dispatches, Israeli Foreign Office correspondence, early accounts of the stirrings of a refugee movement in Jordan and declarations, statements and studies of the Badil Research Centre and some right of return groups. Also investigated is much of the known literature to emerge from the secretive Oslo negotiations and the reverberations produced by their deliberations throughout the Palestinian diaspora. The resilience of the refugee question should never be questioned or declared until one of two things happened: either the obliteration or dispersal of concentrated refugee communities became a reality or the Palestinian refugees accepted a resolution of some kind or another.”


Azzam Tamimi

Hamas : Unwritten Chapters  (Hurst & Co., 2007)  With preface by Alastair Crooke.


Salim Tamari

The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine (University of California Press, August 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity—a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and initiatives. Through a phenomenal ethnography, rare autobiographies, and unpublished maps and photos, The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine discerns a particular bourgeois Palestinian public sphere, self-consciously modern and inexorably secular. New urban sensibilities, schools, monuments, public parks, railways, and roads catalyzed by the Great War and described in detail in this book show a world that challenges the politically driven denial of the existence of Palestine as an affective geographic, cultural, political, and economic space.”

Year of the Locust : A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past  (University of California Press, 2011) Publisher’s blurb : “Year of the Locust captures in page-turning detail the end of the Ottoman world and a pivotal moment in Palestinian history. In the diaries of Ihsan Hasan al-Turjman (1893-1917), the first ordinary recruit to describe World War I from the Arab side, we follow the misadventures of an Ottoman soldier stationed in Jerusalem. There he occupied himself by dreaming about his future and using family connections to avoid being sent to the Suez. His diaries draw a unique picture of daily life in the besieged city, bringing into sharp focus its communitarian alleys and obliterated neighbourhoods, the ongoing political debates, and, most vividly, the voices from its streets – soldiers, peddlers, prostitutes, and vagabonds. Salim Tamari’s indispensable introduction places the diary in its local, regional, and imperial contexts while deftly revising conventional wisdom on the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire.”  Note : 1915 produced mass starvation due to a combination of a locust plague and soldiers claims on the scarce food.

as editor : Jerusalem 1948 : The Arab Neighbourhoods and Their Fate in the War  (Jerusalem : Institute of Jerusalem Studies / Badil Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, 1999, 2002) – includes Nathan Krystall : The Fall of the New City, 1947-1950.

Reinterpreting the Historical Past : The Uses of Palestinian Refugee Archives for Social Science  (Jerusalem : Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2001)

Palestinian Refugee Negotiations : From Madrid to Oslo II  (Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1996)

See also : Khalil Nakhleh


Izzat Tannous

The Palestinians : A Detailed Documented Eyewitness History of Palestine under British Mandate [aka, The Palestinians : Eyewitness History of Palestine under the Mandate : The Origins of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict]  (New York City : IGT Co., 779 pages, 1988)

Jewish Atrocities against the Palestinians  (The Truth at Last, ca. 1970s)

The Expulsion of the Palestine Arabs from Their Homeland – A Dark Page in Jewish History (New York City : Palestine Arab Refugee Office, 1961; 28pp pamphlet)

Towards a Better Understanding between the Arab World and the United States  (New York City : Palestine Arab Refugee Office, 1960; 14pp pamphlet)

Tension and Peace in the Middle East…an Account of the Tragedy of the Holy Land  (New York City : Palestine Arab Refugee Office, 1957; 40pp pamphlet)

Persecution of the Arabs in “Israel” – Facts that Every American Should Know about the Tragedy of the Holy Land (New York City : Palestine Arab Refugee Office & Beirut : Arab Palestine Office, 1956; 24pp pamphlet)

The Christian West and the Arab World  (New York City : Palestine Arab Refugee Office, 1952; 12pp pamphlet)

Palestine – The Way to Peace  (London: The Arab Centre, 12pp pamphlet, ca. 1939)

Izzat TannousJamaal Husseini, Shibly Jamal and Emile Ghory : The Arab Case – Statement by the Palestine Arab Delegation (London : Militant Christian Patriots [British fascist organisation], 1936)


Jamie Tarabay  (international news journalist in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, the Occupied West Bank, Gaza, Iraq, and Cairo)

A Crazy Occupation : Eyewitness to the Intifada  (Allen & Unwin, 2005)


Gadi Taub

The Settlers : The Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism  (Yale University Press, 2010)  Gush Emunim focus.


Raymonda Hawa Tawil (Palestinian publisher, journalist and poet, aka Tawil Hawa, Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law)

My Home, My Prison  (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1980 / Zed Books, 1983) – details Palestinian resistance movements.


Alan Ros Taylor

The Zionist Mind : The Origins and Development of Zionist Thought (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1973)

Prelude to Israel : An Analysis of Zionist Diplomacy, 1897-1947  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970) Reprint of earlier edition by Philosophical Library, New York, 1959 and Darton, Longman & Todd, 1961.


Jim Taylor

Pearl Harbour II : The True Story of the Sneak Attack by Israel on the USS Liberty, June 8, 1967  (Regency Press, 1980)


Roselle TekinerSamir Abed-Rabbo & Norton Mezvinsky, editors

Anti-Zionism : Analytical Reflections  (Amana Books, 1988) – Essays written as a tribute to Rabbi Elmer Berger.  Contains Berger’s own essay, Zionist Ideology: Obstacle to Peace, and pieces by Israel Shahak, Sally and W. Thomas Mallison, Naseer Aruri, Roselle Tekiner, Shaw J. Dallal, Benjamin M. Joseph, Cheryl A. Rubenberg, Ruth W. Mouly, and Norton Mezvinsky.


