See also the reading list on Older Palestine History
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)
Women and Poverty in the OPT (? – 2007)
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)
Stéphanie Latte Abdallah (French Institute of the Near East) & Cédric Parizot (Aix-Marseille University), editors
Israelis and Palestinians in the Shadows of the Wall : Spaces of Separation and Occupation (Ashgate, 2015) – originally published in French, Paris : MMSH, 2011. Contents : Shira Havkin : Geographies of Occupation – Outsourcing the checkpoints – when military occupation encounters neoliberalism / Stéphanie Latte Abdallah : Denial of borders: the Prison Web and the management of Palestinian political prisoners after the Oslo Accords (1993-2013) / Emilio Dabed : Constitutionalism in colonial context – the Palestinian basic law as a metaphoric representation of Palestinian politics (1993-2007) / Ariel Handel : What are we talking about when we talk about ‘geographies of occupation’? / Yaakov Garb : The Economy of Separation – Porosity, fragmentation, and ignorance: insights from a study of freight traffic / Basel Natsheh and Cédric Parizot : From chocolate bars to motor cars – separation and goods trafficking between Israel and the West Bank (2007-2010) / Nicolas Pelham : The rise and fall of Gaza’s tunnel economy (2007-2014) / Lev Luis Grinberg : Economic discourses and the construction of borders in the Israeli Palestinian space since the 1967 occupation / Dganit Manor : Stories at the Margins – Operationalizing nationalism – the security practice and the imagined figure of the ‘Arab’ enemy among Israeli ‘security amateurs’ / Elisabeth Marteu : Identity, solidarity, and socioeconomic networks across the separation lines: a study of relations between Palestinians in Israel and in the Occupied Territories / Valérie Pouzol : From a ‘gay paradise’ to a pioneer frontier: constructs of the ‘frontier’ in the activist struggle and activist discourse of LGBTQs in Israel and Palestine, 1988-2012 / Marc Hecker : Political Crossings – Activists without borders? Tours to Israel and the Palestinian Territories organized from France / Karine Lamarche : Israel to Palestine, and back: meeting with post-2000 Israeli activists against the occupation / Esmail Nashif : Bodily relief – some observations on martyrdom operations in Palestine.
Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany & Nadine Naber, editors
Arab & Arab American Feminisms (Syracuse University Press, 2011) Numerous entries on Palestine, Palestinian identity in the USA, and queer representation. Contributors include : editors, Suheir Hammad, Mervat F. Hatem, Amal Amireh, Ella Shohat (interview), Zeina Zaatari, Nadine Naber, Elizabeth Winslow, Youmna Chlala, Mony El-Ghobashy, L.A. Hyder, Mohja Kahf, Kyla Wazana Tomkins, Nada Elia, Noura Erakat, Therese Saliba, Dena Al-Adeeb (interview), Amira Jarmakani, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Moulouk Berry, Imani Yatouma, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Huda Jadallah, Joe Kadi (interview), Amal Hassan Fadalalla, Randa Jarrar, Sherene Seikaly, and Emmane Bayoumi.
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)
Karen Abi-Ezzi University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies)
Peacemaking Strategies in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : A Re-evaluation (Routledge, 2015, 2018)
Music as a Discourse of Resistance: The Case of Gilad Atzmon, in Oliver Urbain, editor : Music and Conflict Transformation (London, I.B. Tauris, 2008)
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.”
Ethnic Identity of Palestinian Immigrants in the United States : The Role of Cultural Material Artifacts (El Paso, Texas : LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2011) Study of a community in the American state of Maryland.
Urbicide in Palestine : Spaces of Oppression and Resilience (Routledge, 2014)
Battle for Justice in Palestine : The Case for a Single Democratic State in Palestine (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2014) Author is editor of the Electronic Intifada.
Rania Abouzeid (Middle East journalist for the Guardian, the New Yorker, etc.)
No Turning Back : Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria (WW Norton, 2018) Tangental to Palestinian history.
Karen Koning AbuZayd
Reflecting on Palestine’s Grief, Humour and Steadfastness – Address at the Palestine Book Awards, 2015 (MEMO/Middle East Monitor, 12pp, 2015)
Beyond Tribal Loyalties : Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists
(Cambridge Scholars, 2012) Includes chapters on Jeff Halper, Ilan Pappé, Susan Nathan, Anna Baltzer, and others from the UK, Israel, the USA, and Australia.
A History of Palestinian Resistance (Leicester : al-Aqsa, 2005)
Daud Abdullah & Ibrahim Hewitt, editors :
The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe : Changing Perceptions of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (MEMO/Middle East Monitor, 2012) Tim Llewellyn : A Public Ignored – The Broadcasters’ False Portrayal of the Israel-Palestine Struggle; David Cronin : The Rise of the Israel Lobby in Europe; Hanan Chehata : The Biggest Obstacles to Peace in the Middle East; Ilan Pappé : Is Israel a Democracy?; Corinna Mullin : Israel, the Biggest Threat to World Peace; Azzam Tamimi : The Inclusion and Exclusion of Hamas; Daud Abdullah : A Reading of European Attitudes toward Jerusalem; Robert Lambert : Extremist Nationalism in Europe and Support for Israel; Maria Holt : Changing Public Perceptions Relating to the Palestine-Israel Conflict; Daud Abdullah : The End of the Love Affair. See Ibrahim Hewitt : Israel and Gaza : Behind the Media Veil
Einas Abdullah [NYC]
Chapter from There are No Angels in Ramallah, translated by Robin Moger, Banipal 45 (2012).
Matthew Abraham (University of Arizona)
Intellectual Resistance and the Struggle for Palestine (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) – analysis of the canon, including Edward Said and Franz Fanon.
Out of Bounds : Academic Freedom and the Question of Palestine (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)
I Shall Not Hate : A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity (Walker Books, 2012)
Bishop Riah Abu Elsal [Palestinian Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem 1998-2007]
Caught in Between : The Story of an Arab-Christian Israeli (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1999)
Ali Abunimah (Electronic Intifada commentator)
Battle for Justice in Palestine : The Case for a Single Democratic State in Palestine(Haymarket Books, 2014)
See also OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY.
The People Want : A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (Saqi Books, 2013)
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)
Osie Gabriel Adelfang, editor
Shifting Sands : Jewish Women Confront the Occupation (Createspace, 2015, updated from 2010 edition) Contributors include : Anna Baltzer, Sandra Butler, Tomi Laine Clark, Linda Dittmar, Hedy Epstein, Maia Ettinger, Kim Goldberg, Susan Greene, Amira Hass, Jen Marlowe, Hannah Mermelstein, Emma Rosenthal, Alice Rothchild, Starhawk
Ghada Ageel, editor (University of Alberta & columnist for Middle East Eye)
Apartheid in Palestine : Hard Laws and Harder Experiences (University of Alberta Press, 2016) Contirbutors : Abigail B. Bakan, Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Keith Hammond, Sherene Razack, Edward C. Corrigan, Ramzy Baroud, Rafeef Ziadah, Richard Falk, Samar El-Bekai, Reem Skeik, Tali Shapiro, Rela Mazali, Huwaida Arraf, James Cairns, Susan Ferguson
Aida Refugee Camp
Aida Camp Alphabet (Aida Refugee Camp Lajee Centre, 2016) Bilingual art collage book by children, based on Arabic alphabet.
The Boy and the Wall (Aida Refugee Camp Lajee Centre, 2016) Bilingual book by children at the camp.
Ghada Ageel, editor (Guardian newspaper)
Apartheid in Palestine : Hard Laws and Harder Experiences (University of Alberta Press, 2015) Contents : Richard Falk : foreword / Ghada Ageel : Beit Daras – Once Upon a Land / Reem Skeik : I am from There, I am from Here / Samar El-Bekai : Palestine – Via Dolorosa / Ramzy Baroud : The Man with the White Beard; Uniting the Palestinian Narrative / Husaida Arraf : International Solidarity and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle / Rafeef Ziadah : Palestine Calling – Notes on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement / Tali Shapiro : Culture of Resistance – Why We Need You to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel / Rela Mazali : Complicit Dissent, Dissenting Complicity – A Story and its Context / Keith Hammond : Israel’s Legitimacy? Time for a European Moratorium / Abigail B. Bakan & Yasmeen Abu-Laban : Israeli Apartheid, Canada, and Freedom of Expression / James Cairns & Susan Ferguson : Political Truths – The Case of Pro-Palestine Discourse in Canada / Sherene Razack : A Hole in the Wall, A Rose at a Checkpoint – The Spatiality of Occupied Palestine / Edward C. Corrigan : Israel and Apartheid
Susan Akram & Terry Rempel
Out of Place, Out of Time : Refugees, Rights and the (Re)Making of Palestine/Israel(Pluto, 2016)
Susan Akram, Michael Dumpet, Michael Lynk & Iain Scobbie, editors :
International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : A Rights-Based Approach to Middle East Peace (Routledge, 2011)
Contents : Susan M. Akram : Myths and Realities of the Palestinian Refugee Problem – Reframing the Right of Return / Scott Custer, Jr. : UNRWA : Protection and Assistance to Palestine Refugees / Terry Rempel & Paul Prettitore : Restitution and Compensation for Palestinian Refugees / Michael Dumper : Constructive Ambiguities? Jerusalem, International Law, and the Peace Process / Stephanie Koury : Legal Strategies at the United Nations : Namibia, Western Sahara, and Palestine / Omar Dajani : “No security without law” : Prospects for Implementing a Rights-Based Approach in Palestinian-Israeli security Negotiations / John Quigley : Self-Determination in the Palestine Context / Iain Scobbie : Natural resources and belligerent occupation : perspectives from international humanitarian and human rights / Feras Milhem & Jamil Salem : Building the Rule of Law in Palestine : Rule of Law without Freedom / Ian Lustick : One State not Two? A Cruel Examination of the ‘two states are impossible” Argument for a Single-State Palestine/the land of Israel / George Bisharat : Maximazing Rights – The One-State Solution to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.
Refaat Alareer & Leila el-Haddad, editors
Gaza Unsilenced (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2015) Authors include : Refaat Alareer, Leila el-Haddad, Ali Abunimah, Ramzi Baroud, Diana Buttu, Jonathan Cook, Belal Dabour, Richard Falk, Chris Hedges, Hatim Kanaaneh, Rashid Khalidi, Eman Mohammed, and a great many more.
Rana Alhasi (Head of the Technical Assistance Unit Office of Mr Ahmad Qurei, Chief Palestinian Negotiator to Final Status Negotiations, Ex-Prime Minister)
Post-Oslo Palestine : Public Policy and State Building (Routledge, 2017) The author book examines the policy decision making process inside the Palestinian authority since Oslo. In particular the book explores the context, structures and participants involved.
Refugees of the Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2014) A study of the Shatila camp in Beirut today.
The Rise and Fall of Human Rights : Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2013) – A critical analysis of seemingly permanent NGO work.
Yossi Alpher (former Israeli intelligence analyst – Mossad agent)
No End of Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) Caution against the rise of messianic rage in Israel.
Periphery : Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015)
Language and National Identity in Palestine : Representations of Power and Resistance in Gaza (IB Tauris, 2016)
Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World (Hurst & Co., 2016)
Alternative Tourism Group (ATG, Beit Sahour, Bethlehem)
Palestine & Palestinians (ATG, 2008, 455 pages) See also : Sarah Irving’s Bradt Guide to Palestine.
