Older Palestine History


palestinebooksnet - header graphic - Older Palestine History (Egyptian stamp on Dier Yassin)horace

See also the list of current history, The Palestinian Story Today

Futher online resources :                                                                                                                   Britain in Palestine : http://www.britain-in-palestine.com                                         The Balfour Project : http://www.balfourproject.org


Mahmoud Abbas

Through Secret Channels   (Reading : Garnet Publishers, 1995)


WF [Wasif Fahmi] Abboushi

The Unmaking of Palestine (Cambridge : Middle East & North African Studies Press/MENAS, 1985)

The Angry Arabs (Philadelphia : Westminster Press, 1974)


Michel F. Abcarius

Palestine through the Fog of Propaganda  (Hutchinson, 1946)  A partial counter to the Zionist narrative, using numerous Government sources, the Arab Higher Committee, and JMN Jeffries’ 1939 work, Palestine : The Reality.  Topics assessed include commerce & industry, immigration, land policy & agriculture, the military and civil administrations.


Nahla Abdo aka Nahla Abdo-Zubi  (Carleton University, Ottawa)

Captive Revolution : Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System  (Pluto Press, 2014) Both a story of present detainees and the historical Socialist struggle throughout the region.

Women in Israel : Race, Gender and Citizenship (Zed Books, 2011)

-with Nadirah Shalhoub-Kevorkian Acknowledging the Displaced : Palestinian Women’s Ordeals in East Jerusalem  (Jerusalem : Women’s Study Centre, 2002)

Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation : Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation  (Berghahn Books, 2002)

Family, Women and Social Change in the Middle East : The Palestinian Case (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1987)


Nahla Abdo-Zubi, Heather Montgomery & Ronit Lentin : Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation : Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Diclocation (New York City : Berghahn Books, 2002)

Nahla Abdo, Rita Giacaman, Eileen Kuttab & Valentine M. Moghadam Gender and Development  (Birzeit University Women’s Studies Department, 1995)

See also : Nadirah Shaloub-Kevorkian


Faiha Abdulhadi

Living Memories: Testimonies of Palestinians’ Displacement in 1948 (Al Rowat for Studies and Research, 2017)  Slim volume of testimonies from six Palestinians who experienced the Nakba.


GT Abed, editor

The Palestinian Economy : Studies in Development under Prolonged Occupation  (Routledge, 1988)


Oroub el-Abed

Unprotected : Palestinians in Egypt Since 1948  (Beirut, Ottawa & Washington DC  : Institute for Palestine Studies / International Development Research Center, 2009)


Roger Adelson (University of Arizona)

London and the Invention of the Middle East : Money, Power, and War, 1902-1922  (Yale University Press, 1995)

Mark Sykes : Portrait of an Amateur (Jonathan Cape, 1975)


Daud Abdullah (Director, Middle East Monitor)

Edited with Ibrahim Hewitt The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe : Changing Perceptions of the Palestine-Israel Conflict  (Middle East Monitor, 2012) with foreword by Karen Koning AbyZayd.

with Mohamad Nasrin Nasir The Universal Theology of Liberation : Views from Muslim History  (Wembley, London : Islamic Human Rights Commission, 2011)  with foreword by Arzu Merali

Concerns about British and EU Roles in Palestinian Authority Human Rights Abuses in the Occupied West Bank  (Middle East Monitor, 2009)

A History of Palestinian Resistance  (Friends of Al-Aqsa, ca. 2005)


Thomas Philip Abowd  (Tufts University)

Colonial Jerusalem : The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012  (Syracuse University Press, 2014)  Publisher’s blurb : “This book shows how colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past as is often suggested, remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli realities today. Abowd deftly illuminates everyday life under Israel’s long military occupation as it is defined by processes and conditions of “apartness” and separation as Palestinians are increasingly regulated and controlled. Abowd examines how both national communities are progressively divided by walls, checkpoints, and separate road networks in one of the most segregated cities in the world. Drawing upon recent theories on racial politics, colonialism, and urban spatial dynamics, Colonial Jerusalem analyzes the politics of myth, history, and memory across an urban landscape integral to the national cosmologies of both Palestinians and Israelis and meaningful to all communities.”


Ziyad Abu ‘Amr

Islamic Fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza : Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Jihad  (Indiana University Press, 1994)


Nasser Abufarhar

The Making of a Human Bomb : An Ethnography of Palestinian Resistance  (Duke University Press, 2009)


Raouf Sa’d Abujaber Felicity Cobbing

Beyond the River : Ottoman Transjordan in Original Photographs  (Stacey International, 2005)


Said K. Aburish

Arafat : From Defender to Dictator (Bloomsbury, 1998)


Gilbert Achcar

The Arabs and the Holocaust : The Arab-Israeli War on Narratives (Metropolitan Books, 2009) **

With Michel Warschawski : The 33 Day War : Israel’s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its Consequences **  (Paradigm Books, 2007)


Peter Ackerman Christopher Kruegler, with forewords by Gene Sharp Hardy Merriman

Stategic Nonviolent Conflict : The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century  (Praeger, 1994)


Michael Adams

Chaos or Rebirth – The Arab Outlook  (BBC Books, 1968) Based on a radio series the author did, travelling through Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait and the Sudan, with the Palestinians of course not overlooked.


Michael Adams and Christopher Mayhew

Publish it not…The Middle East Cover-Up (Longman, 1975 / Signal Books, 2006) The authors take turns relating how Zionist opposition routinely confronted and sometimes defeated the pair : Adams, for his reporting in the Guardian, and Mayhew, for seeming stench of his concerns in the House of Commons.  After almost 30 years as a Labour MP, Mayhew found himself harassed by Harold Wilson, who was unquestioningly loyal to the Israelis, and so he joined the Liberals.  Adams was the Middle East correspondent when his reporting was critical of Israel in the 1960s, that resulted in a drop in sales.


Michael Adams & Guy Ottewell

A 20-Year Span and the Rise of Terrorist Gangs to Statehood Can Not Change the Israeli-Zionist Mentality, Bent of Destruction and Terror – Dier Yassin, 1948 : Zeita, Beit Nuba and Yalu, 1967  (PLO/Al-Fateh, ca. 1969-1970) – 22pp.


RJQ Adams

Balfour : The Last Grandee  (John Murray, 2007)


Jane AdasJohn Mahoney & Robert Norberg, editors

Burning Issues : Understanding and Misunderstanding the Middle East – A 40 Year Chronicle  (Americans for Middle East Understanding, 2007) – 19 mostly American authors in articles published in The Link, the magazine of AMEU)


Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, & Eyal Naveh, editors

Side By Side : Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine  (New York City : The New Press, 2012)  Historical overview with the left and right-sided pages each reflecting the narratives of each party.


Sami Adwan, Efrat Ben-Ze’ev, Menachem Klein, Ihab Saloul, Tamir Sorek & Mahmoud Yazbak

Zoom In : Palestinian Refugees of 1948 – Remembrances (Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation / Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011) – bilingual : Hebrew – English.  Publisher’s blurb : “Palestinian and Israeli university students are presented with a catalogue of period photographs from 1948 and then asked to provide their personal impressions. These individual reactions are then analyzed by the scholars, providing a multi-perspective commentary and analysis that underscores the urgent need for building greater understanding for the common history of this region. A particularly insightful case study is presented by Menachem Klein and Mahmoud Yazbak who jointly investigate how the 1948 expulsion and deportation of Palestinian refugees from the villages of Aylut and Malul are remembered today, both at the individual and collective levels.”  Note : This is a free download as well, via historyandreconciliation.org  See also :  Efrat Ben-Ze’ev Remembering Palestine in 1948 – Beyond Historical Narratives  (Cambridge University Press, 2011)


Giorgio Agamben

State of Exception (University of Chicago Press, 2005) Translated by Kevin Attell. Philosopher’s focus on the United States but relevant for ’emergency powers’ in Israel.  See also Marcelo Svirsky Simone Bignall, editors : Agamben and Colonialism  (Edinburgh University Press, 2012)


Hussein Agha

with Ahmad S. Khalidi : A Framework for a Palestinian National Security Doctrine  (Royal Institute of International Affairs / Chatham House, 2006)

with Ahmad S. KhalidiThe Arab-Israeli Conflict : An Outline of Alternatives – War and de facto Peace  (New York City : Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East, 1972)

with Shai Feldman Track-II Diplomacy : Lessons from the Middle East  (MIT Press, 2003)


Albert Aghazarian 

Out of Jerusalem?  Christian Voices from the Holy Land  (Palestinian General Delegation to the United Kingdom, 1997)


Eqbal Ahmad

Selected Writings of Eqbal Ahmad (Columbia University Press, 2006) -Includes some writings on Palestine.


Arin Ahmed [interviewee], Benjamin Ben-Eliezer [interviewer], and Ron Rege, Jr. [illustrator]

She Sometimes Switched to Fluent English and Occasionally Used a Few Words of Hebrew.   An interview conducted in Israel, June 9, 2002. Arin Ahmed was a Palestinian prisoner who had decided at the last minute not to go through with a suicide bombing, and was arrested by Israeli forces soon thereafter. (San Francisco : McSweeney’s, 24pp, 2004) Transcript adapted into small comic book format.


Eleanor Aitken [founder of UNIPAL, charity for educational exchange with Palestinians, est. 1972]

Ariadne’s Thread : Through the Labyrinth to Palestine and Israel  (Cambridge : Cornelian, 1999) Work on women human right workers and teachers.


Susan M. Akram, Michael Dumper, Michael Lynk & iain Scobbie, editors

International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : A Rights-Based Approach to Middle East Peace   (Routledge, 2011) Contents: Myths and realities of the Palestinian refugee problem : reframing the right of return / Susan M. Akram — United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) : protection and assistance to Palestine refugees / Scott Custer, Jr. — Restitution and compensation for Palestinian refugees and displaced persons : principles, practical considerations, and compliance / Terry Rempel and Paul Prettitore — Constructive ambiguities? Jerusalem, international law, and the peace process / Michael Dumper — Legal strategies at the United Nations : a comparative look at Namibia, Western Sahara, and Palestine / Stephanie Koury — “No security without law” : prospects for implementing a rights-based approach in Palestinian-Israeli security negotiations / Omar Dajani — Self-determination in the Palestine context / John Quigley — Natural resources and belligerent occupation : perspectives from international humanitarian and human rights / Iain Scobbie — Building the rule of law in Palestine : rule of law without freedom / Feras Milhem and Jamil Salem — One state not two? A cruel examination of the two-states-are-impossible argument for a single-state Palestine/the land of Israel / Ian Lustick — Maximazing rights : the one-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict / George Bisharat.


Geoffrey Alderman

Controversy and Crisis : Studies in the History of the Jews in Modern Britain (Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2008)

London Jewry and London Politics, 1889-1986  (Routledge, 1989)

The Jewish Community in British Politics  (Clarendon Press, 1983)


Jean Allain

Intyernationa Law int he Middle East : Closer to Power than Justice  (Ashgate, 2004)

as editor :  Unlocking the Middle East : The Writings of Richard Falk  (Moreton-in-Marsh : Arris Publishing, 2003)


Jamie Allinson (University of Edinburgh / Westminster University)

The Struggle for the State in Jordan : The Social Origins of Alliances in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2015/2016)


Oz Almog

The Sabra : The Creation of the New Jew  – translated by Haim Watzman (University of California Press, 2000)  A sociological, Zionist look at the Israeli elite : how it adopted Palestinian dress and vocabulary for irony, and how the Sabras transformed and rejected both historical Judaism and European Jewish attitudes to fit a new, largely anti-intellectual nationalism.  In 1948, soldiers under the Sabra elite leadership, “were strictly forbidden, on penalty of court-martial and severe punishment, to confiscate property of any type.”  Sources mostly Israeli.


Alternative Tourism Group

Palestine and Palestinians : Guidebook  (Ramallah : ATG, 2008)


American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (San Francisco chapter)

The Palestinian Al Aqsa Intifada 2000 Reader (AAAC, 94pp, 2000)


L.S. Amery (co-author of the Balfour Declaration)

My Political Life  – autobiography Vol. 2 (Hutchinson, 1953)


Amnesty International  (International Secretariat) – many publications, including :

Unlawful and Deadly : Rocket and Mortar Attacks by Palestinian Armed Groups During the 2014 Gaza/Israel Conflict  (AI, 2015)

‘Strangling Necks’ : Abductions, Torture and Summary Killings of Palestinians by Hamas Forces during the 2014 Gaza/Israel Conflict  (AI, 2015)

‘Nothing is Immune’ : Israel’s Destruction of Landmark Buildings in Gaza  (AI, 2014)

Exiled and Suffering : Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (AI, 2007)

Enduring Occupation : Palestinians under Siege in the West Bank  (AI, 2007)

Iraq : Human Rights Abuses against Palestinian Refugees  (AI, 2007)

Occupied Palestinian Territories : Torn apart by Factional Strife   (AI, 2007)

Israel/Lebanon : Under Fire : Hizbullah’s Attacks on Northern Israel  (AI, 2006)

Israel/Lebanon : Deliberate Destruction of ‘Collateral Damage?’   Israeli Attacks on Civilian Infrastructure  (AI, 2006)

Israel/Lebanon : Israel and Hizbullah Must Spare Civillians : Obligations under International Humanitarian law of the Parties to the Conflict in Israel and Lebanon  (AI, 2006)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : The Road to Nowhere  (AI, 2006)

Israel / Lebanon : Out of All Proportion : Civilians Bear the Brunt of the War  (AI, 2006)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Occupation, Conflict and Patriarchy : Women Carry the Burden  (AI, 2005)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : The Place of the Fence/Wall in International Law  (AI, 2004)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Families Split by Discriminatory Policies i (AI, 2004)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Under the Rubble : House Demolition and Destruction of Land and Property [Executive Summary]  (AI, 2004)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Surviving under Seige : The Impact of Movement Restrictions on the Right to Work   (AI, 2003)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Israel Must End its Policy of Assassinations  (AI, 2003)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : The Issue of Settlements Must be Addressed According to International Law  (AI, 2003)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Shielded from Scrutiny – IDF Violations in Jenin and Nablus  (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority : Without Distinction; Attacks on Civilians by Palestinian Armed Groups (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority : Killing the Future : Children in the Line of Fire  (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority : Without Distinction : Attacks on Civilians by Palestinian Armed Groups  (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Mass Detention in Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Conditions  (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories :The Heavy Price of Israeli Incursions   (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority : Killing the Future : Children in the Line of Fire  (AI, 2002)

Israel and the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority : The Right to Return : The Case of the Palestinians  (AI, 2001)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : State Assassinations and other Unlawful Killings  (AI, 2001)

Israel and the Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority : the Right to Return: the Case of the Palestinians   (AI, 2001)

Palestinian Authority : Silencing Dissent  (AI, 2000)

Medical Letter Writing Action : Killings and Disrupted Health Care in the Context of the Palestinian Uprising  (AI, 2000)

Israel / Lebanon : Attacks on Lebanese Civilians in South Lebanon by Israeli Forces  (AI, 2000)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Mass Arrests and Police Brutality  (AI, 2000)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Excessive Use of Lethal Force  (AI, 2000)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Demolition and Dispossession : The Destruction of Palestinian Homes  (AI, 1999)

Israel – The Price of Principles : Imprisonment of Conscientious Objectors  (AI, 1999)

Palestinian Authority : Defying the Rule of Law; Political Detainees Held without Charge or Trial  (AI, 1999)

Syria : Caught in a Regional Conflict; Lebanese, Palestinian and Jordanian Political Detainees in Syria   (AI, 1999)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Demolition and Dispossession; the Destruction of Palestinian Homes  (AI, 1999)

Israel/Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority : Five Years after the Oslo Agreement; Human Rights Sacrificed for ‘Security’  (AI, 1998)

Israel/South Lebanon : Israel’s Forgotten Hostages – Lebanese Detainees in Israel and Khiam Detention Centre  (AI, 1997)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Administrative Detention : Despair, Uncertainty and Lack of Due Process  (AI, 1997)

‘Under Constant Medical Supervision’ : Torture, Ill-Treatment and health Professionals in Israel and the Occupied Territories  (AI, 1996)

Palestinian Authority : Death in Custody of Mahmud Jumayel  (AI, 1996)

Palestinian Authority : Prolonged Political Detention, Torture and Trials  (AI, 1996)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Death by Shaking : The Case of ‘Abd al-Samad Harizat  (AI, 1995)

Israel and the Occupied Territories : Oral Statement to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Israeli Occupied Territories  (AI, 1995)

Israel and the Occupied Territories, including the Areas Under the Jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority : Trial at Midnight; Secret, Summary, Unfair Trials in Gaza  (AI, 1995)

Israel and the Occupied Territories, including the Areas Under the Jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority : Human Rights : a Year of Shattered Hopes   (AI, 1995)

Town Arrest Orders in Israel and the Occupied Territories  (AI, 1984)

Report and Recommendations of an Amnesty International Mission to the Government of the State of Israel  , 3-7 June 1979, including the Government’s Response and Amnesty International Comments  (AI, 1980)

Report of an Amnesty International Mission to Israel and the Syrian Arab Republic to Investigate Allegations of Ill-Treatment and Torture, 10-24 October 1974  (1975)

Arab Prisoners under Israeli Occupation : Reports on the Treatment of Certain Prisoners under Interrogation in Israel   (AI  with Baghdad : Iraqi Ministry of Information, ca. 1970s)

NOTE : Amnesty International’s Annual Reports and many exclusively online reports.


John W. Amos II

Palestinian Resistance : Organization of a Nationalist Movement  (Pergamon Press, 1980)

Arab-Israeli Military/Political Relations : Arab Perceptions  (Pergamon Press, 1979)


Sami ‘Amr

A Young Palestinian’s Diary, 1941-1945 : The Life of Sami ‘Amr  (University of Texas Press, 2009)  Translated, annotated and with an introduction by Kimberly Katz; with foreword by Salim Tamari.  Publisher’s blurb : “Writing in his late teens and early twenties, Sami’Amr gave his diary an apt subtitle: “The Battle of Life”, encapsulating both the political climate of Palestine in the waning years of the British Mandate as well as the contrasting joys and troubles of family life. Now translated from the Arabic, Sami’s diary represents a rare artefact of turbulent change in the Middle East. Written over four years, these ruminations of a young man from Hebron brim with revelations about daily life against a backdrop of tremendous transition. Describing the public and the private, the modern and the traditional, Sami muses on relationships, his station in life, and other universal experiences while sharing numerous details about a pivotal moment in Palestine’s modern history. Making these never-before-published reflections available in translation, Kimberly Katz also provides illuminating context for Sami’s words, laying out biographical details of Sami, who kept his diary private for close to sixty years. One of a limited number of Palestinian diaries available to English-language readers, the diary of Sami’Amr bridges significant chasms in our understanding of Middle Eastern, and particularly Palestinian, history.”


Colin Andersen

Balfour in the Dock (Skyscraper Publications, 2017)   Biography of J.M.N. Jeffries, with excerpts from his writings.  See also : JMN Jeffries


Charles Anderson (Western Washington University)

Will the Real Palestinian Peasantry Please Sit Down?  Towards a New History of British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1936 (LSE Middle East Centre, PDF only, 2015)


Fannie Fern Andrews (Harvard University / Radcliffe College)

The Holy Land under Mandate  (two volumes, Houghton Mifflin, 1931) Based on the author’s PhD thesis at Harvard University and ten years of research, investigating the legal basis and consequences of the Mandatory system.


Swee Chai Ang (renowned orthopaedic surgeon active in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Gaza)

From Beirut to Jerusalem : A Woman Doctor with the Palestinians (Collins / Grafton, 1989) Note : see also Dr Pauline Cutting, Dr Chris Giannou and Dr Runa MacKay.


Anglo-American Committee

A Survey of Palestine Prepared in December 1945 and January 1946 for the Information of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (2 volumes) and Supplement, June 1946  (single volume) (Jerusalem, 1946 / Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1991).


George Antonius

The Arab Awakening : The Story of the Arab National Movement (Hamish Hamilton, 1938)

See Antonius-related : Susan Silsby Boyle; Thomas Hodgkin


ARIJ – The Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (organisation monitoring Israel’s violations of United Nations laws and resolutions.

Geopolitical Status of Bethlehem Governate (2007), with other volumes on Jerusalem, Ramallah, Qalqilya, etc, ca. 2006-2007

The Status of the Environment in the West Bank  (317 pages plus maps, 1997)


Arab Higher Committee for Palestine 

Palestine : The Arab Case – Being a Statement Made Before the First Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nation’s [sic] Organization on 9th May 1947  (Cairo : Costa Tsoumas & Co./ AHCfP, 1947)

A Collection of Official Documents Relating to the Palestine Question Submitted to the General Assembly of the UN  (New York City  : AHCfP, 1947)


Arab League / League of Arab States

Operation Iron Fist : Israeli Policy in Lebanon  (31 pages, 1985)

with the PLO In Remembrance : Sabra & Chatila (8pp, 1983)

Zionism : A Racist Expansionist Movement  (36pp, 1968)


Yasser Arafat

Palestine Lives  (Washington DC : 38pp, ca. 1974) Translation of Arafat’s speech before the 29th session of the UN General Assembly, 13 November 1974)


Margaret Arakie

The Broken Sword of Juctice : American, Israel and the Palestine Tragedy  (Quartet Books, 1973)


Bülent Aras

Palestinian Israeli Peace Process and Turkey  (Nova Science Publishers, 1998)



Land Legislation in Modern Palestine (Cambridge Archive Editions, 2009)

9-volume set including standard reference works, official reports and memoranda, council orders, ordinances and maps, 1917-1948.


Hannah Arendt

Eichmann in Jerusalem : A Report on the Banality of Evil  (Faber & Faber, 1963; numerous editions)


Asher Arian Michal Shamir

The Elections in Israel, 2009   (Somerset, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers, 2011) 

The Elections in Israel, 2006  (New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers / Israel Democracy Institute, 2008)

The Elections in Israel, 2003  (Transaction Publishers, 2005)

The Elections in Israel, 1999  (State University of New York Press, 2002)

The Elections in Israel, 1996  (State University of New York Press / Israel Democracy Institute, 1999)

The Elections in Israel, 1992  (State University of New York Press, 1995)

The Elections in Israel, 1988  (Westview Press, 1990)

The Elections in Israel, 1984  (Israel : Ramot Publishing, 1986)


Karen Armstrong

Jerusalem : One City, Three Faiths  aka : A History of Jerusalem  (HarperCollins, 1996)


Schlomo Aronson (Israeli landscape architect)

Israel’s Nuclear Programme : The Six-Day War and its Ramifications  (Kings College, 1999)

Israel and the non-Proliferation Treaty (Jerusalem : Leonard Davis Institute, Hebrew University, 1996)


Amer Arouri

Palestinian Bedouins : Past, Present and Future  (Jerusalem : Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment LAW, 2000)


Vittorio Arrigone (Italian, writer, and activist – murdered in Gaza 2011)

Gaza : Stay Human (Kube Publishing, 2010) with translation by Daniela Filippin, and introduction by Ilan Pappe.


Naseer Aruri

Dishonest Broker : The US Role in Israel and Palestine (Boston : South End Press, 2005) Note : Based on The Obstruction of Peace, below.

Palestinian Refugees : The Right of Return (Pluto Press, 2001 / Boston : South End Press, 2003)  Contents :   Michael Prior – The Right to Expel: The Bible and Ethnic Cleansing / Nur Masalha – The Historical Roots of the Palestinian Refugee Question / Ilan Pappé – Israeli Perceptions of the Refugee Question / Noam Chomsky – The United States and the Refugee Question / Alain Gresh  – The European Union and the Refugee Question
/ Jaber Suleiman  – The Palestine Liberation Organization: From the Right ofReturn to Bantustan / Joseph Massad – Return or Permanent Exile? / Wadie Said  – The Obligations of Host Countries to Refugees under International Law: The Case of Lebanon / Nahla Ghandour – Meeting the Needs of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon / Susan Akram – Reinterpreting Palestinian Refugee Rights underInternational Law / Salman Abu-Sitta – The Right of Return: Sacred, Legal and Possible / Jan Abu Shakrah  – Deconstructing the Link: Palestinian Refugees and Jewish Immigrants from Arab Countries / Atif Kubursi – Valuing Palestinian Losses in Today’s Dollars / Ingrid Jaradat Gassner –  A Programme for an Independent Rights Campaign / Naseer Aruri – Towards Convening a Congress of Return and Self-Determination / Norman G. Finkelstein – Lessons of Holocaust Compensation

The Obstruction of Peace : The United States, Israel and the Palestinians (Monroe, Maine : Common Courage Press, 1995)

Occupation : Israel over Palestine (as editor; Belmont, Massachusetts : Association of Arab American University Graduates, 1983/1989; Zed Press, 1984)

The Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Occupation (as editor) (Wilmette, Illinois : Association of Arab American University Graduates  / Medina University Press International, 1970)


With As’ad Ghanem

The Palestinian Minority in Israel : 1948-2000 – A Political Study (State University of New York Press, 2001)

The Palestinian Regime : A Partial Democracy (Sussex Academic Press, 2001) Contents : Political Development and the Transition to Democracy; The Palestinian National Movement: A Historical Overview; The Palestinians Awaken to a Crushing Defeat; From Dispersion to Taking the Initiative; The PLO: From Maximalism to Compromise; The Oslo Accords and the Establishment of the Palestinian National Authority; Democracy and Centralism in the Palestinian National Movement, 1967–1993; Arafat’s Control of PLO Institutions, 1968–1993; Pluralism, Civil Society, and the Construction of Institutions among the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 1967–1993; The Formal Structure of Powers in the Palestinian National Authority; The Legislative Council; The Executive Authority; The Judicial Authority; The First Palestinian General Elections; The Legitimacy of the Elections; The Election System; The Election Campaign; The Election Results; The Centralisation of Power and Political Conduct in the PNA; Centralisation of Power Surveillance (Intimidation); Buying Quiet (Bribery); Conclusion: Contradictions within Palestinian Democracy; Palestinian Partial Democracy’ Before the Establishment of the PNA; Partial Democracy’ in the PNA.  Note : see AAUB publication by Livia Rokach.


AJ Asali, editor

Jerusalem in History : 3,000 BC to the Present Day (New York City : Olive Branch Press, 199o / Kegan Paul, 1997, 2002


Khaled Abu-Asbah & Libat Avishai

Recommendations for the Improvement of the Arab Education System in Israel  (Jerusalem : Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2008)


C.R. Ashbee

A Palestine Notebook  (Doubleday, Page & Col, 1923)

As editor : Jerusalem 1920-1922 : Being the Records of the Pro-Jerusalem Council during the First Two Years of the Civil Administration  (John Murray / Pro-Jerusalem Society, 1924)

As editor :  Jerusalem  1918-1920 : Being the Records of the Pro-Jerusalem Council during the Period of the British Military Administration  (John Murray / Jerusalem : Pro-Jerusalem Society, 1921)


Hanan Ashrawi  (noted Palestinian legislator and author)

This Side of Peace : A Personal Account  (Fourth Estate /Simon & Schuster, 1995)

with other authors : Our Jerusalem  (Jerusalem : Middle East Publications, 1995)

Barbara Victor [biographer] 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.


Fouzi el-Asmar (Haifa-born; editor of Mapam-owned Arabic weekly Al Fajer; eventually exiled to USA)

Through the Hebrew Looking-Glass : Arab Stereotypes in Children’s Literature (Zed Press, 1986)

as co-editor, with Uri Davis & Naim Khadir : Debate on Palestine  (Ithaca |Press, 1981)

as co-editor, with Uri Davis & Naim Khadir : Towards a Socialist Republic in Palestine  (Ithaca Press, 1978)

Dreams on a Mattress of Thorns and Poems from an Israeli Prison  (Gazelle Publications, 39 pages, 1976) edited by Karen Bryant

To be an Arab in Israel  (with introduction by Uri Davis and foreword by IF Stone; Francis Pinter Publishers / Israel Shahak, 1975)

Israeli Land and Settlement Policies (translated from the Hebrew by Uri Davis, with a foreword by Rabbi Elmer Berger; London : Middle East Research and Action Group, 1974)


Antigona Askkar

-edited by Yehezkel Lein; translated by Zvi Shulman Means of Expulsion : Violence, Harassment and Lawlessness against Palestinians in the Southern Hebron Hills (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 2005)


Associated Press

Lightning out of Israel : The Six-Day War in the Middle East  (Associated Press, 1967) – Contributions on military campaigns by Hugh A. Mulligan & Saul Pett, with maps.


Türkkaya Ataöv

The Use of Palestinian Waters and International Law  (InternationalOrganisation for the Elimination of All Forms of RacialDiscrimination, 11pp pamphlet, 1982)


Naim Ateek (aka Naim Stifan Ateek, founder of the Sabeel Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem)

A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconcilliation (Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, 2008)

Holy Land Hollow Jubilee : God, Justice and the Palestinians (Melisende, 1998) [symposium, 1997]

Justice, and Only Justice : A Palestinian Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, 1989)


Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis and Maurine Tobin, editors

Challenging Christian Zionism : Theology, Politics, and the Israel-Palestine Conflict(Melisende, 2005)  [symposium, 2004]


Naim Ateek, Mark H. Ellis and Rosemary Radford Ruether, editors

Faith and the Intifada : Palestinian Christian Voices  [symposium] (Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, 1992)


Naim Attallah (Palestinian-born CEO, publisher of Quartet Books from 1976, former owner of The Women’s Press, author, financial backer of the Literary Review and The Oldie, film producer)

The Old Ladies of Nazareth  (Quartet Books, 2007) Non-celebrity profiles.

Fulfilment and Betrayal, 1975-1995  (Quartet Books, 2007) Part 3 of memoir.

In Touch with His Roots  (Quartet Books, 2006) Part 2 of early memoir.

The Boy in England  (Quartet Books, 2005) Part 1 of early memoir.

Dialogues  (Quartet Books, 2000)  Interviews with authors and media personalities.

Insights  (Quartet Books, 1999) Interviews with authors and media personalities.

In Conversation with Naim Attallah  (Quartet Books, 1998) Interviews with authors and media personalities.

A Woman a Week  (Quartet Books, 1996) Profiles of successful women.

Asking Questions : An Anthology of Interviews with Naim Attallah  (Quartet Books, 1996)  with Charlotte Smith

Tara and Claire  (Quartet Books, 1996) – novel

A Timeless Passion  (Quartet Books, 1995)

Speaking for The Oldie  [magazine] (Quartet Books, 1994)  Interviews with authors and media personalities.

Of a Certain Age  (Quartet Books, 1993)  Interviews with authors and media personalities.

Singular Encounters  (Quartet Books, 1990, 1992)  Interviews with authors and media personalities.

Women  (Quartet Books, 1988) Analysis of women in myth, literature, Muslim society, Victorian England, etc.


Ida Audeh (contibutor to The Electronic Intifada and Countercurrents)

as editor : Birzeit University : The Story of a National Institution  (Birzeit University, 2010)

as editor, with Katherine Lariviere United Nations Resolutions on Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict : Vol. 5, 1992-1998  (Institute for Palestine Studies, ca. 1999)


Ebba Augustin, editor : Palestinian Women : Identity and Experience  (Zed Books, 1993.  Contributors include : Najah Manasra, Yusra Berberi, Terry Atwan, Vera Tamari, Suha Hindiyeh Mani & Afaf Ghazawneh, Amni Rimawi, Faten Mukarker, Iman Jardallah, Suha Adi, Miriam Rishmawi, Inam Zaqut, Rana Salibi, Nadira Shalhoub Kevorkian, Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi, and Hiba A. Shweiki.