Janice Terry (Eastern Michigan University)

William Yale : Witness to Partition in the Middle East, WWI-WWII  (Rimal Publications, 2015).  Subject knew TE Lawrence, attended the Versailles Peace Conference, the King-Crane Commission and the UN Conference in San Francisco.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East : The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups  (Pluto Press, 2005).  Publisher’s blurb : “Millions of dollars are spent every year by companies and special interest groups attempting to influence government policy. They work behind the scenes, lobbying politicians to represent their interests. From tobacco companies, to energy companies, from anti-abortion campaigners to civil rights campaigners, the list is vast. And nowhere is their influence more keenly felt than on the issue of the Middle East. Israel is America’s key ally in the Middle East, and helps maintain US dominance in the region. This book shows how pro-Israeli lobbyists and domestic interest groups have been hugely successful in creating government and financial support for Israel. By contrast, Arab-American groups and Arab governments have had less success putting forward their agendas. Janice J. Terry shows how special interest groups work, and why certain lobbying techniques are more effective than others. She sets this within the wider cultural context, showing how the US media — and the general public — view the Middle East. To explain how lobbies work, Terry draws on case studies including the Sinai accords and Camp David under Presidents Ford and Carter, the Conflict between Greek and Turkish lobbies over Cyprus, and the major campaign against the Arab boycott. Making use of primary sources, and unpublished material from various presidential libraries, this is a fascinating expose of the role that lobby groups really play in determining US foreign policy in the Middle East. It will be of interest to students of American politics, and Middle East studies.”


Mark A. Tessler

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  (Indiana University Press, 2009) 1040pp.  – See also Ann Mosely Lesch and Robert O. Freedman

Arabs in Israel  (Hanover, New Hampshire : American Universities Field Staff, 25 pages, 1980)


Sybilla G. Thicknesse

Arab Refugees : A Survey of Resettlement Possibilities (Royal Institute for International Affairs [aka Chatham House, today], 1949)


Elizabeth Thompson (University of Virginia)

Colonial Citizens : Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon  (Columbia University Press, 2000)


Ellen Kolban Thorbecke

Promised Land  (New York City & London : Harper and Brothers, 1947).  Period Zionist propaganda, situated at the end of the British Mandate, beautifully illustrated in photographs, watercolour, ink and pencil.  Book hails the exclusively Jewish progress, art, and socialism brought to Palestine by Jewish-limited community activity through settlement expansion.


Teresa Thornhill

Making Women Talk : Interrogation of Palestinian Women Detainees by the Israeli General Security Services   (Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights, 1992)


Merle Thorpe, Jr.

Prescription for Conflict : Israel’s West Bank Settlement Policy  – with foreword by Amnon Kapeliuk; introduction by Simha Flapan  (Washington DC : Foundation for Middle East Peace, 1984)


Abdul Latif Tibawi

The Islamic Pious Foundations in Jerusalem : Origins, History and Usurpation by Israel  (London : Islamic Cultural Centre, 64 pages, 1978)  Includes maps and Arabic documents.

Arab Education in Mandatory Palestine : A Study of Three Decades of British Administration  (Luzac & Co, 1956)


Virginia Tilley

as editor : Beyond Occupation : Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories  (Pluto Press, 2012)  Contributors include : Shane Darcy, Daphna Golan (Director, Minerva Centre for Human Rights, Hebrew University – Jerusalem), Hassan Jabareen (Founding Director, Adala Legal Rights Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel), Shawan Jabareen (Director, Al-Haq), Michael Kearney (University of Sussex), Gilbert Marcus (Johannesburg lawyer),  Max du Plessis (University of Durban), John Reynolds (Al-Haq & Maynooth University), Rina Rosenberg (Advocacy Director, Adala Legal Rights Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel), Iain Scobbie (School of Law, SOAS), Michael Sfard (Tel Aviv lawyer)

The One-State Solution : A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock (Manchester University Press, 2005)


Edward Tivnan

The Lobby : Jewish Political Power and American Foreign Policy  (Simon & Schuster, 1987)


Seth Tobocman

Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians : For My Parents (Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press, 2003) – Illustrations.


Sandy Tolin

The Lemon Tree : An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East  (Bloomsbury, 2007)


Jason Tomes

Balfour and Foreign Policy : The International Thought of a Conservative Statesman (Cambridge University Press, 1997) – describes Balfour as anti-Jewish.


John [J.C.] Tordai   (photographer)

A People Called Palestine (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2001), with text by Graham Usher.

Into the Promised Land  (Manchester : Cornerhouse Publications, 1991), with introduction by Harvey Morris  (Foreign Editor, The Independent)


Jamil I. Toubbeh

Day of the Long Night : A Palestinian Refugee Remembers the Nakba  (Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Co, 1998) Christian Palestinian’s account.


Patricia Toye & Angela Seay, editors

Israel : Boundary Disputes with Arab neighbours, 1946-1964 (Slough : Archive Editions, 1995)

Patricia Toye, editor

Palestine Boundaries, 1883-1947  -with foreword by JC Hurewitz  (Slough : Archive Editions, 1989)


Arnold Toynbee

Jerusalem in Danger – From Israel’s Plans  (CAABU/Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding, 1pp, 1971)

Israel and World Public Opinion  (UAR/United Arab Republic Press Bureau, 16pp, 1961)


Odd Karsten Tveit

Anna’s House : The American Colony in Jerusalem  (Nicosia, Cyprus : Rimal Publications, 2011)  translated by Peter-Scott-Hansen


Daphne Trevor

Under the White Paper : Some Aspects of British Administration in Palestine from 1939-1947  (Jerusalem Press, 1948 / Munchen: Kraus International Publications, 1980)


Harry S. Truman Center for the Advancement of Peace [sic] (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) :

Ayal Ben-Ari From Checkpoints to Flow-Points – Sites of Friction between the Israeli Defense Forces and Palestinians  (2005)

Yehoshua Ben-Arieh Trilateral Land Exchange between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Egypt – A Solution for Promoting Peace between Israel and the PA  (2004)

Adi Brender : Does Municipal Segregation Alleviate the Economic Disadvantage of Israeli Arabs?  Local Tax Collection as an Indicator  (2007)

Aziz Haidar The Arab Labor Force in Israel – From Felah’im to Foreign Workers (2008)

Aziz Haidar On the Margins – The Arab Population in the Israeli economy  (1995)

Hayiel HinoThe Effects of Economic and Social-Cultural Factors on Retail Modernization – The Case of the Arab-Israeli Community  (2007)

Jad Issac, editor : Water and Peace in the Middle East – 1st Israeli-Palestinian International Academic Conference on Water  (Elsevier, 1994) – Conference papers.

Asher Kaufman The Shebaa Farms – A Case Study of Border Dynamics in the Middle East  (2002) – Hezbollah relevance.