Atef Alshaer (SOAS Research Fellow and translator; University of Westminster)
Language and National Identity in Palestine : Representations of Power and Resistance in Gaza (SOAS PhD thesis, 2009; expected as monograph from IB Tauris)
Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World (Hurst & Co., 2014)
with Lina Khatib & Dina Matar : The Hizbullah Phenomenon : Politics and Communication (Hurst & Co., 2013)
also chapter : Islam in the Narrative of Fatah and Hamas, in : Dina Matar & Zahera Harb, editors : Narrating Conflict in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2013)
Ahmad Amara, Ismael Abu-Saad, and Oren Yiftachel, editors
Indigenous (in)justice : Human Rights Law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev(Harvard University Law School, 2012)
Golda Slept Here (Bloomsbury Qatar, 2014) Publisher’s blurb : “Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the émigré Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East. Amiry mixes nostalgia with anger while mocking Israeli doublespeak that seeks to wipe out any trace of a Palestinian past in West Jerusalem. She juxtaposes serial bombardments and personal tragedies, evokes the sights and smells of Palestinian architecture and food, and weaves for us the tapestry that is the Palestinian reality, caught between official histories and private memories. Through poetry and prose, monologue and dialogue, we glimpse the lost Palestinian landscape, obscured by the silent battle between remembering and forgetting.”
Nothing to Lose but Your Life : My 18 Hour Journey with Murad (Bloomsbury Qatar, 2010)
Sharon and My Mother-in-Law (Granta, 2005)
Michael Sorkin, ed : The Great Wall of Capital, in : Against the Wall – Israel’s Barriers to Peace (New Press, 2005)
Earthquake in April (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2003)
Women in the Conflict (Jerusalem : Middle East Publications, 1995)
The Palestinian Village Home (London : British Museum Publications, 1989)
An Obsession, in Penny Johnson & Raja Shehadeh, eds : Seeking Palestine – New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2013)
Zalman Amit & Daphna Levit
Israeli Rejectionism : A Hidden Agenda in the Middle East Peace Process (Pluto Press, 2011)
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)
See : The OLDER PALESTINIAN HISTORY Section for more complete listing.
Dr Swee Chai Ang
From Beirut to Jerusalem (Grafton Press, 1989 / The Other Press, 2013)
Surgeon’s years’ service to Palestinians in the refugee camps of Lebanon, with experience of the Sabra and Shatila massacres, who organised Medical Aid to Palestinians (MAP). Originally published 1989, this edition is updated with Gaza. See also : Dr Pauline Cutting.
Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem (ARIJ) – also based in Bethlehem.
with Direktion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Humanitäre Hilfe(Switzerland) : Status of the Environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories(ARIJ, 2007)
Analysis of Waste Management Policies in Palestine : Domestic Solid Waste and Wastewater (ARIJ, 2005)
An Atlas of Palestine : (The West Bank and Gaza) (ARIJ, ca. 2000)
Khalid Arar (Sakhnin Academic College, Israel) & Kussai Haj-Yehia (Beit Berl Academic College, Israel)
Higher Education and the Arab Minority in Israel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “Higher Education and the Palestinian Minority in Israel examines perceptions concerning the characteristics of higher education acquisition in the indigenous Palestinian Arab minority in Israel. Arar and Haj-Yehia show that Palestinian Arabs in Israel clearly understand the benefit of an academic degree as a lever for social status and integration within the state of Israel. The authors discuss difficulties met by Palestinian high school graduates when they attempt to enter Israel’s higher education institutes, and the alternative phenomenon of studying abroad. The cultural difference between Palestinian traditional communities and ‘Western’ Israeli campuses exposes Arab students to a mix of ethnicities and nationalities, which proves to be a difficult, transformative experience. The book analyzes patterns of higher education acquisition among the indigenous Palestinian minority, describing the disciplines they choose, the challenges they encounter, particularly for Palestinian women students, and explore the implications for the Palestinian minority and Israeli society.”
Sami Al-Arian (University of South Florida tenured professor who fought a decade of detention – currently facing deportation from the USA)
Conspiring Against Joseph : Reflections of a Prisoner of Conscience in a Federal Penitentary (National Liberty Fund, 2004)
Sanjay Asthana (Tennessee State University) and Nishan Hanvandjan (Qatar University)
Palestinian Youth Media and the Pedagogies of Estrangement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) An investigation on how Palestinian youth appropriate low-end information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital media forms , Sanjay Asthana and Nishan Havandjian analyze how certain developments in globalization and media convergence enable young people to create new civic spaces.
The Stones Cry Out : Reflections from Israel and Palestine
(with foreword by Jerusalem Anglican Bishop Riah Abu Elsal; Christians Aware, 2006)
Sanjay Asthana (Tennessee State University) and Nishan Hanvandjan (Qatar University)
Palestinian Youth Media and the Pedagogies of Estrangement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) An investigation on how Palestinian youth appropriate low-end information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital media forms , Sanjay Asthana and Nishan Havandjian analyze how certain developments in globalization and media convergence enable young people to create new civic spaces.
Naim Stifan Ateek
A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation (Maryknoll, New York : Orbis, Books, 2008) Note : See ‘Older Palestinian History’ list.
Katie Attwell (Murdoch University, Perth)
Jewish-Israeli National Identity and Dissidence : The Contradictions of Zionism and Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) Publisher’s blurb : “This unique book provides a critical perspective on identity in questioning how Israeli Jews manage and manifest their concern for the Palestinian Other, eschewing presenting identities as concrete and, rather, examines their creation through discourse. Zionism and the Israeli state have constructed a Jewish national identity premised on demonisation of the Other. This book explores how internal critics use alternative discourses of identity to re-imagine this Jewish-Israeli national identity, and considers how they might fail. It combines a rigorous theoretical analysis of nationalism with an engaging examination of the identifications and contradictions of eleven Jewish-Israeli individuals. Featuring, among others, high profile journalist Gideon Levy, veteran maverick Uri Davis and literary novelist Dorit Rabinyan, Attwell provides a revealing insight into national identity, political dissent, conflict and resistance.”
The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics (Zero Books, 2011)
A collection of essays approaching Jewish identity and self-importance. Topics range from international finance, demography, philosophy, Zionists’ relationship with anti-Jewish sentiment, and clannish separatism. The author takes pains to denounce some Jewish stereotypes.
Caryn Aviv & David Shneer
New Jews : The End of the Jewish Diaspora (New York University Press, 2005) Authors debunk the Israeli v Jewish ‘diaspora’ dichotomy.
Uri Avnery – see OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY section.
Ariella Azoulay (Tel Aviv University) & Adi Ophir (Tel Aviv University), translated by Tal Haran
The One-State Condition : Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine (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.”
Amjad Ab El Ezz Banishamsa (political adviser to the British American Security Information Council)
The European Union and the Palestinians (Routledge, 2016) – Note : was due to be published July 2016.
Bearing Witness : Eight Weeks in Palestine (Metete Publications/author, 2011)
Not your usual travelogue : water rationing, drug dealing, checkpoints, school. And guess who built that wall?
Peaceful Resistance : Building a Palestinian University under Occupation
[Birzeit University] (Pluto Press, 2010) A personal account of the establishment and maintenance of the first Palestinian university, most interesting for the post-1967 Occupation years but before Oslo.
Frank Barat, editor (co-coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and is now the president of the Palestine Legal Action Network).
Gaza in Crisis : Reflections on Israel’s War against the Palestinians (Chicago : Haymarket Books / Hamish Hamilton, 2010) Contents : Frank Barat — The fate of Palestine: an interview with Noam Chomsky — Clusters of history: U.S. involvement in the Palestine question / Ilan Pappé — State of denial: Nakbah in Israeli history and today / Ilan Pappé — “Exterminate all the brutes”: Gaza 2009 / Noam Chomsky — Blueprint for a one-state movement: a troubled history / Ilan Pappé — The ghettoization of Palestine: a dialogue with Ilan Pappé and Noam Chomsky — The killing fields of Gaza 2004-2009 / Ilan Pappé — A Middle East peace that could happen (but won’t) / Noam Chomsky.
Frank Barat, Angela Y. Davis & Cornel West
Freedom is a Constant Struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2015)
The Driver Mahmoud Home, in: Penny Johnson & Raja Shedadeh, eds : Seeking Palestine – New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2013)
I Was Born There, I Was Born Here translated by Humphrey Davies (Bloomsbury, 2011)
Midnight and Other Poems translated by Radwa Ashour (Todmorden : Arc Publications, 2008)
I Saw Ramallah – translated by Ahdaf Soueif (American University in Cairo Press, 2000, 2002 / Bloomsbury, 2004)
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (Haymarket Books, 2011) The author, a dance choreographer turned key architect of the BDS movement, argues the case for the Palestinian global campaign to boycott Israeli goods, academia and culture; divest from Israeli institutions; and sanction the Israeli government. Particularly good for artists to read, as it answers any questions you might have about cultural boycott. – NF
Ramzy Baroud (Journalist and editor of Palestine Chronicle, who studied at both the University of Exeter and UC Santa Barbara)
The Last Earth : A Palestinian Story (Pluto Press, 2018) Spanning decades, the author tells the story of modern Palestine through both familiar and surprising revelations from the memories of those who have lived it. Accounts range from villages, refugee camps, prisons, cities, and of course the Palestinian diaspora. Each chapter/story could have been the basis of a book on its own.
My Father was a Freedom Fighter : Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, 2010)
The Second Palestinian Intifada : A Chronicle of People’s Struggle (Pluto Press, 2006)
As editor : Searching Jenin : Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion 2002
(forward by Noam Chomsky ; photojournalist, Mahfouz Abu Turk ; project facilitator, Ali Samudi; Seattle : Cune Press, 2003)
In Our Power : US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2014) Interviews with American university activists.
The Negotiator : Freeing Gilad Shalit from Hamas (Toby Press, 2013)
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 / Ilan Pappé : 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.
Dan Bavly (Israeli author and accountant)
For the Palestinian Entity a Viable Economy is Crucial (Anglo-Israel Association, 1993
-with Eliahu Salpeter : Fire in Beirut – Israel’s War in Lebanon with the PLO (New York City, Stein & Day, 1984)
-with David Farhi : Israel and the Palestinians (Anglo-Israel Association, 1971)
-with David Kimche : Sandstorm – The Arab Israeli War of June 1967 – Prelude and Aftermath (Secker & Warburg, 1968)
Moustafa Bayoumi, editor (also edited The Edward Said Reader (Granta, 2000, 2001)
Midnight on the Mavi Marmara : The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict (Chicago : Haymarket Books / OR Books, 2010) Contributors include : Ali Abunimah, Omar Barghouti, George Bisharat, Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky, Martha B. Cohen, Juan Cole, Murat Dagli, Jamal Elshayyal, Sümeyye Ertekin, Norman Finkelstein, Gisha.org, Neve Gordon, Glenn Greenwald, Arun Gupta, Amira Hass, Adam Horowitz, Rashid Khalidi, Stephen Kinzer, Paul Larudee, Iara Lee, Gideon Levy, Daniel Luban, Alia Malek, Henning Mankell, Mike Marqusee, Lubna Masarwa, Yousef Munayyer, Ken O’Keefe, Kevin Ovenden, Ilan Pappé, Doron Rosenblum, Sara Roy, Ben Saul, Eyad Al Sarraj, Adam Shapiro, Raja Shehadeh, Henry Siegman, Ahdaf Soueif, Raji Sourani, Richard Tillinghast, Alice Walker, Stephen M. Walt, and Haneen Zoabi.
Sue Beardon, Patricia Cockrell & David Mitchell
Olives and Barbed Wire : Impressions of Palestine and Israel (Zaytoon Press, 2011)
The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books, 2012 / Picador, 2013) Liberal Zionist critical of the Israeli Government.
Joel Beinin and Rebecca L. Stein, editors
The Struggle for Sovereignty : Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005 (Stanford University Press, 2006) Contains Richard Falk : International Law and Palestinian Resistance
Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel, 1946-1965 (University of California Press / IB Tauris, 1990)
Social Media at BBC News : The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting (Routledge 2015) – Tangental, as the Palestinians and Israel aren’t covered, but relevant in understanding the process of news dissemination.
Alon Ben-Meir (New York University’s Center for Global Affairs)
Toward the Abyss : Israel and the Palestinians (Washington DC : Policy Studies Organization / Westphalia Press, 2015) – Columns 2010-2014.