Sylvia Auld Robert Hillenbrand  (both of the Department of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh), editors

Ayyubid Jerusalem : The Holy City in Context, 1187-1250  (Al Tajir-World of Islam Trust, 512 pages, 2009)  Contents ~ Carole Hillenbrand : Ayyubid Jerusalem : a historical introduction /​ Robert Hillenbrand : The Art of the Ayyubids : an Overview /​  ​ Sylvia Auld : Cross-currents and Coincidences : A Perspective on Ayyubid Metalwork / ​ Sylvia Auld : The Minbar of Nur Al-Din in Context /​ Sylvia Auld : The Wooden Balustrade in the Sakhra /​ Sheila S. Blair : The Power of the Word : Ayyubid Inscriptions in Jerusalem /​ Jonathan M. Bloom : Woodwork in Syria, Palestine and Egypt during the 12th and 13th Century /​ Michael Hamilton Burgoyne : Smaller Domes in the Haram Al-Sharif Reconsidered in Light of a Recent Survey /Anna Contadini : Ayyubid Illustrated Manuscripts and Their North Jaziran and Abbasid Neighbours /​ Anne-Marie Eddé : Religious Circles in Jerusalem in the Ayyubid Period /​ Finbarr Barry Flood : An Ambiguous Aesthetic ~ Crusader Spolia in Ayyubid Jerusalem /​ Mahmoud Hawari : Ayyubid Monuments in Jerusalem /​ Stefan Heidemann : Economic Growth and Currency in Ayyubid Palestine /​ Robert Hillenbrand : The Ayyubid Aqsa : Decorative Aspects /​ Lucy-Anne Hunt : Eastern Christian Art and Culture in the Ayyubid and Early Mamluk Periods ~ Cultural Convergence between Jerusalem, Greater Syria and Egypt /​ David James : Qur’ans and Calligraphers of the Ayyubids and Zangids /​ Sabri Jarrah : From Monastic Cloisters to Sahn ~ The Transformation of the Open Space of the Masjid Al-Aqsa under Saladin /​ Lorenz Korn : Ayyubid Mosaics in Jerusalem /​ Lorenz Korn : Ayyubid Jerusalem in Perspective ~ The Context of Ayyubid Architecture in Bilad Al-Sham /​ Marcus Milwright : The Pottery of Ayyubid Jerusalem /​ Martina Müller-Wiener : Science as the Handmaiden of Power : Science, Art and Technology in Ayyubid Syria /​ Bernard O’Kane : Ayyubid Architecture in Cairo /​ Johannes Pahlitzsch : The People of the Book /​ D.S. Richards : Biographies of Ayyubid Sultans /​ D.S. Richards : Ibn Wasil, Historian of the Ayyubids /​ Yasser Tabbaa : An Image of What Once Was : The Ayyubid Fortifications of Jerusalem


Ottoman Jerusalem : The Living City, 1517-1917  with architectural survey by Yusuf Natsheh  (The British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem in co-operation with the Administration of Auqaf and Islamic Affairs, Jerusalem two volumes, 2000). Contents, Vol. 1 : Robert Hillenbrand Structure, Style and Context in the Monuments of Ottoman Jerusalem Abdul-Karim Rafeq :  The Political History of Ottoman Jerusalem  /  Khairiah Kasmieh The Leading Intellectuals of Late Ottoman Jerusalem and Their Biographies Abdul-Karim Rafeq :  The ‘Ulama’ of Ottoman Jerusalem (16th-18th Centuries) Klaus Kreiser The Place of Jerusalem in Ottoman Perception Martin Strohmeier Al-Kulliyya Al-Salahiyya, a Late Ottoman University in Jerusalem Abdul-Karim Rafeq :  Ottoman Jerusalem in the Writings of Arab Travellers Ernst Axel Knauf Ottoman Jerusalem in Western Eyes Angelika Neuwirth Jerusalem in Islam : The Three Honorary Names of the City Michele Bernardini Popular and Symbolic Iconographies Related to the Haram Al-Sharif During the Ottoman Period Khadr Salameh Aspects of the Sijills of the Shari’a Court in Jerusalem Mohammad ‘Ali ‘Alami The Waqfs of the Traditional Families of Jerusalem During the Ottoman Period Mahmud Atallah Architects in Jerusalem in the 10th-11th / 16th-17th Centuries : The Documentary Evidence Lawrence I. Conrad The Khalidi Library Paolo Cuneo : The Urban Structure and Physical Organisation of Ottoman Jerusalem in the Context of Ottoman Urbanism Rashid I. al-Khalidi Intellectual Life in Late Ottoman Jerusalem George Hintlian The Commercial Life of Ottoman Jerusalem  Ruth Victor Hummel Reality, Imagination and Belief : Jerusalem in 19th and Early 20th Century Photographs (1839-1917) Kamal F. al-‘Asali The Cemeteries of Ottoman Jerusalem Kamal F. al-‘Asali The Libraries of Ottoman Jerusalem Nancy Micklewright Costume in Ottoman Jerusalem  /  Claudia OttThe Songs and Musical Instruments of Ottoman Jerusalem Vera Tamari Two Ottoman Ceremonial Banners in Jerusalem David Myers An Overview of the Islamic Architecture of Ottoman Jerusalem Sylvia Auld Stars, Roses, and Interlace : Architectural Decoration in Ottoman Jerusalem Susal Roaf Life in 19th Century Jerusalem Beatrice St Laurent The Dome of the Rock : Restorations and Significance, 1540-1918 John Carswell The Deconstruction of the Dome of the Rock Finbarr B. Flood The Ottoman Windows in the Dome of the Rock and the Aqsa Mosque  James W. Allan Marwan Abu Khalaf The Painted Wooden Ceiling in the Inner Ambulatory of the Dome of the Rock Sharif M. Sharif : Ceiling Decoration in Jerusalem During the Late Ottoman Period, 1856-1917Michael Hamilton Burgoyne The East Wall of the Haram Al-Sharif : A Note on its Archaeological Potential Mahmud Hawari The Citidel (Qal ‘ A) in the Ottoman Period : An Overview Martin Dow The Hammams of Ottoman Jerusalem David Myers Restorations to Masjid Mahd ‘Isa (The Cradle of Jesus) During the Ottoman Period David Myers Al-‘Imara Al-‘Amira : The Charitable Foundation of Khassaki Sultan (959/1552)  / Yusuf NatshehThe Architecture of Ottoman Jerusalem.   Contents, Volume 2 :  Yusuf Natsheh : Catalogue of Buildings / David Myers A Grammar of Architectural Ornament in Ottoman Jerusalem.

See also : Robert Hillenbrand


Moshe Aumann

Land Ownership in Palestine, 1880-1948  (Jerusalem : Israel Academic Committee on the Middle East, 23 pages, 1974)


Shlomo Avineri (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Arlosoroff  (Halban, 1989) – Haim Arlosoroff, Zionist leader of the Yishuv and in the Jewish Agency during the Mandate

The Making of Modern Zionism : The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1981)

as editor : Israel and the Palestinians  (St Martin’s Press, 1971)


Caryn Aviv & David Shneer

New Jews : The End of the Jewish Diaspora (New York University Press, 2005)  A travelogue of non-Israeli Jewish communities to promote their history, from Moscow to New York to Los Angeles.  Jewish non-Zionist activism goes unacknowledged.


‘Avner’ (Benjamin Zeroni)

Memoirs of an Assassin (Anthony Blond Publishing & Thomas Yoseloff Publishing, 1959 / Pyramid Books, 1960) – translated from the French by Burgo Partridge


Uri Avnery (the public face of Gush Shalom in Israel)

Israel’s Vicious Circle : Ten Years of Writings on Israel and Palestine – edited by Sara R. Powell (Pluto, 2008)

My Friend, My Enemy  (Zed Books, 1986)

Israel without Zionism (aka Israel without Zionists)  : A Plan for Peace in the Middle East  (aka A Plea for Peace in the Middle East; Collier-Macmillan, 1968, 1971)

1948 : A Soldier’s Tale : The Bloody Road to Jerusalem (Oneworld Publications, 2008 / 1949, 1950)


 Alex Awad (Methodist pastor in Al-Quds & Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College)

Foreword by Rev Naim Ateek, Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem

Palestinian Memories : The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People  (Jerusalem : Bethlehem Bible College, 2008) First fifth of the book (67pp), is the story of the author’s mother, Huda Elias Awad (1916-2006).  The remainder of the book is a basic survey of the history of Palestinian struggle, from British occupation to publication.


Hiltrud AwadHilmi S. Salem & Suhail Khalileh, editors

40 Years of Israeli Occupation, 1967-2007  (Bethlehem : Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem / ARIJ, 2007) – free online resource : arif.org


Mubarek E. Awad (pioneer non-violence activist known for Palestinian boycott of Israel during the First Intifada)

Nonviolent Struggle in the Middle East (Philadelphia : New Society Publishers & The Resource Center for Nonviolence, 1983)  With foreword by David H. Albert.  Two articles reprinted from the Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 13, no. 4 (summer 1984) and vol. 14, no. 2 (Winter 1984)


Khalil El-Awaisi

Mapping Islamic Jerusalem : A Rediscovery of Geographical Boundaries  (Dundee : Al-Maktoum Institute, 2007)  Unearths the Holy Land and Land of Barakah.


Ami Ayalon (Professor of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University)

Reading Palestine : Printing and Literacy, 1900-1948  (University of Texas Press, 2004)   A seeming lifetime’s work based on an armful of archives, with great emphasis on Arabic books, 35 mostly Mandate-era Palestinian periodicals, and 20 interviews with aged experts, and the vibrancy of the era’s breaking news.  Cairo publishers are not ignored and visiting authors were feted back in the day. And the Mandate Government disseminates propaganda in a most unusual way.  Many cited works are only in non-English editions, so this work is landmark.

The Press in the Arab Middle East : A History  (Oxford University Press, 1995)


Abdelaziz Ayyad

Arab Nationalism and the Palestinians, 1850-1939  ( Jerusalem: Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs [PASSIA], 1999)


Dr. Pablo de Azcarate y Florez (UN representative to last days of the British Mandate)

Mission in Palestine, 1948-1952  (Washington DC : Middle East Institute, 1966) Translated from Spanish by Teener Hall William Hovey.


Ariella Azoulay & Adi Ophir

The One-State Condition : Occupation and Democracy in Israel / Palestine  – translated by Tal Haran   (Stanford University Press, 2013)  Publisher’s blurb : Since the start of the occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, Israel s domination of the Palestinians has deprived an entire population of any political status or protection. But even decades on, most people speak of this rule – both in everyday political discussion and in legal and academic debates – as temporary, as a state of affairs incidental and external to the Israeli regime. In The One-State Condition, Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir directly challenge this belief. Looking closely at the history and contemporary formation of the ruling apparatus – the technologies and operations of the Israeli army, the General Security Services, and the legal system imposed in the Occupied Territories – Azoulay and Ophir outline the one-state condition of Israel/Palestine: the grounding principle of Israeli governance is the perpetuation of differential rule over populations of differing status. Israeli citizenship is shaped through the active denial of Palestinian citizenship and civil rights. Though many Israelis, on both political right and left, agree that the occupation constitutes a problem for Israeli democracy, few ultimately admit that Israel is no democracy or question the very structure of the Israeli regime itself. Too frequently ignored are the lasting effects of the deceptive denial of the events of 1948 and 1967, and the ways in which the resulting occupation has reinforced the sweeping militarization and recent racialization of Israeli society. Azoulay and Ophir show that acknowledgment of the one-state condition is not only a prerequisite for considering a one- or two-state solution; it is a prerequisite for advancing new ideas to move beyond the trap of this false dilemma.

-See also Azoulay’s photographic histories in CULTURE section.


Emile Badarin

Palestinian Political Discourse : Between Exile and Occupation  (Routledge, due April 2016)


BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residence and Refugee Rights  – see also this agency’s numerous publications in Arabic.

Yasmine Gado, author – Principles and Mechanisms to Hold Business Accountable for Human Rights Abuses : Potential Avenues to Challenge Corporate Involvement in Israel’s Oppression of the Palestinian People  (BADIL Resource Center, 2009)

Closing Protection Gaps : Handbook on Protection of Palestinian Refugees in States Signaturies to the 1951 Refugee Convention  (Bethlehem : BADIL, 2005)

Souad R. Dajani, author – Ruling Palestine : A History of the Legally Sanctioned Jewish-Israeli Seizure of Land and Housing in Palestine  (Geneva : Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions / BADIL, 2005) – see also under author’s section.

Salim Tamari, editor –  Jerusalem 1948 : The Arab Neighbourhoods and Their Fate in the War  (BADIL / Jerusalem : Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2002)


Amneh Daoud Badran

Zionist Israel and Apartheid South Africa  (Routledge, 2009)


Clinton Bailey

Bedouin Law from Sinai & the Negev : Justice without Government  (Yale University Press, 2009)

A Culture of Desert Survival : Bedouin Proverbs from Sinai and the Negev  (Yale University Press, 2004)  with foreword by William W. Hallo

Jordan’s Palestinian Challenge, 1948-1983 : A Political History (Westview, 1984)

Note : See also POETRY section.


James M. Bailey & Paul F. Miller

United States Assistance for the Palestinians (Nova Science Publishers, 2012)  Emphasis on 2008-2009.

See also : Leon D. Velasco


Sydney Bailey

The Making of Resolution 242  (Dordrecht : Martinus Nijhoff, 1985)

with Sam DawsThe Procedure of the UN Security Council (Clarendon Press, 1997)


Abeer Baker (senior lawyer with Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel) & Anat Matar  (heads the Legal Clinic for Prisoners’ Rights, Haifa University), editors

Threat : Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel  (Pluto Press, 2007)  Two-dozen authors.


William W. Baker

Theft of a Nation  (West Monroe, Louisiana : Jireh, 1982 / 1989)


Philip J Baldensperger, edited with an introduction by Frederic Lees

The Immovable East : Studies of the People and Customs of Palestine (Pitman, 1913)  Static take on Palestinian society.


Balfour Project  

Britain- Palestine – Israel, 70 Years On : 1948, The Role Britain Played ~ 2018, What Britain Can Do Now  (20 page booklet, 2018), with contributions by Ghada Karmi, Rosemary Hollis, Alon Leil, Menachem Klein, Leila Sansour,  Peter Shambrook, Adam Sutcliffe, and Sir Vincent Fean.

The Companion Guide to [documentary film] Britain in Palestine, 1917-1948 (Edinburgh, 2015)


Anna Baltzer

Witness in Palestine : A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories (Paradigm Publishers, 2006)


Lauren Banko (University of Manchester)

The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947  (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)  Publisher’s blurb : “This book situates the evolution of citizenship at the centre of state formation under the quasi-colonial mandate administration in Palestine. It emphasises the ways in which British officials crafted citizenship to be separate from nationality based on prior colonial legislation elsewhere, a view of the territory as divided communally, and the need to offer Jewish immigrants the easiest path to acquisition of Palestinian citizenship in order to uphold the mandate’s policy. In parallel, the book examines the reactions of the Arab population to their new status. It argues that the Arabs relied heavily on their pre-war experience as nationals of the Ottoman Empire to negotiate the definitions and meanings of mandate citizenship.”


Dorothy Ruth Kahn aka Dorothy Bar-Adon (Jerusalem Post writer until her death in 1950)

Writing Palestine, 1933-1950  (Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2016; edited by Esther Carmel Hakim & Nancy Rosenfeld )  Writings for the Jerusalem Post offer a window on the pre-state life of the Zionists of the era.

Spring Up, O Well  (Jonathan Cape, 1936) on the author’s experiences in Palestine


Ibtisam Barakat  (Palestinian-American memoirist, educator and poet)

Balcony on the Moon : Coming of Age in Palestine  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan, 2016-2017)  Memoir, 1971-1981

Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood (Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007) Memoir to 1971.  One chapter won a prize and was included in Laurel Holliday : Children of Israel, Children of Palestine – Our Own True Stories (Pocket Books, 1999) and Jennifer Armstrong : Shattered – Stories of Children and War  (Knopf, 2003)


Daphna Baram

Disenchantment : The Guardian and Israel  (Guardian Books, 2004)


Alexander Baron

The Churchill Papers : Revising the Revisionists, Unmasking Irving  (London : Anglo-Hebrew Publishing, 150 pages, Anglo-Hebrew,” 1994)  Re : David Irving.


Dan Bar-On

The Others Within Us  (Cambridge University Press, 2008)  Identity formation and conformity amongst secular Israelis in the pre-messianic years.


Mordechai Bar-On

Moshe Dayan : Israel’s Controversial Hero  (Yale University Press, 2012)

as editor : A Never-Ending Conflict : A Guide to Israeli Military History  (Praeger Press, 2004)

In Pursuit of Peace : a History of the Israeli Peace Movement  (Washington DC : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1996)

The Gates of Gaza : Israel’s Road to the Suez and Back, 1955-1957  -translated by Ruth Rossing (Macmillan, 1994)

-as editor : Israel’s Defence Forces : The Six Day War (Israeli Ministry of Defense, 1968 / Slough : Foulsham & Co, 1971)


James Barr

A Line in the Sand : Britain, France, and the Struggle that Shaped the Middle East (Simon & Schuster, 2011 / 2012)  Despite the helpful bibliography, the historian has not relied on earlier published works, but undertook a careful trawl through international archives instead.   The result is rich in detail, yet the historical actors’ own voices make it a vivid read.  For example, Ernest Bevin on legislation to end the Mandate : “Very well then, ram it through.”

Setting the Desert on Fire : TE Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 (Bloomsbury, 2006 / WW Norton, 2008)


Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov

Justice and Peace in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict  (Routledge, 2014) Editor : Arie Marcelo Kacowicz

as editor : The Israel-Palestinian Conflict : From Conflict Resolution to Conflict Management  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

as editor : From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation  (Oxford University Press, 2004)

Israel and the Intifada : Adaptation and Learning  (Jerusalem : Leonard Davis Institute, 2000)

Israel and the Peace Process, 1977-1982 : In Search of Legitimacy for Peace  (State University of New York Press, 1994)

Israel, the Superpowers and the War in the Middle East  (Praeger Press, 1987)

The Israeli-Egyptian War of Attrition, 1969-1970  (Columbia University Press, 1980)



Michael Bar-Zohar

Facing a Cruel Mirror : Israel’s Moment of Truth (Scribner, 1990)

Embassies in Crisis : Diplomats and Demagogues behind the Six-Day War  -translated from French by Michael Stearns (Prentice Hall, 1970)

Note : other titles on Mossad, David Ben Gurion, etc.


Tahseen Basheer, editor

The Arab League, Edwin Montagu and the Balfour Declaration  (New York City : Arab Information Center, 23 pages, 1967)


Petter Bauck (Norwegian Embassy, Kyiv, Ukraine) and Mohammed Omer (journalists, author of Shell Shocked : On the Ground under Israel’s Gaza Assault, 312pp, 2015), editors

The Oslo Accords : A Critical Assessment  (American University in Cairo Press, 2016)  Forewords by Desmond Tutu and Össur Skarphédinsson; Contents : Noam Chomsky : The Oslo Accords: Their Context, Their Consequences / IlanPappé : Revisiting 1967 – The False Paradigm of Peace, Partition, and Parity / Hilde Henriksen Waage : Champions of Peace?  Tools in Whose Hands?  Norwegians and Peace Brokering in the Middle East / Amira Hass : The Illusion of Palestinian Sovereignty / Liv Tørres : The Oslo Accords and Palestinian Civil Society / Lotta Schüllerqvist : “We Have Opened Doors, Others Have Been Closed”- Women under the Oslo Accords / Richard Falk : After Oslo: A Legal Historical Perspective / John V. Whitbeck : A Legal Perspective on Oslo / Petter Bauck : The Oslo Accords: A Common Savior for Israel and the PLO in Exile? / Ahmed Yousef : Out of the Ashes of Oslo: The Rise of Islamism and the Fall of Favoritism / Are Hovdenak : Hamas in Transition -The Failure of Sanctions / Dr. Sufian Abu Zaida : Palestinian Prisoners from Oslo to Annapolis / Mohammed Omer : Some Gaza Impressions, Over Two Decades after Oslo / Gideon Levy : The Shattered Dream / Ahmed Abu Rtema : Palestinian Identity in the Aftermath of Oslo / Mads Gilbert : Israeli Impunity / Haakon Aars : Public and Primary Healthcare before and after the Oslo Accords: A Personal Reflection / Matt Sienkiewicz : Facts in the Air: Palestinian Media Expression since Oslo / Helga Tawil-Souri : Networking Palestine: The Development and Limitations of Television and Telecommunications since 1993 / Harry van Bommel : The European Union and Israel since Oslo / Laura Dawn Lewis : A War of Ideas: The American Media on Israel and Palestine post Oslo / Yasmine Gado : Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses under Oslo.


John Baynes

The Forgotten Victor : General Sir Richard O’Connor, KT, GCB, DSO, MC (Brassey’s, 1989) Includes open-air imprisonment of rebels in Halhul village, 1939.


Menachem Begin (“The Eichmann of Zionism”)

The Revolt : The Story of the Irgun  (New York City : Henry Schuman, 1951 / Los Angeles : Nash Publications, 1972)


Sven Behrendt

The Secret Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Oslo : The Success and Why the Process Ultimately Failed  (Routledge, 2007)


Joel Beinin and Rebecca Stein, editors

The Struggle for Sovereignty : Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005  (Stanford University Press, 2006) Includes Jonathan Cook : Israel’s Glass Wall


Joel Beinin and Zachary Lockman, editors

Intifadah : The Palestinian Uprising against Israeli Occupation (Boston : MERIP / Middle East Research and Information Project & South End Press, 1989)

-see Zachary Lockman


Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi

Original Sins : Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel  (New York City : Olive Branch Press, 1993)

Despair and Deliverance : Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel  (State University of New York Press, 1992)

The Israeli Connection : Who(m) Israel Arms and Why  (New York City : Pantheon Books, 1987 / IB Tauris, 1987-1988)

-with AI Rabin : Twenty Years Later : Kibbutz Children Grow Up  (New York City : Springer, 1982)

Note : Author wrote numerous monographs on the social psychology of religion in Israel.


Gawain Bell

Shadows on the Sand : The Memors of Sir Gawain Bell  (Hurst & Co & St Martin’s Press, 1983)  Colonial administration, with chapter on Mandate Palestine, 1938-1939.


Gertrude Bell

The Desert and the Sown (Heinemann 1907 / Virago, 1985 / Boston : Beacon Press, 1987, with an introduction by Sarah Graham-Brown) .  Bell was widely travelled in Palestine and the region prior to and after the Great War, and influenced Westminster’s policies, such as the drawing of boundaries that formed form Iraq.

Gertrude Bell: From Her Personal Papers 1914–1926 (Ernest Benn, 1961)

see also : Georgina Howell : Gertrude Bell : Queen of the Desert – Shaper of Nations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006) also issued as Daughter of the Desert : The Remarkable life of Gertrude Bell  (Macmillan, 2006)


Schlomo Ben-Ami

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace : The Israeli-Arab Tragedy  (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2006)


Eyal Ben-Ari  (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Rethinking Contemporary Warfare : A Sociological View of the Al-Aqsa Intifada   (State University of New York Press, 2011)  “…this study is indeed unique in documenting and analyzing the actual experience of ground troops fighting a low-intensity, messy, local war, and as such it is an interesting read for military sociologists who seek to expand their knowledge on the challenges facing industrial democracies that fight irregular wars.” –Review of Middle East Studies

Mastering Soldiers : Conflict, Emotions and the Enemy in an Israeli Military Unit  (Berghahn Books, 2001)  Publisher’s blurb : “Studies of the military that deal with the actual experience of troops in the field are still rare in the social sciences. In fact, this ethnographic study of an elite unit in the Israeli Defense Force is the only one of its kind. As an officer of this unit and a professional anthropologist, the author was ideally positioned for his role as participant observer. During the eight years he spent with his unit he focused primarily on such notions as “conflict”, “the enemy”, and “soldiering” because they are, he argues, the key points of reference for “what we are” and “what we are trying to do” and form the basis for interpreting the environment within which armies operate. Relying on the latest anthropological approaches to cognitive models and the social constructions of emotion and masculinity, the author offers an in-depth analysis of the dynamics that drive the men’s attitudes and behavior, and a rare and fascinating insight into the reality of military life.”

as co-editor, with Yoram Bilu Grasping Land : Space and Place in Contemporary Israeli Discourse and Experience  (State University of New York Press, 1997)


Yehoshua Ben-Arieh

Jerusalem in the 19th Century : The Old City (Jerusalem : Yad Izhak Ben Zvi Institute / St Martin’s Press, 1984)

Jerusalem in the 19th Century : The Emergence of the New City (St Martin’s Press, 1986)


Yuval Ben-Bassat Eyal Ginio, editors

Late Ottoman Palestine : The Period of the Young Turk Rule  (IB Tauris, 2012)


Gabriel Ben-Dor

The Druzes in Israel : A Political Study – Political Innovation and Integration of a Middle Eastern Minority  (Jerusalem : Magnes Press, 1979)


Ingela Bendt

We Shall Return : Women of Palestine (Zed Books, 1982) [Lebanon refugee camps]


Uri Ben Eliezer

The Making of Militarism in Israel  (Indiana University Press, 1998)


Norman Bentwich (influential British Zionist of the Mandate era)

Palestine (Benn Ltd, 1946)

Jewish Youth Comes Come : The Story of the Youth Aliyah, 1933-1943  (Victor Gollancz, 1944)

The Case for the Jews  (News Chronicle, 1939)

Fulfillment in the Promised Land, 1917-1937  (Soncino Press, 1938)

England in Palestine  (Kegan Paul – Trench Tubner & Co, 1932)

Wanderer in the Promised Land  (Soncino Press, 1932)

The Mandates System  (Longmans & Col, 1930)

Palestine of the Jews : Past, Present and Future  (Kegan Paul & Co., 1919)

See Harry Sacher plus many other works, including biographies of Judah L. Magnes.


Meron Benvenisti  (Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem under Teddy Kollek, 1971-1978, administering East Jerusalem / Al-Quds)

Son of Cypresses : Memories, Reflections and Regrets from a Political Life  (translated by Maxine Kaufman-Lucasta; University of California Press, 2006)

Sacred Landscape : The Buried History of the Holy Land since 1948  (University of California Press, 2000)  Translated by Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

Demographic, Economic, Legal, Social and Political Developments in the West Bank : 1987 Report  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1997)

City of Stone : The Hidden History of Jerusalem   (translated by Maxine Kaufman Nunn; University of California Press, 1996)

Intimate Enemies : Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land  (revised edition, University of California Press, 1995)

The Shepherds’ War : Collected Essays, 1981-1989  (Jerusalem Post, 1989)

Conflicts and Contradictions (New York City : Villard Books, 1986 / Silver Spring, Maryland : Eshel Books, 1989)

The West Bank Data Project : A Survey of Israel’s Policies (Washington DC : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1984/1987)

with Usamah Halabi and Aron Turner :  Land Alienation in the West Bank : A Legal and Spatial Analysis  (Jerusalem : West Bank Data Project, 1985)


Alon Ben-Meir (New York University)

Israel : The Challenge of the Fourth Decade  (New York City : Cyrco Press, 1978) A major focus in on Palestinians.


Uzi Benziman

Sharon : An Israeli Caesar   (Adama Press, 1985)


Abraham Ben-Zvi

Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Originsd of the American-Israeli Alliance (Columbia University Press, 1998)


Elmer Berger [anti-Zionist American rabbi, Director of the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism, then forced to resign after the 1967 war, and so he founded American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism]

The Jewish Dilemma (New York City : Devin-Adair Co, 1946)

A Partisan History of Judiasm (New York City : Devin-Adair Co, 1951)

Who Knows Better Must Say So [letters on a fact-finding tour of the Middle East with particular reference to Israel and the plight of Palestinian refugees] (New York City : American Council for Judaism, 1955)

Judiasm or Jewish Nationalism : The Alternative to Zionism (New York City : Bookman Associates, 1957)

Letters and Non-Letters : The White House, Zionism and Israel

Correspondence between Berger and the staff of the President of the United States. (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1972)

Memoirs of an Anti-Zionist Jew (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1978)

Note : originally an article in the Journal of Palestine Studies, nos. 17/18, 1975-1976.

Zionist Ideology : Obstacle to Peace (Geneva : EAFORD – International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1981)

Human Rights or Self-Righteousness?   A Critique of the Department of State’s 1981 “Country Report of Human Rights Practices” in the State of Israel (Geneva : EAFORD – International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1981)

The Structure of the Zionist Movement in the United States (Geneva : EAFORD – International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1983)

Judaism or Zionism : What Difference for the Middle East Note : Berger wrote the preface.  (Zed Books / Geneva : EAFORD – International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; 1983)

See also : Jack Ross  [biographer]

Rabbi Outcast : Elmer Berger and American Jewish Anti-Zionism (Washington DC, Potomac Books, 2011)


Fred Berk, editor

Ha-Rikud : The Jewish Dance  (American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1972)  Contains Gurit Kadman : Folk Dance in Israelon appropriation of Dabke for Zionist culture.


Howard M. Berlin

The Coins and Banknotes of Palestine under the Mritish Mandate, 1927-1947  (North Carolina : McFarland Press, 152 pages, including 8 pages of illustrations, some in colour, 2001)


Count Folke Bernadotte

Death of a Mediator Note : Includes Bernadotte’s Progress report of the United Nations Mediator on Palestine. Part 1: The mediation efforts: originally published, Paris, United Nations, 1948.  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1968)

To Jerusalem – The Journal of the Palestine Mission (translated by Joan Bulman) (Hodder & Stoughton, 1951 / Westport, Connecticut : Hyperion Press, 1976)


Deborah Bernstein

Constructing Boundaries : Jewish and Arab Workers in Mandatory Palestine  (State University of New York Press, 2000)


Nicholas Bethell (European Parliament member, interviewed many participants)

The Palestine Triangle : The Struggle between the British, the Jews and the Arabs, 1935-1948  (Andre Deutsch, 1979 / Futura Publications, 1980)


Ian J Bickerton

The Arab-Israeli Conflict : A History  (Reaktion Books, 2009)


John Bierman & Colin Smith

Fire in the Night : Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia and Zion  (Macmillan, 2000) – Biography of Major General Orde Wingate, who armed and trained Jewish forces in Palestine, during the 1936-1939 Arab Palestinian uprising.


Liora Bigon (Hebrew University ) and Yossi Katz (Bar-Ilan University)

Garden Cities and Colonial Planning : Transnationality and Urban Ideas in Africa and Palestine  (Manchester University Press, 2017) One half-the book is on Palestine.


Jack Binsley

Palestine Police Service  (Minerva, 1997)


Yoram Binur

My Enemy, My Self  (Doubleday, 1989) – A Jewish Israeli poses as an Arab Palestinian worker in Israel.


Kai Bird

The Good Spy : The Life and Death of Robert Ames (Broadway Books/Bantam-Doubleday, 2015)  Publisher’s blurb : ”

On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East – CIA operative Robert Ames. What set Ames apart from his peers was his extraordinary ability to form deep, meaningful connections with key Arab intelligence figures. Some operatives relied on threats and subterfuge, but Ames worked by building friendships and emphasizing shared values – never more notably than with Yasir Arafat’s charismatic intelligence chief and heir apparent Ali Hassan Salameh (aka “The Red Prince”). Ames’ deepening relationship with Salameh held the potential for a lasting peace. Within a few years, though, both men were killed by assassins, and America’s relations with the Arab world began heading down a path that culminated in 9/11, the War on Terror, and the current fog of mistrust.”


Crossing Mandelbaum Gate : Coming of Age between the Arabs and the Israelis, 1956-1978  (Simon & Schuster 2010) Worthy memoir by the son of an American diplomat who grew up witnessing changes along the Palestinians’ time line.


Amzi Bishara – see : Mariane A Maasri


Marwan Bishara

Palestine/Israel : Peace or Apartheid – Occupation, Terrorism and the Future  (Zed Books, 2002)


George Emile Bisharat [University of California law professor]

Palestinian Lawyers and Israeli Rule : Law and Disorder in the West Bank (University of Texas Press, 1989) On the decline of the Palestinian legal profession over the first two decades of the Israelis’ West Bank occupation.