Ephraim Kleiman Jewish and Palestinian Diaspora Attitudes to Philanthropy and Investment : Lessons from Israel’s Experience  (1996)

Ruth Klinov Do Arab and Jewish Markets within Israel Converge?  A Case Study of Fruit and Vegetables, 1993-2004  (2007)

Jacob M. Landau The “Young Turks” and Zionism – Some Comments  (ca. 1980s)

Keren Manor-Tamam Images in Times of Conflict – Al-Aqsa Intifada as Reflected in Palestinian and Israeli Caricatures (2003)

Kobi Michael David Kellen, editors : Stabilizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Considerations for a Multinational Peace Support Operation  (2007)

Kobi Michael Israeli-Palestinian Joint Patrols in Gaza, 1994-1996  (2004)

Dahlia Moore & Salem Aweiss Social Identities of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians  (2001)

Shlomo Sitton Israel Literature on Arab Economies, 1967-1994 – with Particular Reference to the Economics of Peace  (1994)


Leah Tsemel and Ingrid Gassner-Jaradat

The Trap is Closing on Palestinian Jerusalemites : Israel’s Demographic Policies in east Jerusalem from the 1967 Annexation to the Eve of the Final Status Negotiations [1996]  (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 1996)

see also Ingrid Gassner Jaradat


Barbara Tuchman

Bible and Sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour  (New York University Press, 1956 / later editions via Macmillan, Phoenix)


Elias H. Tuma & Haim Darin-Drabkin

The Economic Case for Palestine  (Routledge, 1978, 2014, 2016) The book is set in the context of the general theory of the economic feasibility of small nation states and the economic analysis is illustrated by comparison and contrast between countries from various regions and periods. The authors look in turn at appropriate boundaries for a Palestinian state, the people and land that will constitute it, the potential of the economy in terms of income, employment and investment, and also the Palestinian state within the regional context and the implications of making the Palestinian economy a part of the larger region of the Middle East.


Fadwa Tuqan

A Mountainous Journey : An Autobiography  (translated by Olive E. Kenny (autobiography) & Naomi Shihab Nye (poetry); edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi; Women’s Press / St Paul, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 1990)”  “The evolution of the veil in Nablus was slow compared to Jerualsem, Haifa and Jaffa…Nablus remained a bigoted city, clinging to the old traditions in which social change was not easily effected.”  1947: “The (Communist) League of National Freedom in Palestine had decided to accept the resolution of partition.”


Fawaz Turki

Soul in Exile : Lives of a Palestinian Revolutionary (Monthly Review Press, 1988)

The Disinherited  – Journal of a Palestinian Exile (Monthly Review Press, 1972, 1974; 2nd edition has an epiloge)


Leslie A. Turnberg (Lord Turnberg, gastroenterologist)

Beyond the Balfour Declaration : The 100-Year for Isareli-Palestinian Peace  (Biteback Publications, 2017)


Mark Twain

Innocents Abroad  (numerous editions, since 1869).   Intendedly humorous travelogue that was taken out of context by Zionists to show no Arab society in Palestine.


Ole Fr. Ugland, editor

Difficult Past, Uncertain Future : Living Conditions Among Palestinian Refugees in Camps and Gatherings in Lebanon   (Oslo : FAFO, 2003)


United Against Torture and Anna-Lena Svensson-McCarthy

Torture and Ill-Treatment in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory : An Analysis of Israel’s Compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment  (Jerusalem : United Against Torture / Ramallah : Yuval Publications, 64 pages, 2008)


UK Parliament : Labour, Conservative, and Liberal Democrat Middle East Councils

Right of Return : Joint Parliamentary Middle East Councils Commission of Enquiry – Palestinian Refugees  (author bodies, 2001)


United Nations –George J. Tomeh, Regina S. Sharif, Michael Simpson, Jody Boudreault, Katherine LaRivière, Ida Audeh, editors

United Nations Resolutions on Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1998 (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2009) Five-volume set of all the Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, but also those of all the subsidiary organizations and specialized agencies that have dealt with the various manifestations of these issues.  Each includes a subject guide and a chronological listing of the resolutions by agency of issue. A cumulative index follows Volume III; Volumes IV and V contain their own index. In addition to the voting lists that follow each resolution, all five volumes include as appendices Security Council and General Assembly voting tables, enabling the reader to trace votes for any given resolution as well as voting patterns over the years of individual member states.


United Nations Works and Relief Agency (UNWRA)

The Long Journey : Palestine Refugees and UNWRA  (UNWRA, ca. 1995)  Photographic portfolio of the Agency’s work, with text.


United Nations – There are countless UN publications, such as The Arab Refugee Problem and How it Can be Solved : Proposals Submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations, December, 1951 (1951); and  The Right of Return of the Palestinian People  (1979), and much of this material would be available via the British Library.


Melvin L. Urofsky

American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust  (Garden City, New York : Anchor Press, 1975; University of Nebraska Press, 1995)  Shows American Jewish funding as key to the pre-Israel Zionist project.


Graham Usher (foreign correspondent, married to BBC Middle East/UN correspondent Barbara Plett Usher)

Dispatches from Palestine : The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process (Pluto Press, 1999)

Palestine in Crisis : The Struggle for Peace and Independence after Oslo (Pluto Press, 1995)



Campaign to Free Morachai Vanunu

Voices for Vanunu – Papers from the International Conference, Tel Aviv, October 1997 [symposium, tangental to Palestine] (London : CFMV, 1997)  Contributors include : Susannah York, Prof Joseph Rotblat, Meir Vanunu, Peter Hounam, Frank Barnaby, Fredrik Herrermehl, Dr Ruhama Marton, Judge Amadeo Postiglione, Dr Hugh DeWitt, Daniel Elsberg, Vil Yaroshinskaya, Dr Yehuda Melzer, Thomas B. Cochran, Dr Amzi Bishara, Patti Browning, Rabby Philip Bentley, Marwan Darweish, Avigdor Feldman.


Pierre Van Paassen (Dutch-Canadian-American journalist; influential early non-Jewish Zionist)

Jerusalem Calling!   (New York City : Dial Press, 1950)

Palestine : Land of Israel  (Chicago : Ziff-Davis, 1948) Van Paassen introduction only; book of photographs by Herbert S. Sonnenfeld.