Gilad Ben-Nun (University of Verona)
Seeking Asylum in Israel : Refugees and Migration Law (IB Tauris, 2016) Tangental to the right of return.
Greta Berlin & Bill Dienst, editors
Freedom Sailors : The Maiden Voyage of the Free Gaza Movement and How We Succeeded in Spite of Ourselves (Free Gaza Press, 2012) Contributors : Gamaal Al-Attar(Gaza), Vittorio Arrigoni (Italy), Greta Berlin (USA-France), Lauren Booth (UK), Renee Bowyer (UK-Australia), Bill Dienst MD (USA), Ren Tawil (Palestinian-American), Donna Wallach (USA), Col. Ann Wright (USA)
Akeel Bilgrami & Jonathan R. Cole (both of Columbia University), editors
Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? (Columbia University Press, 2015). Of relevance to university teaching and the Palestinian struggle. Chapters include editors’ contributions plus : Stanley Fish – Academic Freedom and the Boycott of Israeli Universities / Judith Butler – Exercising Rights : Academic Freedom and Boycott Politics / John Mearsheimer – Israel and Academic Freedom / Noam Chomsky – Academic Freedom and the Subservience to Power.
Birzeit University Institute of Law
Law and Politics of the Gaza Strip : The Impact of the Palestinian Internal Political Division on the Rule of Law (Birzeit University Institute of Law, 2016) Contributors include : Mohammed Abu Matar, Mahmoud Alawneh, Alaa’ Hammad, Razan al Barghouthi, Adnan al Hajjar, Ibrahim Abu Shammalah, Mohammed al Tilbani, Zeinab Abdul Fattah al Ghuneimi, Omar Sha’ban, Haya Hajj Ahmed, and Nidhal Barham. Topics range from “judicial reality,” the security services, women’s access to justice, and tax regulations.
Amahl A. Bishara (Tufts University)
Back Stories : US News Production and Palestinian Politics (Stanford University Press, 2012)
Marwan Bishawa (Al Jazeera English senior editor)
The Invisible Arab (Nation Books/Perseus, 2012)
Palestine/Israel : Peace or Apartheid? (Zed Books, 2003)
The 51 Day War : Ruin and Resistance in Gaza (Nation Books, 2015)
Goliath : Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (Verso Books, 2013)
Dr Dimitris Bouris
The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories : State-Building without a State (Routledge, 2014) Note – author’s PhD University of Warwick, 2011 : State-Building without a State : The European Union’s Role in the Occupied Palestinian Territories after the Oslo Accords
Francis A. Boyle
Palestinian Right of Return under International Law (Clarity Press, 2010) A concise interpretation, highlighting ‘Israel as a Jewish banustan.’
Palestine, Palestinians and International Law (Clarity Press, 2006)
Breaking the Silence (Israeli activists’ organisation)
Our Harsh Logic : Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies for the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010 (Metropolitan Books, 2013)
Björn Brenner (Swedish Defence University)
Gaza Under Hamas : From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance (IB Tauris, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “The book is based on hard-to-secure interviews with a wide range of key political and security figures in the Hamas administration, as well as with military commanders and members of the feared Qassam Brigades. Brenner has also sought out those that Hamas identifies as local trouble makers: the extreme Salafi-Jihadis and members of the now more quiescent mainstream Fatah party led by Mahmoud Abbas.”
British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP)
Why Boycott Israeli Universities? (BRICUP, 2007) 35pp.
-with Christoph Dinkelaker : Political Parties in Palestine : Leadership and Thought (New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Summary: “Political Parties in Palestine is an up-to-date elucidation of the Palestinian political landscape. The book offers vital background information on movements such as Hamas and Fatah, as well as smaller political factions that have defined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades but, due to lack of available information, have not been subject to academic scrutiny.The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the ideological outlook, historical development, and political objectives of all major political actors in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). A well-informed but accessible overview, it combines analytical introductions with engaging profiles of party founders, interviews with current party leaders, organizational charts, and excerpts from party programs previously unavailable in English”
The Politics of Change in Palestine : State-Building and Non-Violent Resistance (Pluto Press, 2011)
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
Martin P. Bunton
Palestinian-Israeli Conflict : A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013)
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.
Shahar Burla (Sydney Jewish Museum)
The Diaspora and the Homeland : Political Goals in the Construction of Israeli Narratives to the Diaspora (Routledge, 2015)
-as co-editor, with Dashiel Lawrence, editors : Australia & Israel : A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship (Sussex Academic Press, 2015)
Iyad Burnat aka Purnat (Head of Bil’in Popular Committee against the Wall)
Bil’in and the Nonviolent Resistance (author, 208pp, 2016)
Carole Monica Burnett, editor
Zionism Through Christian Lenses : Ecumenical Perspectives on the Promised Land (Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications, 2014) – authors include the Palestinian Anglican priest, Rev. Naim Ateek, and Palestinian Roman Catholic Sociology Prof. Bernard Sabella.
Gary M Burge
Whose Land? Whose Promise ? What Christians are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians
(Cleveland, Ohio : Pilgrim Press, part of the United Church of Christ / UCC, 2003/2004, 2013) Wheeton College (Illinois) theologian’s analysis, with a focus on Hebron.
Carole Monica Burnett, editor (theologian with USA section of Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek’s Sabeel organisation)
Zionism through Christian Lenses : Ecumenical Perspectives on the Promised Land(Eugene, Oregon : Wipf & Stock, 2013) Contributors : Carole Monica Burnett, Daryl P. Domning, Stephen H. France, David W. Good, Beverly Eileen Mitchell, Bernard Sabella, Paul H. Verduin.
A High Price : The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Jerusalem without God : Portrait of a Cruel City (American University Press in Cairo, June 2017)
Hamas : From Resistance to Government (Seven Stories Press, 2012) – translated from Italian by Andrea Teti.
Centre for Democracy and Community Development
The Arab Peace Initiative and the Lebanese Track (Centre for Democracy and Community Development, 2015) The API’s platform, since its inception in 2002.
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.
The Girl Who Stoke My Holocaust (Verso, 2014) Memoir of ex-IDF conscript, now active in the Breaking the Silence group of soldiers against the occupation.
Inside Hamas : The Untold Story of Militants, Martyrs and Spies
(IB Tauris, 2007) Despite the sensational title, it reveals the electoral strategies of Hamas, including their opinion survey research, that got them a solid democratic victory in Gaza elections.
Erica Chenoweth & Maria Stephan
Why Civil Resistance Works : The Strategie Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2011)
States of Denial : Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Polity Pres, 2001)
Leena Dallasheh, Kaoutar Buediri, & Andreas Muller; edited by Michael Warschawski
Cleansing and Apartheid in Jerusalem : An Alternative Guide to Jerusalem [pamphlet] (Jerusalem & Bethlehem : Alternative Information Center, 2004)
Disappearing Palestine : Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair
(Zed Books, 2008, 2010) The West Bank and Gaza have been transformed into laboratories for testing the infrastructure of confinement, creating a lucrative ‘defence’ industry by pioneering technologies for crowd control, surveillance, collective punishment and urban warfare. The goal of these ever more sophisticated systems of curfews, checkpoints, walls, permits and land grabs is the disappearance of Palestine.
Israel and the Clash of Civilisations : Iraq, Iran, and the Plan to Remake the Middle East (Pluto Press, 2008) A wide focus, in which the author argues that Israel’s desire to be the sole regional power in the Middle East has shaped the Bush Administration’s objectives in the “war on terror”. The book examines a host of inter-related issues, from the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and the Second Lebanon War to the role of Big Oil and the demonisation of the Arab world. The current chaos in the Middle East, far from being a disastrous mistake, is the true goal of the neocons and Israel.
Blood and Religion : The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State
(Pluto Press, 2006) An assessment of the Second Intifada and the resulting separation wall. See also : Pappé : People’s Apart
William A. Cook
The Plight of the Palestinians : A Long History of Destruction (Palgrave macmillan, 2010) From the publisher:“ A collection of voices from around the world that establishes in both theoretical and graphic termsthe slow, methodical genocide taking place in Palestine beginning in the 1940s, as revealed in the Introduction. From Dr. Francis A. Boyle’s detailed legal case against the state of Israel, to Uri Avnery’s “Slow Motion Ethnic Cleansing,” to Richard Falk’s “Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust,” to Ilan Pappé’s “Genocide in Gaza,” these voices decry in startling, vivid, and forceful language the calculated atrocities taking place, the inhumane conditions inflicted on the people, and the silence that exists despite the crimes, nothing short of state-sponsored genocide against the Palestinians.”
Lionis Chrisoula (University of New South Wales)
Laughter in Occupied Palestine: Comedy and Identity in Art and Film (IB Tauris, 2015)
Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem :
Nasser Arayes : The Separation Wall and International Law (Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem/CCDPRJ & Al-Haq, 32pp, 2008)
Buzar Ayyoub : Forced Displacement and Ethnic Cleansing : Israel’s Violations of the Palestinians’ Rights to Residency in Jerusalem (CCDPRJ, 45pp, 2008)
Ossama Halabi – Legal Status of East Jerusalem Population since 1967 and the Implications of Annexation on Their Civil and Social Rights (CCDPRJ, 2008) – Based on Chapter Four of author’s book, The Legal Status of Jerusalem City and its Arab Population (Institute for Palestine Studies, 1997)
Yaqoub Odeh (Human rights and housing rights observer) : Campaign on Right to Housing and residency – Special Report on Forced Displacement of Bedouins (CCDPRJ, 2008)
Let Me Stand Alone : The Journals of Rachel Corrie (Granta, 2008)
Suraya Dadoo & Firoz Osman
Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid – A South African Perspective with foreword by Ronnie Kasrils (Porcupine Press, 2013)
Henriette Dahan-Kalev (Hebrew University), Amal El’Sana-Alh’jooj, and Emilie Le Febvre (Oxford)
Palestinian Activism in Israel : A Bedouin Woman Leader in a Changing Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) All on Amal El’Sana-Alh’jooj.
Joyce Dalsheim (University of North Carolina)
Producing Spoilers : Peacemaking and the Production of Enmity in a Secular Age (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Unsettling Gaza : Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Guilia Daniele (Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East London)
Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : The Road Not Yet Taken (Routledge, 2014)
Based on PhD thesis, University of Exeter, 2011, Along an Alternative Road : Women, Reconciliation, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Marwan Darweish & Andrew Rigby (both of the Centre for Peace Studies, Coventry University) See also Rigby as sole author.
Popular Protest in Palestine : The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance (Pluto Press, 2015) Damning of Palestinian leadership for discouraging anything but localised protest, but lauding of the exogenous BDS campaign. Focus includes the villages of Bil’in, Nabi Salih, the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah, and the South Hebron Hills.