Bassam Bishuti

The Role of the Zionist Terror in the Creation of Israel  (Beirut : Palestine Research Centre, 214pp, 1969)


Patrick Bishop

The Reckoning : How the Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of the Promised Land (Collins, 2014) – The assassination of Avraham Stern (The Stern Gang), with use of the private archive of Palestine Police Superintendent Geoffrey Morton.


Donald Black aka J.L. Gray

Red Dust : An Australian Trooper in Palestine  (Jonathan Cape, 1931)


Edwin Black

The Transfer Agreement : The Dramatic Story of the Pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine (Macmillan, 1984)


Ian Black (36 years with The Guardian newspaper, becoming Middle East Editor; LSE)

Enemies and Neighbours : Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017  (Allen Lane, 2017)

with Benny Morris Israel’s Secret Wars : The Untold History of Israeli Intelligence  (Hamish Hamilton, 1991 / Futura, 1992 / Grove Weidenfeld, 1999)

Zionism and the Arabs, 1936-1939 (New York City : Garland Publishing, 1978, 1986) Based on LSE thesis.


Frederick Jones Bliss (“the father of Palestinian archaeology”)

The Religions of Modern Syria and Palestine – Lectures Delivered before Lake Forest College – The Bross Lectures, 1908 (T & T Clark / C. Scribner’s & Sons, 1912)

The Development of Palestine Exploration – Being the Ely Lectures for 1903 (C. Scribner’s & Sons, 1906)

With RA Stewart Macalister : Excavations in Palestine during the Years 1898-1900  (Palestine Exploration Fund, 1902)   See : Samuel R. Wolff

A Mound of Many Cities : or, Tell el-Hesy Excavated (Palestine Exploration Fund, 1898)

Excavations in Jerusalem, 1894-1897 (Palestine Exploration Fund, 1896) – illustrations by AC Dickie.


Etan Bloom

Arthur Ruppin and the Production of Pre-Israeli Culture  (Leiden : Brill, 2011)


Barbara Board [news reporter for the Daily Mirror]

Newsgirl in Palestine  (Michael Joseph, 1937)  – A privileged read by a rare woman headreporter who thus had special access.  Her keen 1936 eye unpacks childbirth, camelbirth, a rugby scrum, the emancipated Christian Arab women, the Jewish land-girls accomplished with rifles, women’s extra earning selling fake non-alcoholic Bolsand real Syrian hashish, the hyper-romantic British women who want to “escape from modern life” and marry Arab Sheikhs, Palestine radio’s Children’s Hour “Aunties” (Wadi Shatara & ‘Aida Shammas) who tell stories from the Arabian Nights, and the Hebrew version, with five “Aunties,” and a few volunteer English ones.  These are brief observations, but fascinating journalism.

Newsgirl in Egypt  (Michael Joseph, 1938)

Reporting from Palestine, 1943-1944  (Nottingham : Five Leaves Press, 2008)


Ethel Wolfe Born

A Tangled Web : A Search for Answers to the Question of Palestine (Women’s Division, Genderal Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, 1989) Church leader’s team tour of the region and subsequent work with the UN.


Avram S. Bornstein

Crossing the Green Line : Between Israel and the West Bank  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001/2002)


Ber Borochev (1881-1917; Marxist Zionist,  posthumously influential in intellectualising settlement and segregated labour activity under the British Mandate.

Class Struggle and the Jewish Nation [sic] : Selected Essays in Marxist Zionism  (New Brunswick : Transaction Books, 1984)  Edited by Mitchell Cohen

Nationalism and the Class Struggle : A Marxian Approach to the Jewish Problem  (Greenwood Press, 205 pages, 1972)   Introduction by Abraham G. Duker

Borochov for Our Day : The Socialist-Zionist View of the Jewish People  (New York City : Progressive Zionist League, 63 pages, 1958)  Essays by Raphael Mahler, David Flakser, Daniel Ben-Nahum ; with an introduction by Avraham Schenker ; Richard Yaffe, editor.

Selected Essays in Socialist Zionism  (Rita Searl, 50 pages, 1948)  Edited by Schneier Levenberg.


Issa J. Boullata

The Bells of Memory : A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem  (Quebec : Linda Leith Publishing, 89 pages, 2014)


Kamal Boullata

Palestinian Art 1850-to the Present (London : Saqi aka Al Saqi Books, 2009)  see : Steve Sabella


WF Boustany (“Representative of the Arab Cultivators in the Mudawra Lands Agreement with the Palestine Government – Member of the Third Palestine Arab delegation to London”)

The Palestine Mandate : Invalid and Impractical : A Contribution of Arguments and Documents Towards the Solution of the Palestine Problem  (Beirut : American Press, 168 pages, 1936) “Presented to His Excellency the High Commissioner for Palestine in June, and submitted to His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies in July, 1936. Part Ten and appendices added and Arabic version presented to the Supreme Arab Committee in August, 1936.”


Tom Bowden

The Politics of Arab Rebellion in Palestine, 1936-1939 (offprint from Middle Eastern Studies, May 1975, Frank Cass Publishing, 27pp, 1975)


Jeremy Bowen  [BBC Middle East Correspondent]

The Arab Uprisings : The People Want the Fall of the Regime  (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

War Stories  (BBC, including large print edition, 2008 / Pocket Books, 2007)

Six Days : How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East  (Simon & Schuster, 2003 / Pocket Books, 2004)


Robert Bowker

Palestinian Refugees : Mythology, Identity and the Search for Peace  (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Reinner Publishing, 2003)


John Bowle

Viscount [Herbert] Samuel : A Biography  (Victor Gollancz, 1957)


Glenn Bowman  & David Harrison The Politics of Tour Guiding : Israeli and Palestinian Tour Guides in Israel and the Occupied Territoriesin David Harrison, editor :  Tourism and the Less Developed Countries (Belhaven Press, 1992)


Humphrey Ernest Bowman (Director of Education in Palestine under the British Mandate Government)

Middle-East Window  (Longmans, 1942) with introduction by Ronald Storrs


Chaz Bowyer

RAF Operations, 1918-1938  (William Kimber Publishing, 1988)  Reference to British forces’ aerial bombing of Palestinian villages, 1938-1939.


Boy Scouts (Palestine troop)

The World Jamboree 1929  (London: Boy Scouts Association, 1929)

Visit of Palestinian Boy Scouts to the 1929 International Jamboree is documented in issues of Jamboree (London: Boy Scouts Association) and newspapers, including theManchester Guardian, the Observer, the Irish Times, and the Times of India.  Later coverage is noted in the Palestinian press; see Fred Pragnell.


Francis Anthony Boyle

The Palestinian Right of Return under International Law  (Atlanta, Georgia : Clarity Press, 2010)

Breaking All the Rules : Palestine, Iraq, Iran, and the Case for Impeachment  (Atlanta, Georgia : Clarity Press, 2008)

Palestine, Palestinians and International Law  (Atlanta, Georgia : Clarity Press, 2003)


Susan Silsby Boyle

Betrayal of Palestine : The Story of George Antonius (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 2001)


Irus Braverman (State University of New York at Buffalo, Harvard University, Hebrew University, University of Toronto)

Planted Flags : Trees, Land, and Law in Israel/Palestine  (Cambridge University Press, 2009)  The story of trees through the narratives of military and government officials, architects, lawyers, Palestinian and Israeli farmers, and Jewish settlers.  Note : first book, “House Demolitions in East Jerusalem,” was published in Hebrew only in 2006.


Mark Braverman

Fatal Embrace : Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land  (Synergy Books, 2010)


Ahron Bregman

Cursed Victory : A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories  (Penguin, 2015) Assessment of the evolving militaryoccupation since the 1967 war.  Author “enjoyed unparalleled access to high-level sources that enabled him to quote directly from top-secret memos, letters, and intelligence reports that are unlikely ever to be made public … Bregman’s account of the conflict born of the cursed victory is intelligent, informative and rich in telling details.” (Avi Shlaim, Guardian)


Lenni Brenner

with Matthew Quest Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity  (AK Press, 2013)

as editor :  51 Documents : Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis (Fort Lee, New Jersey : Barricade Books, 2002)

Arabs, Jews and Socialism : The Debate on Palestine, Zionism and Anti-Semitism(Socialist Organiser, ca. 1987)

Jews in America Today (Al Saqi Books, 1986)

The Iron Wall : Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir (Zed Books, 1984)

Zionism in the Age of the Dictators (Croon Helm, 1983)


Brit Shalom (Zionist group for Jewish-Arab co-operation, organised 1925)

Jewish Arab Affairs – Occasional Papers Published by the Brit Shalom Society, June 1931  (Jerusalem : Brit Shalom Society, 60pp, 1931)

Practical Proposals by the Brit Shalom Society for Co-operation between Jews and Arabs in Palestine  (Jerusalem : Brit Shalom Society, August 1930 – no UK repository copy confirmed).

Memorandum by the Brit Shalom on an Arab Policy & The Jewish Agency (Jerusalem : Azriel Press, January 1930 – no UK repository copy confirmed).


Brit Tzedek v’Shalom aka Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace (American Zionist lobby)

A Rabbinic Guide to 40 Years of Occupation  [sic]  (BTS/JAJP, 2007)


British Anti-Zionist Organisation – Palestine Solidarity

Palestine : Facts in Focus  (Glasgow : BAZO-PS, 38pp, 1981)


Earl Browder & John Arnold

The Meaning of the Palestine Partition (New York State Buro, Communist Party, 1937)  One essay each and a third authored corporately.


John Brown

The Road to Power  (Selwyn & Blount, 1937) Maverick who visited, sometimes illegally, every European dictatorship; includes account of Palestinian rebellion starting in 1936.


Nathan J. Brown

Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords : Resuming Arab Palestine  (University of California Press, 2003)


Philip Brutton

A Captain’s Mandate : Palestine, 1946-1948  (Leo Cooper Publishing, 1996)


Rex Brynen Roula el-Rifai, editors

Compensation to Palestinian Refugees and the Search for Palestinian-Israeli Peace  (Pluto Press, 2013)  Contributors – Leila Hilal : Palestinian Negotiation Priorities on Reparations for Refugees / Orit Gal : Compensation for Palestinian Refugees : An Israeli Perspective / Lena El-Malak : An Analysis of the Palestinian refugees’ Right to Reparation under International Law with a Focus on the Right to Compensation / Michael R. Fischbach : The United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine’s Records on Palestinian Refugee Property Losses / Roby Nathanson & Hagar Tzameret-Kertcher : Israel’s Policy Regarding Palestinian Refugee Real Estate Holdings : Israel’s State Records / Elia Zureik & Jaber Suleiman : In Search of Information about Refugee Property Ownership / Thierry J. Senechal & Leila Hilal : The Value of 1948 Palestinian Refugee Material Damages – An Estimate Based on International Standards / Atif Kubursi : Palestinian Refugee Losses in 1948 /Heike Niebergall & Norbert Wühler : Implementation of an Agreed Solution for Palestinian Refugee Claims – Learning from the Experience of other Claims Mechanisms / Megan Bradley : Gender Dimensions of Redress for the Palestinian Refugees / Megan Bradley : Redressing Internally Displaced Persons in Israel / Michael R. Fischbach : Linking Palestinian Compensation Claims with Jewish Property Claims against Arab Countries / Rex Brynen : Palestinian Refugee Compensation – Connections and Complexities / Anne Massagee : Beyond Compensation – Reparations, Transitional Justice and the Palestinian Refugee Question


B’Tselem (Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, founded in 1989)

under the Guise of Security : Routing the Separation Barrier to Enable the Expansion of Israeli Settlements in the West Bank (B’Tselem & BIMKOM, 2005)

Yezekhel Lein Eyal Weizman :  Land Grab : Israel’s Settlement Policy in the West Bank  (B’Tselem, May 2002)  Greater Jerusalem enlarged to include 15% of the West Bank.

See also publications by BIMKOM (Planners for Planning Rights, established in May 1999, with such publications as : The Prohibited Zone – Israeli Planning Policy in the Palestinian Villages in Area C  (Bimkom / Oxfam / ICCO / New Israel Fund, 2008)

Legislation Allowing the Use of Physical Force and Mental Coercion in Interrogations by the General Security Service (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 2000


Martin Buber

Land of Two Peoples : Martin Buber on Jews and Arabs  (Oxford University Press, 1983) – edited by Paul R. Mendes-Flohr.

with Judah L. Magnes : Jewish-Arab Unity – Testimony before the Anglo-American Inquiry Commission of the Shud-Union Association  (Victor Gollancz, 1947)

see also : Judah Leon Magnes.


Laetitia Bucaille

Growing Up Palestinian : Israeli Occupation and the Intifada Generation  translated byAnthony Roberts (Princeton University Press, 2004)


George Wesley Buchannan

The Strange Little City of Ancient Zion  (Gilgamesh Publishing, 2015) The Temple Mount, Jerusalem, as located a few miles south of where it’s considered to be today.


Musa Budeiri [aka Budayri]

The Palestine Communist Party, 1919-1948 (Ithaca University Press, 1979)

See Budieri’s Democracy…and the Experience of National Liberation : The Palestinian Case, in Ilan Pappé Jamil Hilal, editors :  Across the Wall : Narratives of Israeli-Palestinian History  (IB Tauris, 2010)


Martin Bunton

Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917-1936 (Oxford University Press, 2007)


John Bunzl Benjamin Beit-Hallami, editors

Psychoanalysis, Identity and Ideology : Critical Essays on the Israel/Palestine Case  (Kluwer Academic Publishing, 2002)  Papers presented at a conference at the Freud Museum, Vienna, 1999.


Avraham Burg (former Speaker of the Knesset)

The Holocaust is Over – We Must Rise from its Ashes  (St Martins Press / Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)  Suggests the connection between Jews and “the sources of Jewish culture” could be constitutionally protected in “an open, non-racist society.”


Michael Hamilton Burgoyne (Mamluk Buildings project in Jerusalem, 1969-1984; Head of project from 1979; lecturer at Glasgow School of Architecture)

Mamluk Jerusalem : An Architectural Study  (World of Islam Festival Trust / British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, 623 pages plus separate portfolio of maps, 1987).  with additional historical research by D.S. Richards (Oxford).  


Millar Burrows

Palestine is Our Business (Philadelphia : Westminster, 1949)


Reja-e Busailah (Indiana & Birzeit Universities)

In the Land of My Birth : A Palestinian Boyhood  (Institute for Palestine Studies, 2017)  Abstract : “In the Land of My Birth recounts the coming of age of a blind Palestinian boy of modest milieu during the turbulent years leading up to the fall of Palestine in 1948. Above all, it is the boy’s life—his struggles to make his way in the sighted world, his upbringing, schooling, friendships, and adventures. It is a compelling human story with a mine of information on popular culture and customs, the educational system, and Palestinian life. While the looming conflict forms the essential backdrop, it comes to the fore only when it impinges directly on the boy’s world. The fact that the memoir unfolds largely in “real time,” with events, conversations, and situations recounted not retrospectively but as they are experienced, provides a rare window on the political attitudes, social views, legends, prejudices, perceptions and misperceptions of ordinary Palestinians at the time, unmediated and unvarnished. Essential reading for anyone interested in the cultural, social, and political history of Palestine, the condition of blindness, and the education of the blind.”  With forward by Elias Khoury : “the most eloquent account of Lydda’s tragedy that exists : the expulsions, the killings, and the terrible march through the wilderness forced upon the city’s inhabitants by the Israeli occupiers.”  See also memoirs : Edward Said‘s Out of Place and Jabra Ibrahim Jabra‘s The First Well


Judith Butler (University of California at Berkeley)

Parting Ways : Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (Columbia University Press, 2012)  Publisher’s blurb : “Judith Butler follows Edward Said’s late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a new ethos can be forged for a one-state solution. Butler engages Jewish philosophical positions to articulate a critique of political Zionism and its practices of illegitimate state violence, nationalism, and state-sponsored racism. At the same time, she moves beyond communitarian frameworks, including Jewish ones, that fail to arrive at a radical democratic notion of political cohabitation. Butler engages thinkers such as Edward Said, Emmanuel Levinas, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, and Mahmoud Darwish as she articulates a new political ethic. In her view, it is as important to dispute Israel’s claim to represent the Jewish people as it is to show that a narrowly Jewish framework cannot suffice as a basis for an ultimate critique of Zionism. She promotes an ethical position in which the obligations of cohabitation do not derive from cultural sameness but from the unchosen character of social plurality. Recovering the arguments of Jewish thinkers who offered criticisms of Zionism or whose work could be used for such a purpose, Butler disputes the specific charge of anti-Semitic self-hatred often leveled against Jewish critiques of Israel. Her political ethic relies on a vision of cohabitation that thinks anew about binationalism and exposes the limits of a communitarian framework to overcome the colonial legacy of Zionism. Her own engagements with Edward Said and Mahmoud Darwish form an important point of departure and conclusion for her engagement with some key forms of thought derived in part from Jewish resources, but always in relation to the non-Jew. Butler considers the rights of the dispossessed, the necessity of plural cohabitation, and the dangers of arbitrary state violence, showing how they can be extended to a critique of Zionism, even when that is not their explicit aim. She revisits and affirms Edward Said’s late proposals for a one-state solution within the ethos of binationalism. Butler’s startling suggestion: Jewish ethics not only demand a critique of Zionism, but must transcend its exclusive Jewishness in order to realize the ethical and political ideals of living together in radical democracy.”


Linda Butler (Editor, Journal of Palestine Studies) & Bishara Bahbah

Israel and Latin America : The Military Connection (Macmillan / Institute for Palestine Studies, 1986)


Robert Byron

The Road to Oxiana  (Macmillan, 1937 / numerous subsequent editions) – classic period travelogue through the then-colonialist Middle East.


CAABU (Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding)

The CAABU Anthology : A Source Book of Quotations on the Palestine Question (CAABU, revised edition, 88 pages with index, 1979) Topics include : Jewish critics of Early Zionism; Ottoman & Arab reactions to early Zionism; the Arab Exodus 1947/1948; various Zionist wars; Zionism & racism.


Michelle U. Campos

Ottoman Brothers : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early 20th Century Palestine  (Stanford University Press, 2011)  See also : Sandy Sufian & Mark LeVine


Neil Caplan

Futile Diplomacy – Vol. 4 : Operation Alpha and the Failure of Anglo-American Coercive Diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1954-1956  (Routledge, 2015)

Futile Diplomacy – Vol. 3 : The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking, 1948-1954  (Routledge, 2015)

Futile Diplomacy – Vol. 2 : Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate (Frank Cass, 1986 / Routledge, 2015)

Futile Diplomacy – Vol. 1 : Early Arab-Zionist Negotiation Attempts, 1913-1931  (Frank Cass, 1983 / Routledge, 2015)

Palestine Jewry and the Arab Question, 1917-1925  (Frank Cass, 1978 / Routledge, 2015)

The Israel-Palestine Conflict : Contested Histories  (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

See also Caplan’s ‘Oom-Shmoom’ Revisited ; Israeli Attitudes towards the UN and the Great Powers, 1948-1960, in Abraham Ben-Zvi Aharon Klieman, editors : Global Powers : Essays in Honour of David Vital  (Frank Cass, 2001)


Na’ama Carmi

Oslo – Before and After : The Status of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1999)


Roane Carey & Jonathan Shainin, editors, with Tom Segev & Anthony Lewis

The Other Israel : Voices of Refusal and Dissent (New York City : New Press, 2002)

Roane Carey, editor

The New Intifada : Resisting Israel’s Apartheid  (Verso, 2001)


David Carter (Middle East Evangelical Concern, Leicester)

Mistaken Identity : Who is Who?  And Why it Matters  (author, 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “Prompted by an ‘unexpected pilgrimage’ this book seeks to follow the story and understand the identity of God’s people from the garden to The Cross. It examines God’s purpose in calling people for mission. Asking about the people, the land, the promises and the Jewish messiah leads to answers that challenge the accepted tenets of Christian Zionism.”


Henry Cattan

The Jerusalem Question  (Croom Helm, 1988)

Jerusalem  (Croom Helm, 1981)

The Question of Jerusalem  (76pp report; Third World Centre, 1980)

Palestine and International Law : The Legal Aspects of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Longman, 1973 / 1976)

Palestine : The Road to Peace (Longman, 1971)

Palestine, The Arabs and Israel : The Search for Justice  (Longman, 1969 / 1970)


Edward Cavanagh and Lorenzo Veracini, editors

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism  (Routledge, 469 pages, 2017)  Contents include two chapters on Palestine :   Gershon Shafir : Theorizing Zionist Settler Colonialism in Palestine  Arnon Degani A Dying Settler Colonialism: Israel and the Palestinians after 1948.

See also  Lorenzo Veracini


David Cesarani

Major Farran’s Hat : Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War against Jewish Terrorism, 1945-1948  (Vintage, 2010) A single, counter-terrorism act against the Stern Gang is highlighted as futile effort to manage militant Zionism.

Zionism in England, 1917-1939  (PhD thesis, 493 leaves, Oxford University, 1986)  Available at the Bodleian Library, shelfmark : MS.D.Phil.c.6231.


Elias Chacour

Faith Beyond Despair : Building Hope in the Holy Land  – with Alain Michel – translated by Anthony Harvey (Canterbury Press, 2008)

We Belong to the Land : The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives for Peace and Reconciliation (Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 1992/2001)  Melkite Church priest’s story; sequel to Blood Brothers.

Blood Brothers  -with David Hazard  (Eastbourne : Kingsway Press, 1984)


Gérard Chaliand

The Palestinian Resistance – translated by Michael Perl (Penguin, 1972) an outgrowth of  article in Le Monde Diplomatique (March 1969) that was republished as The Palestinian Resistance Movement (Beirut : The Fifth of June Society, 45pp, 1969)

The Palestinian Resistance Movement (in early 1969) : A Report … Published by “Le Monde diplomatique”, March 1969 (Beirut: Fifth of June Society, 45pp, 1969)  Containing descriptions of commando training, the background and ideologies of the different groups, interviews with commando leaders and with rank-and-file, and a historical summary of the Palestine conflict.


Benoit Challand

Palestinian Civil Society : Foreign Donors and the Power to Promote and Exclude  (Routledge, 2008)


Paul Thomas Chamberlin

The Global Offensive : The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order  (Oxford University Press, 2012, 2015)


Colin Gilbert Chapman  (former lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology, Beirut)

Whose Holy City?  Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  – several editions; alternate title : Whose Holy City?  Jerusalem and the Future of Peace in the Middle East (Oxford : Lion, 2004 / Baker, 2005) – Author has written several books on Christianity in the Middle East.

Whose Promised Land ?  The Continuing Crisis over Israel and the Palestinians  (Oxford : Lion, 2002)


David A. Charters

British Army and Jewish Insurgency in Palestine  (Macmillan, 1989) Addresses the failure of British Intelligence efforts.


Sami Shalom Chetrit

Intra-Jewish Conflict in Israel : Jews, Black Jews   (Routledge, 2010) –  Israel’s Black Panthers movement, “the first Israeli group to make contact with members of the PLO, recognizing the Palestinian right to self-determination and linking  that to the Mizrahi cause.”  The religious Sephardis have “in recent years become increasingly territorial-expansionist, rightist, and racist.” – Rachel Shabi, Not the Enemy.  


Michel Chiha (Lebanese journalist, banker, and politician)

Palestine : Edited [editorial] Reflections of Michel Chiha, 1944-1955  (Stacey International, 2007; translation of or French original by Beirut : Editions du Trident, 1957) – editorials written for the daily Beirut newspaper, Le Jour, which he part-owned.


Child Soldiers International

Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Advance of Israel’s Second Periodic Report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child  (CSI, 2012)

Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy

Churchill and the Middle East  (Toronto : The Society, 47 pages, 2003)  Speech at 20th annual dinner, 18 November 2003)


Noam Chomsky  (Linguist and historian, with numerous overlapping books on the Palestinian struggle)

Pirates & Emperors, Old & New (Pluto Press, 2015) – Compilation of essays, 1986-2001, some of which are on the Palestine.

Fateful Triangle : The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Pluto Press, 1999 enlarged edition from 1983 original, with further expanded edition due May 2016)

Middle East Illusions – Including Peace in the Middle East?  Reflections on Justice and Nationhood (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)


Nadav Even Chorev

Arab NGOs for Civic and Social Change in Israel : Mapping the Field  (Jerusalem : Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2008)


Rachel Christina

Tend the Olive, Water the Vine : Globalization and the Negotiation of Early Childhood in Palestine (Greenwich, Connecticut : IAP-Information Age, 2006)


Kathleen Christison

Perceptions of Palestine : Their Influence on US Middle East Policy  (University of California Press, 1999)


David John Clark

The Colonial Police and Anti-Terrorism : Bengal – 1930-1936; Palestine, 1937-1947; and Cyprus, 1955-1959  (Thesis, Oxford University, 1978) Available at the British Library – shelfmark : Document Supply DRT 451552.


Helena Cobban (former war correspondent of the Lebanese Civil War, now publisher of Just World Books)

The Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks : 1991-1996 and Beyond (Washington DC : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999)

The Superpowers and the Syrian-Israeli Conflict (Praeger Press / Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1991)

The Making of Modern Lebanon (Hutchinson/HarperCollins, 1985)

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation : People, Power and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1985)


Andrew & Leslie Cockburn

Dangerous Liaison : The Inside Story of the US-Israeli Covert Relationship  (HarperCollins / Bodley Head, 1991/1992)


Abner Cohen

Arab Border-Villages in Israel : A Study of Continuity and Change in Social Organisation  (Manchester University Press, 1965 / 1972)


Aharon Cohen (Secretary, 1941-1948, of the League for Jewish-Arab Rapprochement and Co-operation, which sought a bi-national post-Mandate state)

Israel and the Arab World  (Funk & Wagnalls, WH Allen, 1970 / Beacon Press, 1976)


Asher Cohen Yehoyakim Cochavi, editors

Zionist Youth Movements during the Shoah (Peter Lang Publishing, 1995)


Geula Cohen – [Stern Gang pirate radio presenter]

Woman of Violence : Memories of a Young Terrorist, 1945-1948  (Rupert Hart-Davis / Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1966) – translated by Hilliel Halkin.  – Written with the narrative air of fiction.


Hillel Cohen (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict ~ 1929  (Brandeis University Press, 2015)  Publisher’s blurb : “In late summer 1929, a countrywide outbreak of Arab-Jewish-British violence transformed the political landscape of Palestine forever. In contrast with those who point to the wars of 1948 and 1967, historian Hillel Cohen marks these bloody events as year zero of the Arab-Israeli conflict that persists today. The murderous violence inflicted on Jews caused a fractious – and now traumatized – community of Zionists, non-Zionists, Ashkenazim, and Mizrachim to coalesce around a unified national consciousness arrayed against an implacable Arab enemy. While the Jews unified, Arabs came to grasp the national essence of the conflict, realizing that Jews of all stripes viewed the land as belonging to the Jewish people. Through memory and historiography, in a manner both associative and highly calculated, Cohen traces the horrific events of August 23 to September 1 in painstaking detail. He extends his geographic and chronological reach and uses a non-linear reconstruction of events to call for a thorough reconsideration of cause and effect. Sifting through Arab and Hebrew sources – many rarely, if ever, examined before – Cohen reflects on the attitudes and perceptions of Jews and Arabs who experienced the events and, most significantly, on the memories they bequeathed to later generations.”

The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem : Palestinian Politics and the City Since 1967 (Routledge, 2011)  Commissioned by the Jerusalem Institute for Israeli Studies.

Good Arabs : The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967 (University of California Press, 2010)

Army of Shadows : Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948  – translated by Haim Watzman (University of California Press, 2008) –  Author pitches that “there is no universal definition of treason”  and details Zionist efforts to divide the Palestinian community, favouring Ragheb Nashashibi’s National Defense Party (NDP), and funding, in the 1920s, of the Palestinian “farmers’ parties.”  Emphasises Al-Hajj Amin Al-Husayni’s influence; see the unacknowledged 2002 biography by Philip Matter for another angle.


Israel Cohen

The Progress of Zionism (Zionist Organisation [London], 68 pages, 1943, 1944, 1947 [pamphlet])


MJ Cohen (Michael J Cohen)

Britain’s Moment in Palestine : Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948  (Routledge, 2014)

as co-editor with Martin KolinskyDemise of the British Empire in the Middle East – Britain’s Responses to Nationalist Movements, 1943-1955  (Frank Cass, 1998) Contents include : Nicholas OwenBritain and Decolonization – The Labour Governments and the Middle East, 1945-1951Michael ThornhillBritain and the Politics of the Arab League, 1943-1950 /  Rodney WilsonEconomic Aspects of Arab Nationalism / Ilan Pappé – British Rule in Jordan, 1943-1955 / Avraham SelaBritain and the Palestine Question, 1945-1948 – The Dialectic of regional and International Constraints.

as co-editor with Martin Kolinsky : Britain and the Middle East in the 1930s – Security Problems, 1935-1939 (Macmillan & King’s College London, 1992).  See : The Collapse and Restoration of Public Security, an examination of the Revolt and British counter-insurgency measures; and Meir Pail’s A Breakthrough in Zionist Military Conceptions, 1936-1939 (learnt from British forces).

Palestine to Israel : From Mandate to Independence  (Frank Cass, 1988)

as editor : The British Decision to Evacuate Palestine, 1947-1948  (Garland, 1987)

as editor : United Nations Discussions on Palestine, 1947  (Garland, 1987)

as editor :  The Anglo American Committee on Palestine, 1945-1946  (Garland, 1987)

as editor : Palestine and the Arab Federation, 1935-1945  (Garland, 1987)

as editor : Jewish Resistance to British Rule in Palestine, 1944-1947   (Garland, 1987)

Churchill and the Jews  (Frank Cass, 1985)

Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948  (Princeton University Press, 1982)

-as by Mark Julian Cohen :  Palestine : Retreat from the Mandate : The Making of British Policy, 1936-1945  (Elek, 1978 / Garland, 1987)


Naomi W. Cohen

American Jews and the Zionist Idea  (New York City : Ktav Publishing, 1975)


Stanley Cohen & Daphna Golan

The Interrogation of Palestinians During the Intifada : Ill-treatment, “Moderate Physical Pressure” or Torture?  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 19991

See : Daphna Golan


Dan Cohn-Sherbok

with Dawoud El-Alami : The Palestine-Israeli Conflict : A Beginner’s Guide (OneWorld, 2008, 2015)

with Mary Grey Debating Palestine and Israel  (Exeter : Impress, 2014)

The Politics of Apocalypse : The History and Influence of Christian Zionism  (OneWorld Publications, 2006)


Christine Collette and Stephen Bird, editors

Jews, Labour and the Left, 1918-1948  (Ashgate, 2000) Includes chapters on Jewish Labor Committee and Anti-Nazi Activity 1933-41; Clerks & The Histadrut in British-Ruled Palestine; Utopian Visions of labour Zionism, British Labour and the Socialist International in the 1930s; Jewish Section of the CPGB, 1926-45; Szmul Zygielbojm, British Labour Party & the Holocaust; Labour Party, Zionism & Palestine


John Collins (Saint Lawrence University, New York)

Global Palestine  (Hurst, 2011)  – Palestine’s continued international relevance.

Occupied by Memory : The Intifada Generation and the Palestinian State of Emergency  (New York University Press, 2004) – an ethnographic study of the first Intifada.


Larry Collins Dominique Lapierre

O Jerusalem!  The Bitter, Epic Struggle for the City of Peace  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972)


Committee of Palestinian Deportees

Homeward Bound…The Return Boat Journey of Palestinian Deportees (The Committee, 17pp, 1988)  On an Intifada-period boat-lift to return Palestinians who had been deported in previous years; includes a list of the names and occupations of those on the boat.


John Connell (John Henry Robertson)

The House by Herod’s Gate  (Sampson Low & Marston, 1947) – An account of Mandate Palestine, 1940-1042.