The Forgotten Ally  (New York City : Dial Press, 1943) / Israel : Democracy’s Neglected Ally, 1943 to the Present  (Brentwood Bay, British Columbia : Ben-Simon Publications, 2002)

That Day Alone  (Michael Joseph, 1943)

Drums in Israel  (Johannesburg : Newzo Press, 16 pages, 1943)

 The Battle for Jerusalem (New York City : American Friends of a Jewish Palestine, 24 pages, 1941)

The Time is Now!  (Angus & Robertson, 86 pages, 1941)


Lorenzo Veracini (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne; Editor of the journal Settler Colonial Studies)

The Settler Colonial Present  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Settler Colonialism : A Theoretical Overview  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Israel and Settler Society  (Pluto Press, 2006)


Mayir Vereté (Hebrew University)

From Palmerston to Balfour : Collected Essays of Mayir Vereté  (Frank Cass, 1992) Argues that protection of the Suez Canal was Britain’s motivation for the occupation of Palestine, not the Zionists : “had there been no Zionists in those days the British would have had to invent them.”

Kitchen, Grey and the Question of Palestine, 1915-1916 (offprint from Middle East ern Studies, Vol. 9 No. 2, May 1973)

Why was a British Consulate Established in Jerusalem? (offprint from the English Historical Review, Vol. 85, no. 335, 1970)

The Balfour Declaration and its Makers  (Frank Cass, 1967)

Zionist-Arab British Relations and the Inter-Allied Peace Commission, 1919  (Jerusalem, publisher unidentified, 1967) Reprinted from Zion – Quarterly for Research in Jewish History, Vol. 32, nos. 1-2, 1967.


Bertha Spafford Vester

Our Jerusalem : An American Family in the Holy City, 1881-1949  (Evans Brothers, 1951 / Jerusalem : Ariel Publsihing, 1988 / Ramsay Press, 2007)  Jerusalem nurse/doctor, radical Prebyterian, who was made an honorary member the Adwan Bedouin community.


P.J. (Panayiotis Jarasimof) Vatikiotis (Born Jerusalem 1928,  SOAS)

The Middle East – From End of Empire to the Cold War  (Routledge, 1997)

Among Arabs and Jews : A Personal Experience, 1936-1990  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991)

Arab and Regional Politics in the Middle East (Croom Helm, 1984)


Matthew Vickery (British research Council in the Levant and writer for Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye)  Ghada Karmi : “The story of Palestinian workers in Israeli settlements is not well known. This book tells it with candour and vividness. Essential reading for those who want to understand the true extent of Israel’s domination of the Palestinians.”

Employing the Enemy : The Story of Palestinian Labourers on Israeli Settlements (Zed Books, 2017)

Implications of Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) for the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary Middle East  (GRIN Verlag, 36 pages, 2013)


Barbara Victor 

Army of Roses : Inside the World of Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers  (Robinson / Constable & Robinson, 2004)  Histories for the first six female bombers, plus those who failed.

A Voice of Reason – Hanan Ashrawi and Peace in the Middle East  (Harcourt Brace, 1994) also published as Hanan Ashwari : A Passion for Peace (Fourth Estate, 1995) Anglican Christian who was the first woman elected to the Palestinian National Council.


Milton Viorst 

What Shall I Do with this People?  Jews and the Fractious Politics of Judaism   (The Free Press, 2002)

UNWRA and Peace in the Middle East  aka Reaching for the Olive Branch (Washington DC : Middle East Institute, 1984 / Indiana University Press, 1989)


David Vital

Zionism : The Crucial Phase  (Clarendon, 1987)

Zionism : The Formative Years  (Clarendon, 1982)

The Origins of Zionism  (Clarendon, 1975, 1980)


Hilde Hendriksen Waage

Peacemaking is a Risky Business : Norway’s Role in the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1993-1996   (Oslo : International Peace Research Institute, 2004)


Donald E. Wagner

Dying in the Land of Promise : Palestine and Palestinian Christianity from the Pentecost to 2000 (Melisende, 2001, 2003 / 2nd ed. Fox Publications, 2004)

Anxious for Armageddon : A Call to Partnership for Middle East and Western Christians  with foreword by Elias Chacour (Scottsdale, Pennsylvania : Herald Press, 1996)

as co-editor, with Walter T. Davis 

Zionism and the Quest for Peace in the Holy Land  (Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications, 2014)


Don Wagner and Dan O’Neill 

Peace or Armageddon?  The Unfolding Drama of the Middle East Accord  (Marshall Pickering, 1993 / HarperCollins, 1994)


David Waines (with foreword by Maxime Rodinson)

The Unholy War : Israel and Palestine, 1897-1971 (Wilmette, Illinois : Medina University Press International, 1971) – updated as : A Sentence of Exile – The Palestine Israel Conflict, 1877-1977  (Wilmette, Illinois : Medina Press, 1977)


Simon A. Waldman (Kings College, London)

Anglo-American Diplomacy and the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1948-1951  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)  This volume examines British and US attitudes towards the means and mechanisms for the facilitation of an Arab-Israeli reconciliation, focusing specifically on the refugee factor in diplomatic initiatives. It explains why Britain and the US were unable to reconcile the local parties to an agreement on the future of the Palestinian refugees.


Tim Wallace-Murphy

Genesis of a Tragedy : A Brief History of the Palestinian People  (Grave Distractions Publications, 2017)


John & Janet Wallach

The New Palestinians : The Emerging Generation of Leaders (Prima Publishing, 1992).  Includes Zionist descriptions of Ziad Abu Zayyed, Hannan Ashrawi, and Zahira Kamal.


Archie (Archibald) G. Walls

Geometry and Architecture in Islamic Jerusalem : a Study of the Ashrafiyya (Buckhurst Hill : Scorpion Press, 207 pages, 1990)

Archibald (Archie) G. Walls Amal Abul-Hajj

Arabic Inscriptions in Jerusalem : A Handlist and Maps  (World of Islam Festival Trust, 43 pages, 1980)  Focus on the Esplanade and the Terrace, the Dome of the Rock, and the Mosque of the Haram, with maps.