Palestinians in Israel : Nationality and Citizenship (University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, 1995)
Marwan Darweish & Carol Rank, editors
Peacebuilding and Reconcilliation (Pluto Press, 2012) Contents : 1 How has the ‘Liberal Peace’ served Afghanistan? – Chrissie Hirst / 2 The Obstacles to Sustainable Peace and Democracy in Post-Independence Kosovo – Gëzim Visoka / 3 Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflicts, and Secessionism in Ethiopian Politics – Bezawit Beyene / 4 State Failure and Civil Society Potential: Reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Verity Mould / 5 Remembering the Past and Reconciling for the Future: The Role of Indigenous Commemorative Practices in Sierra Leone – Steven Kaindaneh / 6 Unsettling the Settler Within: Decolonisation as Reconciliation with regard to Residential Schools in Canada – Patricia Elgersma / Section 3: Identifying Opportunities for Peacebuilding
7 Is ‘Interreligious’ Synonymous with ‘Interfaith’? The Roles of Dialogue in Peacebuilding – Sarah Bernstein / 8 Health and Violent Conflict: the Role of Health in Building Peace – Wossen Kifle / 9 The New Economy of Terror: Motivations and Driving Forces behind Contemporary Islamist Insurgencies – Peter Keay / 10 The Question of Home: Refugees and Peace in the Israel/Palestine conflict – Abigail Bainbridge / 11 Hamas: Between Militarism and Governance – Ibrahim Natil / 12 Returning Home towards a New Future: Nepal’s Reintegration Programme for Former Child Soldiers – Dilli Binadi
Richard Davis (former White House policy advisor)
Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle East : Insurgency in the Holy Land (Routledge, 2017)
Rochelle Davis & Mimi Kirk – editors
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 Krakat : 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
Uri Davis [A member of Fatah since 1984, long at the University of Bradford; see his extensive bibliography in the OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY list]
Ashley Dawson & Bill V. Mullen, editors, with foreword by Ali Abunimah
Against Apartheid : The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2015) Contributors include Kristian Davis Bailey, Omar Barghouti, Tithi Bhattacharya, Vincente M. Diaz, Haidar Eid, Noura Erakat, Diane Feeley, David Finkel, Sami Hermez, Rima Kapitan, David Lloyd, Sunaina Maira, Joseph Massad, Nerdeen Mohsen, Nadine Naber, Rima Najjar-Merriman, David Palumbo-Liu, Ilan Pappé, Andrew Ross, Steven Salaita, Malini Schueller, Sarah Schulman, Joan Scott, Magid Shihade, Mayssun Sukarieh, Lisa Taraki, Salim Vally.
Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson, editors
Children Affected by Armed Conflict : Theory, Method and Practice (Columbia University Press, 2017) – Survey that includes Palestine.
Larry Derfner (Ha’aretz, formerly with the Jerusalem Post)
No Country for Jewish Liberals (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2017) Los Angeles born, Israeli journalist describes a society provocatively out of step with Jewish liberals and the Left.
Marcello Di Cintio (Canadian journalist)
Pay No Heed to Rockets : Palestine in the Present Tense (Saqi Books, 2018) A lyrical travelogue of the author’s meetings with Palestinian writers, poets, librarians, booksellers, readers and literary salon hosts.
James M. Dorsey
The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer (Hurst & Co., 2016)
A Song from Haifa, in: , in Penny Johnson & Raja Shehadeh, eds : Seeking Palestine – New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2013)
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)
Jerusalem Unbound : Geography, History and the Future of the Holy City (Columbia University Press, 2014)
The Way to the Spring : Life and Death in Palestine (Granta, 2016) Travel reportage.
Marc H. Ellis
Judaism Does Not Equal Israel (New Press, 2009)
Reading the Torah Out Loud : A Journey of Lament and Hope (Fortress Press, 2007) A time to mourn: the golden age of Constantinian Judaism — Politicizing the Holocaust: Richard Rubenstein and Israel after — Encountering a prophetic Christianity: political realities and spiritual questions — Liberation and loneliness: searching for God and community in North America — Gustavo Gutiérrez and liberation theology: the voice of faithful struggle — Among the Palestinian people: discovering a Jewish theology of liberation — Speaking truth: Israel and Palestine in the American Jewish understanding — Struggling for fidelity: encountering post-Holocaust theologians — Surveying the Jewish-Christian landscape: reflections on the political and ecumenical “deal” — Shattered hopes: loss and solidarity in the Jewish and Palestinian Diaspora — An unexpected blessing: Edward Said’s religious secularity — Reading the Torah out loud: reclaiming the text in an age when Israeli Star of David helicopter gunships fly — Standing up.
Israel and Palestine Out of the Ashes : The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-first Century (Pluto, 2002)
Marc H. Ellis & Daniel A. McGowan, eds.
Remembering Deir Yassin : The Future of Israel and Palestine (Olive Branch Press, 1998) Contents : The Purpose of Deir Yassin Remembered by Daniel A. McGowan / Remembering Deir Yassin: A Reflection on Memory and Justice by Marc H. Ellis / The End of Innocence by Salma Khadra Jayyusi / Jewish Eye-Witness: An Interview with Meir Pa’il by Daniel A. McGowan / Assault and Massacre by Sheila Cassidy / The Surviving Children of Deir Yassin by Pat McDonnell Twair / A Memorial Landscape Design for Deir Yassin by Fuad Bassim Nijim / The Last Memorials to Atrocity in the Holy Land? byRami Khouri / On the New Diaspora: A Jewish Meditation by on the Future of Israel/Palestine byMarc H. Ellis / Toward an Arab-Jewish Humanism by Muhammad Hallaj / Christianity and the Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations by Rosemary Radford Ruether / A Vision for the Palestinian Future by Souad Dajani
Sharif S. Elmusa
As editor : Culture and the Natural Environment (American University in Cairo, 2005)
Water Conflict : Economics, Politics, Law and Palestinian-Israeli Water Resources(Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1998)
Noura Erekat (Palestinian-American legal scholar, George Mason University)
as co-editor, with Tareq Radi : Gaza in Context : War and Settler Colonialism (Arab Studies Institute, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : ” This compendium, in combination with the pedagogical project Gaza in Context, uses Operation Protection Edge to demonstrate the temporal and spatial continuity of Israel’s settler-colonial policies across Israel and the Occupied Territories in order to disrupt the language of exceptionalism surrounding Gaza today. The volume scrutinizes Israeli settler-colonialism through a multidisciplinary lens including history, law, development, political economy, and gender. In addition to the articles within this volume, Gaza in Context: War and Settler Colonialism features several teaching guides and a bibliography that are intended for teaching and research purposes, respectively. Together, the aforementioned components and the short film Gaza in Context seek to provide an assertive framework for understanding Israel’s systematic attacks as part of the larger question of Palestine.”
NGOs in the Arab World Post-Arab Uprisings : Domestic and International Politics of Funding and Regulation (Arab Studies Institute, 2016) A collection of field-based research that contributes to the literature on the impact of the Arab Uprisings on civil society throughout the Middle East. It does so by examining the development of non-governmental organizations in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Palestine.
with Mouin Rabbani (Palestinian-Dutch Middle East analyst) : Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures (Washington DC/Beirut : Tadween Publishing & Arab Studies Institute, 2013)
Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich, editors
Assuming Boycott : Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production (OR Books, 2017) Contributors : Nasser Abourahme, Ariella Azoulay, Tania Bruguera, Noura Erakat, Kareem Estefan, Mariam Ghani with Haig Aivazian, Nathan Gray and Ahmet Öğüt, Chelsea Haines, Sean Jacobs, Yazan Khalili, Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich, Svetlana Mintcheva, Naeem Mohaiemen, Hlonipha Mokoena, John Peffer, Joshua Simon, Ann Laura Stoler, Radhika Subramaniam, Eyal Weizman and Kareem Estefan, and Frank B. Wilderson III.
Anwi Fares & Hasan Kaddoumi, authors; Adeeb Ziahed & Omar Kachouh, editors
Palestinian Refugees in the West Bank : Research on Their Demography and Determination of Return (Palestinian Return Centre / Academy of Refugee Studies, 2013) – More than a historical outline, this handy reference book is background for each camp’s development.
Hani A. Faris
The Failure of the Two-State Solution : The Prospects of One State in the Israel-Palestine Conflict (IB Tauris, 2013)
Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel : Labour, Land and Occupation (Routledge, 2005, 2012)
Norman G. Finkelstein
Gaza : An Inquest into its Martyrdom (University of California Press, 2018) Publisher’s blurb : “Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world. Two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half the population is under eighteen years of age. Since Israel occupied Gaza in 1967, it has systematically de-developed the economy. After Hamas won democratic elections in 2006, Israel intensified its blockade of Gaza, and after Hamas consolidated its control of the territory in 2007, Israel tightened its illegal siege another notch. In the meantime, Israel has launched no less than eight military operations against Gaza-culminating in Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014-that left behind over three million tons of rubble. Recent UN reports predict that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. Norman G. Finkelstein presents a meticulously researched and devastating inquest into Israel’s actions of the last decade. He argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population. Based on hundreds of human rights reports, the book scrutinizes multifarious violations of international law Israel committed both during its operations and in the course of its decade-long siege of Gaza. It is a monument to Gaza’s martyrs and a scorching accusation against their tormenters.”
Method and Madness : The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza (O/R Books, 2015). Publisher’s blurb : “In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pillar of Defense (2012), and Operation Protective Edge (2014), have resulted in the deaths of some 3,700 Palestinians. Meanwhile, a total of 90 Israelis were killed in the invasions. On the face of it, this succession of vastly disproportionate attacks has often seemed frenzied and pathological. Senior Israeli politicians have not discouraged such perceptions, indeed they have actively encouraged them. After the 2008-9 assault Israel’s then-foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, boasted, “Israel demonstrated real hooliganism during the course of the recent operation, which I demanded.” However, as Norman G. Finkelstein sets out in this concise, paradigm-shifting new book, a closer examination of Israel’s motives reveals a state whose repeated recourse to savage war is far from irrational. Rather, Israel’s attacks have been designed to sabotage the possibility of a compromise peace with the Palestinians, even on terms that are favorable to it. Looking also at machinations around the 2009 UN sponsored Goldstone report and Turkey’s forlorn attempt to seek redress in the UN for the killing of its citizens in the 2010 attack on the Gaza freedom flotilla, Finkelstein documents how Israel has repeatedly eluded accountability for what are now widely recognized as war crimes. Further, he shows that, though neither side can claim clear victory in these conflicts, the ensuing stalemate remains much more tolerable for Israelis than for the beleaguered citizens of Gaza. A strategy of mass non-violent protest might, he contends, hold more promise for a Palestinian victory than military resistance, however brave.”
US Support for Israeli State Terror, in : Weapon of the Strong : Conversations on US State Terrorism [interviews by Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes] (Pluto Press, 2013)
Knowing Too Much : Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End (O/R Books, 2012)
What Ghandi Says about Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage (O/R Books, 2012)
This Time We Went Too Far : Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion (OR Books, 2011) Expanded edition of 2010 original book on the practices and consequences of Operation Cast Lead in 2008. “Essential and courageous scholarship. ” – Sara Roy.
Goldstone Recants : Richard Goldstone Renews Israel’s Licence to Kill (OR Books, 2011) See also : Adam Horowitz, et al. Publisher’s blurb P: “ON APRIL 1 2011, in the pages of the Washington Post, the international jurist Richard Goldstone dropped a bombshell. He effectively disowned the massive evidence assembled in the United Nations’ report carrying his name that Israel had committed multiple war crimes and possible crimes against humanity in Gaza during its 2008-9 invasion. Israel was jubilant. “Everything that we said proved to be true,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu crowed. “We always said that the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] is a moral army that acted according to international law,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared. “We had no doubt that the truth would come out eventually,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proclaimed. The Obama administration used the occasion of Goldstone’s recantation to affirm that Israel had not “engaged in any war crimes” during the Gaza assault while the U.S. Senate unanimously called on the United Nations to “rescind” the Goldstone Report. Some commentators have endeavored to prove by parsing his words that Goldstone did not actually recant. While there are grounds for making this argument on a technical basis, such a rhetorical strategy will not wash. Goldstone is a distinguished jurist. He knows how to use precise language. If he did not want to sever his connection with the Report he could simply have said “I am not recanting my original report by which I still stand.” He must have known exactly how his words would be spun and it is this fallout-not his parsed words-that we must now confront. There has been much speculation on why Goldstone recanted. Was he blackmailed? Did he finally succumb to the relentless hate campaign directed against him? Did he decide to put his tribe ahead of truth? What can be said with certainty, and what Norman Finkelstein demonstrates in these pages, is that Goldstone did not change his mind because the facts compelled him to reconsider his original findings.”