Jonathan Cook

Disappearing Palestine : Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair  (Zed Books, 2008)

Israel and the Clash of Civilisations : Iraq, Iran, and the Plan to Remake the Middle East  (Pluto Press, 2008)

Blood and Religion : The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State  (Pluto Press, 2006)


Thomas Cook  (travel agency)

Cook’s Tourists’ Handbook for Palestine and Syria (Thomas Cook & Sons Ltd / Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1886)

Cook’s Trevellers’ Handbook to Palestin, Syria and Iraq (Thomas Cook & Sons Ltd / Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1934)


William A. Cook (University of La Verne, USA)

The Plight of the Palestinians : A Long History of Destruction  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) Publisher’s blurb : “A collection of voices from around the world that establishes in both theoretical and graphic terms the slow, methodical genocide taking place in Palestine beginning in the 1940s. Voices decrying in startling, vivid, and forceful language the calculated atrocities taking place.”


John K. Cooley

An Alliance Against Babylon : The US, Israel and Iraq  (Pluto Press, 2005) – with foreword by William R. Polk

Green March, Black September : The Story of the Palestinian Arabs (Frank Cass, 263 pages, 1973)


Anthony Coon

Town Planning Under Military Occupation : An Examination of the Law and Practice of Town Planning in the Occupied West Bank  (Dartmouth, 1992)


Wadad Makdisi Cortas  (mother-in-law of Edward Said)

The World I Loved  (Nation Books, 2009)  Lebanon, but relevant to Palestine.


Paul Cossali and Cathy Hartley

Survey of Arab-Israeli Relations  (Routledge, 2002, 2004, 2006)


Paul Cossali (teacher) and Clive Robson  (development worker)

Stateless in Gaza  (Zed Books, 1986)  Based on interviews with Gazans; authors are foreign Gaza residents.

see also : Martin Wright; Shirley Eber


Roger Courtney

Palestine Policeman : An Account of Eighteen Dramatic Months in the Palestine Police Force During the Great Jew-Arab Troubles  (Herbert Jenkins Publications, 1939)


Kenneth Cragg  (Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, academic, with numerous books on Christianity and Islam)

The Arab Christian : A History in the Middle East  (Louisville, Kentucky : John Knox Press, 1991 / Mowbray, 1992)

Palestine : The Prize and Price of Zion  (Cassell, 1997)  History of the relationship between Palestinian Arabs and Jews.


Richard Ben Cramer

How Israel Lost : The Four Questions at the Heart of the Middle East Crisis  (Free Press, 2005)


David Cronin 

Balfour’s Shadow : British Support for Zionism and Israel, 1917-2017   (Pluto Press, 2017)

Europe’s Alliance with Israel : Aiding the Occupation (Pluto Press, 2010, 2011)



Richard Crossman

Palestine Mission ; Personal Record  (Hamish Hamilton, 1947) Labour MP for Coventry East, who, in 1946, unsuccessfully challenged Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin to allow 100,000 European Jews to emigrate to Mandate Palestine.  Admits here that Arab Palestinian opposition to Zionism was not anti-Jewish.


A. Jay Cristol

The Liberty Incident : The 1967 Israeli Attack on the US Navy Spy Ship  (Brassey’s, 2002)


Bartley Cavanaugh Crum

Behind the Silken Curtain : A Personal Account of Anglo-American Diplomacy  in Palestine and the Middle East  (Simon & Schuster 1947 / Victor Gollancz, 1947)   Rumoured to have been ghosted by Gerold Frank.


Ted Curtis

By Theft and Murder : A Beginner’s Guide to the Occupation of Palestine (Spare Change Books, 2003)


Richard H. Curtiss

A Changing Image : American Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Dispute  (Washington DC : American Educational Trust, 1982/1986)


Pauline Cutting

Children of the Siege (William Heinemann / Pan, 1988) Dr Cutting spent the mid-1980s in Bourj al Barajneh, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut,  treating victims of bombardment, sniper fire, and starvation diets of dogs, rats, and grass. Note : see also Dr Swee Chai Ang, Dr Runa MacKay & Dr Chris Giannou.


Sylvain Cypel

Walled : Israeli Society at an Impasse  (The Other Press, 2007)  – from the publisher : Walled examines the contemporary state of mind of Israel’s citizens, tracing the history of the State of Israel back to the Jewish national movement and the beginnings of Zionism. Sylvain Cypel offers a lucid analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and powerfully demonstrates that the wall of protection erected in the West Bank by Israel is the most visible symptom of a society in peril.  Those who are walled, Cypel argues, are first and foremost the Israelis themselves, who have chosen to ignore rather than acknowledge the existence and rights of their neighbors. Through the study of political discourse, intellectual controversy, and national institutions such as the army and the educational system, Cypel illuminates the mechanics of the culture of force that has led Israeli society into its current impasse. Walled combines historical, cultural, and sociological analysis with personal testimonies and a delightful Jewish wit, offering a cogent and gripping portrait of two peoples walled by denial: Israeli society and its “other,” the Palestinians.


Nadia Taysir Dabbagh (Psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital, London)

Suicide in Palestine : Narratives of Despair  (C. Hurst, 2005)


Ismail Z. Dajani

Palestine – Its Unknown History – A Chronicle 2000 BC – 1948 (American University in Cairo Press, 83 pages, 1991)


Souad R. Dajani

Ruling Palestine : A History of the Legally Sanctioned Jewish-Israeli Seizure of Land and Housing in Palestine  (Geneva : Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions [COHRE] / Bethlehem : BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights, 2005)

Eyes without Country : Searching for a Palestinian Strategy of Liberation (Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1994-1995)

The Intifada (Centre for Hebraic Studies, University of Jordan, 1990)


William Dalrymple

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Travel with some Palestinian relevance, HarperCollins 1997/Flamingo 1998)


al-Hakam Darwaza

A Short Survey of the Palestine Problem  (Beirut : PLO Research Centre, 30 pages, 1966) – later edition as The Palestine Question : A Brief Analysis  (93 pages)


Marwan Darweish / DarwishAndrew Rigby

Popular Protest in Palestine : The Unknown Future of the Non-Armed Resistance (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2018)

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


Joseph E. David, Udi Dromi, Sari Sapir, & Susan Kennedy – editors

The State of Israel : Between Judaism and Democracy – A Compendium of Interviews and Articles  (Jerusalem : Israel Democracy Institute, 2003) – A compilation of pieces reflecting Liberal Zionism.  Includes : Anita Shapira – Agreement on the Limits of Disagreement / A.B. Yehoshua – An Israeli State / Asa Kasher – A Democratic State of the Jews / Sammy Smooha – The Nation Before the State


Lawrence Davidson

America’s Palestine : Popular and Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israel’s Statehood  (University Press of Florida, 2001)


John H. Davis (former Head of UNWRA)

The Evasive Peace : A Study of the Zionist-Arab Problem (John Murray, 1968)


Rochelle A. Davis (Arab Studies, Georgetown University)

-as editor, with Mimi Kirk (Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore) : Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century  (Indiana University Press, 2013) – Contents : Gabriel Piterberg : The Zionist Colonization of Palestine in the Context of Comparative Settler Colonialism  / Leila Farsakh : Colonial Occupation and Development in the West Bank and Gaza – Understanding the Palestinian Economy through the Work of Yusif Sayigh / Tamim al-Barghouti : War, Peace, Civil War: A Pattern? / As’ad Ghanem : Hamas Following the 2006 Palestinian Legislative Election: A Critical Victory / Sara Roy : Before Gaza, After Gaza: Examining the New Reality in Israel/Palestine / Susan Akram : The Legal Trajectory of the Palestinian Refugee Issue – From Exclusion to Ambiguity / Islah Jad : The Debate on Islamism and Secularism: The Case of Palestinian Women’s Movements / Loren Lybarger : Other Worlds to Live In: Palestinian Retrievals of Religion and Tradition under Conditions of Chronic National Collapse / Michael C. Hudson : Palestine in the American Political Arena – Is a “Reset” Possible? / Noura Erakat : Human Rights and the Rule of Law / Ali Abunimah : Lessons for Palestine from Northern Ireland: Why George Mitchell Couldn’t Turn Jerusalem into Belfast / Saree Makdisi : One State: The Realistic Solution

Palestinian Village Histories : Geographies of the Displaced  (Stanford University Press, 2011)


Uri Davis [A member of Fatah since 1984, long at the University of Bradford]

as co-editor, with Nils A. Butenschon and Manuel Hassassian Citizenship and the State in the Middle East : Approaches and Applications (Syracuse University Press, 2000)

Citizenship and the State : A Comparative Study of Citizenship Laws in Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon (Ithaca Press, 1997) 

Crossing the Border : An Autobiography of an Anti-Zionist Palestine Jew  (Books & Books, 1995)

The State of Palestine  (Ithaca Press, 1991)

Israel : An Apartheid State (Zed Books, 1986) / Apartheid Israel : Possibilities for the Struggle Within (Zed Books, 2003)

with Abbas Shiblak Civil and Citizenship Rights of Palestinian Refugees  (Jerusalem : Shami, 1995)

with Walter Lehn : The Jewish National Fund (Kegan Paul, 1988)

The Golan Heights under Israeli Occupation, 1967-1981  (University of Durham Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 1983)

as co-editor, see also: Fouzi el-Asmar

Palestinian Arabs in Israel : Two Case Studies (Ithaca Press / Middle East Research and Action Group, 1977)  Study 1 – Hasan Amun, Uri Davis, Nasr Dakhlallah San’allah : Deir al-Asad, The Destiny of an Arab Village in Galilee / Study 2 – Adnan Abed Elrazik, Riyad Amin, Uri Davis : The Destiny of Arab Students in Institutions of Higher Education in Israel 

Israel, Utopia Incorporated : A Study of Class, State, and Corporate Kin Control  (Zed Press, 1977)

as co-editor, with Fouzi el-Asmar and Naim Khadr : Towards a Socialist Republic of Palestine (Ithaca Press, 1978)

as co-editor, with Norton Mezvinsky Documents from Israel, 1967-1973 : Readings for a Critique of Zionism  (Ithaca Press, 1975)

as co-editor, with Andrew Mack and Nira Yuval-Davis Israel and the Palestinians (Ithaca Press & University of Bradford, 1975)

as co-editor, with Martin Blatt and Paul Kleinbaum, with an introduction by Noam Chomsky Dissent & Ideology in Israel : Resistance to the Draft, 1948-1973  (Ithaca Press / Housmans Bookshop / Middle East Research & Action Group / Lansbury House Trust, 1975)  Contains glossary.

see : Fouzi el-Asmar; Katie Attwell


Nira Yuval-Davis Daiva Stasiulis, editors

Unsettling Settler Societies : Articulations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class  (Sage, 1995)


Moshe Dayan

Break-Through : A Personal Account of Egypt-Israel Peace Negotiations  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981)

Story of My Life  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976)

Diary of the Sinai Campaign 1956  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966 / Sphere Books, 1967)


Deir Yassin Massacre (1948) :

Michael Prior, editor, with foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Speaking the Truth : Zionism, Israel and the Occupation  (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2005)  Michael Prior : Zionism and the Challenge of Historical Truth and Morality /  Rosemary & Herman Ruether : Zionism, Christianity and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict / Ilan Pappé : State of Denial : The Nakbah in Israeli History and Today / Daniel McGowan : Why We Remember Deir Yassin / Rev. Stephen Sizer : The International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem : A Case Study in Political Christian Zionism / Peter Miano : Mainstream Christian Zionism / Duncan Macpherson : Politics and Multi-Faith in the Holy Land : A Challenge for Christians / Jean Zaru : Theologising, Truth and Peacemaking in the Palestinian Experience /  Paul Eisen : Speaking the Truth to Jews / Nasser Aruri : The Right of Return and its Detractors / Betsy Barlow : Waking the Sleeping Giant


Efraim Dekel

Shai – The Exploits of Hagana Intelligence  (Thomas Yoseloff Publishing, 1959)


Democratic Front for the [People’s] Liberation of Palestine [PFLP]

The Political Program  (44pp, 1975)

On Terrorism / Role of the Party / Leninism vs. Zionism  (Buffalo, New York : Palestine Solidarity Committee / Democratic Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, 14pp, ca. 1970s)  Precis and full titles per the text: “Terrorism and Revolutionary Violence, is a critical analysis of terrorism and its role in revolutionary struggle…Role of the Party, states the necessity of forming a vanguard party in order to insure the continual development of the resistance struggle along the path of the socialist revolution… The Leninst Struggle Against Zionism, is a brief historical analysis of Zionism in its conflict with the international communist movement showing the positions taken by the Arab Communist parties as Zionism and the Zionest [sic] movement seized control of Palestine.” All first published in the Palestine Resistance Bulletin, a DPFLP journal.

Towards a Democratic Solution to the Palestinian Question  (Quebec: Presses Solidaires Publication / Democratic People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine, 21pp, 1970)   Calls for eliminating Israel and “liberating Jews from the Zionist movement.”


Donna Robinson Devine

Exiled in the Homeland : Zionism and the Return to Mandate Palestine (University of Texas Press, 2009)

Politics and Society in Ottoman Palestine : The Arab Struggle for Survival and Power (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publications, 1994)

Donna Robinson Devine & Philip Carl Salzman, editors

Postcolonial Theory and the Arab-Israeli Conflict  (Routledge, 2008)


David De Vries (Tel Aviv University)

Strike Action and Nation Building : Labor Unrest in Palestine/Israel, 1899-1951 (Berghahn Books, 2015). Publisher’s blurb : “Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel’s past during the Ottoman Empire and Mandate Palestine. Workers persist in using them for material improvement and to gain power in both the private and public sectors, reproducing a vibrant social practice whose codes have withstood the test of time. This book unravels the trajectory of the strikes as a rich source for the social-historical analysis of an otherwise nation-oriented and highly politicized history.”

Diamonds and War : State, Capital, and Labour in British Rules Palestine  (Berghahn Books, 2010). Publisher’s blurb : “The mining of diamonds, their trading mechanisms, their financial institutions, and, not least, their cultural expressions as luxury items have engaged the work of historians, economists, social scientists, and international relations experts. Based on previously unexamined historical documents found in archives in Belgium, England, Israel, the Netherlands, and the United States, this book is the first in English to tell the story of the formation of one of the world’s main strongholds of diamond production and trade in Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s. The history of the diamond-cutting industry, characterized by a long-standing Jewish presence, is discussed as a social history embedded in the international political economy of its times; the genesis of the industry in Palestine is placed on a broad continuum within the geographic and economic dislocations of Dutch, Belgian, and German diamond-cutting centers. In providing a micro-historical and interdisciplinary perspective, the story of the diamond industry in Mandate Palestine proposes a more nuanced picture of the uncritical approach to the strict boundaries of ethnic-based occupational communities. This book unravels the Middle-eastern pattern of state intervention in the empowerment of private capital and recasts this craft culture’s inseparability from international politics during a period of war and transformation of empire.”



Jonathan Dimbleby (BBC and ITV news reporter, long in the Middle East) & Donald McCullin

The Palestinians (Quartet Books, 1980)  A striking period book depicting refugee camp life, especially in Lebanon.  McCullin’s revealing photographs are supplemented with important news agency images from earlier eras.


Herbert Dobbing

Cause for Concern : A Quaker’s View of the Palestine Problem (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970)


Peter Dodd & Halim Barakat

River without Bridges : A Study of the Exodus of the 1967 Palestinian Arab Refugees (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1969)


Jasmine Donahaye (Swansea University)

Losing Israel (Seren, 2015)  Author discovers her grandparent kibbutzniks’ displacement of fellahin “by capital in the 1920s and 1930s, and by war in 1948.”


Daniel Dor

The Suppression of Guilt : The Israeli Media and the Reoccupation of the West Bank  (Pluto Press, 2005)

Intifada Hits the Headlines : How the Israeli Press Misreported the Outbreak of the Second Palestinian Uprising  (Indiana University Press,2004)


Beshara Doumani

The Rise of the Sanjak in Jerusalem in the Late Nineteenth Century, in Ilan Pappé, ed :The Israel/Palestine Question (Routledge, 2007)

Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property and Gender (State University of New York Press, 2003)

Rediscovering Palestine : Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900 (University of California Press, 1995)


Catriona Drew (SOAS)

Remembering 1948 : Who’s Afraid of International Law in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? in: R. Gaita & G. Simpson, editors : Who’s Afraid of International Law?  (Melbourne: Monash University Press, 2017)

Self-Determination, Population Transfer and the Middle East Peace Accords, in K. Arts & P. Leite, editors : Human Rights, Self-determination and Political Change in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (The Hague : Kluwer Law International, 1997)


Marcia Drezon-Tepler

Interest Groups and Political Change in Israel  (State University of New York Press, 1990)  Gush Emunim focus.


Israel Drori

The Seam Line : Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry  (Stanford University Press, 2000)


Mrs. Edgar Dugdale / Blance Dugdale

The Balfour Declaration : Origins and Background  (Jewish Agency for Palestine, 1940)


Douglas Duff (Palestine Police)

Palestine Picture (Hodder & Stoughton, 1936)

Galilee Galloper (John Murray, 1935) Biography of Edwin G Bryant, known as ‘Abu George,’ superintendent of the Acre Prison.


Michael Dumper

with Wendy Pullan Jerusalem : the Cost of Failure (Royal Institute of International Affairs / Chatham House, 2010)

as editor : Arab-Israeli Conflict : Major Writings in Middle Eastern Studies  (Routledge, 2009)

The Future of the Palestinian Refugees : Toward Equality and Peace  (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rirnner Publications, 2007)

as editor : Palestinian Refugee Repatriation : Global Perspectives  (Routledge, 2006)

The Politics of Sacred Space  (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rirnner Publications, 2002)

Islam and Israel : Muslim Religious Endowments and the Jewish State  (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1997)

The Politics of Jerusalem Since 1967  (Columbia University Press, 1996)


Marda Dunsky

Pens and Swords : How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2008)


Abba Eban

An Autobiography  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978)


Shirley Eber, Kevin O’Sullivan, John Fisher, John Richardson, editors; with Paul Cossali

Israel and the Occupied Territories : The Rough Guide  (Rough Guides, 1989, 1992, 1998) – the evolution of a major travel guide.


O.S. Edwardes

Palestine : Land of Broken Promise : A Statement of the Facts Concerning Palestine and an Examination of the Anglo-American Commission   (Dorothy Crisp & Co., 1946)  -argues against partition and for self-determination of the Arab majority.  These ‘promises’ within, spotted by Karl Sabbagh.



Max Egremont

Under Two Flags : The Life of Major-General Sir Edward Spears  (Phoenix, 1998)

Balfour : A Life of Arthur James Balfour  (Collins, 1980)


Tor Eigeland [photography]

Exodus, 1967 – The Story of Arab Refugees  (Beirut : Friends of the Arab Refugees, 24pp, 1967) Numerous full page photographs of Arab refugees from the Six Day War.


Roza El-Eini

Mandated Landscape : British Imperial Rule in Palestine, 1929-1948 (Routledge, 2004, 2006)


Robert Eisenman

Islamic Law in Palestine and Israel : A History of the Survival of Tazimat and Sharia in the British Mandate and the Jewish State   (Grave Distractions Publications, 2015)


Bishop Riah Abu El-editor’s comments [Palestinian Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem 1998-2007]

Caught in Between : The Story of an Arab-Christian Israeli (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1999)


Eliahu Elath

Zionism at the UN : A Diary of the First Days  -translated by Michael Ben-Yitzhak (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1976)


Akiva Eldar (Ha’aretzAl Monitor) & Idith Zertal (University of Basel)

Lords of the Land : The War for Israel’s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007  (Nation Books, 576 pages, 2007)  Cites the settlers’ movement as influencing Israeli Government policy.


Michael Eldridge

Churchill and the Jews : An Assessment of Two Recent Studies and Their Contemporary Relevance  (Farnsfield : Olive Press, 22 pages, 2009)


Syed Ali El-Edroos

The Hashemite Arab Army, 1908-1979 – An Appreciation and Analysis of Military Operations  (Amman : Publishing Committee, 1980).  A great many useful maps.


Elie Eliachar

Living with Jews  – translated by Peretz Kidron & Marzell Kay (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1983)

Israelis & Palestinians : Co-existence or – “The Credo of Elia Eliachar”  – Edited byPhilip Gillon  (Tel Aviv : Gaalyah Cornfield, 1977)  – from the foreword: ” based on chapters from … Living with Palestinians, by Elie Eliachar, published in 1975, augumented by numerous discussions I have had with him since.”


Yaacov Eliav

Wanted  (Shengold Publishers, 1984) – translated from 1983 Hebrew original by Mordecai Schreiber.  Relevant to the history of the Irgun.


Uri Ben-Eliezer

Old Conflict, New War : Israel’s Politics Toward the Palestinians (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

The Making of Israeli Militarism  (Indian University Press, 1998)


Deborah Ellis

Three Wishes : Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak  (Groundwood Books, 2006)


Marc H. Ellis

Reading the Torah Out Loud : A Journey of Lament and Hope (Philadelphia : Fortress Press, 2007) Note : on liberation theology

Israel and Palestine out of the Ashes : The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century (Pluto Press, 2002)


Marc H. Ellis and Rosemary Radford Ruether, editors

Beyond Occupation : American Jewish, Christian and Palestinian Voices for Peace(Boston : Beacon Press, 1990)


Marc H. Ellis andDaniel A. McGowan, editors

Remembering Deir Yassin : The Future of Israel and Palestine (New York City : Olive Branch Press, 1998)


General George Fielding Eliot

Hate, Hope and High Explosives (Bobbs Merrill, 1948, plus other reprints) A military man’s reports in the spring of 1948 from such cities as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Cairo, Beirut, Damascus, Teheran, Bagdad, Amman, Athens, Istanbul & Ankara, Trieste, and Salonika.  It includes statements of Haganah officers.


Deborah Ellis

Three Wishes : Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak Out  (Groundwood Publications, 110pp, 2004)


Sharif Elmusa (University of Cairo, United Nations)

Water Conflict : Economics, Politics, Law and Palestinian-Israeli Water Resources (Institute for Palestine Studies, 1998)

Negotiating Water : Israel and the Palestinians  (Institute for Palestine Studies, 1996)

A Harvest of  Technology : The Super-Green Revolution in the Jordan Valley  (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 1994)

see also : POETRY


Amos Elon

Jerusalem : City of Mirrors (Boston : Little – Brown, 1989; Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1990); also published as Jerusalem : Battlegrounds of Memory  (Kodansha International, 1995)

The Israelis : Founders and Sons  (Rinehart & Winston, 1971 / Penguin, 1981, 1983)

with Sana Hassan : Between Enemies – A Compassionate Dialogue between an Israeli and an Arab  (Andre Deutsch, 1974)



Zvi Elpeleg  (Tel Aviv University and Colonel in the Israeli Army / Military Governor of the West Bank)

Through the Eyes of the Mufti : The Essays of Had Amin Al-Hussaini – translated and annotated  – translated by Rachel Kessell (Vallenentine Mitchell, 2009)

The Grand Mufti : Haj Amin Al-Hussaini, Founder of the Palestinian National Movement  -translated by David Harvey (Frank Cass, 1993)


Ayala H.  Emmett

Our Sisters’ Promised Land : Women, Politics and Israeli-Palestinian Coexistance  (University of Michigan Press, 1996)


James M. Ennes

Assault on the Liberty : The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship  (Random House, 1979)


Mary Entwistle

Four Stories on Syrian Life, for Use in Primary and Kindergarten Schools  (Syria & Palestine Relief Fund, 1918) – pamphlet.

Habeeb – Boy of Palestine  (Church Missionary Society, 1924, 1927) – 92pp.

If i Lived in Palestine  (‘Junior Background Series no. 3’ – Edinburgh House Press, 1929) -63pp


Mrs Steuart (Beatrice) Erskine

[Involved with the Arab Centre in the late 1930s] Palestine of the Arabs (George G Harrap, 1935)


Haggai Eshed

Reuven Shiloah : The Man Behind the Mossad : Secret Diplomacy in the Creation of Israel  (Frank Cass, 1997)


Bruce J. Evensen

Truman, Palestine, and the Press : Shaping Conventional Wisdom at the Beginning of the Cold War  (Greenwood Press, 1992)  Author concludes that Zionists and the mainstream press combined to steer President Truman to support the formation of an Israeli state.


Yaron Ezrahi (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Rubber Bullets : Power and Conscience in Modern Israel  (University of California Press / Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997)


Boaz Evron (Ha’aretz journalist)

Jewish State or Israeli Nation?  (Indiana University Press, 1995)  Zionist questions the exclusivity of a Jewish state.


Fabian Society (Labour Party-connected policy group)

Palestine Controversy : A Symposium – Papers Prepared for the Fabian Colonial Bureau  (Fabian Publications/Victor Gollancz, October 1945) – with an introduction by HN [Henry Noel] Brailsford.


Ghazi Falah

The Role of the British Administration in the Sedentarization of the Bedouin Tribes in Northern Palestine, 1918-1948  (University of Durham Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 1983)


Richard Falk

Unlocking the Middle East : The Writings of Richard Falk (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2003)


Muhammad El-Farra (Jordanian Ambassador to the United Nations, 1965-1971; President of the UN Security Council, 1966)

Years of No Decision  (KPI, 1987)


Najwa Qawar Farah 

Rose Stones of Jerusalem (Leicester : Christians Aware, 2002)

The Way of the Cross (Leicester : Christians Aware, 1999)

A Continent Called Palestine : One Woman’s Story (Triangle, 1996) Focus on Christian women, including themes of Nazareth life, parenting, Palestinian exile, and threat to the region’s Christian community. Foreword by Gareth Hewitt (Director of Amos Trust)

An Illustrated Treasury of Palestinian Folk Tales  (Leicester : Christians Aware, ca. 2000s)


László (Ladislas) Faragó

Palestine on the Eve  (Putnam, 1936)  – praised by Ronald Storrs.


Hani Faris (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

One in Three-Million : The Story of a Palestinian  – narrated by Ghazi Danial (Beirut : PLO Research Center, 1972)


Nabih Amin Faris (1906-1968, Palestinian professor, mainly of early Islam) As editor :

The Arab Heritage (Princeton University Press, 1944, 1946 / New York : Russell & Russell, 1963)


Major Roy Farran

Winged Dagger : Adventures on Special Service (Collins, 1948)


Leila Farsakh  (University of Massachusetts)

Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel : Labour, Land, and Occupation (Routledge, 2005)


Samih K. Farsoun

-with Naseer Hasan Aruri :   Palestine and the Palestinians : A Social and Political History (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 2006)

Culture and Customs of the Palestinians (Greenwood Press, 2004)

-with Christina E. Zacharia Palestine and the Palestinians : A Social and Political History (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1997)


Al-Fateh (Al-Fatah), the PLO, The Palestine Research Centre (Beirut)and other bodies

Numerous publications in English by the Palestine National Liberation Movement, eg :

Hatem I. Hussaini : In Solidarity with Palestine (Washington, DC: P.L.O. Palestine Information Office, 44 pages, 1982)

Hatem I. Hussaini : Toward Peace in Palestine (Washington, DC: P.L.O. Palestine Information Office, 63 pages, 1981)

Palestine Liberation Organization: a Brief Survey  (Washington, DC: P.L.O. Palestine Information Office, 28 pages, 1979)

Michael E. Jansen The Three Basic American Decisions on Palestine  (Beirut: Palestine Liberation Organization, Research Center, 46pp, 1971)  See author’s entry.

The Aims of the Palestinian Resistance Movement with Regard to the Jews: Quotations from Resistance Leaders and Documents  (Beirut: Palestine Research Center; Fifth of June Society, 14 pages, 1970).  Selections arguing that a democratic Palestinian state would have a place for non-Zionist Jews.  Likely similar to Towards a Democratic State in Palestine, Political Program of the Palestine National Liberation Movement, Fateh  (Washington DC : Middle East Research and Information Project, 21pp, 1970)

The Palestinian Freedom Fighters and the World Press : Selections from May 1968 to March 1969 (articles from mainly London newspapers reprinted).

Revolution until Victory (Palestinian Liberation Movement, Fateh and Al-Tali’a, 30pp, ca 1969)

A Dialogue with Fateh  (Palestinian Liberation Movement, Fateh and Al-Tali’a, 104pp, 1969)

Michael W. Suleiman, Adawia Alami, and H.H.Essays on the American Public Opinion & the Palestine Problem  (Beirut: Palestine Research Center, 192pp, February 1969)  Essay titles include: The Middle East Crisis of 1967 and the New York Times; The Mass Media and the June War; and The Treatment of the Arab World in Selected American Textbooks for Children

The ‘Activities’ of the Hagana, Irgun and Stern Bands: as Recorded in British Command Paper No. 6873, foreword by Dr. Izzat Tannous. (New York : The Palestine Liberation Organization, 19 pages, 1968)

Leonora Stradalova Today the Palestinian People are Resisting, but…There Will Come Tomorrow  (Al-Fatah, the Palestine National Liberation Movement, 47pp, 1968)  Collection of the author’s articles, originally published in Al-Mosawwar and Jeune Afrique.

The Palestine National Liberation Movement, al-Fateh (Beirut?: Fateh, 19 pages, ca. 1968)

The Palestine Question : Seminar of Arab Jurists on Palestine – Algiers, 22-27 July 1968  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 203pp, 1968)


Benoit Faucon

West Bankers : From Arafat to Hamas – How Money Made and Ruined the PLO and How it Can Bounce Back  (London : Mashreq Editions, 2010)


Neil Faulkner

Lawrence of Arabia’s War : The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI  (Yale University Press, 2017)  Lawrence’s military campaigns seen through the lens of Arab independence.


Michael Feige

Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories  (Wayne State University Press, 2009)  Gush Emunim focus.


Eran Feitelson Marwan Haddad, editors

Management of Shared Groundwater Resources : The Israeli-Palestinian Case with an International Perspective  (Kluwer Academic, 2001)


T.R. Feiwel

No Ease in Zion (Secker & Warburg, 1938) Tosco Fyvel became perhaps George Orwell’s best mate, and a keen Zionist during the Second World War.  To his credit, Orwell agreed to disagree, recognising the colonialist project for what it was.  This 1938 work is surprisingly questioning of the Jewish takeover of Palestine and assesses the immigrant movements from both Europe and the USA, noting various housing booms.


Ilana Feldman

Police Encounters : Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule  (Stanford University Press, 2015) -Publisher’s blurb : Egypt came to govern Gaza as a result of a war, a failed effort to maintain Arab Palestine. Throughout the twenty years of its administration (19481967), Egyptian policing of Gaza concerned itself not only with crime and politics, but also with control of social and moral order. Through surveillance, interrogation, and a network of local informants, the police extended their reach across the public domain and into private life, seeing Palestinians as both security threats and vulnerable subjects who needed protection. Security practices produced suspicion and safety simultaneously. “Police Encounters” explores the paradox of Egyptian rule. Drawing on a rich and detailed archive of daily police records, the book describes an extensive security apparatus guided by intersecting concerns about national interest, social propriety, and everyday illegality. In pursuit of security, Egyptian policing established a relatively safe society, but also one that blocked independent political activity. The repressive aspects of the security society that developed in Gaza under Egyptian rule are beyond dispute. But repression does not tell the entire story about its impact on Gaza. Policing also provided opportunities for people to make claims of government, influence their neighbors, and protect their families.”

Governing Gaza : Bureaucracy, Authority and the Work of Rule, 1917-1967  (Duke University Press, 2008) – Publisher’s blurb : Feldman analyzes civil service in Gaza under the British Mandate (1917-1948) and the Egyptian Administration (1948-1967). In the process, she sheds light on how governing authority is produced and reproduced; how government persists, even under conditions that seem untenable; and how government affects and is affected by the people and places it governs. Feldman draws on archival research in Gaza, Cairo, and Jerusalem and two years of ethnographic research in Gaza involving interviews with retired civil servants. She argues that the authority and tenacity of government in Gaza were derived from the minutiae of its daily practice: the repetitions of filing procedures, the accumulation of documents, and the habits of civil servants. The unstable governing conditions that almost always existed in Gaza, which provided so little foundation for ruling authority, illuminate with particular clarity the significance that bureaucratic practice has for government. Feldman explains that the difficulties endemic to Gaza were managed through “tactical government,” a mode of rule that makes limited claims about governmental capacity, shifts in response to crisis, often works without long-term planning, and presumes little stability in governing conditions. Tactical governing enables government to carry on without claiming legitimacy, precisely by holding the question of legitimacy in abeyance.  The Israeli-captured archives from the 1967 war were closed to researcher access while the author was in fact doing her research.