Kitty Warnock (Birzeit University lecturer and NGO consultant)

Land Before Honour : Palestinian Women in the Occupied Territories  (Macmillan, 1990)  Based on interviews with women of all ages, with a focus on agriculture, educaiton, political action, expectation of marriage, and ideologies.


Bernard Wasserstein

Israel and Palestine : Why They Fight and Can They Stop?  (Profile, 2003)

Divided Jerusalem : The Struggle for the Holy City  (Profile, 2001)

Herbert Samuel : A Political Life  (Clarendon Press, 1992)

The British in Palestine : The Mandatory Government and the Arab-Jewish Conflict, 1917-1929  (Blackwell, 1991)  References JMN Jeffries.


David Watkins (MP 1966-1983; Director of CAABU, Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, from 1983-)

Palestine : An Inescapable Duty  (Alhani International Books, 1992)  Mainly a compilation of papers, articles and speeches made for CAABU.


Gideon Weigert

Days and Nights in the Old City : Sketches of Arab Life in Jerusalem   (Tel Aviv : Olympia, ca. 1946)

What the Palestinians Say  (Jerusalem : author, 1974)

Israel’s Arabs at a Turning Point  (Jerusalem : author, 1974)

Israel’s Presence in East Jerusalem  (Jerusalem : author, 157 pages, 1973)

Arabs and Israelis : A Life Together  (Jerusalem : author, 1973)

Life under Israel Occupation  (Jerusalem : author, 1971)

Whoso Killeth a Believer  (Jerusalem : Israel Communications, 48 pages, ca. 1971-72)

Eye Witness : The Testimony of Gideon Weigert before the United Nations Special Committee to Investigate the Practices Affecting Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories  (Jerusalem : Israeli Academic Committee on the Middle East, 22 pages, 1970)


Nathan Weinstock

Zionism : False Messiah (translated from the French by Alan Adler (Paris : François Maspero, 1969; Ink Link, 1979, contains interview with Moshe Machover; Pluto 1987).

Belgian author’s classic work that questioned the motives of Mandate-era Zionists; he since turned his back on anti-Zionism and reportedly regrets this book.


Alison Weir (Council for the National Interest; Director of If Americans Knew)

Against Our Better Judgement : The Hidden History of How the United States was Used to Create Israel  (CreateSpace, 2014)

An excellent, concise unpacking of American Zionism’s behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings for their cause.  American Zionists, individually and collectively, are still the ones who matter and in this book they’re shown to have achieved their goal, against any and all opposition, within and outside of Washington.  This briskly concise yet rich read runs 241pp, and the endnotes start on page 94, so careful has the historian been to back everything up.


Robert G. Weisbord

African Zion : An Attempt to Establish a Jewish Colony in the East Africa Protectorate, 1903-1905  (Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1968)


David Weisburd (criminologist)

Jewish Settler Violence : Deviance as Social Reaction  (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989)  Gush Emunim focus.  See also : The Palestine Story Today section.


Yfaat Weiss

A Confiscated Memory : Wadi Sahib and Haifa’s Lost Heritage  (Columbia University Press, 2012).  Publisher’s blurb : “…the story of an Arab neighborhood in Haifa that later acquired iconic status in Israeli memory. In the summer of 1959, Jewish immigrants from Morocco rioted against local and national Israeli authorities of European origin. The protests of Wadi Salib generated for the first time a kind of political awareness of an existing ethnic discrimination among Israeli Jews. However, before that, Wadi Salib existed as an impoverished Arab neighborhood. The war of 1948 displaced its residents, even though the presence of the absentees and the Arab name still linger. Weiss investigates the erasure of Wadi Salib’s Arab heritage and its emergence as an Israeli site of memory. At the core of her quest lies the concept of property, as she merges the constraints of former Arab ownership with requirements and restrictions pertaining to urban development and the emergence of its entangled memory. Establishing an association between Wadi Salib’s Arab refugees and subsequent Moroccan evacuees, Weiss allegorizes the Israeli amnesia about both eventual stories–that of the former Arab inhabitants and that of the riots of 1959, occurring at different times but in one place. Describing each in detail, Weiss uncovers a complex, multilayered, and hidden history. Through her sensitive reading of events, she offers uncommon perspective on the personal and political making of Israeli belonging.”  -see also : Mahmoud Yazbak


Abraham [Abie] Weizfeld

Sabra & Shatila (Ottawa : Jerusalem International Publishing House, 1984 / Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse / Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians, revised edition, 2009)  Written with co-operation of the Palestine Information Office, Ottawa.  Includes the Israeli Commission of Inquiry reports.

The End of Zionism and the Liberation of the Jewish People (author, 2009)  http://www.bookmasters.com/clarity/b0006.htm


Stephan E.C. Wendehorst

British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956  (Oxford University Press, 2012)  Includes, as Thomas Suarez notes, the Hagana’s recruiting stations (1948), even a secret one in Marks & Spencer, p.263.  Takes the stance of criticising “British obstruction of Jewish state-and-nation-building in Palestine.”


David A Wesley

State Practices and Zionist Strategies : Shaping Economic Development in Arab Towns in Israel  (Oxford : Berghahn, 2006)


West Bank Data Project – Simcha Bahiri : Industrialization in the West Bank and Gaza (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1987)

West Bank Data Project –  Eyal Benvenisti : Legal Dualism : The Absorption of the Occupied Territories into Israel (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1990)

West Bank Data Project – Meron Benvenisti : The West Bank Data Project : A Survey of Israel’s Policies (Washington DC : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1984/1987

West Bank Data Project – with Usamah Halabi and Aron Turner :   Land Alienation in the West Bank : A Legal and Spatial Analysis  (Jerusalem : West Bank Data Project, 1985)

West Bank Data Project – David Grossman : The Jewish and Arab Settlements in the Tulkarm Sub-District (Jerusalem, 1985)

West Bank Data Project – Dr David Kahan : Agriculture and Water Resources in the West Bank and Gaza, 1967-1987 (Jerusalem Post, 1987)

West Bank Data Project – Michael Romann : Jewish Kiriyat Arba versus Hebron (Jerusalem Post, 1986)


Brian Whitaker (extensively-travelled former Guardian Middle East journalist)

Unspeakable Love : Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East (2nd ed., Al Saqi Books, 2011)


Freda White (League of Nations Union)

Palestine  chapter 7 in Mandates  (Jonathan Cape, 1926) Held at Cambridge and Exeter Universities


Patrick White (Catholic Order of the Le La Salle Brothers; Bethlehem University; correspondent for The Tablet and The Washington Middle East Review)

Mourning in Bethlehem : The Impact of the Gulf War on Palestinian Society  (Leominster : Gracewing Publishing, 1992)  Journalism, Christmas 1989-Christmas 1991.