Civility and Academic Life, in : Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era (edited by Edward J. Carvalho and David B. Downing; Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
Beyond Chutzpah : On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History regarding Alan M. Dershowitz; Verso, 2005, 2008)
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso, 1996, 2003, 2008)
The Holocaust Industry Reflection on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (Verso, 2000, 2001, 2003) Publisher’s blurb : “In an iconoclastic and controversial study, Norman G. Finkelstein moves from an interrogation of the place the Holocaust has come to occupy in American culture to a disturbing examination of recent Holocaust compensation agreements. It was not until the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, when Israel’s evident strength brought it into line with US foreign policy, that memory of the Holocaust began to acquire the exceptional prominence it enjoys today. Leaders of America’s Jewish community were delighted that Israel was now deemed a major strategic asset and, Finkelstein contends, exploited the Holocaust to enhance this newfound status. Their subsequent interpretations of the tragedy are often at variance with actual historical events and are employed to deflect any criticism of Israel and its supporters. Recalling Holocaust fraudsters such as Jerzy Kosinski and Binjamin Wilkomirski, as well as the demagogic constructions of writers like Daniel Goldhagen, Finkelstein contends that the main danger posed to the memory of Nazism’s victims comes not from the distortions of Holocaust deniers but from prominent, self-proclaimed guardians of Holocaust memory. Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources, he exposes the double shakedown of European countries as well as legitimate Jewish claimants, and concludes that the Holocaust industry has become an outright extortion racket. Thoroughly researched and closely argued, The Holocaust Industry is all the more disturbing and powerful because the issues it deals with are so rarely discussed.”
The Rise and Fall of Palestine (University of Minnesota Press, 1995)
Richard Falk (legal scholar; former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine, 2008-2014) See also : OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY Section.
Palestine’s Horizon : Toward a Just Peace (Pluto Press, 2017)
Chaos and Counterrevolution after the Arab Spring (Charlottesville, Virginia : One World Books, 2015) Princeton University international law professor’s essays and blogs on Egypt, Libya, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq.
Palestine : The Legitimacy of Hope (Charlottesville, Virginia : One World Books, 2014)
Musheir El-Farra (groundwater scientist) and Charlotte Hubback
Gaza : When the Sky Rained with Fire (Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign, 250 pages, 2012) with foreword by Ilan Pappé
Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories (Wayne State University Press, 2009) Gush Emunim focus.
Dani Filc (Ben Gurion University)
The Political Right in Israel : Different Faces of Jewish Populism (Routledge, 2010, 2013)
Richard Falk & Howard Friel
The Record of the Paper : How the New York Times Misreports US Conflict in the Middle East (Verso, 2007)
Enclosure : Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror (University of California Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “Enclosure marshals bold new and persuasive arguments about the ongoing dispossession of Palestinians. Revealing the Israel-Palestine landscape primarily as one of enclosure, geographer Gary Fields sheds fresh light on Israel’s actions. He places those actions in historical context in a broad analysis of power and landscapes across the modern world. Examining the process of land-grabbing in early modern England, colonial North America, and contemporary Palestine, Enclosure shows how patterns of exclusion and privatization have emerged across time and geography. That the same moral, legal, and cartographic arguments were copied by enclosers of land in very different historical environments challenges Israel’s current rationale as being uniquely beleaguered. It also helps readers in the United Kingdom and the United States understand the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of their own, tortured histories.”
Michael R. Fishbach
Records of Dispossession : Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict(Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2004)
Transforming America’s Israel Lobby : The Limits of its Power and the Potential for Change (Washington DC : Potomac Books, 2009) with foreword by MJ Rosenberg
Chas. W. Freeman, Jr.
America’s Misadventures in the Middle East (Charlottesville, Virginia, 2010) Career diplomat for the White House reflects on mistakes.
Extraordinary Rendition : (American) Writers on Palestine (O/R Books, 2015/2016) Contributors : Corban Addison, Mariana Aitches, Xhenet Aliu, Ammiel Alcalay, Kazim Ali, Sinan Antoon, Phillip B. Williams, Kafah Bachari, Frank Barat, Matt Bell, Dwayne Betts, Chana Bloch, Nate Brown, Hayan Charara, Teju Cole, Michael Collier, Ted Conover, Ramola Dharmaraj, Marlene Dumas, Mary Jane Nealon, Duranya Freeman, Tess Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Suzanne Gardinier, David Gorin, Marilyn Hacker, Nathalie Handal, Jane Hirshfield, Fanny Howe, Leslie Jamison, Kim Jensen, Lawrence Joseph, Nancy Kricorian, Rickey Laurentiis, Kiese Laymon, Farid Matuk, Colum McCann, Askold Melnyczuk, Christopher Merrill, Claire Messud, Philip Metres, Peter Mountford, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Dina Omar, Alicia Ostriker, Ed Pavlic, Tomas Q. Morin, Roger Reeves, Alice Rothchild, George Saunders, Jason Schneiderman, Sarah Schulman, Alan Shapiro, Robert Shetterly, Naomi Shihab Nye, Tom Sleigh, Ahdaf Soueif, Adam Stumacher, William Sutcliffe, Janne Teller, Philip Terman, Diego Vazquez Jr., Alice Walker, Steve Willey, Tiphanie Yanique, and Clarence Young.
Nell Gabiam (Iowa State University)
The Politics of Suffering : Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps (Indiana University Press, 2016). Publisher’s blurb : “The Politics of Suffering examines the confluence of international aid, humanitarian relief, and economic development within the space of the Palestinian refugee camp. Nell Gabiam describes the interactions between UNRWA, the United Nations agency charged with providing assistance to Palestinians since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and residents of three camps in Syria. Over time, UNRWA’s management of the camps reveals a shift from an emphasis on humanitarian aid to promotion of self-sufficiency and integration of refugees within their host society. Gabiam’s analysis captures two forces in tension within the camps: politics of suffering that serves to keep alive the discourse around the Palestinian right of return; and politics of citizenship expressed through development projects that seek to close the divide between the camp and the city. Gabiam offers compelling insights into the plight of Palestinians before and during the Syrian war, which has led to devastation in the camps and massive displacement of their populations.”
Raimond Gaita, editor
Gaza : Law, Morality & Politics University of Western Australia Press, 2010)
Chaim Gans (Tel Aviv University)
A Political Theory for the Jewish People (Oxford University Press USA, 2016) – Contrasting analysis of Zionism with models of post-Zionism.
A Just Zionism : On the Morality of the Jewish State (Oxford University Press USA, 2011)
A Soldier’s Life : Inside the Israeli Army (Exploration Society Press, 2002) – photography book supporting the IDF.
Fawaz A Gerges (London School of Economics professor & Al Jazeera commentator)
The New Middle East : Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda (Oxford University Press, 2011)
The Far Enemy : Why Jihad Went Global (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Journey of the Jihadist : Inside Muslim Militancy (Wadsworth, 2007)
As’ad Ghanem (Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor / University of Haifa)
with Dan Bavly (University of Haifa) : Towards a Bi-National Homeland for Israelis and Palestinians : In Search of a Double Solution – A United Democracy (Saarbrücken, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2015)
Ethnic Politics in Israel : The Margins and the Ashkenazi Center (Routledge, 2010)
Palestinian Politics after Arafat : A Failed National Movement (Indiana University Press, 2010)
See also OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
Wafa Ghnaim, author / editor
Tatreez and Tea Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora (author, 2016) Monograph published only in digital form. Contents include :
- 27 design patterns total, including six complete sets of patterns to create a full traditional dress (chest, sleeve and panel);
- Seven organic family tea recipes passed on through generations of Palestinian women;
- Detailed traditional Palestinian embroidery technique and rare northern Palestinian Arabic craft terminology;
- Complete guide to the techniques, meanings and origins of each embroidery thread stitch and color;
- Guidance and instructions detailed enough for inexperienced embroiderers, and inspiration ideas for those with needlework experience;
- Design histories and meanings of traditional and popular Palestinian embroidery designs in the diapora, including The Missiles, The Birds, The Snakes, The Ducks, The Scorpions, The Story of Cleopatra, The Gardens and The Wheat Harvest.
Dr. Mads Gilbert
Night in Gaza (Skyscraper Publications, 2015) with foreword by Max Blumenthal; afterword by Mohammed Omer. Norwegian surgeon’s lengthy experience, with many photographs, of the Israelis’ aerial bombardment assaults on Gaza’s 1.8 million residents since 2008 (‘Operation Cast Lead’), with an emphasis on the most severe, ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in 2014.
Dr. Mads Gilbert & Dr. Erik Fosse with foreword by Noam Chomsky; Guy Puzey & Frank Stewart, translators
Eyes in Gaza (Quartet Books, 2013)
Dispossessed : The Ordeal of the Palestinians (Sphere Books, 1982, 1984)
Luisa Gandolfo (University of Aberdeen)
Palestinians in Jordan : The Politics of Identity (IB Tauris, 2012)
Israel’s Occupation (University of California Press, 2008)
Uri Gordon & Ohal Grietzer, editors
Anarchists against the Wall : Direct Action and Solidarity with the Palestinian Popular Struggle -with foreword by Alfred M. Bonanno (Oakland, California : AK Press / Institute for Anarchist Studies, 2013)
Andrew Gowers & Tony Walker
Behind the Myth : Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Revolution (Interlink Books, 2001) Based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with senior PLO figures, including Arafat, as well as senior American, Arab, Israeli and European officials, it is a comprehensive portrait of the evolution of the Palestinian resistance from its earliest days as an unruly and little noticed collection of guerrilla factions, through its rise to international prominence, right up to the position following the Gulf War and the historic Madrid Peace Conference of 1991. It is the story of internecine strife and external conflict; of weakness and over-confidence; of mistakes and miscalculations; and of many lost opportunities for peace. But it is above all the story of of the dream that Arafat has done more than anyone to sustain in the face of daunting odds: the idea that Palestinian people should have the right to determine their own future.
Education, Repression & Liberation : Palestinians (World University Service, 1984)
see also CULTURE section
Erella Grassiani (University of Amsterdam)
Soldiering under Occupation : Processes of Numbing among Israeli Soldiers in the Al-Aqsa Intifada (Berghahn Books, 2013)
Zionism and its Discontents : A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel / Palestine (Pluto Press, 2014) – covers the Palestinian Marxist Jabra Nicola, the Palestinian Communist Party, Matzpen, and the Bi-Nationalist perspective during the British Mandate.
Genealogies of Conflict : Class, Indentity, and State in Palestine / Israel and South Africa (Wesleyan University Press, 1995)
The Writing on the Wall : Rethinking the International Law of Occupation (Cambridge University Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “As Israel’s control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation and to the question of when it exists, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism. The book points to the need for reconsidering the law of occupation in light of changing forms of control, such as those evident in Gaza. Although the Israeli occupation is a main focal point, the book broadens its compass to look at other cases, such as Iraq, Northern Cyprus, and Western Sahara, highlighting the role that international law plays in all of these cases.”
Hamas in Politics : Democracy, Religion, Violence (Columbia University Press, 2009)
Janette Habashi (University of Oklahoma)
Political Socialization of Youth : A Palestinian Case Study (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “This book increases the awareness of youth political agency and how it relates to adults, governments, communities, and local and global discourse. It reveals the complexity of youth’s political lives as it intersects with social identifiers such as location, gender, and political status, and interacts with neoliberal discourse embedded in media, local politics, education, and religious idioms. This book fills a gap in existing research to provide a body of literature on the political socialization and its manifestation in youth political agency. The research findings aid in understanding the abilities of youth to reason, reflect upon, articulate, and act upon their political views. This research is not only pertinent to children in Palestine, but can also be applied to children living everywhere as global discourse of oppression is not limited to a location, age or a group.”
Gaza Mom : Palestine, Politics, Parenting and Everything in Between (Just World Books, 2010 and edited ed., 2013)
With Maggie Schmitt : The Gaza Kitchen (Just World Books, 2013) More than a cookbook, Gazans’ stories reflect farming and the food distribution system.