Keith P. Feldman (University of California at Berkeley, 2015)

A Shadow over Palestine : The Imperial Life of Race in America  (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)  Publisher’s blurb : “Focusing on the period from 1960 to 1985… Feldman deftly analyzes how artists, intellectuals, and organizations—from the United Nations, the Black Panther Party, and the Association of Arab American University Graduates to James Baldwin, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Edward Said, and June Jordan—linked the unfulfilled promise of liberal democracy in the United States with the perpetuation of settler democracy in Israel and the possibility of Palestine’s decolonization.”


Eitan Felner

A Policy of Discrimination : Land Expropriation, Planning, and Building in East Jerusalem (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1997)

-with Yuval Ginbar :  Playing with Fire on the Temple Mount : Use of Lethal and Excessive Force by the Israel Police Force (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1996)


Bernard Edward Fergusson (Lord Ballantrae)

The Trumpet in the Hall, 1930-1958  (Collins, 1970) Commander of the ‘Police Mobile Force’ in Mandate Palestine, from 1946.


Pamela Ferguson

The Palestine Problem  (Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1973)  Palestinian resistance movements, 1948-1973.


David Kenneth Fieldhouse

Western Imperialism in the Middle East, 1914-1958  (Oxford University Press, 2006)


Jean-Pierre Filiu

Gaza : A History – translated by John King (Hurst, 2014, 2015)  Just what it states and, amazingly, the first comprehensive book!  Praised by the Guardian, Sunday Times, Independent, New York Review of Books, etc.


Paul Findley (former U.S. Congressman from Illinois, deposed by the Israeli lobby)

Silent no More : Confronting America’s False Images of Islam  (Beltsville, Maryland : Amana Publications, 2001)

Deliberate Deceptions : Facing the Facts about the U.S.-Israeli Relationship  (Lawrence Hill, 1993)

They Dare to Speak Out : People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby  (Lawrence Hill, 1985 / 1989 / 1993)

See also : Stephen J. Sniegoski


Michael R. Fischbach  

Jewish Property Claims against Arab Countries  (Columbia University Press, 2007-2008)  Shows that claims of deprived properties of Mizrahi expats to Israel were in a ratio of 22:1 in favour of the Palestinians.

The Peace Process and Palestinian Refugee Claims : Addressing Claims for Property Compensation and Restitution   (US Institute of Peace, 2006)


Simha Flapan (1911-1987; Mapan Party, founder-director of the Jewish-Arab Institute & the Israeli Peace Research Institute, editor of New Outlook)

The Birth of Israel : Myths and Realities   (Croom Helm, 1987)

When Enemies Dare to Talk : An Israeli-Palestinian Debate (5-6 September 1978), Organised by ‘New Outlook’  (Croom Helm, 1979)  Author was founder-editor of the monthly New Outlook.

Zionism and the Palestinians  (Croom Helm, 1979)

Note : See Merle Thorpe, Jr.


Ellen L. Fleischmann

The Nation and its New Women : The Palestinian Women’s Movement, 1920-1948 (University of California Press, 2003)


HM Foreign Office

The Christian Communities in Jerusalem 1948-1967  (Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1978)


Gavin Fowells, as author and compiler :

Carry on Winston (Aberystwyth : Gavin Fowells, 2017).  Four volumes, with Volume Three containing Civil Disabilities of the Jews.  Earlier version, unconfirmed relevance to Palestine : Churchill and a View Beyond – Carry on Winston (Pioneer Press, 140 pages, 2015)


Abdallah Frangi

The PLO and Palestine  (Zed Books, 1983)


Lisa Maria Franke

At the Doors of Paradise : Discourses of Female Self-Sacrifice, Martydom and Resistance in Palestine (Würzburg : Ergon, 2015).  Publisher’s blurb : “The participation of Palestinian women in active combat has triggered complex – verbal, visual, written – discourses about the istishadiyat within Palestinian society, which are analysed from a gender perspective.  The present study demonstrates that no single discourse regarding the istishadiyat prevails in Palestinian society. It is rather a conglomerate of power relations and interests in which this controversial topic is negotiated.”


David Frankel & Will Reissner

Israel’s War Against the Palestinian People  (Pathfinder, 45 pages, 1988)


Robert O. Freedman

Israel’s First Fifty Years  (University of Florida Press, 2000) Contains : Mark Tessler Israeli Thinking about the Palestinians : A Historical Survey


Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (American diplomat)

America’s Misadventures in the Middle East  (Charlottesville, Virginia :  Just World Books, 2010)  Author charts how US foreign policy has failed the people of the region and Washington itself.


David French

The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967  (Oxford University Press, 2011)


Isaiah Friedman

Palestine : A Twice -Promised Land?  Volume 1 : The British, the Arabs, and Zionism 1915-1920 (Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction, 1999)


Alfred Friendly

Israel’s Oriental Immigrants and Druzes  (London : Minority Rights Group, 1972)

See also : Minority Rights Group


Friends of Al-Aqsa (Leicester)

Daud Abdullah A History of Palestinian Resistance  (Friends of Al-Aqsa, ca. 2010s)

Abu Huzayfa History of Masjid Al-Aqsa for Children  (Leicester : Friends of Al-Aqsa Publications, 64 pages, 2010)

Baking Aid for Palestine  (

Arwa Arburawa, with Rajnaara Akhtar, editor, and foreword by Ismail PatelWar Crimes in Gaza  (Friends of Al-Aqsa, 64 pages, ca. 2009)


David Fromkin

A Peace to End All Peace : The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East aka : A Peace to End All Peace : Creating the Modern Middle East, 1914-1922 (Henry Holt & Co, 1989 / Penguin, 1991)


Michael G. Fry

Despatches from Damascus : Gilbert MacKereth and British Policy in the Levant, 1933-1939  (Shiloah Institute, Tel Aviv University, 1985)


Nelida Fuccaro, editor (SOAS)

Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East  (Stanford University Press, 2016)  Contains a relevant chapter by Lauren Banko Citizenship Rights and Semantics of Colonial Power and Resistance – Haifa, Jaffa and Nablus, 1931-1933.  See monograph under author’s name.


Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

The Fate of the Jews : A People Torn Between Israeli Power and Jewish Ethics (New York City : Times Books, 1983 / Quartet Books, 1984)


Sir Geoffrey Furlonge

Palestine is My Country : The Story of Musa Alami  (John Murray, 1969)


Mark Gaffney

Dimona : The Third Temple ?  The Story Behind the Vanunu Revelation  (Amana Books, 1989)


General Sir Richard Gale 

Call to Arms : An Autobiography  (Hutchinson, 1968) Chapter 15 : ‘Palestine.’


Nancy Gallagher

Quakers in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism  (American University in Cairo Press, 2007)


Katharina Galor (Judaic Studies, Brown University)

Finding Jerusalem : Archaeology between Science and Ideology  (University of California Press, 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Katharina Galor illuminates the complex legal contexts and ethical precepts that underlie archaeological activity and the discourse of “cultural heritage” in Jerusalem. This book addresses the pressing need to disentangle historical documentation from the religious aspirations, social ambitions, and political commitments that shape its interpretation.”

as co-author, with Hanswulf Bloedhorn The Archaeology of Jerusalem : From the Origins to the Ottomans (Yale University Press, 2013)

as co-editor, with Piotr BienkowskiCrossing the Rift : Resources, Routes, Settlement Patterns and Interaction of the Wadi Arabeh (Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2006)


Johan Galtung 

Nonviolence and Israel/Palestine   (University of Hawaii Institute for Peace, 1989)


Mohamed Abdel Gamasi El-Gamasy

The October War : Memoirs of Field Marshal El-Gamasy of Egypt -translated by Gillian Potter, Nadra Morcos, & Rosette Francis (American University in Cairo Press, 1993)


Roger Garaudy  [Marxist historian with most publications in French]

The Founding Myths of Modern Israel  (Newport Beach, California : Institute for Historical Review, 2000)

The Mythical Foundations of Israeli Policy  (Studies Forum International, 1997)

The Case of Israel : A Study of Political Zionism  (Shorouk, 1993)


Adam M. Garfinkle

Jewcentricity : Why the Jews are Praised, Blamed, and Used to Explain Just About Everything  (Wiley, 2009)


Ingrid Gassner-Jaradat

The Evolution of an Independent, Community-Based Campaign for Palestinian Refugee Rights : Palestinian Refugees in the 1967 Occupied Palestinian Territories, and 1948 Palestine/Israel Coping with the Post-Oslo Conditions (Bethlehem : BADIL Resource Center, 2000)

UNWRA – Between Refugee Aid and Power Politics : A Memorandum Calling upon International Responsibility for the Palestinian Refugee Question  (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 1997)

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)

Residency Rights in the Territories Administered by the Palestinian National Authority  (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 1994)

co-edited with Maxine Nunn : Palestine and the Other Israel : Alternative Directory of Progressive Groups and Institutions in Israel and the Occupied Territories   (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 1991)


Moshe Gat

In Search of a Peace Settlement : Egypt and Israel between the Wars, 1967-1973  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Britain and the Conflict in the Middle East, 1964-1967 : The Coming of the Six-Day War  (Praeger, 2002)

The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951  (Frank Cass, 1997)  Details Iraq’s anti-Communist efforts, the airlift Operation Ezra and Nehemiah, and the possible Mossad-instigated bombings of Iraqi Jewish institutions, 1950-1951.


Dov Gavish

A Survey of Palestine under the British Mandate, 1920-1948  (Routledge, 2010; originally published in Hebrew, 1991) – Publisher’s blurb : “…a historical study of the survey and mapping system of Palestine under the British Mandate. It traces the background and the reasoning behind the establishment of the survey programme, examines the foundations upon which the system was based, and strives to understand the motivation of those who implemented it.”


John Gee

Unequal Conflict : The Palestinians and Israel  (Pluto Books / Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 1998)

Israel, the Palestinians and the “Permanent Status” Issues  (Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding / CAABU, 1997)


Yoav Gelber

Israeli-Jordanian Dialogue, 1948-1953 : Cooperation, Conspiracy or Collusion?  (Sussex Academic Press, 2004)

Palestine 1948 : War, Escape, and the Emergence of the Palestinian Refugee Problem  (Sussex Academic Press, 2001)

Jewish-Transjordanian Relations, 1921-1948  (Frank Cass, 1996)


Martha Gellhorn

The Arabs of Palestine : A Case Study of the Refugees, in The View from the Ground(Cambridge : Granta Books, 1989) Note : originally published in the Atlantic Monthly, October 1961; the entire November issue was filled with Israel – A Special Supplement, a Zionist response.


James L. Gelvin

The ISrael-Palestine Conflict : One Hundred Years of War  (Cambridge University Press, 2005)


Irene L. Gendzier  (Professor of Political Science, Boston University)

Dying to Forget : Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of US Policy in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2016)

Notes from the Minefield : United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East, 1945-1958  (Westview Press, 1999)


Klaus Gensicke (Berlin-based historian)

The Mufti of Jerusalem and the Nazis : The Berlin Years (Vallentine Mitchell, 2015) Publisher’s blurb : “Amin al-Huseini is undeniably one of the key figures of the twentieth century. He was the religious head of the Palestinian Muslims for sixteen years, their political leader for thirty years and for a time he was the most important representative of the Arab world. Gensicke examines the time that Amin al-Husaini spent in Nazi Germany from 1941 to 1945. He looks at what the Mufti was hoping to gain politically and ideologically while he was there. His interest is directed primarily at the four years which the Mufti of Jerusalem with his staff of some 60 persons and a secret service of his own spent in Berlin as a guest and at the expense of the Third Reich. Only a matter of four years and yet even today they continue to poison the Israeli-Arab relationship. Al-Husaini cooperated eagerly with the Nazis to prevent Jews emigrating from Europe to Palestine. Aware of what was happening he wanted to see the Jews destroyed. He also expected a high position for himself in the Arab World after the Nazis had won the Second World War. Germany s enemies became his enemies and he waged a campaign of hate against the British and Americans, who were, he claimed, pawns of the Jews. This began the path towards anti-Americanism and the struggle against Western depravity in the name of Islam. The book shows how he used murder, terrorism, intrigue, extortion and the abuse of religion to obtain his goals. His broadcasts to the Muslims in North Africa during the Second World War were appeals for martyrdom in order to help the Germans as that would guarantee Paradise. After the War he continued to act in precisely the same manner. His greed for wealth, hunger for power, despotism, ruthlessness and intransigence were all factors that brought disaster upon his people and have, unfortunately, set a standard that remains valid in Palestinian politics today.”


Haim Gerber (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Remembering and Imagining Palestine : Identity and Nationalism from the Crusades to the Present  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

Crossing Borders : Jews and Muslims in Ottoman Law, Economy and Society (University of Istanbul Press, 2008)

Ottoman Rule in Jerusalem, 1890-1914  (Berlin : Schwarz, 1985)


Israel Gershoni (Tel Aviv University)

Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism  (University of Texas Press, 2015)  Contains two chapters directly on Palestine – Rene Wildangel : More than the Mufti : Other Arab-Palestinian Voices on Nazi Germany, 1933-1945; Mustafa Kabha : The Spanish Civil War as Reflected in the Contemporary Palestinian Press.


Frank Gerson

Israel, The West Bankk, and International Law  (Frank Cass, 1978)


Georgie Anne Geyer

Buying the Night Flight : The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent (Brassey’s, 1996 / University of Chicago Press, 2001)


Maayan Geva (University of Roehampton)

Law, Politics and Violence in Israel/Palestine (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “This book investigates the Israeli engagement with international law in relation to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) between 1967 and 2009. Grounded in a field-based study of the military International Law Department, it examines the dynamic position and impact that international law has had in the OPT. By analysing the Israeli 2008/9 offensive in Gaza as an example of contemporary warfare, the author argues that law and military agenda have become intertwined in ‘lawfare’, a condition sanctioning new forms of law and violence. The military legal system is central to the Israeli management of the OPT, yet despite the great interest in the legal aspects of the Israeli occupation, scholarly accounts of this institution are scarce. This discussion also has wider international relevance, particularly in the backdrop of the contemporary prominence of international law in Western militaries’ operations. This book will appeal to researchers, practitioners and students interested in international relations, political theory, human rights, Middle Eastern politics, and legal studies.”


As’ad Ghanem (Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor / University of Haifa)

Ethnic Politics in Israel : The Margins and the Ashkenazi Center  (Routledge, 2010)

Palestinian Politics after Arafat : A Failed National Movement  (Indiana University Press, 2010)

The Palestinian Regime : A “Partial Democracy”  (Sussex Academic Press, 2002)

The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000 : A Political Study  (State University of New York Press, 2001)

with Sammy Smooha Ethnic, Religious, and Political Islam among the Arabs in Israel  (University of Haifa, 1998)


Edmund Ghareeb  (Lebanese-American professor at George Washington University, Washington DC)

Split Vision : The Portrayal of Arabs in the American Media  (Washington DC : American-Arab Affairs Council, 1983)


Adnan [Mohammed] Abu-Ghazaleh

Palestinian Arab Cultural Nationalism  (Brattleboro, Vermont : Amana Books,  125 pages, 1991)

Arab Cultural Nationalism during the British Mandate (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies / Benghazi : University of Libya, 125 pages, 1973)


Asima A. Ghazi-Bouillon

Understanding the Middle East Peace Process : Israeli Academic and the Struggle for Identity  (Routledge, 2009)


Tal’at (Ya’qub) al-Ghoussein (Kuwaiti Ambassador to the USA)

An Arab’s View of the Palestine Crisis (39pp, Government Printing Press, 1966) an address to the American University, Washington DC.


Dr. Chris Giannou

Besieged : A Doctor’s Story of Life and Death in Beirut (Bloomsbury, 1991)

Note : see also Dr Swee Chai Ang, Dr Pauline Cutting, and Dr Runa MacKay.


Naeim Giladi

Ben Gurion’s Scandals : How the Haganah and Mossad Eliminated Jews  (Flushing, New York : Glilit, 1992 / Tempe, Arizona : Dandelion Books, 2003) – Misrahi Jews in Iraq.


Martin Gilbert

Churchill and the Jews : A Lifelong Friendship (Simon & Schuster, 2007)


David Gilmour

Lebanon : The Fractured Country  (Martin Robinson, 1983 / Sphere, 1984)

Dispossessed : The Ordeal of the Palestinians, 1917-1980 (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980)


Yuval Ginbar

Why Not Torture Terrorists? Moral, Practical, and Legal Aspects of the “Ticking Bomb” Justification for Torture   (Oxford University Press, 2008, 2009)

-edited by Na’ama Carmi; translated by Zvi Shulman :  On the Way to Annexation : Human Rights Violations Resulting from the Establishment and Expansion of the Ma’alah Adumin Settlement  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1999)

Legitimizing Torture : The Israeli High Court of Justice Rulings in the Bilbeisi, Hamdan, and Mubarak Cases (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1997)

-edited by Yael Stein; translated by Zvi Shulman Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories as a Violation of Human Rights : Legal and Conceptual Aspects  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1997)


Terri Ginsberg (American University in Cairo)

Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle : Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidarity Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “This book offers a much-needed focus on Palestine solidarity films, supplying a critical theoretical framework whose intellectual thrust is rooted in the challenges facing scholars censored for attempting to rectify and reverse the silencing of a subject matter about which much of the world would remain uninformed without cinematic and televisual mediation. Its innovative focus on Palestine solidarity films spans a selected array of works which began to emerge during the 1970s, made by directors located outside Palestine/Israel who professed support for Palestinian liberation. Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle analyzes Palestine solidarity films hailing from countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Iran, Palestine/Israel, Mexico, and the United States. Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle is an effort to insist, constructively, upon a rectification and reversal of the glaring and disproportionate minimization and distortion of discourse critical of Zionism and Israeli policy in the cinematic and televisual public sphere.”


Shai Ginzburg (Duke University)

Rhetoric and Nation : The Formation of a Hebrew National Culture, 1880-1990 (Syracuse University Press, 2014) – Author challenges the common conflation of modern Hebrew rhetoric and modern Jewish nationalism.


Arthur Gish

Hebron Journal : Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking  (Herald Press, 2001)  – Author’s work with Christian Peacemaker Teams.


Charles Glass

The Tribes Triumphant : Return Journey to the Middle East (HarperCollins, 2006)  Former kidnapped ABC TV network journalist returns to the region; the book has an emphasis on Palestine and Israel.

Tribes with Flags : A Journey Curtailed  (Secker & Warburg, 1990 / Pan and Picador, 1992)


Joseph B. Glass

From New Zion to Old Zion : American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939 (Wayne State University Press, 2001) American aliya movement sorted in four categories : orthodox, middle-class agriculturists, urban professionals, and the halutzim (pioneers).


Sir John Bagot Glubb

Into Battle : A Soldier’s Diary of the Great War  aka  Arabian Adventures : Ten Years of Joyful Service (Cassell, 1978)

A Soldier with the Arabs  (Hodder & Stoughton, 1959) Nabka relevance.

Numerous other titles.


Sherna Berger Gluck

An American Feminist in Palestine : The Intifada Years  (Temple University Press, 1994)


Daphna Golan

Nest Year in Jerusalem : Everyday Life in a Divided Land (New Press, 2005)

-see Stanley Cohen


Galia Golan

Israel and Palestine : Peace Plans and Proposals from Oslo to Disengagement (Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishing, 2007) Contents: Oslo accords — Camp David — Clinton parameters — Taba — Mitchell-Tenet-Zinni recommendations– Saudi initiative-Arab League resolution and UNSC resolution — President Bush’s Rose Garden speech — The road map — The Geneva accord — Nusseibeh Ayalon- petition — The disengagement plan — US-Israel understandings: Bush and Weissglas letters.


Motti Golani

Palestine Between Politics and Terror, 1945-1947  (Brandeis University Press, 2013)

The End of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1948 : the Diary of Sir Henry Gurney  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)


Ahmad Mahmoud H. Gomaa

The Foundation of the League of Arab States : Wartime Diplomacy and Inter-Arab Politics, 1941 to 1945  (Longmans, 1977)


Adela (aka Ada) Goodrich-Freer (aka Goodrich-Freer Spoer) (psychical research author who moved to Jerusalem, Cairo, and Illinois)

Arabs in Tent and Town (Seeley, Service & Co, 1924)

Things Seen in Palestine (Seeley, Service & Co., 1912) with 50 illustrations.

Inner Jerusalem (Constable, 1904)


Neve Gordon

with Nicola Perugini :  The Human Right to Dominate  (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Israel’s Occupation  (University of California Press, 2008)

Torture : Human Rights, Medical Ethics and the Case of Israel   (Zed Books, 1995) Conference papers.


Gershom Gorenberg  (Jerusalem resident who writes for Ha’aretz and American magazines)

The Unmaking of Israel  (Harper, 2011) -analysis of how the settler movement has corrupted Israeli central government.

The Accidental Empire : Israel and the Birth of Settlements, 1967-1977  (Holt, 2006-7)

End of Days : Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount  (Oxford University Press, 2002)


Michael Gorkin & Rafiqa Othman

Three Mothers, Three Daughters : Palestinian Women’s Stories   (University of California Press, 1996)

Michael Gorkin

Days of Honey, Days of Onion – The Story of a Palestinian Family in Israel  (University of California Press, 1993)


Yosef Gorni aka Joseph Gorny (Zionist history professor, Tel Aviv University)

From Binational Society to Jewish State : Federal Concepts in Zionist Political Thought, 1920-1990  (Leiden : Brill, 2006)

Zionism and the Arabs : A Study of Ideology  (Clarendon, 1987)

The British Labour Movement and Zionism, 1917-1948  (Frank Cass, 1983)


Government of Palestine (British Mandate Government), a sample. Note : The British Library hold many titles as part of Official Publications category, and numerous maps within their Maps Section.  Researchers should of course investigate the holdings at the Imperial War Museum, the National Archives (formerly called the Public Record Office), and numerous university library stock noted on : copac.ac.uk

R.W. [Robert William] Hamilton The Structural History of the Aqsa Mosque : A Record of Archaeological Gleanings from the Repairs of 1938-1942  (Gop / Oxford University Press, 104 pages, 1949 [sic])

Annual Report of the Director of Audit on the Accounts of the Government of Palestine and the Palestine Railways’ and Ports and Operated Lines for the Financial Year 1946-47 (GoP, 45 pages, 1948)

Annual Report of the Director of Audit on the Accounts of the Government of Palestine and the Palestine Railways’ and Ports and Operated Lines for the Financial Year 1946-47 (GoP, 45 pages, 1947)

Supplementary Memorandum by the Government of Palestine, including Notes on Evidence given to the United Nations’ Special Committee on Palestine up to the 12th July, 1947  (GoP, 59 pages, 1947)

Memorandum on the Water Resources of Palestine, Presented by the Government of Palestine to the United Nations’ Special Committee on Palestine in July, 1947   (GoP, 30 pages, 1947)

G.S. Blake M.J. Goldsmith, editors :  Geology and Water Resources of Palestine (GoP, 1947) Two volumes : Volume 1 is text, Volume 2 is maps.

Immanuel Ben-Dor Guide to Beisan  (Jerusalem : GoP Department of Antiquities, 1943)

Palestine Royal Commission : Memoranda Prepared by the Government of Palestine  [Peel Commission] (GoP, 207 pages, 1937) Including minutes of evidence  given at public sessions.

Memorandum (Memorandum II) on the Violation by the Department of Posts and Telegraphs of the Government of Palestine of the Right of the Hebrew Language to Equality with the other Official Languages of Palestine. Presented to the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations – in Hebrew & English (Haifa : GoP, 1931, 1934)

Civil Service Lis[staff list] (GoP, 1932-1946)

Related : J.H. Kann Some Observations on the Policy of the Mandatory Government of Palestine, with Regard to the Arab attacks on the Jewish Population in August, 1929, and the Jewish and the Arab Sections of the Population  (The Hague, 60 pages, 1930)

System of Transliteration from Arabic into English  (GoP / Cambridge University Press, 1923)

J.B. Barron, Director of Revenue & Customs, compiler : Palestine : Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922 taken on the 23rd of October 1922 (GoP, ca. 1923)

J.B. Barron, Director of Revenue and Customs :   Mohammedan Wakfs in Palestine  (Jerusalem : Greek Convent Press, 1922)


Oleg Grabar

The Dome of the Rock  (Harvard University Press, 2006)


James A. Graff Mohamed Abdolell

Palestinian Children and Israeli State Violence  (Near East Cultural & Educational Foundation of Canada / University of Toronto Press, 1991)


Sarah Graham-Brown

Returnees in Jordan : Report on a Visit to Jordan  (The Refugee Council, 1993) [pamphlet]

Palestinians in Kuwait : Report on a Visit to Kuwait, May 1992  (The Refugee Council / Gulf Information Project, 1992) [pamphlet]

Women and Politics in the Middle East  (Washington DC : Middle East Research and Information Center, ca. 1990s) [pamphlet]

Refugees, Misplace People and Migrant Workers in Iraq and Jordan – Report on a Visit in September 1991  (The Refugee Council / Gulf Information Project, 1991) [pamphlet]

The Palestinian Situation (Geneva : YMCA, ca. 1989)

Images of Women : The Portrayal of Women in Photography in the Middle East, 1860-1950 (Quartet Books, 1988)

Education, Repression and Liberation : Palestinians – edited by Neil MacDonald (London: World University Service, 1984)

Palestinians and Their Society, 1880-1946  (Quartet Books, 1980) – photographic essay with text.

Palestinian  Workers and Trade Unions (Middle East Research and Action Group / UK Palestine Co-ordination / Lansbury House Trust, 1980) [pamphlet]

See Gertrude Bell and the CULTURE section.


Ben Granby

Welcome to the Bethlehem Star Hotel : An Account of Life in Palestine with Descriptions of People, Places and Incidents  (Garrett County Press, 2005)  Travelogue from 2002.


Abraham Granovsky

Land Problems in Palestine  (Routledge, 1926)  Period piece studies the various phases of the land policy of the National Fund, the standard bearer of national Jewish land policy in Palestine. The problems of Jewish land policy were precipitated into the foreground because all Zionist groups came to realise the key role which the soil itself was thought to play in Jewish Palestine, and the imperative to own the land itself.


Hilma [Natalia] Granqvist [1890-1972]

Portrait of a Palestinian Village ; The Photographs of Hilma Granqvist – edited by Karen Seger, with foreword by Shelagh Weir (London : Third World Centre, 1981)

Muslim Death and Burial : Arab Customs and Traditions Studied in a Village in Jordan (Helsinki : Societas Scientarum Fennica, 1965)

Birth and Childhood Among the Arabs : A Study of a Muhammadan Village in Palestine(Helsingfors [Helsinki] : Söderström & Co., 1947)

Marriage Conditions in a Palestine Village II (Helsinki : Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1935)

Marriage Conditions in a Palestine Village I (Helsinki : Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1931)


Stephen Green

Living By the Sword : America and Israel in the Middle East, 1968-1987  (William Morrow / Faber, 1988)

Taking Sides : America’s Secret Relations with a Militant Israel, 1948-1967  (Faber, 1984)


Toby Green

Blair, Labour and Palestine : Conflicting Views on the Middle East after 9/11 (Bloomsbury, 2014)


Ela Greenberg

Preparing for the Mothers of Tomorrow : Education and Islam in Mandate Palestine (Universityof Texas Press, 2010)  Author connects Mandate era education with the educational reforms of the late Ottoman period.  Assumes a knowledge of British Mandate history.  “Deftly woven.” – Andrea L. Stanton


Michael Greenberg

What’s Up in Palestine? (FACT, no. 20 in the ‘Monograph a Month’ series, 90 pages, 1938)


Nina Gren

Occupied Lives : Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank  (American University in Cairo Press, 2015)  – An ethnographic study of Dheisheh Refugee Camp, near Bethlehem, 2003-2004.


Alain Gresh (translated by AM Berrett, with a preface by Maxime Rodinson)

The PLO : The Struggle Within : Towards an Independent Palestinian State (Zed, 1985)


Dr. Mary Grey

The Spirit of Peace : Pentecost and Affliction in the Middle East  (Sacristy Press, 2015)


Howard Grief

The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law  (Jerusalem : Mazo Publishers, 2008)


Miron Grindea, editor (editor of Anglo-French literary magazine, Adam International Review)

Jerusalem : The Holy City in Literature   (Kahn & Averill / Adam International Review, 1996)  Contains a few pieces written by Arabs or Muslims.


Lucas Grollenberg [Bible historian]

Palestine Comes First  (SCM Canterbury Press, 1980)


Peter Grose

Israel in the Mind of America (New York City : Knopf, 1984)


David Grossman

Writing in the Dark (Essays on politics and art, critical of invasion of Lebanon; Bloomsbury, 2009)

Sleeping on a Wire (Journalism on Palestinians in Israel; Vintage, 1993, 2010)

The Yellow Wind (1993, 2002) West Bank journalism from 1987


Kaoutar Guediri

A History of Anti-Partitionist Perspectives in Palestine, 1915-1988 PhD thesis, University of Exeter, 2013; hopefully, this will be a published book.


Janet Varner Gunn (South African University)

Second Life : A West Bank Memoir  (University of Minnesota Press, 1995)  With foreword by Lila Abu-Lughod.  Hazel Rochman in Booklist : “Daily life in a Palestinian refugee camp on the West Bank is described by an American human rights worker who was there from 1988 to 1990. Gunn focuses her story on a teenager, Mohammad Abu Aker, who was critically shot during a stone-throwing demonstration, became a living martyr of the Intifada uprising, and died in 1990. She tells of arrests, land confiscations, home invasions, beatings, shootings–yet always she finds that the people’s strongest weapon against the Israeli occupation lies in their holding on to the mundane details of daily life. Unfortunately, Gunn keeps reminding us that she’s just an American outsider and that she can’t be objective. She intrudes on every page with banal and boring parallels about her own personal loss. This may satisfy trendy academic requirements about what she calls “the problematics of positionality,” but it’s the Palestinians we want to know about. Gunn is most compelling when she tells of ordinary people who, despite their suffering, have a vitality and an indomitable spirit that help them carry on.”


Yifat Gutman (New School for Social Research, New York City)

Memory Activism : Reimagining the Past for the Future in Israel-Palestine  (Vanderbilt University Press, 200 pages, 2017)  Publisher’s blurb : “Set in Israel in the first decade of the twenty-first century and based on long-term fieldwork, this rich ethnographic study offers an innovative analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It explores practices of memory activism by three groups of Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Palestinian citizens-Zochrot, Autobiography of a City, and Baladna-showing how they appropriated the global model of truth and reconciliation while utilizing local cultural practices such as tours and testimonies. These activist efforts gave visibility to a silenced Palestinian history in order to come to terms with the conflict s origins and envision a new resolution for the future. This unique focus on memory as a weapon of the weak reveals a surprising shift in awareness of Palestinian suffering among the Jewish majority of Israeli society in a decade of escalating violence and polarization–albeit not without a backlash. Contested memories saturate this society. The 1948 war is remembered as both Independence Day by Israelis and al-Nakba ( the catastrophe ) by Palestinians.The walking tour and survivor testimonies originally deployed by the state for national Zionist education that marginalized Palestinian citizens are now being appropriated by activists for tours of pre-state Palestinian villages and testimonies by refugees.”