Children of Bethlehem : Innocents in the Storm  aka Children of Bethlehem : Witnessing the Intifada  (Leominster : Gracewing Publishing, 1989 / 1992)

Let Us Be Free : A Narrative Before and During the Intifada  (Clifton, New Jersey : Kingston Press, 1989)


Keith W. Wightlam

The Invention of Ancient Israel : The Silencing of Palestinian History  (Routledge, 1997)


Suzy Wighton

One Day at a Time : Diaries from a Palestinian Camp [Beirut] (Hutchinson, 1990)


Paul Wilkinson, editor

British Perspectives on Terrorism  (Macmillan, 1981 / Routledge, 2015)  Includes F.E.C. (Frank) Gregory : The British Police and Terrorism. 


[Lt Col] Richard [Barton] Williams-Thompson

The Palestine Problem :  An Eye Witness Exposition of the Problem Explaining the Pros and Cons of the Arab & Jerwish Cases Clearly Set Out Against Their Historical Political & Religious Backgrounds (Andrew Melrose Ltd, 1947).


Rachel Beckles Willson

Orientalism and Musical Mission : Palestine and the West  (Cambridge University Press, 2013) Includes a damning gaze upon the culturally and socially divisive intent of the Mandate Government.  See also : Wasif Jawhariyyeh


Major RD (Ronald Dare) Wilson (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)

Cordon and Search with 6th Airborne Division in Palestine, 1945-1948  (Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1949 / Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2008)


Rodney Wilson

The Palestinian Economy and International Trade  (University of Durham Centre for Middle eastern and Islamic Studies, 1994)


Patrick Wolfe 

Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology : The Politics and Poetics of an Ethnographic Event  (Cassell, 1999)  Of tangental relevance – the focus is on Aboriginal Australia.


Samuel R. Wolff

Villain or Visionary?  RAF Macalister and the Archaeology of Palestine  (Routledge, 2017)


Marion Woolfson

Bassam Shak’a : Portrait of a Palestinian (London : Third World Centre, ca. 1981) Expose of Israeli overt and covert harassment of the Mayor of Nablus.  The Scottish (and Jewish) author, who also reported the Chinese cultural revolution for The Times,was sacked for her “anti-semitic” reporting of Israel’s assassination attempts and semi-official condoning of fanatical groups, and she was subjected to “terrorism by telephone.”

Prophets in Babylon : Jews in the Arab World (Faber & Faber, 1980) – The rise of Zionism from Europe is seen to have placed Arab Jews at a disadvantage in countries where previously there had not been a form of anti-Jewish biggotry.


World Health Organization – countless publications, many available via the British Library.  Relevant titles include Referral of Patients from Gaza ; Data and Commentary for 2010 (- see online publications, which include monthly updates)


World Peace Council

Lebanon : Terrorism Israeli Style  (Helsinki : World Peace Council, 15pp, 1981)

Karim Khalaf Mohammed Milhem : Palestinians and Human Rights  (Helsinki : World Peace Council, 21pp, 1979)

The United nations and the National Rights of the Palestinian People  (Helsinki : World Peace Council, 21pp, 1974)


World University Service

WUS Briefing : Palestinians – Education Denied  (WUS, 16pp, 1990) School closures in the West Bank and Gaza, December 1987-January 1989.


Martin Wright, editor

Israel and the Palestinians (contributors include Paul Cossali; Longmans, 1989)


Ehud Ya’ari  [state-run Channel 1 TV] and Zeev Schiff

Intifada – The Palestinian Uprising : Israel’s Third Front  (Simon & Schuster, 1990 / Touchstone, 1991)  – edited and translated by Ina Friedman

Israel’s Lebanon War – wit (Simon & Schuster, 1984) – edited and translated by Ina Friedman


Haim Yacobi (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Israel and Africa : A Geneology of Moral Geography  (Routledge, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “Israel and Africa critically examines the ways in which Africa – as a geopolitical entity – is socially manufactured, collectively imagined but also culturally denied in Israeli politics. Its unique exploration of moral geography and its comprehensive, interdisciplinary research on the two countries offers new perspectives on Israeli history and society.”

The Jewish-Arab City : Spatio-Politics in a Mixed Community (Routledge, 2009)

Haim Yacobi & Erez Tzfadia

Rethinking Israeli Space : Periphery & Identity  (Routledge, 2011)

Constructing a Sense of Place : Architecture and the Zionist Discourse (Ashgate, 2004)


Mahmoud Yazbak and Yafaat Weiss (editors)

Haifa Before and After 1948 – Narratives of a Mixed City (Republic of Letters / Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation,  2011).  Co-authored by Palestinians and Israelis (mostly Israeli citizens), covers Haifa’s architecture and its social and cultural life during the Mandate period, the Arab-Israeli competition in the oil and soap industries, the history of Arab-Jewish inter-communal relations and cohabitation, commemoration in the German Colony of Haifa, the story of two houses that represent the narrative of Palestinians in Haifa and remembrances displayed through personal accounts of the cold winter in 1950. In this remarkable project, Jews and Palestinians, write together the history and memory of the city of Haifa. Chapters : 1. Towards Mutual Historical Writing: An Introduction to the “Haifa Project” – Mahmoud Yazbak and Yfaat Weiss 2. A Tale of Two Houses – Mahmoud Yazbak and Yfaat Weiss 3. Arab-Jewish Architectural Partnership in Haifa during the Mandate Period: Qaraman and Gerstel Meet on the “Seam Line” – Waleed Karkabi and Adi Roitenberg 4. Arabs and Jews, Leisure and Gender, in Haifa’s Public Spaces – Manar Hasan and Ami Ayalon 5. Commodities and Power: Edible Oil and Soap in the History of Arab-Jewish Haifa – Mustafa Abbasi and David De Vries 6. Historicizing Climate: Haifawis and Haifo’im Remembering the Winter of 1950 -Dan Rabinowitz and Johnny Mansour 7. “Eraser” and “Anti-Eraser” – Commemoration and Marginalization on the Main Street of the German Colony: The Haifa City Museum and Café Fattush – Salman Natour and Avner Giladi 8. Haifa Umm al-Gharib: Historical Notes and Memory of Inter-Communal Relations – Regev Nathansohn and Abbas Shiblak Bibliography Index About the Editors Mahmoud Yazbak is a Professor of Palestinian History, Head of the Department of Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa.   Note : This monograph is a free download, via historyandreconciliation.org