Toufic Haddad (formerly with the United Nations in Jerusalem)
Palestine Ltd. : Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territories (IB Tauris, 2016) Part of the SOAS Palestine Studies series. Publisher’s blurb : “Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, the Occupied Palestinian Territory has been the subject of extensive international peacebuilding and statebuilding efforts coordinated by Western donor states and international finance institutions. Despite their failure to yield peace or Palestinian statehood, the role of these organisations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is generally overlooked owing to their depiction as tertiary actors engaged in technical missions. In Palestine Ltd., Toufic Haddad explores how neoliberal frameworks have shaped and informed the common understandings of international, Israeli and Palestinian interactions throughout the Oslo peace process. Drawing upon more than 20 years of policy literature, field-based interviews and recently declassified or leaked documents, he details how these frameworks have led to struggles over influencing Palestinian political and economic behaviour, and attempts to mould the class character of Palestinian society and its leadership. A dystopian vision of Palestine emerges as the by-product of this complex asymmetrical interaction, where nationalism, neo-colonialism and ‘disaster capitalism’ both intersect and diverge. This book is essential for students and scholars interested in Middle East Studies, Arab-Israeli politics and international development.” See also title with : Tikva Honig-Parnass
Thea Renda Abu El-Haj (Rutgers University)
Unsettled Belonging : Educating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11 (University of Chicago Press, 2015) Publisher’s blurb : “Unsettled Belonging tells the stories of young Palestinian Americans as they navigate and construct lives as American citizens. Following these youth throughout their school days, Thea Abu El-Haj examines citizenship as lived experience, dependent on various social, cultural, and political memberships. For them, she shows, life is characterized by a fundamental schism between their sense of transnational belonging and the exclusionary politics of routine American nationalism that ultimately cast them as impossible subjects. Abu El-Haj explores the school as the primary site where young people from immigrant communities encounter the central discourses about what it means to be American. She illustrates the complex ways social identities are bound up with questions of belonging and citizenship, and she details the processes through which immigrant youth are racialized via everyday nationalistic practices. Finally, she raises a series of crucial questions about how we educate for active citizenship in contemporary times, when more and more people’s lives are shaped within transnational contexts. A compelling account of post-9/11 immigrant life, Unsettled Belonging is a steadfast look at the disjunctures of modern citizenship.”
Nadya Hajj (Wellesley College)
Protection amid Chaos : The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps (Columbia University Press, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership becomes strained. How do refugees protect these assets and preserve communal ties? How do they maintain a sense of identity and belonging within chaotic settings? Protection Amid Chaos follows people as they develop binding claims on assets and resources in challenging political and economic spaces. Focusing on Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, it shows how the first to arrive developed flexible though legitimate property rights claims based on legal knowledge retained from their homeland, subsequently adapted to the restrictions of refugee life. As camps increased in complexity, refugees merged their informal institutions with the formal rules of political outsiders, devising a broader, stronger system for protecting their assets and culture from predation and state incorporation. For this book, Nadya Hajj conducted interviews with two hundred refugees. She consults memoirs, legal documents, and findings in the United Nations Relief Works Agency archives. Her work reveals the strategies Palestinian refugees have used to navigate their precarious conditions while under continuous assault and situates their struggle within the larger context of communities living in transitional spaces.”
Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen & Nawara Mahfoud, editors
Syria Speaks : Art and Culture from the Frontline (Al-SaqiBooks, 2014) About three-dozen essays, some with reference to Palestinian refugees, especially the Yarmouk Camp near Damascus.
Maia Carter Hallward (Kennesaw State University)
Transnational Activism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) The author compares four US-based case studies in which activists for and against BDS struggle over issues of identity, morality, legitimacy, and conceptions of peace. Focus includes CodePink, divestment by the University of California and the Olympia Food Co-op boycott.
with Julie M. Norman, editors : Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada : Activism and Advocy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
Jeff Halper (head of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions)
War Against the People : Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto Press, 2015) -publisher’s blurb : “Long-awaited, War Against the People is a powerful indictment of the Israeli state’s “securocratic” war in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper draws on firsthand research to show the pernicious effects of the subliminal form of unending warfare conducted by Israel, an approach that relies on sustaining fear among the populace, fear that is stoked by suggestions that the enemy is inside the city limits, leaving no place truly safe and justifying the intensification of military action and militarization in everyday life. Eventually, Halper shows, the integration of militarized systems—including databases tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems, unmanned drones, and more—becomes seamless with everyday life. And the Occupied Territories, Halper argues, is a veritable laboratory for that approach.” Note : See OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY.
Raja Halwani and Tomis Kapitan, eds.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : Philosophical Essays on Self-Determination, Terrorism and the One-State Solution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
Duaa Abu Hamde
Performance Measurement in Palestinian Companies : The Use of the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Method by Private Firms Operating in Ramallah (GRIN Verlag, 38pp, 2016) Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 based on research of 46 private Palestinian firms operating in Ramallah from different sectors, allowing for non-financial measures in the evaluation mix.
Ariel Handel (Tel Aviv University), Marco Allegra (University of Lisbon), and Erez Maggor (New York University / Israel Institute), editors
Normalizing Occupation : The Politics of Everyday Life in the West Bank Settlements (Indiana University Press, 2017) Stressed in particular are such factors as urban planning, rising inequality and the retreat of the welfare state, and the changing political economy of industry and employment.
Jeremy R. Hammond
Obstacle to Peace : The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Cross Village, Michigan : Worldview Publications, 2015
Coexistance in Wartime Lebanon : Decline of a State and Rise of a Nation
(IB Tauris, 2014) Lebanon’s civil war seen as primarily a surrogate war over Palestine.
Lineages of Revolt : issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East (Haymarket Books, 2013)
Shai Har-El (Israeli historian, educator, writer, poet, rabbi, philanthropist, and founder of the Middle East Peace Network in Chicago.)
In Search of Israeli-Palestinian Peace : An Urgent Call for a New Approach to Middle East Peace (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2016)
Where Islam and Judaism Join Together : A Perspective on Reconciliation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
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! Someone just had to put these candid observations into print, but Hart is the one who really did.
Notes on the Occupation : Palestine Lives [Israeli colonisation of the West Bank] (translated by George Holoch; New Press, 2006)
Norma Hashim (Viva Palestina Malaysia), editor
Dreaming of Freedom : Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak (Malaysia : Saba Islamic Media, 2016) – foreword by Richard Falk; translated by Yousef M. Aljamal
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)
Palestinian-Israeli Contact and Linguistic Practices (Routledge, 2013)
Jennifer Heath (editor)
“The Map is Not the Territory : Parallel Paths – Palestinian, Native Americans, Irish (Boulder, Colorado : Baksun Books & Arts, (2015) Book accompanying the touring art exhibition, with themes of maps, walls, resistance, food, identity, diaspora and persistence. Includes essays by Aisling B. Cormack, Valeria Behiery, Phoembe Farris, Farah Mébarki, Germán Gil-Curiel, John Halaka, Valentin Lopez, Rawan Arar, and Nessa Cronin.
Shir Hever (Economist with the Alternative Information Center/AIC, Jerusalem)
The Privatisation of Israeli Security (Pluto Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “Charts the rise of neoliberal Israel to show how Israeli security elites turn violence into a commodity.”
The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation : Repression Beyond Exploitation (Pluto Press, 2010)
Garth Hewitt (Canon of St George’s Anglican Church, Jerusalem, singer, and head of the Amos Trust)
Occupied Territories : The Revolution of Love from Bethlehem to the Ends of the Earth (USA: InterVarsity Press [note : not IVP UK], 2014)
Bethlehem Speaks : Voices from the Little Town Cry Out (SPCK, 2008)
Pilgrims and Peacemakers : A Journey Towards Jerusalem (BRF – Bible Reading Fellowship, 1996)
Numerous other books and recordings.
Ibrahim Hewitt [Chair of Interpal, a British Palestinian relief and development charity]
Israel and Gaza Behind the Media Veil (MEMO / Middle East Monitor, 2014) Essays on Israel’s media coverage of ‘Operation Protective Edge,’ 2014. Dr Daud Abdullah, Nasim Ahmed, Shazia Arshad, Victoria Brittain, Yousef Al-Helou, Dr Sarah Marusek, Jessica Purkiss, Walan Ramadan, Alastair Sloan, Ben White and Asa Winstanley contribute to this book of essays about the media, “dependent on advertising revenue and corporate sponsorship, with associated vested interests.” – Muhammad Khan – Muslim News.
Jamil Hilal (Bir Zeit University)
Where Now for Palestine? The Demise of the Two-State Solution (Zed Books, 2013) – topics include the changing face of Fateh, Israeli perceptions of Palestine, and the influence of the Palestinian diaspora. The book also analyzes the environmental destruction of Gaza and the West bank, the economic viability of a Palestinian state and the impact of US foreign policy in the region. See also : Ilan Pappé
Britain in the Middle East in the 9/11 Era (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
as editor w/Mark A. Heller : Israel and the Palestinians : Israeli Policy Options (Chatham House, 2005)
Jordanian-Palestinian Relations – Where To? With Mustafa Hamarneh & Khalil Shikaki (Chatham House, 1997)
Does Israel Have a Future? The Case for a Post-Zionist State (Washington DC : Potomac Books, 2009)
Gil Z. Hochberg (UCLA)
Visual Occupations : Violence and Visibility in a Conflict Zone (Duke University Press, 2015). Publisher’s blurb : “Hochberg shows how the Israeli Occupation of Palestine is driven by the unequal access to visual rights, or the right to control what can be seen, how, and from which position. Israel maintains this unequal balance by erasing the history and denying the existence of Palestinians, and by carefully concealing its own militarization. Israeli surveillance of Palestinians, combined with the militarized gaze of Israeli soldiers at places like roadside checkpoints, also serve as tools of dominance. Hochberg analyzes various works by Palestinian and Israeli artists, among them Elia Suleiman, Rula Halawani, Sharif Waked, Ari Folman, and Larry Abramson, whose films, art, and photography challenge the inequity of visual rights by altering, queering, and manipulating dominant modes of representing the conflict. These artists’ creation of new ways of seeing—such as the refusal of Palestinian filmmakers and photographers to show Palestinian suffering or the Israeli artists’ exposure of state manipulated Israeli blindness —offers a crucial gateway, Hochberg suggests, for overcoming and undoing Israel’s militarized dominance and political oppression of Palestinians.”
See also : OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
Jacob Hoiglit, Walid Salem, Karam Dana & Bilal Salameh
Islamic Hizb Ut-Tahrir in Palestine : Intellectual Foundation and the Politics between Theory and Implementation (University of Oslo / Jerusalem : Centre for Democracy and Community Development / Hebron : Palestinian Centre for Media Research and Development, 2015) Authors compare Hizb’s ideology to that of Hamas and Salafism, and examine its rise and growth, positions on democracy and human rights, and political Islam. See also : Centre for Democracy and Community Development
Mateo Hoke & Cate Malek
Palestine Speaks : Narratives of Life under Occupation (Verso Books, 2015)
Women and Conflict in the Middle East : Palestinian Refugees and the Response to Violence (IB Tauris, 2014)
Women, Islam and Resistance in the Arab World (Lynne Rienner Publications, 2013)
Note – PhD University of London, 2004 : Testimonies of Violence – Testimonies of Violence : A Comparative Study of the Impact of Violence and Islamic Teachings on Shi’i and Palestinian Women in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations in Lebanon
False Prophets of Peace : Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
(Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2011) A pitch debunking false “peace” of apartheid, the author makes the case for a single state. Deep research in Israeli Liberal Zionism, rather than American, with worthwhile endnotes.
Tikva Honig-Parnass & Toufic Haddad, editors See also Toufic Haddad
Between the Lines : Israel, the Palestinians and the US War on Terror (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2007) Contributors : Marwan Bargouti, Dr. Azmi Bishara, Dr. Sami Shalom Chetrit, Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawwad, Husam Khader, Eileen Kuttab, Dr. Yitzhak Laor, Dr. Adi Ophir, Dr. Ilan Pappé, Linda Tabar, Graham Usher and Dr. Jamal Zahalqa.