See also : Zochrat


Sami Hadawi

Crime and No Punishment (Zionist terrorism 1939-1972; original edition, 1972; revised as The Realities of Terrorism and Retaliation (Toronto : Arab Palestine Association, 1987)

Bitter Harvest : A Modern History of Palestine aka Palestine between 1914-1967  /  1914-1979  (New York City : New World Press, 1967 / Delmar, New York : Caravan Books, 1969; then revised – Buckhurst Hill : Scorpion Press, 1989 / New York City :  Olive Branch Press, 1991)

The Realities of Terrorism and Retaliation  (Toronto : Arab Palestine Association , ca. 1990)

Sami Hadawi & Robert John Palestine Diary – Volume 1 : 1914-1945  (Beirut : Palestine Research Centre, 1970 / New York City : New World Press, 1971)

Sami Hadawi & Robert John : Palestine Diary – Volume 2 : 1945-1948  (Beirut : Palestine Research Centre, 1970)

Sami Hadawi & Walter Lehn Zionism & Racism  aka  Zionism and the Lands of Palestine (International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, pamphlet, 1977, 1982)


Faiha’ Abdul Hadi

If I Were Given a Choice…  (Jerusalem : Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, 91pp, 2007) Palestinian Women’s Stories of Daily Life during the Years 2000 to 2003 of the Second Intifada


Mahdi Abdul Hadi (PASSIA founder and educator)

As editor : The Palestinian-Israeli Impasse : Exploring Alternative Solutions to the Palestine-Israel Conflict (Jerusalem : PASSIA / Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, 2005)

Awakening Sleeping Horses and What Lies Ahead  (PASSIA / Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, 2000) 24pp.

As editor : Religious Dialogue : PASSIA Meetings 1995-1998 (PASSIA, 1999)

As editor : Dialogue on Palestinian State-Building and Identity : PASSIA Meetings and Lectures, 1995-1998  (PASSIA, 1999) – different than above.

As editor : Foreign Policies Towards the Middle East and Palestine : PASSIA Meetings 1995-1999  (PASSIA, 1999)

The Other Side of the Coin : A Native Palestinian Tells His Story (PASSIA, 1998)


Noah Haiduc-Dale (History Dept., Centenary College, New Jersey)

Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine (Edinburgh University Press, 2013)  An important book that tracks the history of Palestine’s Arab Christians and their Palestinian nationalism, 1917-1948, that both identities were not contradictory.  Deep microhistory of the the widening Husayni and Nashashibi factionalism. “Haiduc-Dale offers a chronological history of Palestinian politics that focuses on the particular role in each stage of Christians, whose narratives have often been marginalized or essentialized. In the process, he offers a comprehensive and easy to follow guide to key landmarks in the development of the Palestinian national movement more generally.” – Liora Halperin, International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies


Sylvia G. Haim, editor

with Elie Kedourie :  Zionism and Arabism in Palestine and Israel  (Routledge, 1982, 2017)  The editors collect ten studies from the journal Middle Eastern Studies. Aspects of Arab- Jewish relations during the Mandate are considered, as are political decisions and diplomatic events that led to the end of the Mandate. After 1948, the diplomatic history of Israel and of the Arab-Israeli conflict are examined.

Arab Nationalism : An Anthology (University of California Press, 1962) A treasure compilation of period writing, including a 1933 interview with Rashid Rida, the founder of modern Arab nationalism ; First Arab Students’ Congress’ Arab Pledge, Definitions, Manifesto, from a Brussels conference in 1938; Abd al-Rahman Azzam’s 1946 Cairo address, The Arab league and World Unity; several pieces on nationalism through the Islamic lens; and even the 1951 constitution of the then-new Party of the Arab Ba’th (“a national, popular, revolutionary movement fighting for Arab Unity, Freedom, and Socialism”).


Nadia abu el-Haj

The Genealogical Science : The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (University of Chicago Press, 2012)

Facts on the Ground : Archeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society  (University of Chicago Press, 2001)


Samia Halaby

with historian Salman Abu-Sitta Drawing the Kafr Massacre  (The Netherlands : Schlit Publishing, 2016)  Publisher’s blurb : “The 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre was carried out by the Israeli Border Police under cover of the tripartite attack on Egypt by England, France, and Israel. Two other massacres took place during the ensuing days in the cities of Rafah and Khan Younis, where 111 and 275 Palestinian civilians were slaughtered by Israeli troops on their way to Egypt, respectively. In Kafr Qasem, an artifice was created to provide a fig-leaf excuse for the killing of innocent people — a curfew announced less than a half an hour before it was implemented. Workers returning home, tired and hungry, unaware of the curfew, were cold-bloodedly shot dead by members of the Israeli Border Police.  Based on interviews with survivors, Samia Halaby created a set of documentary drawings on the subject. The emotions of anger and fear leap from every page of this book, enabling the reader to bear witness to the terrible suffering endured by the inhabitants of this small Palestinian village.”


Fred Halliday

100 Myths about the Middle East (Saqi Books, 2005)


Jeff Halper  (head of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions / ICAHD)

War Against the People : Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto Press, 2015)

-with Michael Younan : Obstacles to Peace ; A Reframing of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict  – (Palestine Mapping Center, 2005 / CAHD, 2013)

An Israeli in Palestine : Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel  (Pluto Press, 2008 / second edition 2010)

Obstacles to Peace : A Reframing of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Palestine Mapping Center / ICHAD, 2005, 2015)

Between Redemption and Revival : The Jewish Yishuv of Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century  (Oxford : Westview, 1991)


Liora Halperin (University of Colorado – Boulder & International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies)

Babel in Zion : Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1949 (Yale University Press, 2014, 2016) – History of the Zionist cultural front to make Hebrew a linguistic currency amongst the Jews of Mandate Palestine.


Grace Halsell (Christian activist)

Prophecy and Politics : The Secret Alliance between Israel and the US Christian Right  (Lawrence Hill, 1986/1989)

Journey to Jerusalem  (Macmillan, 1981)


Eric Hammel

Six Days in June : How Israel Won the 1967 Arab-Israeli War   (Pacifica Military History, 2001) –  Battles detailed, but sans maps.  One reviewer wrote : “whilst every Arab soldier killed was a statistic, every Israeli death was a tragedy.”


Jill Hamilton

God, Guns, and Israel : Britain, Jews and the First World War ((History Press, 2009); aka God, Guns, and Israel : Britain, Jews, and the First World War in the Holy Land  (Sutton Books, 2004)


Lesley Hamilton

Where Mountains Roar : in Search of the Sinai Desert [Negev – Sinai in Israel & Egypt] (Victor Gollancz, 1980)


Joshua Hammer

A Season in Bethlehem : Unholy War in a Sacred Place  (James Bennett, 2003)


Jeffrey R. Hammond (Publisher/Editor of Foreign Policy Journal)

Obstacle to Peace : The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Worldview Publications, 2016) with foreword by Richard Falk. Endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Paul Craig Roberts (Former Editor, Wall Street Journal), Max Blumenthal, etc.

The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination : The Struggle for Palestine and the Roots of the Israeli-Arab Conflict  (the author, 82pp, 2009)  An overview of the crucial period from the rise of the Zionist movement until the creation of the state of Israel, examining how the seeds of the continuing conflict in the Middle East between Jews and Arabs were sown during this time. It sets out to show, by examining principle historical documents and placing key events in proper context, that the root of today’s conflict is the rejection of the right to self-determination for the Arab Palestinians.


Sahar Hamouda (Alexandria University, Egypt)

Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem  (Garnet Publishing, 2009) – Publisher’s blurb : “tells the saga of a Palestinian family living in Jerusalem during the British mandate, and its fate in the diaspora following the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. The story is told by two voices: a mother, who was a child in Jerusalem in the 1930s, and her daughter, who comments on her mother’s narrative. The real hero of the narrative, however, is the family home in Old Jerusalem, which was built in the 15th century and which still stands today. Within its walls lived the various members of the extended family whose stories the narrative reveals: parents, children, stepmothers, stepsisters, aunts and uncles, nieces and cousins. This is no idealized, nostalgic narrative of perfect characters or an idyllic past, but a truthful rendition of family life under occupation, in a holy city that was conservative to the extreme. Against a backdrop of violence, much social history is revealed as an authoritarian father, a submissive mother, brothers who were resistance fighters, and an imaginative child struggled to lead a normal life among enemies. That became impossible in 1948, when the narrator, by then a young girl studying in Beirut, realized she could not go home. She traveled to Cairo, where she had to start a new life under difficult conditions, and reconcile herself to the idea of exile. Narrated in a terse, matter-of-fact tone, “Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem” is a bildungsroman in which the child is initiated into loss and despair, and a life about which little is known. The book shows a city of the 1930s from a new perspective: a cosmopolitan Jerusalem where people from all nations and faiths worshiped, married and lived together, until such co-existence came to an end and a new order was enforced.”


Fuad Said Hamzeh

United National Conciliation Commission for Palestine, 1949-1967 (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1968)


Muna Hamzeh  (Palestinian-Lebanese-American journalist in Gheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem)

Operation Defensive Shield : Witnesses to Israeli Military War Crimes   (Pluto Press, 2003)

Refugees in Our Own Land : Chronicles from a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Bethlehem (Pluto Press, 2001)


Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut), Leila Hilal (New American Foundation & UNWRA advisor), & Lex Takkenburg (UNWRA officer, since 1989), editors.

UNWRA and Palestinian Refugees : From Relief and Works to Human Development (Routledge, 2014) – 14 essays, most modern, but including one on the emergence and early management of the camps, 1950-1970.

Sari Hanafi & Are Knudsen, editors

Palestinian Refugees : Identity, Space and Place in the Levant  (Routledge, 2010, 2014)

with Linda Taber/Tabar :

The Emergence of a Palestinian Globalized Elite : Donors, International Organizations and Local NGOs   (Jerusalem : Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2006)

See : Lex Takkenburg


Paul L. Hanna

British Policy in Palestine  (Washington DC : American Council on Public Affairs, 1942)


David Hapgood

Charles R. Crane : The Man Who Bet on People (New York City : Xlibris Publications, 2000)  Relevant to the King Crane Commission.



Punishing a Nation: Human Rights Violations During the Palestinian Uprising, December 1987 – December 1988  (Ramallah : Al-Haq: Law in the Service of Man, 476pp, 1988) 

with the International Commission of Jurists : Torture and Intimidation in the West Bank – The Case of al-Fara’a Prison  (Ramallah/Chicago, 56pp, 1985


Anaheed Al-Hardan (American University of Beirut, 2016)

Palestinians in Syria : Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities  (Columbia University Press, 2016)  Publisher’s blurb : “One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience stands in stark contrast to the plight of Palestinian refugees in other Arab countries, leading to different ways through which to understand the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, in their popular memory. Conducting interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation members of Syria’s Palestinian community, Anaheed Al-Hardan follows the evolution of the Nakba-the central signifier of the Palestinian refugee past and present-in Arab intellectual discourses, Syria’s Palestinian politics, and the community’s memorialization. Al-Hardan’s sophisticated research sheds light on the enduring relevance of the Nakba among the communities it helped create, while challenging the nationalist and patriotic idea that memories of the Nakba are static and universally shared among Palestinians. Her study also critically tracks the Nakba’s changing meaning in light of Syria’s twenty-first-century civil war.”


Roger Hardy  (Veteran BBC World Service reporter of the region for 30 years; Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies in Oxford)

The Poisoned Well : Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East  (Hurst & Co., 2016-2017)  Much on Palestine and the considered decolonisation of the region.


Yehoshafat Harkabi  (former Head of Israel’s military intelligence; “I would say the original source of this conflict lies with Israel, with the Jews, and you can quote me.” (1973)

The Arab-Israeli Conflict on the Threshold of Negotiations  (Princeton University Center for International Studies, 1992)

Israel’s fateful Decisions  (IB Tauris, 1988)

A Policy for the Moment of Truth  (Washington DC: Foundation for Middle East Peace, 23pp, 1988)  Argues that “Reality will force Israel to retreat from her political stance, to withdraw from the territories and to negotiate with the PLO.”

The Bar Kokhba Syndrome : Risk and realism in International Politics  (Rossel Books, 1982)

The Palestinian Covenant and its Meaning  (Vallentine Mitchell, 1979)

Arab Strategies and Israel’s Response  (Free Press / Collier Macmillan, 1977)

Arab Attitudes to Israel   -translated by Misha Louvish  (Vellentine Mitchell, 1972 / Jerusalem, Keter Publishing, 1976)

Palestinians and Israel   (Jerusalem : Keter Publishing, 1974)

The Position of the Palestinians in the Israel-Arab Conflict and Their National Covenant  (publisher ? – 1969)


Eldad Harouvi (Director of the Palmach Archive, Tel Aviv)

Palestine Investigated : The Criminal Investigation Department of the Palestine Police Force, 1920-1948  (Sussex Academic Press, 2016)  Publisher’s blurb : “This book tells the story of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Palestine Police Force (PPF) in the historical context which impacted the CID’s missions, methods, and composition. At first, the CID was engaged in providing technical assistance for criminal investigation. Following the PPF’s poor performance in the Arab Riots in 1929, a commission of inquiry, headed by Sir Herbert Dowbiggin, recommended adding intelligence gathering and surveillance of political elements to police functions. Teams were set up and a Special Branch established.  From 1932 the CID deployed a network of “live sources” among the Arabs and Jews, and issued intelligence summaries evaluating Arab and Jewish political activity. Post-1935 the security situation deteriorated: Arab policemen and officials joined the Arab side, thus drying-up sources of information; the British therefore asked for assistance from the Jewish population. In 1937 Sir Charles Tegart recommended that the CID invest in obtaining raw intelligence by direct contacts in the field. In 1938 Arthur Giles took command and targeted both the Revisionist and Yishuv movements. Although the CID did not succeed in obtaining sufficient tactical information to prevent Yishuv actions, Giles identified the mood of the Jewish leadership and public – an important intelligence accomplishment regarding Britain’s attitude towards the Palestine question. But British impotence in the field was manifested by the failure to prevent the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.  Towards the end of the Mandate, as civil war broke out following the UN General Assembly resolution of November 1947, the CID was primarily engaged in documenting events and providing evaluations to London whose decision-makers put high value on CID intelligence as they formulated political responses.”


David Harris-Gershon

What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?   (OneWorld Books, 2013)


Yoella Har-Shefi (Legal Adviser, Ani Israeli)

Beyond the Gunsights : One Arab family in the Promised Land (Houghton Mifflin, 1980)  This is a fiction of a novel in that it’s all based on fact with the names changed.  The author spills cultural nuances from her sleeves in this insightful book, taking in Muslim social mores, political history, contemporary corruption, extended family obligations, and human love and comradeship for its own sake.  And although written at the close of the 1970s, it’s still relevant for today.


Alan Hart

Zionism – The Real Enemy of the Jews (World Focus Publications, various editions, in two-and-three-volume editions, 2005, 2012) Zionist political muscle in both Tel Aviv and Washington is unwrapped in this fascinating insider’s history given that the author knew well both Yassir Arafat and Golda Meir!  Fortunately, Hart put these candid observations into print.


John Harte

Contesting the Past in Mandate Palestine : History Teaching for Palestinian Arabs under British Rule  (PhD theses, School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS / University of London], 2009) 


Hashomer Hatzair Workers’ Party

The Road to Bi-National Independence – Memorandum of the Hashomer Hatzair Workers’ Party of Palestine  (Tel Aviv : the Party, August 1947)

Case for a Bi-National Palestine – Memorandum prepared by Hashomer Hatzair for the Anglo-American Committee  (Tel Aviv : the Party, March 1946)


Amira Hass 

Reporting from Ramallah : An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land (Semiotxt(e), 2003) Hass is a rare Jewish Israeli correspondent (Ha’aretz) on Palestinian affairs living among the people about whom she wrote these dispatches.

Drinking the Sea at Gaza : Days and Nights in a Land under Siege  (translated by Elana Wesley & Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta; Hamish Hamilton Press, 1979)

-see also Sara Roy and Jean-Philipe Fileu


Agha Hassan

The Role of Mass Communications in Inter-State Conflict : The Arab-Israeli War of 1973  (American University in Cairo Press, 1978)


Sana Hassan Amos Elon

Between Enemies : An Arab-Israeli Dialogue  (New York City : Random House / London : Andre Deutsch, 1974)


Manuel S. Hassassian (Palestine Ambassador to the UK)

Palestine, Factionalism in the National Movement (1919-1939) (East Jerusalem : Palestine Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, 1990) An overview of the two leading families and their respective support : The al-Husseinis (Majlesiyoun, those who supported the Mufti) and the Nahashibis (Mu’arada, the anti-Husseinis, who were less unified). Despite being done in 1990, which much of this having been excavated by historians since, there are rare sources unlikely to have been used by the latter.  Available online :http://www.passia.org/publications/Palestine/Pal-Book-All.pdf


Muhammed Abdel-Kadel Hatem  [Abd al-Qadir], with foreword by Daily TelegraphMiddle East correspondent John Bulloch

Information and the Arab Cause (Longman, 1974) Author was Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt.


Susan Lee Hattis

The Bi-National Idea in Palestine During Mandatory Times  (Haifa : Shikmona Publishing, 1970) – PhD thesis, University of Geneva.


Mahmoud Hawari  (Archaeologist-activist, Director of the Palestinian Museum – Ramallah, who has worked at the British Museum,  Oxford University;, and Birzeit University)

Fighting Palestinian Poverty : A Survey of the Economic and Social Impact of the Israeli Occupation on the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip  (War on Want, 2003)


Haim Hazan

Simulated Dreams : Israeli Youth and Virtual Zionism  (Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2001)   Sociological, anthropological analysis.


Yaron Hazony

The Jewish State : An Idea and its Betrayal  (Basic Books, 2000)


Marianne Heiberg Geir Øvensen

Palestinian Society in Gaza, West Bank and Arab Jerusalem : A Survey of Living Conditions  (Oslo : Fafo Report no. 151, 1993)


Joseph Heller (b. 1937, not the author of Catch 22)

The Stern Gang : Idology, Politics and Terror, 1940-1949  (Frank Cass, 1994 / Routledge, 1995) Claims that the organisation, Lehi, was not an ideological offshoot of the IZL/Irgun, but one of ‘National Bolshevism,’ and that both groups’ efforts weren’t solely responsible for making the British Mandate untenable.   See also : Patrick Bishop

British Policy Toward the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1914  (Frank Cass, 1983)


Joseph Heller  (b. 1888, not the author of Catch 22)

The Zionist Idea  (Joint Zionist Publications Committee, 1947)

Correspondance Course in Zionism, Part 1  (Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, 1945)


Mark A. Heller

Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy  (Oxford University Press / International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2000)

with Sari Nusseibeh : No Trumpets, No Drums : A Two-State Settlement of the Israel-Palestine Conflict  (IB Tauris, 1991)

A Palestinian State : The Implications for Israel  (Harvard University Press, 1983)

Mark Heller & Rosemary Hollis, editors

Israel and the Palestinians : Israeli Policy Options  (Chatham House, 2005)


Tamar S. Hermann

The Israeli Democracy Index, 2012  (Jerusalem : Israel Democracy Institute, 2012)

The Israeli Peace Movement : A Shattered Dream  (Cambridge University Press, 2009, 2014).   A lament for the post-Oslo decline.

co-author with Asher Arian  & Ilan Talmud :  National Security and Public Opinion in Israel  (Jerusalem Post, 1988)


Seymour M. (Myron) Hersh  (New Yorker magazine writer who first exposed the 1969 My Lai Massacre in Vietnam)

The Samson Option : Israel, America and the Bomb  (Faber, 1991, 1993)


Rabbi Arthur Herzenberg, editor

The Fate of Zionism : A Secular Future for Israel and Palestine  (HarperSanFrancisco, 2003)

The Zionist Idea : A Historical Analysis and Reader  (Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America [sic], 1997


Moses Hess (1812-1875)

The Revival of Israel : Rome and Jerusalem, the Last Nationalist Question, translated by Meyer Waxman (University of Nebraska Press, 1995) “Jewish religion is, above all, Jewish patriotism.”


Nadia Hijab (Director of Al-Shakba, the Palestinian Policy Network)

with Amina Minns : Citizens Apart – A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel  (IB Tauris, 1990)


Robert Hillenbrand (University of Edinburgh)

The Architecture of Ottoman Jerusalem : An Introduction  (Altajir World of Islam Trust, 128 pages, 2002)


Joost Hilterman

Behind the Intifada : Labor and Women’s Movements in the Occupied Territories  (Princeton University Press, 1991)


Dilip Hiro

The Middle East (Phoenix : Oryx Press, 1996)

Sharing the Promised Land : A Tale of Israelis and Palestinians aka Sharing the Promised Land : An Interwoven Tale of Israelis and Palestinians  (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books / Coronet, 1996)

Lebanon : Fire and Embers – A History of the Lebanese Civil War  (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1993)

Inside the Middle East (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982)


David Hirst (former Middle East correspondent for the Guardian newspaper)

Beware of Small States : Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East  (Faber, 2011)

The Gun and the Olive Branch : The Roots of Violence in the Middle East  (Faber & Faber, 1977, 2nd ed. 1984, 3rd ed with new foreword, 613 pages, 2003, 2004 / Nation Books, 2003).  Extends up to the massacres at Sabra and Chatila/Shatilla refugee camps in Lebanon, 1982.


Gil Z. Hochberg (UCLA)

In Spite of Partition : Jews, Arabs and the Limits of Separatist Imagination (Princeton University Press, 2007).  Publisher’s blurb : “Partition–the idea of separating Jews and Arabs along ethnic or national lines–is a legacy at least as old as the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Challenging the widespread “separatist imagination” behind partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways in which works of contemporary Jewish and Arab literature reject simple notions of separatism and instead display complex configurations of identity that emphasize the presence of alterity within the self–the Jew within the Arab, and the Arab within the Jew. In Spite of Partition examines Hebrew, Arabic, and French works that are largely unknown to English readers to reveal how, far from being independent, the signifiers “Jew” and “Arab” are inseparable. In a series of original close readings, Hochberg analyzes fascinating examples of such inseparability. In the Palestinian writer Anton Shammas’s Hebrew novel Arabesques, the Israeli and Palestinian protagonists are a “schizophrenic pair” who “have not yet decided who is the ventriloquist of whom.” And in the Moroccan Jewish writer Albert Swissa’s Hebrew novel Aqud, the Moroccan-Israeli main character’s identity is uneasily located between the “Moroccan Muslim boy he could have been” and the “Jewish Israeli boy he has become.” Other examples draw attention to the intricate linguistic proximity of Hebrew and Arabic, the historical link between the traumatic memories of the Jewish Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakbah, and the libidinal ties that bind Jews and Arabs despite, or even because of, their current animosity.”



Thomas Hodgkin

Thomas Hodgkin : Letters from Palestine 1932-1936 (EC Hodgkin, editor)

(Quartet Books, 1986)

Antonius and Palestine (EC Hodgkin, editor; Ithaca Press, 1982)


Adina Hoffman

House of Windows : Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighbourhood (Arcadia Books, 2001)


Clare Hollingworth  (war correspondant for The Observer and The Economist)

Front Line (Jonathan Cape, 1990) – disappointingly minimal reference to 1947-1948, especially as she was at the King David Hotel when it was terrorised.  Flew bombing missions for the RAF in Cairo during World War Two.

The Arabs and the West (Methuen, 1952 / Routledge, 2015)

Note : See James Rodgers


Yifat Holzman-Gazit

Land Expropriation in Israel : Law, Culture and Society  (Ashgate, 2007).  Legal case law used to deprive Arab Palestinians of their land shown to have also, in a much smaller scale, done the same to Jewish Israelis.


Tikva Honig-Parnass

False Prophets of Peace : Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine

(Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2011)  Deeply researched analysis of the Israeli Left’s attempts to legitimise Israeli apartheid; a rare, English-language assessment, endorsed by Ilan Pappé, Moshé Machover, and Noam Chomsky.  Valuable endnotes, despite occasional misspellings of authors’ names and English titles sometimes wantonly given to Hebrew books.

See : THE STORY TODAY section.


EP (Edward) Horne

A Job Well Done : A History of the Palestine Police Service, 1920-1948  (Palestine Police Old Comrades Benevolent Association, 1982 / Book Guild Publishing, 2003)


David Horowitz

State in the Making (Greenwood Press, 1981) – Jewish Agency perspective.


Peter Hounam

Operation Cyanide : Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III (Vision, 2003)


Bayan Buwayhed al-Hout

Sabra and Shatila : September 1982  (Pluto Press, 2004)


Shafiq Al-Hout (see : Jean Said Makdisi)


Harry Nicholas Howard

The King Crane Commission : An American Enquiry in the Middle East (Beirut : Khayats, 1963)


Michael C. Hudson, editor

Alternative Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict : A Comparative Analysis of the Principal Actors  (Washington DC : Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies & the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 1984)


Human Rights Watch

Second Class : Discrimination against Palestinian Children in Israel’s Schools  (Human Rights Watch, 2001)

Torture and Ill-Treatment : Israel’s Interrogation of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories  (Human Rights Watch, 316 pages, 1994)


Sahar Huneidi

A Broken Trust : Herbert Samuel, Zionism and the Palestinians  (IB Tauris, 2001) Sir Herbert Samuel, the first British High Commissioner in Mandatory Palestine (1920–25) has been generally regarded as an impartial administrator.  But most of the measures Samuel took during his time in Palestine were designed to prepare the ground not simply for the “Jewish national home” promised in both the Balfour Declaration and the mandate for Palestine, but also for a Jewish state.


F. Robert Hunter

The Palestinain Uprising : A War by Other Means  (University of California Press, 1991-1992)


Jane Hunter

No Simple Proxy : Israel in Central America  (Washington Middle East Associates, 1987), edited by Jane Power James Zogby


Robert Edwards Hunter Seth G. Jones

Building a Successful Palestinian State : Security  (Rand Corporation, 2006)


J.C. Hurewitz

Middle East Politics : The Military Dimension  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1982)

Oil, the Arab-Israeli Dispute and the Industrial World : Horizons of Crisis (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1976)

The Struggle for Palestine  (New York City : Schocken Books, 1976)


Deena Hurwitz, editor

Walking the Red Line : Israelis in Search of Justice for Palestine  (Philadelphia, New Society Publishers, 1992) – preface by Marshall T. Meyer


Hussein, King of Jordan

My “War” with Israel  – as told to Vick Vance & Pierre Lauer  (Owen, 1968)


Hussein Abu Hussein (Palestinian Israeli lawyer) & Fiona McKay (British human rights lawyer)

Access Denied : Palestinian Land Rights in Israel (Zed Books, 2003)


Hassan Jamal Husseini

Return to Jerusalem  (Quartet Emerging Voices, 1998)    It is one thing to know such things happen; another to experience them at first hand. A Palestinian journalist, working for the Arab Press in Jerusalem, returns home late from work. In the small hours of the following morning, the security forces knock at his door. They remove him from his family, handcuff and blindfold him and take him away for interrogation. Absorbed into the prison system, he is subjected to techniques of humiliation and deprivation in an overcrowded cell and the alternating brutality and subtle reasonableness of the interrogators. The long hours of inaction between times are lightened only by thoughts of the tenderness of his family life and the conversation of fellow prisoners. These debates, reflecting many shades of experience and opinion, unfold against the background of his wife’s unwavering support and the continuing history of Israel’s occupation of the territories. An Israeli lawyer a man of integrity, takes up his case and introduces a ray of hope — yet seems powerless to divert the authorities’ intentions as these finally emerge. Hassan Husseini has written in Return to Jerusalem a novel of haunting human interest at one level and at another a timely appeal for the recognition of the rights of Palestinians in their ancestral homeland on a foundation of moderation and natural justice. Hassan Jamal Husseini was born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1925 and was educated at various schools in the Middle East. He attended the American University, Beirut, and Syracuse University, New York. He studied music as an amateur at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1951 he entered the Saudi Diplomatic Service, serving a five-year posting at the London Embassy. He left to become the Middle East representative of the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank, and works today in financial consultancy. He is married and has three children. In undertaking his research for Return to Jerusalem, Husseini interviewed former prisoners from Israel’s security prisons to ensure the documentary authenticity of the novel’s background.


Abu Huzayfa

History of Masjid Al-Aqsa for Children  (Leicester : Friends of Al-Aqsa Publications, 64 pages, 2010)


Albert Montefiore Hyamson

Palestine under the Mandate  (Methuen, 1950)

-as editor : The British Consulate in Jerusalem in Relation to the Jews of Palestine, 1838-1914  (Goldston, ca. 1939-1941) -extracts from Foreign Office records.


Ihud : See Judah Leon Magnes


Amitzur Ilan

The Origin of the Arab-Israeli Arms Race : Arms, Embargo, Military Poweer and Decision in the 1948 Palestine War (Macmillan / St Antony’s College, Oxford University / New York University Press, 1996)

Bernadotte in Palestine 1948 : A Study in Contemporary Humanitarian Knight-Errantry  (Macmillan / St Antony’s College, Oxford University, 1996)


Martin Indyk

Innocent Abroad : An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East (Simon & Schuster, 2009) – With some focus on Oslo and the 2nd intifada.


Doreen Ingrams (compiled and annotated)

The Palestine Papers : 1917-1922 : Seeds of Conflict (John Murray 1972 / Eland Publishing, 2009)


Institute for Historical Justice and Reconcilliation

Sacred Sites in The Holy Land : Historical and Religious Perspectives  (Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation / Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011)  Publisher’s blurb : “explores shared legacies of Jews and Muslims, offering religious and historical accounts on three sacred sites in the Holy Land; Al Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount; Cave of the Patriarchs/Cave of Machpelah: Sanctuary of Ibrahim/ Ibrahimi Mosque and Kever Shmuel/Nabi Samu’il.”  Note : This monograph is a free download, via historyandreconciliation.org


Institute for Palestine Studies – Arab Women’s Information Committee

Who are the Terrorists?  Aspects of Zionist and Israeli Terrorism (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies & the Arab Women’s Information Committee, 74 pages, 1972)  Chronological unpacking of Zionist terrorism.


Institute for Palestine Studies

Palestinian History in Postage Stamps  (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 493 pages, 2011)

The Judaization of Jerusalem, 1967-1972 (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies / Canterbury : World Conference of Christians for Peace, 1970 and 1972)

The Partition of Palestine  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1967)


International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Zionism and Racism : International Symposium – Selected Papers  (1986) – see other EAFORD publications under individual authors.

Witness of War Crimes in Lebanon : Testimony Given to the Nordic Commission, Oslo, October 1982  (1983)


Runo Isaksen

Literature and War : Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Tree Press / Interlink Books, 2009) – Contents : What really matters is the quality of what’s in our heads / Etgar Keret — In morality’s catastrophe zones / David Grossman — We have to act as if there is a chance. Maybe / Yoram Kaniuk — In conflicts, few people are able to understand the suffering of others / Amos Oz — Dissension is an old Jewish tradition / Meir Shalev — Arabophobia! / Orly Castel-Bloom — A perfect bridge / Dorit Rabinyan — Life is so much richer / Mahmoud Shuqair — I want to be free / Ghassan Zaqtan — My aim is to survive / Liana Badr — I write to release the violence inside / Zakariyya Muhammad — We have to be humane in our fight / Yahya Yakhlif — Men dominate society / Sahar Khalifeh — It is our duty to know about the other side / Mahmoud Darwish and Izzat Ghazzawi — Or should we do something about it? an Israeli-Palestinian contribution / Salman Natour.


Islamic Council of Europe (London)

Ismail R. Al-Faruqi Islam and the Problem of Israel  (ICE, 1980)

Jerusalem : The Key to World Peace  (ICE, 1980) Contributors include Peter Mansfield, Afzal Iqbal, John Reddaway, Henry Cattan, Khalid Al-Hassan, and Norton Mezvinsky.  1979 conference papers.