Mahmoud Yazbak and Sharif Sharif (editors)

Nazareth History & Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference. Nazareth, July 2 – 5, 2012 [Nazareth Academic Studies Series No. 2] (Nazareth Munipality, 2013)


Mahmoud Yazbak & Yfaat Weiss

Haifa in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864-1914 : A Muslim Town in Transition (Brill, 1998). This volume offers a history of Haifa during the period of the 19th century when Europe’s penetration of Palestine combined with Istanbul’s centralization efforts to alter irrevocably the social fabric of the country and change its political destiny. After tracing the town’s beginnings in the early 18th century, the author reconstructs from the few “sijill” volumes that have survived vital aspects of Ottoman Haifa’s society and administration. A look at the town’s demography is followed by an in-depth discussion of the way inter-communal relations developed after the 1864 “Vilayets” Law had brought a restructuring of the sources of elite power. The author’s findings on the social status of Haifa’s Muslim women adds to the picture of economic activities of the urban Muslim women in the Ottoman Empire were involved in [bookseller’s description].


Dov Yermiya (aka Dov Irmiya)

My War Diary : Israel in Lebanon aka Lebanon, June 5 – July 1, 1982 (Boston : South End Press, 1983 / Pluto, 1984) Pacifist account.


Oren Yiftachel

-with Ahmad Amara & Ismael Abu-Sa’ad, editors  : Indigenous (In)justice : Human Rights Law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab / Negev (Harvard Law School, 2012)

Ethnocracy : Land and Identity Politics in Israel   (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)

-as editor, with Jo Little : The Power of Planning : Spaces of Control and Transformation  (Kluwer Academic, 2001)

The Evolution of Ethnic Relations in a Mixed Region : Arabs and Jews in the Galilee, Israel  (Nedlands, Western Australia : University of Western Australia, Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies, 1993)

Planning a Mixed Region in Israel ; The Political Geography of Arab-Jewish Relations in the Galilee  (Aldershot : Avebury, 1992)


Ronen Yitzhak  (Western Galilee College, Acre)

Abdullah Al-Tall: Arab Legion Officer (Sussex Academic Press, 2012)  Publisher’s blurb : This book reviews al-Tall’s military-political biography during the years he served as an officer in the Arab Legion and those he spent in political exile in Egypt. The purpose is to understand al-Tall’s personality, his contribution to the success of the Arab Legion in the 1948 war, and his part in the assassination of King Abdullah. A thorough survey of the historic background of the founding of Jordan and the Arab Legion, the 1948 war, the rivalry between King Abdullah and King Faruq, and the Egyptian-Jordanian struggle in the 1950s and 1960s, is provided. Primary questions to be answered include: What was Abdullah al-Tall’s contribution to the success of the Arab Legion during the 1948 war? Did he engage in secret contacts with the Jews during the war, while at the same time denigrating them and praising Palestinian nationality? Was he involved in the assassination of King Abdullah, or was this a Jordanian conspiracy to slander him? What were his views vis-à-vis the tumultuous events in the Middle East in the 1950-1960s? And why was he allowed return to Jordan and take part in its political life after his exile to Egypt? Ronen Yitzhak’s book is based on books written by al-Tall himself and material located in Israeli archives (the IDF, Haganah and Israel state archives), as well as the UK National Archives (London). In addition memoirs of prominent persons of the time, along with newspaper reports and other general secondary material written in Arabic, Hebrew and English are utilised. This book is essential reading for anybody engaged in the history of the Middle East and Israeli-Arab conflict.


Ronald J. Young

Missed Opportunities for Peace : US Middle East Policy, 1981-1986  (American Friends Service Committee, 1987)


Ahmed Yousef 

The Zionist Fingerprint on the Post-September 11 World : America’s Posture Toward Terrorism, Israel, and the Muslim-Arab Community  (United Association for Studies and Research, 2004) 


A.B. Zahlan, editor  (American University of Beirut)

The Reconstruction of Palestine  (Kegan Paul International, 726 pages, 1997)  Compendium volume with focused areas of institutional planning and housing policies; land use and tenure; building codes.

Lament for Jerusalem  (Gilgamesh Publishing, 2011)  Church history, 7th Century.

Ghassan Resurrected   (Stacey International, 2006) 7th Century history.

Lament for Jerusalem  (Gilgamesh Publishing, 2011)  Church history, 7th Century.

Zenobia between Reality and Legend : A Rexamination of the Life of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra [Syria] and Her Struggle with the Roman Empire and the Other Powers in the 3rd Century AD  (Oxford : Archaeopress, 2003)

Philip the Arab : A Study in Prejudice  (Stacey International, 2001) Roman Emperor from Syria, 3rd Century.

Semtimius Severus : Countdown to Death   (Stacey International, 2000) – edited by Jonathan Tubb

A Beggar at Damascus Gate  (Sausalito, Calif. : Post-Apollo Press, c1995)

Thoughts on Arab Education with Relevance to English Secondary Education  (Institute of Education, University of London, 1954)

See also : FICTION



Dov S. Zakheim

Flight of the Lavi : Inside a US-Israeli Crisis (Washington DC : Brasseys, 1996) Autobiography of and Orthodox Jewish Reagan Administration policy wonk charged with denying US funding for a highly technical war aeroplane, thus cancelling its production.


Zahi Zalloua

Continental Philosophy and the Palestinian Question : Beyond the Jew and the Greek  (Bloomsbury, 2017)  Middle Eastern and Islamicate thought.