Adam Horowitz, Lizzy Ratner & Philip Weiss, editors
The Goldstone Report : The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict (Nation Books, 2011)
Khaled Hroub (Cambridge University, Birzeit University, Northwestern University Qatar, all via Bethlehem)
as editor : Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East (Hurst, 2012)
as editor : Political Islam : Context versus Ideology (Saqi Books, 2010)
Hamas – A Beginner’s Guide (Pluto Press, 2006)
Hamas : Political Thought and Practice (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 2000)
Human Rights Defenders Fund
Disturbing the Peace: The Use of Criminal Law to Limit the Actions of Human Rights Defenders in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Jaffa : HRDF, 2016, 80pp) Report also offers chilling firsthand testimonies of brutal arrests, savage beatings, and many accounts of inventive punishments and humiliations of activists (very often women) by police and soldiers.
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.
The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel : Countering an Illusion (Routledge, 2015)
Illusion of Development under Israeli Occupation : The Political Motivations of Donors to the Palestinians (Bethlehem : the author & the Alternative Information Center, 2011)
Nassar Ibraham and Dr. Majed Nassar
The Stupidity of Power vs the Palestinian Resistance (Ramallah : Bailasan Design, 2003)
The Palestinian Intifada – Cry Freedom (with an introduction by Michel Warschawski; Ramallah : Bailasan Design, 2002)
-see also : Fiction
Motti Inbari (Professor of Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina)
Messianic Religious Zionism Confronts Israeli Territorial Compromise (Cambridge University Press, 2012) Gush Emunim focus.
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount : Who Will Build the Third Temple? (State University of New York Press, 2009)
International Solidarity Movement (ISM) :
Nichaolas Blincoe & Hussein Khalili, editors
Peace under Fire : Israel, Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement
(Verso, 2004) Non-violent, direct action efforts in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Leila Khaled : Icon of Palestinian Liberation (Pluto Press, 2012) An improvement on Khaled’s own 1975 autobiography, long since out of print. Irving allows the subject’s voice to come through, and her own critical assessment as well.
Palestine (Bradt Travel Guides, ca. 2010) An insightful walking guide for intrepid ramblers, but an indispensable reference work too. Keep it handy.
Sharon Lock with Sarah Irving
Gaza : Beneath the Bombs (Pluto Press, 2010)
As editor : Literature and War : Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers (translated by Kari Dickson; Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 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 Human Rights Commission
Adam Majeed : Policing, Protest, and Conflict – A Report into the Policing of the London Gaza Demonstrations in 2008-2009 (IHRC, 2010)
Musthak Ahmed & Fahad Ansari : Aftermath – Gaza in the Days after the 22 Day War (IHRC, 2009)
Arzu Merali & Javad Sharbaf, editors : Towards a New Liberation Theology – Reflections on Palestine (IHRC, 2009) Conference papers, 2005 : Rabbi Yisroel Weiss, Neturei Karta USA / Dr. Ilan Pappé, Haifa University / Rabbi Avri Cohen, Neturei Karta, Manchester / Fr. Joe McVeigh, Belfast/ Professor Saied Reza Ameli, University of Tehran / Dr. Ghada Ramahi / Rima Fakhry, political council of Hizbullah, Beirut /
Rev. Stephen Sizer, Guildford / Imam Muhammad Al-Asi, Washington DC / Imam Achmad Cassiem, chair Islamic Unity Convention, Cape Town / Leah Tsemel, human rights lawyer, Jerusalem / Archmandrite Attallah Hanna, Jerusalem – available as free download : http://shop.ihrc.org
Yisroel Dovid Weiss : Judaism – An Alternative to Zionism (IHRC, 2001)
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed : Apartheid in the Holy Land – Racism in the Zionist State of Israel (IHRC, 2001)
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
The First Well, autobiography on growing up in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, translated by Issa J. Boullata (Hesperus Press, 217pp, 2012)
Princesses Street : Baghdad Memories Translated by Issa J. Boullata (University of Arkansas Press, 185pp, 2005)
Mya Guarnieri Jaradat (journalist for Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, etc).
The Unclosen : The Lives of Israel’s New Others (Pluto Press, 2017) On workers from Africa and Asia, but tangental to Palestinian Israelis.
Ewa Jasiewicz (author), Jon Sack (illustrator)
Prisoners of Love : A Story from the Freedom Flotilla Graphic novel format published by Jon Sack, 2011
Lena Jayyusi, editor
Jerusalem Interrupted : Modernity and Colonial Transformation, 1917-Present (Olive Branch Press / Interlink Press, 2015)
Jewish Voice for Peace (USA)
On Antisemitism : Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice in Palestine (Chicago : Haymarket Books / JVP, 300 Pages, 2017) – with foreword by Judith Butler (University of California Berkeley). Anthology of a multitude of contributors, including Omar Barghouti, Judith Butler, and Rebecca Vilkomerson.
Reframing Anti-Semitism : Alternative Jewish Perspectives (JVP, 92 pages, 2004) 9 essays.
The Palestinian People : Seeking Sovereignty and State (Lynne Reinner Publishing, 2013)
Sami Al-Jundi and Jen Marlowe
The Hour of Sunlight : One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker (Nation Books, 2011)
Musfaf Kabha and Dan Caspi
The Palestinian Arab In/Outsiders : Media and Conflict in Israel (Vallentine Mitchell Publishing, 2011) The Arab press in Israel and how it resists state control.
What Al-Quds Means to Muslims (London : Al-Rafid, 1997) in Arabic and English.
Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University, Qatar)
The Impossibility of Palestine : History, Geography and the Road Ahead (Yale University Press, 2016) Author argues that Israel’s “state-building” process has never risen above the level of municipal governance, and its goal has never been Palestinian independence.
Chief Complaint : A Country Doctor’s Tales of Life in Galilee (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2015) Short stories based on his earlier, non-fiction work, A Doctor in Galilee.
A Doctor in Galilee (Pluto Press, 2008) “1948-er” Palestinian Israeli’s story, heartily endorsed by Dr. Ghada Karmi, Emma Williams (The Lancet), Ilan Pappé , Rashid Khalidi, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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)
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)
The Terrorism of ‘Terrorism’ in james Sterba, editor : Terrorism and International Justice (Oxford University Press, 2003)
David Kaposi (Psychotherapist lecturer, University of East London)
Violence and Understanding in Gaza : The British Broadsheets’ Coverage of the War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) – Publisher’s blurb : Kaposi critiques the newspapers’ output, arguing that they without exception merely replicate the black and white logic of war. He contends that the newspapers defeat their own aims about a two-state solution based on compromise. For that to happen, the British media must in future cease to write about the conflict as if it were a mythical contest between Good and Evil.
Return : A Palestinian Memoir (Verso Books, 2015)
Edward Said : A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (edited by Aden Iskandar & Hakem Rustom, University of California Press, 2010) Chapter : Said and the Palestinian Diaspora : A Personal Reflection
Married to Another Man : Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine (Pluto Press, 2007) Ghada Karmi is a medical doctor and a leading Palestinian writer. This is her detailed, lucid and eloquent account of the impact of Israel on the Arab world, and its relationship with America and Europe. The book is also an informed defence of the One State solution. – Naomi Foyle
In Search of Fatima : A Palestinian Story (Verso, 2004) This hugely successful account of how the author’s childhood in Jerusalem became, in 1948, a lifetime in exile is much more than a gripping personal narrative. All the major events of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are covered here, by a Palestinian woman who grew up in Golders Green, and from wanting nothing more than to ‘fit in’ with her new surroundings, become one of the world’s leading commentators on Palestine. – Naomi Foyle.
The Palestinian Exodus : 1948-1998 (as editor, Reading : Ithaca Press, 1999
Egyptians in Britain : A Migrant Community in Transition (University of Durham, Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, 1997)
Sayed Kashua (Palestinian-Israeli expat novelist)
Native : Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life (Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016) – Memoir.
Edy Kaufman, Walid Salem & Juliette Verhoeven, editors
Bridging the Divide : Peacebuilding in the Israeli-Arab Conflict (Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Reinner Publications, 2006) Walid Salem and Edy Kaufman : Palestinian-Israeli peacebuilding : a historical perspective; Manuel Hassassian (Palestinian Ambasssador in London) & Tamar Hermann : Civil society and NGOs building peace in Israel; Mohammed Dajani and Gershon Baskin : Israeli-Palestinian joint activities : problematic endeavor, but necessary challenge; Menachim Klein and Riad Malki : IIsraeli-Palestinian track II diplomacy; Mohammed Abu-Nimer : Nonviolent action in Israel and Palestine : a growing force; Shalom Dichter and Khaled Abu Asba : Two peoples, one civil society; Edy Kaufman, Walid Salem, and Juliette Verhoeven : Looking back, looking forward : toward transforming the conflict.
Maxine Kaufman-Lucasta, editor
Refusing to be Enemies : Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation (Ithica Press, 2011) Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta lived in Jerusalem for seven years and has written widely on Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent activism and related topics. Ursula Franklin is a Quaker physicist, co-founder of Voice of Women for Peace (VOW-Canada) and author of ‘The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map’ (Between the Lines, 2006). Ghassan Andoni is a cofounder of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Jeff Halper is cofounder and coordinator of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions. His most recent book is ‘An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel’ (Pluto, 2008). Jonathan Kuttab has practised law in Palestine, Israel and New York State. His activism spans the realms of human rights, social and church advocacy, and he has written and lectured widely. His legal/human rights writing includes co-authorship of ‘West Bank and the Rule of Law’ (ICJ, 1980). Starhawk – a peace, environmental and global justice activist whose books include ‘Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising’ (New Society Publishers, 2002) – has volunteered with the ISM four times in the Occupied Territories.
Widad Kamel Kawar & Margarita Skinner
Palestinian Embroidery Motifs (Rimal Publications, 2007)
Widad Kamel Kawar
Threads of Identity: Preserving Palestinian Custume and Heritage (Rimal Publications, 2011)
Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair, editors
Displaced at Home : Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel (State University of New York Press, 2010)
See also Kanaaneh in OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY.
Adah Kay & Nadia Amu-Zahra
Unfree in Palestine : Registration, Documentation and Movement Restriction (Pluto, 2013) – Includes Israel’s pressure on Palestinian informants.
Adah Kay, Adam Hanieh & Catherine Cook
Stolen Youth : The Politics of Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Children (Pluto / Defence for Children International, 2004) – See also DCI Reports, such as : Palestinian Child Prisoners 2007 (DCI Palestine Section, 48pp, 2007), Palestinian Child Prisoners 2009 (DCI Palestine Section, 116pp, 2009), etc., and at dci-pal.org.
Matt Kennard (Guardian, Financial Times, and The Centre for Investigative Journalism)
The Racket : A Rogue Reporter vs the Masters of the Universe (Zed Books, 2015) – minimal coverage of Palestine, just half of one chapter, but covers the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) of recent years prior to publication.
Gretchen Kewley (Australian historian, not the Australian actor)
Even Wars Have Limits : The Law of Armed Conflicts (Australian Red Cross National Office, Southbank, 2000)
Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts (Victoria : Collingwood, 1984)
Anbara Salam Khalidi
Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist : The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi (translated by Tarif Khalidi; Pluto Press, 2014
Mohammad Ali Khalidi, editor
Manifestations of Identity : The Lived Reality of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon(Beirut, Institute for Palestine Studies, 2010-2011) Essays by various authors : Muhammad Ali Khalidi and Diane Riskedahl, Jihane Sfeir, Rima Afifi and Maya El Shareef, Sari Hanafi, Mohamed Kamel Dorai, Sylvain Perdigon, Nicolas Puig, Laleh Khalili.
Rashid Khalidi (pre-Oslo Palestinian advisor, former University of Chicago colleague of Barack Obama) Brokers of Deceit : How the US has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (Boston : Beacon Press, 2013) Note : author had access to declassified CIA documents.