Israel Information Centre (Jerusalem)

Facts about Israel  (IIC, 353 pages, 2008)

A Letter from Israel  (IIC, 45 pages, 1984)

The Palestine Liberation Organization : Liberation…or Liquidation?  (ICC, 8 pages, 1979)

What is the Arab Boycott against Israel?  (IIC/Federation of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce with and in Israel, 23 pages, 1975)

Aspects of the Palestinian Problem (IIC Information Briefing no. 29, 40 pages, 1974-1975)  “The solution may be found within the compass of a Jordanian-Palestinian State.  Israel does not consider that there is room for a second Palestinian State.”

Defenceless  (IIC, 1973)


Raphael Israeli

Dangers of a Palestinian State (Israel : Gefen Publishing, 2002).  Various Israeli authors essay perceived dangers of dismantling the Zionist State.


Ze’ev Jabotinsky – about Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940)

The War and the Jew  (New York City : Altalena Press, 1987)


Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

Princesses Street : Baghdad Memories   -translated by Issa J. Boullata (University of Arkansas Press, 2005)

The First Well – A Bethlehem Boyhood  (University of Arkansas Press, 1995 / Hesperus, 2012)  A gentle cultural  view of the diversity of the Palestinian Arab community in Bethlehem and his upbringing amongst the “shouts of books” in the cosmopolitan city.  See also autobiographical works : Edward Said : Out of Place and Rega-e Busailah’s In the Land of My Birth – A Palestinian Boyhood

See also : FICTION


Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies

The West Bank and Gaza : Israel’s Options for Peace  (Tel-Aviv : Jaffee Center, 1989)


Eliot Jager (editor of Jerusalem Report and part of the Jewish Leadership Council)

The Balfour Declaration : 67 Words ~ 100 Years of Conflict  (Gefen Books, 2018) Zionist defence of the Balfour Declaration


Amal Jamal (Tel Aviv University)

Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel : The Politics of Indigeneity (Routledge, 2011)

The Arab Public Sphere in Israel : Media Space and Cultural Resistance (Indiana University Press, 2009)

The Palestinian National Movement : The Politics of Contention, 1967-2005  (Indiana University Press, 2005)

Media, Politics, and Democracy in Palestine : Political Culture, Pluralism, and the Palestinian Authority  (Sussex Academic Press, 2005)


Laila Jammal

Contributions by Palestinian Women to the National Struggle for Liberation  (Washington DC : Middle East Public Relations, 1985) Well-illustrated in both colour and greyscale.


GH Jansen [Godfrey H.]

Zionism, Israel and Asian Nationalism (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1971)


Michael E. Jansen

Dissonance in Zion  (Zed Books, 1987)

The Battle of Beirut : Why Israel Invaded Lebanon  (Zed Books, 1982)

The Three Basic American Decisions on Palestine  (Beirut: Palestine Liberation Organization, Research Center, 46pp, 1971)

The United States and the Palestinian People (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970)


Wasif Jawhariyyeh

The Storyteller of Jerusalem : The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948 (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2014)  Edited by Salim Tamari Issam Nassar; translated by Nada Elzeer; foreword by Rachel Beckles Willson.  A marvellous memoir of a young, talented urbanite of modest means but richly connected to top Palestinian families, Mandate Government Sirs, and endless party-goers. After navigating the Ottoman structure, he settles down to a working life of practical civil service as his (and the Palestinians’) national consciousness elevates over events, benefiting from working relationships with both the Husseini and Nashashibi centres of power, and the Arabist Ronald Storrs, Governor and Military Governor of Jerusalem, who declined to mention Jawhariyyeh in his Orientations.  Besides much alcohol, this memoir includes a great deal of Arab culture in Jerusalem, especially the music scene, which welcomes his at-the-ready oud expertise and passionate singing.  The foreword by Beckles Willson is especially rewarding.


Lena Jayyusi, editor

Jerusalem Interrupted : Modernity and Colonial Transformation, 1917-Present (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink, 2015)  This groundbreaking collection of essays brings together distinguished scholars and writers and follows the history of Jerusalem from the culturally diverse Mandate period through its transformation into a predominantly Jewish city.  Essays detail often unexplored dimensions of the social and political fabric of a city that was rendered increasingly taut and fragile, even as areas of mutual interaction and shared institutions and neighborhoods between Arabs and Jews continued to develop.  Contributors include: Lena Jayyusi, Issam Nassar, Samia A. Halaby, Elias Sahhab, Andrea Stanton, Makram Khoury-Machool, Sandy Sufian, Awad Halabi, Ellen L. Fleischmann, Widad Kawar, Rochelle Davis, Subhi Ghosheh, Mohammad Ghosheh, Tom Abowd, Nadia Abu El-Haj, Michael Dumper, Nahed Awwad, Ahmad J. Azem, Nasser Abourahme.


JMN Jeffries [Joseph Mary Nagle]

Palestine : The Reality (Longmans, 1939)  The definitive and most revelatory analysis of the machinations behind the Balbour Declaration.  Author was the Daily Mail’s Middle East Correspondent in the 1920s and co-founder of the Palestine Information Centre in London, 1936.  Original book, 728 pages with 21 possible copies held in UK libraries. (Westport, Connecticut : Hyperion Press, 1976)  Held in the UK by the British Library, Exeter and Sheffield Universities. Chapter 11, republished as an off-print by the Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut, 1969.  Reprint edition : Intrterlink Publishing & Skyscraper Books, 2017, with introduction by Ghada Karmi and preface by Andy Simons.

JMN Jeffries, edited by William M. Mathew

The Palestine Deception, 1915-1923 : The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, the Balfour Declaration, and the Jewish National Home (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2014) J. M. N. Jeffries, formerly a war correspondent in Europe and the Middle East, working for Britain’s largest-selling newspaper, the Daily Mail, was sent to Palestine in 1922 by its owner, Lord Northcliffe, to report on its developing political and economic affairs—just five years on from the Balfour Declaration and its promise of British support for the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home. A Zionist Commission had arrived there in April 1918 and working, often tensely, alongside British military and civilian authorities, had succeeded in setting up a nascent Jewish polity—the nature and implications of which Jeffries sets out to appraise.  Jeffries’ articles, reproduced in full here for the first time, highlight Britain’s duplicity in its dealings with the Arab population of Palestine—arguing that clear, written pledges of Arab political independence, offered in 1915–16 as a means of gaining Arab military support in the war against Germany and her Ottoman ally, had been decisively contradicted by the terms of the Balfour Declaration in 1917: thus “The Palestine Deception.” Providing, for the first time, a public translation from the Arabic of pertinent extracts from the diplomatic correspondence—something that the British government itself would not allow until 1939—Jeffries caused a considerable stir in political circles in London, prompting senior members of the House of Lords to ask that the government revise the terms of its commitment to the Zionist project in advance of the forthcoming final settlement by the League of Nations of the Mandate for the territory.  Writing with lively wit and telling irony, Jeffries offers a vivid contemporary snapshot of Palestine in the early 1920s. The circumstances of Jewish life there, both indigenous and immigrant, are set out in fine detail, although it seemed to him highly improbable that Britain could contrive any long-term alliance with the Zionist movement that would advance its own imperial interests in the Middle East and beyond.

The Palestine Deception : A Daily Mail Enquiry on the Spot  (The Daily Mail, 72pp, 1923)

Note : See also Colin Andersen


Jewish Agency – Miscellaneous publications held by the British Library (shelfmark : 4035.d.21) : Documents Relating to the Balfour Declaration and the PalestineMandate (May 1939) — The Jewish Case Against the Palestine White Paper : Documents Submitted to the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations (June 1939) — Documents and Correspondence Relating to Palestine: August 1939 to March 1940 [with fold-out map ofPalestine depicting Jewish-Arab residential zones] (March 1940) — An Appeal to theBritish People (1939) —Palestine for the Refugees (1939) — Mrs. Edgar [Blanche] Dugdale : Palestine to-Day – “Illegal Immigration”  (1939) — Field Marshal Smuts : Justice for the People of the Book – South African Premier’s Appeal  (1942) —  Dr. Chaim Weizmann :Jewish Fighting Force(1942) — America Speaks – A Free Jewish Palestine (1942) — Dr. Chaim Weizmann : Palestine’s Role in the Solution of the Jewish Problem  (March 1942) — Palestinein Wartime (1942) — L.B. Namier : Refugee Boats (1942) — David Ben-Gurion : Palestine inthe Post-War World (1942) — Palestine on the Home Front (1943) — The Jewish Agency for Palestine – Its Structure and Functions (1943) — James G. McDonald : Palestine to the Rescue – Life or Death for a People (1943) — Abraham Revusky and Dr. Walter C. Lowermilk : Palestine Can Take Millions  (November 1944) —  Albert Einstein : Test Case for Humanity  (1944) — Dorothy Thompson [America’s most famous woman news reporter, put out of business by the Zionist lobby a few years later] : To Whom Does the Earth Belong? (1944) — Leon I. Feuer : Why a Jewish State  (1944) — L.B. [Louis Bernstein] Namier [British historian] : The Jewish Question  [reprinted from The Manchester Guardian, Thursday, March 7th, 1946] —  Dr. I. Zollschan : The Arabian Race of Palestine: The Facts  [reprinted from The Jewish Forum, August 1946] — Jews of Cyprus (1946).

Memorandum on Acts of Arab Aggression to alter by force the settlement on the future government of Palestine approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations, submitted to the United Nations Palestine Commission by the Jewish Agency for Palestine  (UN, Lake Success, 1948) [21 pages, in two parts, with a letter of transmittal addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.]


Jamil Hilal 

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

-as editor : Where Now for Palestine? The Demise of the Two-State Solution  (Zed Books, 2007)


Sabri Jiryis (PLO Public Relations Director)

The Arabs in Israel, 1848-1966 (1st edition, translated by Inea Bushnaq; Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1969 / 2nd edition, translated by Meric Dobson; Monthly Review Press, 1976)

Democratic Freedoms in Israel  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies / Benghazi : University of Libya, 109 pages, 1972)  Young Palestinian lawyer’s account.


Lawrence Joffe

Keesing’s Guide to the Mid-East Peace Process  aka Keesing’s Guide to the Middle-East Peace Process (Cartermill, 1996)


Nels Johnson

Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism  (Kegan Paul International, 1982 / e-version : Routledge, 2013)


Chris Jones & Michael Lavalette

Voices from the West Bank  (Bookmarks Bookshop, 2011)


Martin Jones

Failure in Palestine : British and United States Policy after the Second World War  (Bloomsbury, 2016)


Nazmi al-Jubeh, editor

Old Hebron : The Charm of a Historical City and Architecture  (Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, 2009) – with many photographs; contributors : Abdulhafez Abu Siriyya, Emad Hamdan, Ghassan al-Dweik, Hilme Marqa, Mohammad Sabarneh, Nazmi al-Jubeh, Nuha Dandis and Youssef al-Tartury.


John B. Judis

Genesis : Truman, American Jews and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict  (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014)


Paul A. Jureidini

Beyond Camp David : Emerging Alignments and Leaders in the Middle East  (Syracuse University Press, 1981)

Paul A. Jureidini & William E. Hazen

The Palestinian Movement in Politics  (Lexington, Massachusetts : DC Heath, 1976)


Mustafa Kabha (Open University of Israel)

as editor :  The Palestinian Minority in Israel : Military Rule and its Legacy  (Mada al-Carmel, 2014) Examines 1948-1966.   Publisher’s blurb : “The first chapter, by Dr. Yair Bauml of Oranim Academic College of Education, covers the role of military rule in Israel’s state-building project. The subsequent two chapters, written by Professor Asad Ghanim and Dr. Muhannad Mustafa of Haifa University, and Professor Mahmoud Ghanayim of Tel-Aviv University, respectively, address Arab political organizations and Palestinian short stories in Israel. The fourth chapter, by Professor Mustafa Kabha of Open University, examines Arab media coverage during this time; in the following chapter Professor Rassem Khamaisi of Haifa University focuses on the links between military rule and spatial control of Palestinian life. In the final chapter, Professor Ismael Abu Saad of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reflects on the state-imposed education curriculum taught in Arab schools during the military rule era.”

The Palestinian People : Seeking Sovereignty and State  (Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2013)

The Palestinian Arab – In/Outsiders : Media and Conflict in Israel  (Vallentine Mitchell, 2011)

with Guy Raz : Memories of a Place : The Photographic History of Wadi ‘Ara, 1903-2008  (UMM el-Fahem Art Gallery, 2008)

The Palestinian Press as a Shaper of Public Opinion : Writing Up a Storm (Vallentine Mitchell & Co, 2006)  – A rewarding analysis of the press during the crucial 1929-1939 period.


Noga Kadman (Israeli tour guide and activist researcher for B’Tselem)

Erased from Space and Consciousness : Israel and the Depopulated Villages of 1948  -Translated from the 2008 Hebrew original edition by Dimi Reider [of +972 news website] (Indiana University Press, 2015)  An examination of Israeli attitudes to the land captured during the Nakba, with former Palestinian villages seen by successive Zionist settlers as having been bases for “Arab gangs” in 1948.

with Beth Pearson : Families Torn Apart : Separation of Palestinian Families in the Occupied Territories  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1999)


Rabbi Meir Kahane

Or Hara’ayon : The Jewish Idea – Volumes 1 & 2 (Jerusalem : Institute for Publication of the Writings of Rabbi Meir Kahane / CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012, 2013)

Listen World, Listen Jew (Jerusalem : Institute for Publication of the Writings of Rabbi Meir Kahane, 1995)

The Ideology of Kach : The Authentic Jewish Idea  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012 / written 1990)

-with David Eells : Uncomfortable Questions for Comfortable Jews  (Secaucus, New Jersey : Lyle Stuart, 1987)

Why Be Jewish?  Intermarriage, Assimilation, and Alienation  (New York City : Stein & Day, 1979, 1983)

The Story of the Jewish Defense League  (Radnor, Pennsylvania : Chilton Book Company, 1975 / Jerusalem : Institute for Publication of the Writings of Rabbi Meir Kahane, 2000)

They Must Go : How Long Can Israel Survive its Malignant and Growing Arab Population?  (New York City : Grosset & Dunlap, and subsequently, The Jewish Idea; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1981, 1985, 1987, 2003, 2011) – Publisher’s blurb : “In this manifesto, Rabbi Meir Kahane sets forth the only plan for Israel’s salvation.”

Our Challenge – The Chosen Land  (Radnor, Pennsylvania : Chilton Book Company, 1974)

Time to Go Home  (Los Angeles : Nash Publications, 1972)

Never Again!  A Program for Survival  (Los Angeles : Nash Publications, 1971)

Related :

I. Breslauer Meir Kahane : Indealogue, Hero, Thinker (Lewiston, New York : E. Mellen Press, 1986)

Raphael Cohen-Almagor : The Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance : The Struggle against Kahanism in Israel  (University of Florida Press, 1994)

Robert I. Friedman : The False Prophet : Rabbi Meir Kahane – from FBI Informant to Knesset Member (Brooklyn, New York City : Lawrence Hill Books, 1990)

Libby Kahane Rabbi Meir Kahane : His Life and Thought, Volume One, 1932-1975  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)

Raphael Mergui & Phillippe Simonnot Israel’s Ayatollahs : Meir Kahane and the Far Right in Israel  (Saqi Books, 1987) Contains a lengthy interview with Kahane.

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.

Michel Shamir Kach and the Limits to Political Tolerance in Israel (Tel Aviv : Golda Meir Institute for Social & Labour Research, 1987)

Ze’ev Shemer Israel Redeemed : Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Last Speech  (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013)


Subhi Kahhaleh

The Water Problem in Israel and its Repercussions on the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1981)


Mousa J. Kaleel

When I Was a Boy in Jerusalem  (Harrap & Co., 1920)


Lorenzo Kamel (Bologna & Harvard Universities)

Imperial Perceptions of PalestineBritish Influence and Power in Late Ottoman Times  (IB Tauris, 2015)  Publisher’s blurb : “The Palestine Exploration Fund, established in 1865, is the oldest organization created specifically for the study of the Levant. It helped to spur evangelical tourism to the region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries which in turn generated a huge array of literature which presented Palestine as a ‘Holy Land’, in which the Arab population and the Jewish minority were often portrayed as a simple appendix to well-known Biblical scenarios. In the first book focused on modern and contemporary Palestine to provide a top-down and a bottom-up perspective on the process of simplification of the region and its inhabitants under British influence, Lorenzo Kamel offers a comprehensive outlook that spans a variety of cultural and social boundaries, including local identities, land tenure, toponymy, religious charges, institutions and borders. By observing the process through which a region of different races, cultures and societies has historically been simplified, the author explores how perceptions of Palestine have been affected today.”


Labib Walid Kamhawi

Palestinian-Arab Relations : A Study of the Political Attitudes and Activities of the Palestinians in the Arab Host-States, 1949-1967  (University of London thesis, 1978)


Reuven Kaminer

Politics of Protest : Israeli Peace Movement and the Palestinian Intifada  (Sussex Academic Press, 1995-1996)


Taysir Kamlah

What Al-Quds Means to Muslims  (London : Al-Rafid, 1997) in Arabic and English.


Ghassan Kanafani

The 1936-1939 Revolt in Palestine  (New York City : Committee for Democratic Palestine, 1972 / Tricontinental Society, ca. 1982)  The latter edition includes chapters reprinted from PFLP publications : The Political Writings of Ghassan Kanafani / Letter from Gaza / Tribute to Ghassan Kanafani.

-see also FICTION.


Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh

As co-editor, with Isis Nusair Displaced at Home : Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel  (State University of New York Press, 2010)  Studies written by Palestinian women scholars; Sections : State & Ethnicity, Memory & Oral History, Gendering Bodies & Space, and Migrations.

Surrounded : Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military (Stanford University Press, 2008)

Birthing the Nation : Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel  (University of California Press, 2002) – with foreword by Hanan Ashrawi

Embattled Identities : Loyalty and Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Army  (Badia Fiesolana, Italy : European University Institute, 2002)


Tomis Kapitan, editor (Birzeit University, Northern Illinois University)

Philosophical Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  (ME Sharpe, 1997)


Eran Kaplan (San Francisco State University)

Beyond Post Zionism (State University of New York Press, 2015)  Was post-Zionism a brief window in Israeli discourse, now no longer critical of past Zionist violence?

The Jewish Radical right : Revisionist Zionism and its Ideological Legacy  (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)


Aida Karaoglan

The Struggle Goes On (Beirut : Palestine Research Centre / PLO, 1968, 1969) Photographic essay, including artist Joumana El-Husseini Bayazid, historian Nabih Amin Faris, and contemporary Al-Fatah guerrilla training.


Michael Karayanni

Conflicts in a Conflict : A Conflict of Laws Case Study on Israel and the Palestinian Territories  (Center for International Legal Education, 2014)


Stephen Karetzky (American Zionist critic of American news coverage)

– with Norman Fankel The Media’s Coverage of the Arab-Israeli Conflict  (New York City : Shapolsky Publishers, 1989)

The Cannons of Journalism : The New York Times Propaganda War against Israel (Stanford, California : O’Keefe Press, 1984)


The Karp Report : An Israeli Government Inquiry into Settler Violence against Palestinians on the West Bank (Washington DC : INsztitute forPalestine Studies, 1984)


Anne Karph, Brian Klug, Jacqueline Rose Barbara Rosenbaum, editors

A Time to Speak Out : Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism, and Jewish Identity  (Verso Books, 2008).  Contributors : Julia Bard, Geoffrey Bindman, Emma Clyne, Stan Cohen, Howard Cooper, D. D. Guttenplan, Abe Hayeem, Anthony Isaacs, Gabriel Josipovici, Tony Klug, Francesca Klug, Richard Kuper, Michael Kustow, Antony Lerman, Antony Loewenstein, Mike Marqusee, Jeremy Montagu, Anthony Rudolf, Donald Sassoon, Lynne Segal, Richard Silverstein, Gillian Slovo, Eyal Weizman, and Sami Zubaida


Elke Kaschl

Dance and Authenticity in Israel and Palestine : Performing the Nation  (Leiden : Brill, 2003).  Unpacks the Mandate era appropriation of  Arab culture by Zionist settlers seeking to establish tradition.


Fatma Kassem

Palestinian Women : Narrative Histories and Gendered Memory  (Zed Books, 2011) – Adds to pioneering Nakba remembrance research done by Rosemary Sayigh and Julie Peteet.


Victor Kattan (National University of Singapore & Middle East Institute)

From Coexistence to Conquest : International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949  (Pluto Press, 2009)

as editor :  The Palestine Question in International Law  (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008)


Moshe Katz

Israel, A Nation of Warriors (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015) – Publisher’s blurb : “Much has been written about Jewish history, but rarely has the “fighting history” of the Jewish people been told.  [the author] examines the modern Israeli close quarter combat system, Krav Maga, analyzes its components and attributes, and the reasons it is sought after by security forces worldwide.”


Ruth Katz

“The Lachmann Problem” : An Unsung Chapter in Comparative Musicology (Jerusalem : Hebrew University / Judah Magnes Press, 2003)  Robert Lachmann (1892-1939) was German-Jewish emigre who championed Arab music in an Orientalist fashion on the Palestine Broadcasting Service.


Asher Kaufman (Hebrew University)

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region (Washington DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)  Political cartography since the Great War.

See also : Elie Podeh


Ilana Kaufman

Arab National Communism in the Jewish State  (University of Florida Press, 1997)


Amal Kawar

Daughters of Palestine : Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement  (State University of New York Press, 1996)


Widad Kamel Kawar

Threads of Identity: Preserving Palestinian Custume and Heritage (Nicosia : Rimal Publications, 2010-2011) illustrated by Falak Shawwa.  This book is a record of the 50 years Widad Kawar spent researching, collecting and preserving part of the heritage of Palestine. This endeavor evolved into the Widad Kawar Collection, the largest to date of Palestinian, Jordanian and other Arab traditional dress and accessories, comprising more than 2,000 items. In the following chapters she presents the story of how the collection evolved and she introduces the life stories of the women who produced the beautiful costumes it contains. For her, each item calls to mind an individual or a place: a wife, a mother, a daughter, a family, a house, a village, a town, a field, a market. Each item was worn on special occasions, happy and sad, that marked the owner ‘s life. Much of Widad ‘s knowledge stems from the personal narratives of these women whose embroidery and dress-making skills she so admires. With this book she pays homage to Palestinian women. Threads of Identity is a history of Palestinian women of the 20th century told through aspects of popular heritage, focusing on traditional dresses but also including textiles and rug weaving, rural and urban customs, cuisine, and festivities. The interviews with women who lived through the traumas and changes of the 20th century are a contribution to oral history, augmenting standard historical accounts. While most writing about the Middle East concentrates on politics, her book focuses on the dignity of ordinary people, and women in particular, bridging the gap between the major events of history and everyday life.


Abdul-Wahhab Said Kayyali

as editor :  Zionism, Imperialism and Racism  (Croom Helm, 1979)  Contents : Abdul Wahhab al-Kayyali – The Historical Roots of the Imperialist-Zionist Alliance / Abdul Wahab al-Massiri – The Racial Myths of Zionism  /  Fayez Zayegh – Zionism : A Form of Racism and Racial Discrimination Regina Sharif  – Non-Jewish Zionism ; Its Roots and Origins in England in Relation to British Imperialism, 1600-1919 Abdeen jabara – Zionism : Racism or Liberation? Sayed Yassin – Zionism as a Racist Ideology Anis F. Kassim – The Right to Nationality in the State of Israel Michael Adams – Israel’s Treatment of the Arabs in the Occupied AreasElia T. Zureik  – Consequences of Zionism for Palestinian Class Structure Sheila Ryan – The Colonial exploitation of Occupied Palestine : A Study of the Transformation of the Economics of the West Bank and Gaza Walid Khadduri The Jews of Iraq in the Nineteenth Century : A Case Study of Social Harmony Joe Stork Economic Dimensions of Arab Resistance to Zionism : A Political Interpretation  /  Michael C. HudsonThe Efficacy of Zionist Ideology and its Implications for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Halim Barakat – Sectarianism and Zionism : Two Elementary Forms of Consciousness Richard P. Stevens – Israel and South Africa : A Comparative Study in Racism and Settler Colonialism Peter Hellyer – Israel and South Africa : The Racists Allied

Palestinian Arab Reactions to Zionism and the British Mandate, 1917-1939  (PhD thesis, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1970 – PDF freely available via the British Library EThOS Service) – sources include Arabic newspapers and a 1966 interview with Haj Amin al-Husseini.


Hasan Kayali

Arabs and Young Turks : Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1918  (University of California Press, 1997)


Walid Kazziha

Palestine in the Arab Dilemma  (Routledge, 1979, 2015) The central theme of the four essays in this study pertains to the fluctuating relationship between the Arab regimes and the Palestinian Resistance Movement. It is within this context that the first essay examines the various factors which shaped the relationship at different intervals. The second then goes on to present a case study of how the contradictions between the Arab regimes and the Resistance Movement operate in a crisis situation and reach the level of an armed confrontation. The third essay examines the prospects for peace and war in the region in the light of the political conditions given before Sadat’s visit to Israel. And finally the fourth essay is concerned with Sadat’s peace initiative and its consequences on the relations between Egypt and the Palestinian Resistance Movement.


Rex Keating

Trumpets of Tutankhamun : Adventures of a Radio Pioneer in the Middle East (Basingstoke : Fisher Miller, 1999)  – Two chapters about his 1945-1947 stint as head of the Palestine Broadcasting Service (PBS), but little therein regarding actual on-air programmes or presentation.


John Keay

Sowing the Wind : The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East (WW Norton, 1980, 2003)


Michael Kearney (University of Sussex)

The Prohibition of Propaganda for War in International Law  (Oxford University Press, 2007)

See also with John Reynolds : Palestine and the Politics of International Criminal Lawin William A. Schabas, A. William, Yvonne McDermott & Niamh Hayes, eds : The Ashgate Companion to International Criminal Law  (Ashgate, 2013)


Paul Kelemen (University of Manchester)

The British Left and Zionism : History of a Divorce  (Manchester University Press, 2012)  Publisher’s blurb : “How did the various currents of the British left respond to two competing nationalisms seeking to found a state in Palestine? The Labour Party from 1917 onwards helped to popularise the Zionist project as a social democratic experiment that would bring progress to the Middle East. The party’s colonial experts largely ignored the sectarian practices of the Labour Zionist movement, which through its trade union and kibbutzim, sought to build an exclusively Jewish economy. The British Communist party alone provided a critique of Labour Zionism but in 1947 in line with the Soviet Union’s Middle East policy it reversed its position. Over the following two decades the left was overwhelmingly supportive of the Israeli state considering its establishment as a recompense to the Jewish people for the Holocaust. The left-wing Zionist party, Poale Zion played an important role as intermediary between, on the one hand, the British labour movement and, on the other, Anglo-Jewry and the Israeli Labour Party. By contrast, there was no significant political force in Britain to represent the Arab nationalist viewpoint. The destruction of Palestinian society in the 1948 war and the refugee crisis resulting from it barely registered in Western public consciousness. It was not until the rise of the new left in the late 1960s, that Palestinian nationalist aspirations found a voice on the British left and began to command mainstream attention. After highlighting the major shifts in the left’s appraisal of Israel and Zionism, this study examines the argument that its pro-Palestinian sympathy stems from antisemitism.”


Tobias Kelly

Law, Violence and Sovereignty among West Bank Palestinians  (Cambridge University Press, 2006).  This post-Oslo study deals much with workers’ rights in a village and as temporary workers within Israel (across the Green Line).  Possibly the first English-language book to take analyse the Palestinian Authority’s legal system.  Includes industrial action against the PA itself.

Access to Justice : The Palestinian Legal System and the Fragmentation of Coercive Power  (Development Studies Centre, London School of Economics, 22pp, 2004)


Kathy Saade Kenny

Katrina in Five Worlds : A Palestinian Women’s Story / Katrina en Cinco Mundos : Historia de una Mujer Palestina (Oakland: Five Worlds Press, bilingual, 113pp, 2010). Palestinian-American author’s exploration of her grandmother’s life in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Kiev, San Pedro de Las Colonias, and finally Long Beach, California, where she lived after a difficult split with her conservative husband, who returned to Palestine.


Kathleen Kern

As Resident Aliens : Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank, 1995-2005 (Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, 2010)


Yehudit Kirstein Keshet, with foreword by Amira Hass

Checkpoint Watch : Testimonies from Occupied Palestine  (Zed Books, 2006)   Combines observers’ daily reports from the checkpoints, and along the Separation Wall, with analysis of the bureaucracy that supports the ongoing occupation.


Amjad Abu Khalaf

Palestinian Refugees and International Law : The International Legal Framework Governing Assistance, Protection and Durable Solutions  (TellerBooks, 2016)


Issa Khalaf

Politics in Palestine : Arab Factionalism and Social Disintegration, 1939-1948  (State University of New York Press, 1991)


Karim Khalaf and Mohammed Milhem (mayors of Ramallah and Halhoul)

Palestinians and Human Rights: a Study of Conditions in the Occupied Arab Territories  (Helsinki: World Peace Council, 38pp, 1979)


Anbara Salam Khalidi

Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist : The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi(translated by Tarif Khalidi; Pluto Press, 2014


Raja Khalidi

The Arab Economy in Israel : The Dynamics of a Region’s Development (Croom Helm, 1988)


Rashid Khalidi (Edward Said Chair, Columbia University)

Brokers of Deceit : How the US has Undermined Peace in the Middle East  (Beacon Press, 2013)

Under Siege : PLO Decionmaking During the 1982 War (Columbia University Press, 1985, 2012)

Sowing Crisis : The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East (Boston : Beacon Press, 2009)

The Iron Cage : The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (Oneworld, 2006 / Boston : Beacon Press, 2006, 2007)

Resurrecting Empire : Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East  (Boston : Beacon Press, 2004 / IB Tauris, 2004)

Palestinian Identity : The Construction of Modern National Consciousness  (Columbia University Press, 1997)

Refugees – in Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture, V.2 N.4 (Jerusalem : Middle East Publications, 1995)

The Origins of Palestinian Nationalism (Columbia University Press, 1991)

-See also Muhammad Muslih

-with Itamar Rabinovich :

The Palestinian Right of Return : Two Views (Pamphlet – Cambridge, Massachusetts : International Security Studies Program, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990)

-with Camille Mansour, as editors

Palestine and the Gulf : Proceedings of an International Seminar (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1981)


Usama Khalidi

The Diet of Palestine Arab Refugees Receiving UNRWA Rations, up to 31st May 1967(Institute for Palestine Studies, 1968, 1970) Report made on the eve of the June 1967 war.


Walid Khalidi  (son of Ahmad Samih Effendi Al Khalidi, Principal of the Arab College, in the al-Mukhber Hills of southern Jerusalem, established 1918 and closing 1948, at the end of the British Mandate; brother of Islamic scholar Tarif Khalidi; founder of the Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut, later in Washington DC, and then Boston, Massachusetts)

From 1897 to 1947 : From Partition to Basle (SOAS, 2009) – from conference : The Nakba : Sixty Years of Dispossession, Sixty Years of Resistance.

Islam, the West, and Jerusalem (Washington DC : Center for Contemporary Arab Studies & Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, 1996)

Palestine Reborn  (IB Tauris, 1992)

-as editor, with Sharif S. Elmusa and Muhammed Ali Khalidi

All that Remains : The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948  (Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1992 / Baltimore : Port City Press, 2006)

Before their Diaspora : A Photographic History of the Palestinians, 1876-1948  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1984, 1991, 2004, 2010) Outstanding photographic folio giving evidence to the Arab presence in Palestine prior to the Nakba, when Zionists were claiming there was none.  The many images in the hardback original are markedly better than the grey reproductions found in the paperback reissue.