Isaac Zarr

Rescue and Liberation : America’s Part in the Birth of Israel (New York City : Bloch Publishing, 1954)


Beirut : al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies & Consultations – various publications with authors and editors including Firas Abu Hilal, Hasan Ibhais, Mariam Itani, Ahmad el-Helah, Salma al-Houry, Sami al-Salahat, Muhammad Arif Zakaullah, Mohsen M. Mohammed Saleh Ishtaiq Hossain :

The Suffering of the Palestinian Prisoners & Detainees under the Israeli Occupation (2011)

The Suffering of the Palestinian Child under the Israeli Occupation (2010)

The Suffering of the Palestinian Woman under the Israeli Occupation (2010)

American Foreign Policy & the Muslim World  (2009)

Religion and Politics in America  (2007)

The Palestinian Strategic Reports  [at least] – 2005-2010


Sydney H Zebal

Balfour : A Political Biography (Cambridge University Press, 1973)


Ido Zelkovitz (University of Haifa)

Students and Resistance in Palestine : Books, Guns, and Politics  (Routledge, 2015) Covers the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and student political opportunities from the Nakba until the Second Intifada.


Idith Zertal

Israel’s Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood  – Translated by Chaya Galai  (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

From Catastrophe to Power : Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel  (University of California Press, 1998)

Idith Zertal & Akiva Eldar

Lords of the Land : The War Over Israel’s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007  – translated by Vivian Eden (Dvir Publishing, Hebrew edition, 2005 / New York City : Nation Books, 2007, 2009)


Dr. James J. Zogby (Founder of the American Arab Institute, Washington DC)

20 Years After Oslo  (pamphlet, via Amazon Kindle, 2014)

Arab Voices : What They are Saying to Us and Why it Matters  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

What Arabs Think : Values, Beliefs, and Concerns (Zogby International, 2002)

Palestinians, the Invisible Victims  (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; co-founder of the Arab American Institute; 1981, 2018).  Notes the difference between political, intellectual, and religious Zionism.

Afro Americans Stand Up for Middle East Peace  (Washington DC : Palestine Human Rights Campaign, 1980)

See also : Jane Hunter


Zochrot  (Israeli anti-occupation tour group highlighting 1948 Nakba sites) / cop-authors : Tomer GardiUmar al-GhubariNoga KadmanAviv gros-alan

Once Upon a Land [Omrim Yeshna Eretz]  (Zochrot/Sediq : A Journal of the Nakba That is Here, 509 pages, 2012)  Guide offering 18 tours in Palestinian neighbourhoods and villages that were ethnically cleansed in the Nakba.  English content unknown.  See also : Yifat Gutman


Akram Zua’iter

The Palestine Question  (Damascus : Palestine Arab Refugees Institution, 294 pages, 1958)  Translated from Arabic by Musa J. Khuri; with introduction by Dr. As’ad Talas.

Wael Zuaiter – aka Zwaiter – translator, PLO representative in Italy, assassinated in London, in retribution for Munich atrocity, 1972]

For a Palestinian : A Memorial to Wael Zuiter  -edited by Janet Venn-Brown, with foreword by Yasser Arafat  (Kegan Paul International, 1984)  Contributors : Rafael Alberti, Alessandrao Bausani, Bruno Cagli, Ennio Calabria, Olivier Carre, Jean Genet, Matta, Alberto Moravia, Elio Petri, Pietro Petrucci, Ugo Pirro, Ennio Polito, Maxime Rodinson, Edward W. Said, Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti, and Fadwa Tukan (Tuqan).  Subject was assassinated by Mossad in Rome, 1972.


William Zukerman (anti-Zionist)

Voice of Dissent : Jewish Problems, 1948-1961  (New York City : Bookman Associates, 1964)

The Jew in Revolt : The Modern Jew in the World Crisis  (Secker & Warburg, 1937)


Constantine K. Zurayk

The Meaning of the Disaster  (1948 / 1956 translation by Richard Bayly Winder; Beirut : Khayat’s College Book Cooperative)  Ronit Lentin : “an early theorisation of the conquest of Palestine in settler colonial terms.” Note : no known copies in UK university libraries or the British Library.


Elia T. Zureik  (Palestinian-Canadian; Professor of Sociology, Queen’s University, Ontario; Doha Institute)

Israel’s Colonial Project in Palestine : Brutal Pursuit  (Routledge, 2015).  Publisher’s blurb : “Colonialism has three foundational concerns – violence, territory, and population control – all of which rest on racialist discourse and practice. Placing the Zionist project in Israel/Palestine within the context of settler colonialism reveals strategies and goals behind the region’s rules of governance that have included violence, repressive state laws and racialized forms of surveillance.  In Israel’s Colonial Project in Palestine: Brutal Pursuit, Elia Zureik revisits and reworks fundamental ideas that informed his first work on colonialism and Palestine three decades ago. Focusing on the means of control that are at the centre of Israel’s actions toward Palestine, this book applies Michel Foucault’s work on biopolitics to colonialism and to the situation in Israel/Palestine in particular. It reveals how racism plays a central role in colonialism and biopolitics, and how surveillance, in all its forms, becomes the indispensable tool of governance. It goes on to analyse territoriality in light of biopolitics, with the dispossession of indigenous people and population transfer advancing the state’s agenda and justified as in the interests of national security. The book incorporates sociological, historical and postcolonial studies into an informed and original examination of the Zionist project in Palestine, from the establishment of Israel through to the actions and decisions of the present-day Israeli government.  Providing new perspectives on settler colonialism informed by Foucault’s theory, and with particular focus on the role played by state surveillance in controlling the Palestinian population, this book is a valuable resource for students and scholars interested in the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Colonialism.”

Elia T. Zureik, David Lyon & Yasmeen abu-Laban, editors : Surveillance and Control in Palestine/Israel : Population, Territory & Power (Routledge, 2010-2011)   Includes the emergence of the exclusionary surveillance.  Includes pieces by Anat Leibler on the Israeli Centural Bureau of Statistics, Rassem Khamaisi on land confiscation (“spatial de-Arabization”), and Stephen Graham & Nick Denes analysis of Israel’s exportation of the enabling technologies.

The Palestinians in Israel : A Study in Internal Colonialism  (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979)