Conflict and Violence in Lebanon : Confrontation in the Middle East (Harvard University Center for International Affairs, 1979/1983)

As editor : From Haven to Conquest : Readings in Zionism and the Palestinian Problem until 1948  [Anthology Series no. 2] (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1971, 1976 / Washington DC : IPS, 1986) -includes JMN JeffriesAnalysis of the Balfour DeclarationJohn ChappleJewish Land Settlement in Palestine

As editor : with Jill KhaddiniPalestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (London : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1974)

-as assumed editor, with Richard Paul StevensZionism and Palestine before the Mandate : A Phase of Western Imperialism   [Anthology Series no. 5] (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies / Benghazi : University of Libya, 1972)

Christians, Zionism and Palestine: A Selection of Articles and Statements on the Religious and Political Aspects of the Palestine Problem  [Anthology Series no. 4] (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1970)

Israel and the Geneva Conventions   [Anthology Series no. 3] (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, ca. 1969)

-as assumed editor : International Documents on Palestine Note : divided into three sections – International (including Israel), the United Nations, and the Arab world. (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1967)

The Partition of Palestine [20th anniversary] (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1967)

Plan Dalet : The Zionist Master Plan for the Conquest of Palestine  (Beirut : Alumni Association of the American University Beirut, 1961)  Off-print pamphlet from Middle East Forum, No. 1, November 1961.


Laleh Khalili

Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine : The Politics of National Commemoration (Cambridge University Press, 2007)


Mushtaq Husain Khan (SOAS), Inge Amundsen George Giacamen, editors

State formation in Palestine : Viability and Governance During a Social Transformation (Routledge, 2004)  Other contributors include : Linda Tabar and Mohamed M. Nasr (both from the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy/Ramallah), Adel Zagha (Birzeit University), and Husam Zomlot (SOAS).


Zafarul-Islam Khan

Palestine Documents – Compiled, Annotated, and Partly Translated from Arabic  (New Delhi : Pharos / Institute of Islamic and Arab Studies, 1998) – Note : 894pp.


Diala Khasawneh

Memoirs Engraved in State : Palestinian Urban Mansions  (Ramallah : RIQAQ – Centre for Architectural Conservation / Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2001, 2005, 2007)  Photographs by Mia Gröndahl; drawings by Firas Rahhal.



Hisham Khatib, with foreword by Sarah Searight

Jerusalem, Palestine and Jordan in the Archives of Hisham Khatib  (Gilgamesh Publications, 2013)  Publisher’s blurb : “This remarkable collection spans the 400 years of Ottoman rule, but has a heavy focus on 19th Century watercolors, including works from Edward Lear, Carl Haag and Carl Werner. Their work concentrated on realistic portrayals of the region (in particular Jerusalem) rather than basking in romantic ‘Orientalism’.  Images from illustrated plate books are of especial interest. These include rare works by Charles van de Velde, Sir David Wilkie, Louis de Forbin, Francois Paris, Honore d’Albert duc de Luynes, Leon de Laborde and David Roberts. The focus of these plate books was the large-scale engravings, lithographs and etchings which illustrated them. The section on travel books – also frequently illustrated – includes works by Bernardino Amico, John Lewis Burckhardt, Adrian Reland and Baedecker’s Travel Guides.”


Rouhi Al-Khatib (Mayor of Jerusalem)

The Judaization of Jerusalem  (Amman : Al-Tawfiq Press, 100 pages, 1979)


[Shawqi Khatib]

Political Torture in Israel : The Case of Shawqi Khatib   (Washington, DC : Free Palestine Press, 20pp, 1974)


Farid el-Khazen

The Breakdown of the State in Lebanon, 1967-1976   (IB Tauris / Centre for Lebanese Studies, 1991)


Sami al-Khazendar

Jordan and the Palestine Question : The Role of Islamic and Left Forces in Foreign Policy-Making  (Reading : Ithaca Press, 1997)


Philip S. Khoury

Syria and the French Mandate : The Politics of Arab nationalism, 1920-1945 (Princeton University Press, 1987)


Samia Nasir Khoury (Birzeit University & the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre)

Reflections from Palestine : A Journey of Hope – a Memoir  (Rimal Publications, 2014) Memoir of the Occupation, from 1967 onwards.


Shahadeh Khoury & Nicola Khoury

A Survey of the History of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem  (Amman : Feras / Dar Al-Shorouk, 2002)


Peretz Kidron, editor, with foreword by Susan Sontag

Refusenik!  Israel’s Soldiers of Conscience  (Zed Books, 2004)


David Killingray and David M Anderson, editors

Policing and Decolonisation : Nationalism, Politics and the Police, 1917-1965  (Manchester University Press, 1992) Compilation of ‘Policing the Empire’ conference papers, including the editor’s own piece, An Orderly Retreat?  Policing the End of Empire.


Jon Kimche (Zionist with the Independent Labour Party)

Palestine or Israel : The Untold Story of Why We Failed, 1917-1923 (Secker & Warburg, 1973)

The Unromantics : The Great Powers and the Balfour Declaration  (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1968)

with David Kimche :  A Clash of Destinies : The Arab-Jewish War and the Founding of the State of Israel (Praeger, 1960) / Both Sides of the Hill : Britain and the Palestine War  (Secker & Warburg, 1960)

The Secret Roads : The “Illegal” Migration of a People, 1938-1948 (Secker & Warburg, 1954, 1955)


Baruch Kimmerling (Hebrew University Jerusalem; sociologist; an early ‘new historian’ who questioned Zionist myths)

Clash of Identities : Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies  (Columbia University Press, 2008)

Politicide : Ariel Sharon’s War Against the Palestinians  (Verso Books, 2006)

The Invention and Decline of Israeliness : State, Society and the Military  (University of California Press, 2005)

Politicide : The Real Legacy of Ariel Sharon  (Verso Books, 2003)

The Invention and Decline of Israeliness : State, Society and the Military  (University of California Press, 2001)

-with Joel Migdal :  The Palestinian People : A History  (aka Palestinians : Making of a People  Harvard University Press, 1994 / 2003) Contains 40 page appendix, a chronological list of major events from 635 AD. –  “This remarkable book recounts how the Palestinians came to be constituted as a people. The authors offer perceptive observations on the status of Palestinian citizens of Israel, the successes and failures of the Oslo process, and the prospects for both Palestinians and Israelis of achieving a peaceful future together. A dispassionate and balanced analysis that provides essential background for understanding the complexities of the Middle East.”  –Rashid Khalidi, University of Chicago.

Patterns of Militarism in Israel  – possible monograph offprint from Archives Européennes de Sociologie, v. 34, no. 2, 1993, pp. 196-223, available via University College London.

-as editor : The Israeli State and Society : Boundaries and Frontiers  (State University of New York, 1989)

Zionism and Economy  (Cambridge, Massachusetts : Schenkman Publishing, 1983)

Zionism and Territory : The Socio-Territorian Dimensions of Zionist Politics  (Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1983)

Social Interruption and Besieged Societies (The Care of Israel)  (State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979)

A Conceptual Framework for the Analysis of Behavior in a Territorial Conflict : The Generalization of the Israeli Case  (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1978)


Mary Elizabeth King

A Quiet Revolution : The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance  (with foreword by Jimmy Carter; Nation Books, 2007)


Rex (Robert) King-Clark (auto racer and soldier)

Free for a Blast  (Grenville, 1988)  Author commanded one of Orde Wingate’s Jewish Special Night Squads; later awarded the ‘medal for ‘Heroic Contributions to the People of Israel’.


Yigal Kipnis

1973 : The Road to War (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2013) Ex-IDF pilot and longtime settler in the Golan with backstory of the 1973 offensive that unsettled Israeli society when first published in 2012.


Kemal Kirisci

The PLO and World Politics  (Frances Pinter, 1986)


(Frederick) Kisch

Palestine Diary   with foreword by Lloyd George (Victor Gollancz, 1938)


Khalid Kishtainy

The New Statesman and the Middle East  (Beirut : Palestine Research Center, 1972)

Palestine in Perspective : On the Image and Reality of Palestine Throughout the Ages (Beirut : Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center, 1971)

Wither Israel? A Study of Zionist Expansionism  (Beirut : Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center, 1970)

Verdict in Absentia : A Study of the Palestine Case as Represented to the Western World   (Beirut : Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center, 118pp, 1969)


James E. Kitchen (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst)

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East : Morale and Military Identity in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns, 1916-1918 (Bloomsbury, 2014)


John Kitto

Land of Promise – or, a Topographical Description of the Principal Places in Palestine and of the Country Eastward of the Jordan  (London : publisher?, 1851)


Alex Klaushofer

Paradise Divided : A Portrait of Lebanon  (Signal Books, 2007)         Drawing on interviews with community leaders and relationships with ordinary people, it reveals a richly-textured social and religious fabric in which Sunni and Shia Muslims, Druze and Christians of all kinds, from Maronite Catholics to evangelical Protestants, strive to maintain a delicate balance. It offers an insight into how Lebanon’s religious communities, their identities formed by history, landscape and their relationships with one another, came to be what they are today—and how their different perspectives can lead to potentially destructive tensions. What emerges is a quintessentially Middle Eastern form of coexistence, poised between tolerance and sectarianism—a theme powerfully developed through the author’s privileged access to the normally secretive Druze.


Manachem Klein (Bar-Ilan University)

Lives in Common : Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron  (C. Hurst & Co, 2014)

The Shift : Israel-Palestine from Border Struggle to Ethnic Conflict (Hurst, 2010)  Author proposes an analytical framework involving an Israeli-imposed ‘‘control system’’ over no less than five Palestinian constituencies defined by the administrative regimes to which they are subject: the citizens of Israel, the residents of East Jerusalem, the residents of Gaza, and the residents of the West Bank, the latter being divided into those living to the west of the separation wall and those living to the east of it. The progressive emergence of this ‘‘pattern of control,’’ Klein argues, has transformed what was originally a border dispute into an ethnic confrontation.

A Possible Peace Between Israel and Palestine : An Insider’s Account of the Geneva Initiative  (Columbia University Press, 2007)

The Jerusalem Problem : The Struggle for Permanent Status  – translated by Haim Watzman (University Press of Florida, 2003)

Jerusalem : The Contested City  – translated by Haim Watzman (Hurst, 2001)


William Kluback (Early Hebrew University academic keen to incorporate Arab Palestinians in any post-Mandate state)

Courageous Universality : The Work of Schmuel Hugo Bergmann  (Scholars Press, 1992)  Subject b. Prague, 1993, to Palestine via Berlin 1920, head of Hebrew University Library.


Arthur Koestler (Zionist journalist-novelist)

Promise and Fulfilment : Palestine, 1917-1949   (Macmillan, 1949, 1983)


Hans Kohn (b. 1891, Prague; to Palestine 1920. Early Hebrew University academic keen to incorporate Arab Palestinians in any post-Mandate state; prominent member of Brit Shalom but had travelled the Middle East as a journalist for German press.  Pushed for a Zionism of integration with Arab nationalism, not assimilation. Had had enough of tribalist Zionism and so emigrated to the USA 1931 – Smith College & the New School for Social Research, New York City. )

Living in a World Revolution : My Encounters with History  (Trident Press, 1964 / Pocket Books, 1965)

A bibliography of Kohn’s works, 1922-1963, is found on pages 357-360 in his book, Reflections on Modern History : The Historian and Human Responsibility (Princeton, New Jersey : Van Nostrand Books, 1963 / Greenwood Press, 1978)

As co-author with Robert Weltsch : Zionistische Politik – eine Aufsateihe  (Mährisch-Ostrau : R. Färber, 1927)  Probably not translated into English, but these essays deal with the central political problem of Zionism in Arab Palestine.  See : Noam Pianko


Teddy Kollek (long-time Mayor of Jersusalem) & Amos Kollek

For Jerusalem : A Life  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1978) Note : numerous other books promoting Jerusalem tourism.


Thomas A. Kolsky

Jews Against Zionism : The American Council for Judaism, 1942-1948  (Temple University Press, 1992) From the preface : “The American Council for Judaism was the only American Jewish organization ever formed for the specific purpose of fighting Zionism and opposing the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.  In the 1940s, when the Zionists were engaged in a decisive struggle to create a Jewish state, the Council stood as their most formidable opponent within the Jewish community.  Much has been written about the history of American Zionism, with Melvin Urofsky’s American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust, and We are One! providing a thorough survey of the movement.  But no comprehensive history of the Council and its activities in the 1940s has been written to date.  The major works on the growth of American Zionism, including Urofsky’s, have given the Council only marginal attention.  My essay, The Opposition to Zionism: The American Council for Judaism under the Leadership of Rabbi Louis Wolsey and Lessing Rosenwald, in Philadelphia Jewish Life, 1940-1985, edited by Murray Friedman, is a brief overview of the formation and the main phases of the history of the organization.  Elmer Berger, the central figure in the Council’s history, presents a highly candid personal account of the organization in Memoirs of an Anti-Zionist Jew.  However, besides being too brief, Berger’s story, though told frankly, is not free of partisan bias.  Throughout my research and writing I have tried to remain impartial.  My basic attitude toward the American Council for Judaism has been that its philosophy is as legitimate as that of the Zionists.  Both Zionism and Jewish anti-Zionism are products of the powerful historical forces that have shaped the modern Jewish experience. ”


Joel Kovel

Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel / Palestine  (Pluto Press 2007.) The author is the Jewish American former leader of the US Green Party.  This book is a sustained critique of Zionism as ‘state-sponsored racism’, and a compelling argument for the One State solution.  The author has particular insights into the psychology of Zionism, and the state of denial that the ideology attempts to engender in Jews. – Naomi Foyle


Gudrun Kramer

A History of Palestine : From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israe (Princeton University Press, 2008)


David Kretzmer

The Occupation of Justice : The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories (State University of New York, 2002)

The Legal Status of the Arabs in Israel  (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1990)


Atif Kubursi

The Economic Consequences of the Camp David Agreements  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies / Kuwait : Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 1981)

Arab Economic Prospects in the 1980s  (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1980)


Uri M. Kupferschmidt

The Supreme Muslim Council : Islam Under the British Mandate for Palestine  (Leiden & New York City  : EJ Brill, 1987) – based on author’s PhD thesis, Hebrew University.

See also : Nicholas E. Roberts


Samuel J. Kuruvilla

Radical Christianity in Palestine and Israel : Liberation and Theology in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2013)


Daniel C. Kurtzer (US Ambassador to Egypt under William Clinton, then US Ambassador to Israel under George W. Bush)

The Peace Puzzle : America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011 (Cornell University Press, 2011)

-as editor : Pathways to Peace : America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict – (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lazensky, William B. Quandt, Stevel L. Spiegel & Shibley I. Telhami

Negotiaging Arab-Israeli Peace : American Leadership in the Middle East  (Washington DC : United States Institute of Peace Studies, 2008)  Contents: Foreword — The Study Group on Arab-Israeli Peacemaking — Interviews and consultations — Lessons learned, opportunities lost — The United States & Arab-Israeli peacemaking : a report card — Making peace among Arabs and Israelis : lessons learned and relearned — Conclusion: Recommendations for future administrations — Appendices. Timeline, 1967-2007


David Kushner, editor

Palestine in the Late Ottoman Period : Political, Social and Economic Transformation  (Jerusalem : Yad Izhad Ben-Zvi, 1986)


Tony Kushner

Wrestling with Zion : Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict   (Grove Press, 2003)


Daoud Kuttab, Mordechai Bar-On and Mark P. Cohen

The Palestinian Uprising : The Second Phase, Self-Sufficiency  (PLO, 32pp, 1988)


Kuwaiti Graduate Society / General Union of Palestine Students

Towards a Democratic State in Palestine  (KGS/GUPS, 26pp, 1970)  Argues for a secular democratic state for Jews, Muslims and Christians.


Franklin P. Lamb (Sabra-Shatila Foundation)

The Price We Pay : A Quarter Century of Israel’s Use of American Weapons against Civilians in Lebanon, 1978-2006 : A Report to the American People, the United States Congress, and the International Community  (Beirut & London : Lamont Press, 2006, 2007)

as editor, with John E. Dockham :  Reason Not the Need : Eyewitness Chronicles of Israel’s War in Lebanon aka Israel’s War in Lebanon : Eyewitness Chronicles of the Invasion and Occupation (Spokesman / Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1984)


M.J. [Myer Jack] Landa

Palestine as it is  (Edward Goldston, 1932) “This is a record of a unique tour in Palestine in the summer of 1931…pluckily and splendidly organized by Paole Zion, the Jewish Socialist Labour Party of Great Britain.”


Jacob B. Landau

The Arab Minority in Israel, 1967-1991 : Political Aspects  (Oxford University Press, 1993)

A Photographic History of Palestine  (Jupiter Books, 1983)

Abdul-Hamid’s Palestine  (Andre Deutsch, 1979)  Pre-British Mandate photographs from the private collection of the Ottoman Sultan.


Jacob M. Landau

The Arabs and the Histadrut  (Tel-Aviv, author, 27 pages, 1976)


Felicia Langer (Israeli Communist)

An Age of Stone  (Quartet Books, 1988)

These are My Brothers : Israel and the Occupied Territories, Part 2  (Ithaca Press, 1979)

With My Own Eyes : Israel and the Occupied Territories, 1967-1973  (with foreword by Israel Shahak, Ithaca Press, 1975) Translated from Hebrew edition, 1974.  Observational journalism forming a document of the early years of the Occupation.


Stephen Langfur

Confession from a Jericho Jail : What Happened When I Refused to Fight the Palestinians (New York City : Grove Weidenfeld, 1992)


Ruth Lapidoth-Eschelbacher

As co-editor, with Moshe Hirsh : The Jerusalem Question and its Resolution – Selected  Documents  (Dordrecht & London : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ca. 1994)  Much enlarged 542pp edition of the 387 edition of 1992.

As co-editor, with Ora Ahimeir : Freedom of Religion in Jerusalem  (Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 1999)


With Moshe Hirsh & Deborah Housen-Couriel  : Whither Jerusalem ?  Propsals and Petitions Concerning the Future of Jerusalem  (The Hague & London : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ca. 1995)


As co-editor, with Moshe Hirsh : The Arab-Israel Conflict and its Resolution : Selected Documents  Documents  (Dordrecht & London : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ca. 1992) 387pp


Walter Laqueur 

A History of Zionism (Tauris Parke, 2003 and other editions)

as co-editor, with Barry Rubin The Israel-Arab Reader  (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969) – / Bantam 1976 / Penguin, 1984, 2008) -reproduces the General Syrian Congress’ Memorandum Presented to the King-Crane Commission (2 July 1919)

The Struggle for the Middle East : The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1958-1968  (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969-1970, 1972, 2016)


Guy Laron (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

The Six-Day War : The Breaking of the Middle East  (Yale University Press, 2017) Author assesses the military establishment keenness for war in Israel, Egypt and Syria.

Origins of the Suez Crisis : Postwar Development Diplomacy and the Struggle over Third World Industrialization, 1945-1956 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)


Theo Larsson

Seven Passports for Palestine : Sixty Years in the Levant  (Pulborough : Longfield, 1995)


Morris S. [Samuel] Lazaron (Reform rabbi, anti-Zionist and co-founder of the American Council for Judaism)  Ethel Mannin : “No one has denounced ‘Israeli’ treatment of the Arab minority more strongly.”

Bridges not Walls : A Challenge to All Faiths  (Citadel Press, 1959)

In the Shadow of Catastrophe  (American Council for Judaism, 1956) Speech given in Baltimore, 23 October 1956.

Olive Trees in the Storm (New York City : American Friends of the Middle East, 1955)  Book based on the report from tour of the Middle East undertaken with Harold Fey and John Cogley.

Palestine and the Jew  (Christian Century magazine offprint, 24pp, 1947)

Palestine, the Dream and the Reality : a Survey of Jewish Nationalism  (Atlantic Monthly magazine offprint, November 1944)


Lebanon invasion – international reports (assorted) :

Avenging Maalot. May 15, 1974  (Beirut: The Lebanese Association for Information on Palestine; The Lebanese Section for Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 1974)  Ten-panel accordion-fold brochure, on the Israeli retaliation on Palestinian residents after a hostage-taking incident in which Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine guerrillas took 115 hostages at a school and threatened to kill them unless Palestinian prisoners were released by Israel. About two dozen children were killed; this piece claims it was actually the Israelis who killed them. Photos of men and women are shown who were killed in the subsequent Israeli strikes against Palestinian villages. Alleges that the Israelis deployed bombs disguised as dolls to kill Palestinian children.

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

Israel/Lebanon : “Operation Grapes of Wrath” : The Civilian Victims  (Human Rights Watch, 1997)

see : Franklin P. Lamb


Bryan F. Le Beau & Menachem Mor, editors

Pilgrims and Travelers to the Holy Land  (Omaha : Creighton University Press, 1996)


Philip Leech

Mis-stating Palestine : a critical analysis of Fayyadism and the Palestinian Authority’s agenda 2007-11 – PhD thesis, University of Exeter, 2012; hopefully this will be a published book.


Yeshayahu Leibowitz (Hebrew University)

Judaism, Human Values and the Jewish State  (Harvard University Press, 1992) Outspoken Israeli critic of the Occupation and religious identification of the Israeli state.  See also : Adam Zachary Newton The Fence and the Neighbor : Emmanuel Levinas, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, and Israel among the Nations  (State University of New York Press, 2001)


Walter Lehn

The Jewish National Fund : An Instrument of Discrimination  (International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1982).  See also : Sami Hadawi


Yeshayahu Leibowitz (Biochemistry professor, Hebrew University; Outspoken Orthodox Israeli Jew advocating secularity of the state.)

Judaism, Human Values, and the Jewish State  -edited by Eliezer Goldman (Harvard University Press, 1992) “The Arabs would be the working people and the Jews the administrators, inspectors, officials, and police—mainly secret police. A state ruling a hostile population of 1.5 to 2 million foreigners would necessarily become a secret-police state, with all that this implies for education, free speech and democratic institutions. The corruption characteristic of every colonial regime would also prevail in the State of Israel. The administration would suppress Arab insurgency on the one hand and acquire Arab Quislings on the other. There is also good reason to fear that the Israel Defense Forces, which has been until now a people’s army, would, as a result of being transformed into an army of occupation, degenerate, and its commanders, who will have become military governors, resemble their colleagues in other nations.” (pp.225-226)


Yehezkel Lein

Forbidden Roads : Israel’s Discriminatory Road Regime in the West Bank  (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 2004)

Civilians under Siege : Restrictions on Freedom of Movement as Collective Punishment (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 2001)

Captive Corpses  – Translated by Zvi Shulman; Topics : human rights, burial laws, repatriation, cultural property (Jerusalem : B’Tselem, 1999)


Anne Le More (United Nations)

International Assistance to the Palestinians after Oslo : Political Guilt, Wasted Money (Routledge, 2010) – Mainly an analysis of 1994-2004, the first decade after Oslo.

Anne Le More, & Robert LoweMichael Keating, editors : Aid, Diplomacy and Facts on the Ground : The Case of Palestine (Chatham House, 2005)


Ronit Lentin

Co-memory and Menancholia : Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba (Manchester University Press, 2010)

-as editor :  Thinking Palestine (Zed Books, 2008)  Contents : Racial Palestinianization – David Theo Goldberg / Globalizing racism and myths of the other in the war on terror – Gargi Bhattacharyya / Bio-power and thanato-politics: The case of the colonial occupation in Palestine – Honaida Ghanim / Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon: Laboratories of State-in-the-Making, Discipline and Islamist Radicalism – Sari Hanafi / Sovereignty and the state of exception: al-Ansar mass detention camp in Lebanon – Laleh Khalili / The ghettoization of Palestine – Alina Korn / The persistence of the exception: Some remarks on the story of Israeli constitutionalism – Raef Zreik / The Mukhabarat State of Israel: A State of Oppression is not a State of Exception – Ilan Pappé / Palestinian ‘Munadelat’: Between Western Representation and Lived Reality – Nahla Abdo / Authenticity and political agency on study trips to Palestine – David Landy /  The contested memory of dispossession: Commemorizing the Palestinian Nakba in Israel – Ronit Lentin /  The state, the text and the critic in a globalized world: The case of Edward Said – Conor McCarthy /  Understanding the present through the past: Between British and Israeli discourses on Palestine – Anaheed Al-Harda

-with Nahla Abdo : Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation : Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation  (Berghahn Books, 2002)


Anthony Löwstedt (Webster University, Vienna)

as co-author : Here We Are: A Photo Essay on Palestine and the Palestinians (allah: Miftah, 2005)


Ann Mosely Lesch (Associate director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at Villanova University and president of the Middle East Studies Association / MESA.

Arab Politics in Palestine, 1917-1939 : The Frustration of a Nationalist Movement (Cornell University Press, 1979) Focuses on both the peasant and establishment actions, including the al-Husayni family elite.

-with William B. Quandt and Fuad Jabber : The Politics of Palestinian Nationalism (University of California Press, 1973)

Arab Politics in Palestine, 1917-1939 : The Frustration of a Nationalist Movement (Cornell University Press, 1979)

Political Perceptions of the Palestinians on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (Middle East Institute, 1980)

-w Mark A. Tessler : Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinians : From Camp David to the Intifada (Indiana University Press, series in Arab & Islamic Studies, 1989)

-with Dan Tschirgi : Origins and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Greenwood Press, 1998)


Noam Leshem

Life after Ruin : The Struggles over Israel’s Depopulated Arab Spaces (Cambridge University Press, 2016) -with special spacial focus on the Arab-Palestinian village of Salama.


Haim Levenberg

Military Preparations of the Arab Community in Palestine, 1945-1948  (Frank Cass, 1993)


Harry Levin

Jerusalem Embattled : A Diary of a City under Siege, March 25th, 1948 to July 18th, 1948  (Victor Gollancz, 1950 / Cassell, 1997)  History from the Haganah, Stern Group, etc.


Mark Levine

Overthrowing Geography : Jaffa, Tel Aviv and the Struggle for Palestine, 1880-1948(University of California Press, 2005) Urban planning as politics towards a future Jewish state.


Donald M Lewis

The Origins of Christian Zionism : Lord Shaftesbury and Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland  (Cambridge University Press, 2009)


Geoffrey Lewis

Balfour and Weizmann : The Zionist, the Zealot, and the Emergence of Israel  (Continuum, 2009)


Assaf Likhovski

Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel  (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine  (University of North Carolina Press, 2006)


Alfred M. Lilienthal

The Zionist Connection II : What Price Peace?  (New Brunswick, New Jersey : North American Publishing, 1982 / Noontide Press, 1986 – Updated edition from 1978 – 904pp)

The Zionist Collection : What Price Peace?  (Dodd, Mead, 1978 / Middle East Perspective, 1979 – 872pp)

The Other Side of the Coin : An American Perspective of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Devin-Adair Co., 1965 – 420pp)

There Goes the Middle East  (Devin-Adair Co., 1957 – 321pp)

What Price Israel ?  [On the creation of the state of Israel] (Henry Regnery Co, 1953 / Infinity Publishing, 2003 – 24opp)


Helena Lindholm Schulz

with Juliane Hammer : The Palestinian Diaspora : Formation of Identities and Politics of Homeland (Routledge, 2003)

The Reconstruction of Palestinian Nationalism : Between Revolution and Statehood  (Manchester University Press, 1999)


Moshe Lissak  (Israeli sociology professor, emphasis on civil-military co-operation)

with Dan Horowitz : Origins of Israeli Polity : Palestine Under the Mandate  -translated by Charles Hoffman (University of Chicago Press, 1978) / Trouble in Utopia : The Overburdened Polity of Israel  (State University of New York Press, 1989)


Douglas Little

American Orientalism : The United States and the Middle East Since 1945  (University of North Carolina Press, 2002, 2008)


Meir Litvak (Tel Aviv University)

Palestinian Collective Memory and National Identity  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)  This book analyzes the evolution and cultivation of modern Palestinian collective memory and its role in shaping Palestinian national identity from its inception in the 1920s to the 2006 Palestinian elections.


Tim Llewellyn

A Public Ignored : The Broadcasters’ False Portrayal of the Israel-Palestine Struggle -inDaud Abdullah & Ibrahim Hewitt, editors : The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe : Changing Perceptions of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Fulsome details noted earlier – MEMO/Middle East Monitor, 2012)


Zachary Lockman

Comrades and Enemies : Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (University of California Press, 1996)  Note : includes Penny Johnson, Lee O’Brien Joost Hiltermann Intifada : The Palerstinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation  (Cambridge, Massachusetts : South End Press, 1989)

-with Joel Beinin Intifada : The Palestinian Uprising against Israeli Occupation (Boston : South End Press / IB Tauris, 1989)


London Palestine Action

Israeli Colonizing Settlements in the Occupied Arab Territories : For the Information of Mr Callaghan  (LPA, pamphlet, 1975)


William Roger Louis & Robert Wilson Stookey, editors

-as co-editor, with Avi Schlaim : The 1967 Arab-Israeli War : Origins and Consequences (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

as co-editor, with Robert Wilson Stookey  : The End of the Palestine Mandate  (IB Tauris, 1986 / 2013, 2017) – Contributors include : Peter Grose, Oles M. Smolansky, Michael J. Cohen, Walid Khalidi, and JC Hurewitz.

The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951  (Oxford University Press, 1984)


Donald M. Love

Henry Churchill King of Oberlin  (Yale University Press, 1956)  King Crane Commission; see also : David Hapgood


Ibrahim Abu-Lughod

As editor (with foreword by Arnold J. Toynbee) : The Transformation of Palestine : Essays on the Origin and Development of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 1970, 1971, 1987)

Palestinian Rights : Affirmation and Denial  (Wilmette, Illinois : Medina Press, 1982)

As co-editor, with Roger Heacock and Khaled Nashef The Landscape of Palestine : Equivocal Poetry   (Birzeit University [conference], 1999)


Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia University)

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press, 2013, 2015)

Nakba : Palestine, 1948 and the Claims of Memory  (Columbia University Press, 2007)  Essays by Susan Slyomovics, Rochelle Davis, Lila Abu-Lughod, Lena Jayyusi. Rosemary Sayigh, Haim Bresheeth, Omar Al-Qattan, Isabelle Humphries, Laleh Khalili, Samera esmeir, Diana K. Allan and Ahmad H. Sa’di.

Writing Womer’s Worlds : Benouin Stories  (University of California Press, 1993, 2008)

Veiled Sentiments : Honor and Poetry in Bedouin Society  (University of California Press, 1986)


Ian Lustick

For the Land and the Lord : Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel  (New York City : Council for Foreign Relations, 1988)  Gush Emunim focus.

Arabs in the Jewish State : Israel’s Control of a National Minority  (University of Texas Press, 1980)


Joris Luyendijk

Hello Everybody!  One Journalist’s Search for Truth in the Middle East  (Profile Books, 2009) – Translated from Dutch by Michelle Hutchison.


Staughton Lynd, Sam Bahour & Alice Lynd, editors

Homeland : Oral Histories of Palestine and Palestinians  (New York City : Olive Branch Press, 1994)


The Right Hon. The Earl of Lytton [Victor Alexander George Robert Bulwer-Lytton]

The Problem of the Mandate in Palestine  (Nottingham : Cust Foundation Lecture, 1931) – 22pp.


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.


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.


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 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)


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 Univiersity)

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   (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.”

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)

Israeli Plans to Resettle the Palestinian Refugees, 1948-1972  (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)

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)

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.


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)


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.


E. 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)


A. 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)


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)


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


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  (Institute for Palestine Studies, 1986)


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.


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 

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)


Palestine Trade Union Federation / Trade Union Friends of Palestine

Histadrut : Economic Emp;ire – 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 oft Palestinian trade unionists, its rols 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 (6pp pamphlet, 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)


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)


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)


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)


Moshe Pearlman aka Maurice Pearlman

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


Wendy Pearlman

Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement  (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

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.



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.


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 Movement, 1918-1929 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)


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)

Book cover - Guerrillas for Palestine


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 themand 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 (THE leading expert on period books on Palestine)

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

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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 the actual drafter of the Balfour Declaration; likely contributor to Palestine weekly, published by the Manchester-based British Palestine Committee; 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)

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.

The Last Sky : Palestinian Lives  (Faber & Faber, 1985)

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)


Stephen 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.”

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?)


Salim Tamari

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)


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.


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)


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.


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  (New York City : Black Star Publishing, 1967)


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)


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)


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 he 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.


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.


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.

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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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)