Under Siege : PLO Decision-making 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)
Palestinian Identity : The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (Columbia University Press, 1997, 2010)
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)
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
See Camile Mansour : Transformed Landscapes (2009)
Walid Khalidi (Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut / Harvard University)
See : Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz – Transformed Landscapes : Essays on Palestine in Honor of Walid Khalidi (American University Press in Cairo, 2009)
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 & Muhammad Ali Khalidi
All that Remains : The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948(Washington DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1992)
Before the Diaspora : A Photographic History of the Palestinians 1876-1948
(Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1984)
Conflict and Violence in Lebanon : Confrontation in the Middle East (Harvard University Center for International Affairs, 1979)
As editor : From Haven to Conquest : Readings in Zionism and the Palestinian Problem until 1948 (Beirut : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1971, 1976)
As editor : with Jill Khaddini
Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (London : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1974)
Time in the Shadows : Confinement in Counterinsurgencies (Stanford Universaity Press, 2012) Includes a chapter on Israeli imprisonment.
Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine : The Politics of National Commemoration (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
As editor, with Jillian Schwedler :
Policing and Prisons in the Middle East : Formations of Coercion (C. Hurst & Col, 2010)
Lina Khatib (SOAS / Head Middle East analyst, Chatham House)
with Dina Matar & Atef Alshaer : The Hizbullah Phenomenon : Politics and Communication (Hurst, 2014) Strategy of transformation from a local Shi’a movement to political agency within Lebanon and the Levant. Includes a chapter on Hizbullah poetry and one on the leader Hassan Nasrallah.
with Ellen Lust : Taking to the Streets – The Transformation of Arab Activism (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
Image Politics in the Middle East : The Rise of the Visual in Political Struggle (IB Tauris, 2013)
Lebanese Cinema : Imagining the Civil War and Beyond (IB Tauris, 2008)
Filming the Modern Middle East : Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2006)
Nabil Khattab (Hebrew University/University of Bristol) and Sami Miaari (University of Tel-Aviv)
Palestinians in the Israeli Labor Market : A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Contents – Nabil Khattab : On the Reserve Bench: Palestinian Employees in Israel / Talya Steiner : Combating Discrimination against Arab Palestinians in the Israeli Workplace: The Current Enforcement Failure and the Role of the Newly Established EEOC / Sami Miaari : The Persistent Wage Gaps between Palestinians and Jews in Israel, 1997–2009 / Yuval Yonay : Ethnicity, Gender, and Exclusion: Which Occupations Are Open to Israeli Palestinian Women? / Haya Stier : Changing Earnings Composition in Israeli-Palestinian Households: The Emergence of the Dual-Earner Family / Erez A. Marantz : Israeli-Palestinian Women in the Retail Industry: Social Boundaries and Job Search Techniques / Michael Shalev : The Welfare State as an Employer: An Unacknowledged Avenue of Opportunity for Palestinian Women in Israel / Rassem Khamaisi : Barriers to Developing Employment Zones in the Arab Palestinian Localities in Israel and Their Implications / Khaled Abu Asbah : Factors and Obstacles Impeding Economic Development within Palestinian Localities in Israel: The Case of the Food Industry / Ilan Shdema : Social and Spatial Examination of Palestinian Employment in Israel in Single Municipalities.
Peretz Kidron, editor
Refusenik! Israel’s Soldiers of Conscience (Zed Books, 2004) Foreword : Susan Sontag / Introduction: Israel’s Refusnik movement : Peretz Kidron / Balance : Yitzhak Laor / Saying ‘no’ loudly and clearly : Ishai Menuchin / An artist at Ansar : Zvi Goldstein / Discovering the Palestinians : Mike Levine / In solidarity with the almond trees : Peretz Kidron / I’m no martyr : Hanoch Livneh / Whatever the price : Rami Hasson / The problem is in Jewish society : Menahem Hefetz / Refusal to collaborate : Dudu Palma / I am an Arab Jew : Meir Amor / Father and son: refuseniks : Carlos and Amit Levinhoff / Spiral of evil : Stephen Langfur / The limit is human life : David Ovadia / The privilege of saying ‘No!’ : Adi Ofir / Silences that cry out : Doron Vilner / Benighted fanaticism : Nitzan Levy / A typical ‘NO’ poem : Nathan Zach / A policy that demeans my country : Shaul Schwartz / The refusnik answers the writer : Mario Weinstein in correspondence with Yizhar Smilansky / On the festival of freedom I waive my freedom, or, What shall I tell my daughter? : Dubi Hayun / No to ‘Always at command’ : Danny Zamir / ‘You don’t have to do anything wicked’ : Daniel Padnes / Decent people don’t shoot children : Itamar Pitovsky / I owe my children at least one refusal : Dan Sagir / The philosophy of selective refusal : Peretz Kidron / The story of Yuval and Imad / Letter to the editor of Koteret Rashit : Dov Barak / Statements by jailed conscripts / Those who enlist and those who don’t : Uri Yaakovi / Militarism and racism have reached a fascist level : Haggai Matar / I am a prisoner, yet free : David Haham-Herson / A violent and racist society : Itamar Shahar / Statements by jailed reservists / Vile injustice : David Enoch / The red line : Michael Sfard / Collaboration makes me a criminal : Ro’i Kozlovsky / A cause which is not mine : Alex Lyakas / An enormous ‘black flag’ : Avner Kochavi / A letter to the commander of Battalion 719 : Ehud Shem Tov / I killed three innocent civilians : Idan Kaspari / The shattered dream : Omry Yeshurun / The IDF teaches that it’s okay to molest an Arab : Ishai Sgi / Black Flag : Itai Haviv / Three exercises in refusal : Ishai Rosen-Zvi / Is Marwan Barghouti your uncle? : Itai Ryb / Why am I mad at the IDF? : Ron Gerlitz / My reply to the general : Yigal Bronner / Israel today is a prison : Matin Kaminar.
The Pro-Israel Lobby in Europe : The Politics of Religion and Christian Zionism in the European Union (IB Tauris, 2016)
Mary Elizabeth King
A Quiet revolution : The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance (Nation Books, 2007)
Education under Occupation – Learning to Improvise (Discovery Analytical Resourcing, 2005) Foreword by novelist, essayist, translator Adhaf Souif. Brief yet rare insight into Birzeit University, the West Bank’s oldest and best-funded university, near Ramallah. A not entirely encouraging narrative resulting from staff cynicism and occupation fatigue, but important for that regardless.
Into Occupation : Peace Activism in Israel and Palestine (author, ca. 2013) The core of the book focuses on life as part of the resistance to the occupation. This covers a whole gamut of actions : Attending bi-weekly protests in places such as Bil’in, Ni’lin, Hebron and Iraq Burin, and the concomitant gross IDF violence. / Witnessing and monitoring settler infractions in East Jerusalem and all over the Nablus region. / Assisting in community projects, such as rebuilding Bedouin villages demolished by IDF bulldozers in the Jordan Valley, leading children’s summer camps in Silwan, and theatrical projects in Jenin. / Dealing with the Israeli legal system to attempt to stop arbitrary imprisonment, torture and beatings of international peace activists and Palestinians.
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.
Kent Klich (photographer)
Kent Klich : Gaza Works (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig / Hasselblad Centre, Gothenburg, 2017) With text by : Judith Butler, Susan Meiselas, Mette Sandbye, Raji Sourani, Eyal Weizman, Louise Wolthers & Dragana Vujanovic Ostlind
Black Friday (Kehrer Verlag, 2015) Subjects : Salah al-Din, Oroba, Deir Yassin and Al Najaar
Gaza Photo Album (Umbrage Editions, 2010) Depicting residential destruction during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, December 2008-January 2009)
Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman
The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans : Addressing Pedagogical Strategies(Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
Movement and the Ordering of Freedom (Duke University Press, 2015)
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
Adi Kuntsman & Rebecca L. Stein
Digital Militarism : Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, 2015)
Yossi Kuperwasser (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; formerly Government strategic opponent to BDS)
Israel’s Role in the Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Project (Ramat Gan, Israel : Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University 2015)
Edward Kwakwa (University of Ghana, Queen’s University Canada, Yale University)
The International Law of Armed Conflict : Personal and Material Fields of Application (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992)
Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights (Zed Books, 2011)
The Myths of Liberal Zionism (Verso, 2010, 2017) Essays critical of Israeli liberal Zionist writers Amos Oz, AB Yehoshua, and David Grossman.
Stephen Law, editor
Israel, Palestine and Terror (Continuum, 2008) Contents : Terrorisms in Palestine / Ted Honderich — Terror / Tomis Kapitan — The morality of Palestinian terrorism / Timothy Shanahan — Killing the innocent / Richard Norman — Terrorism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict / Igor Primoratz — Terrorism and justice : some useful truisms / Noam Chomsky — Terror in Palestine : a non-violent alternative? / Stephen Law — Casting the first stone : who can, and who can’t, condemn the terrorists / Gerald Cohen — Murder and morality : Professor Honderich on Israel and the Palestinians / Ardon Lyon — Terror and expected collateral damage : the case for moral equivalence / Michael Neumann — In a world of uneasy virtue / William L. McBride — Talk and terror : the value of just-war arguments in the context of terror / Patrick Riordan — Territory and terrorism in Israel / Tamar Meisels — Cosmopolitanism in a time of terror / Sharon Anderson-Gold — Tricks of memory : Auschwitz and the question of Palestinian terrorism / Brian Klug
Co-Memory and Melancholia : Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian NakbaManchester University Press, 2010)
Rabbi Michael Lerner (co-founder of Tikkun magazine)
Embracing Israel/Palestine : A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East (Tikkun Publications, 2012)
The Geneva Accord and other Strategies for Healing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Berkeley : North Atlantic, 2004)
Healing Israel/Palestine : A Path to Peace and Reconcilliation (Tikkun Publications, 2003)
Noah Lewin-Epstein & Moshe Semyonov
The Arab Minority in Israel’s Economy : Patterns of Ethnic Inequality (Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 1993)
-see allso Moshe Semyonov
Mark Levine & Mathias Mossberg
One Land Two States : Israel and Palestine as Parallel States (University of California Press, 2014)
An Impossible Peace : Israel/Palestine since 1989 (Zed Books, 2013)
Mark Levine & Gershon Shafir
Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel (University of California Press, 2012)
Gideon Levy [journalist for the English-language Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz]
The Punishment of Gaza (Verso Books, 2010)
Andrea Lim, editor
The Case for Sanctions against Israel (Verso Books, 2011) Contributors include John Berger, Slavoj Žižek, Angela Davis, Mustafa Barghouti, Ken Loach, Neve Gordon, Naomi Klein, Omar Barghouti, and Ilan Pappé
A Public Ignored : The Broadcasters’ False Portrayal of the Israel-Palestine Struggle -in Daud 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)
Comrades and Enemies : Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (University of California Press, 1996)
With Joel Beinin
Intifada : The Palestinian Uprising against Israeli Occupation (Boston : South End Press / IB Tauris, 1989)
Anthony Löwstedt (Webster University, Vienna)
Apartheid: Ancient, Past and Present – Gross Racist Human Rights Violations in Graeco-Roman Egypt, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine (Vienna: Gesellschaft für Phänomenologie und kritische Anthropologie, 2014)
Antony Loewenstein & Ahmed Moor, eds.
After Zionisn : One State for Israel and Palestine (Al-Saqi Books, 2012) Contributors include : Jonathan Cook, Ghada Karmi Note : book withdrawn from publication.
My Israel Question (Melbourne University Press, 2006)
Yosefa Loshitzky (SOAS)
Screening Strangers : Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary European Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2010)
Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen (University of Texas Press, 2002)
Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press, 2013)
Pushing at the Door : My Father’s Political Education and Mine, in: Penny Johnson & Raja Shedadeh, eds : Seeking Palestine – New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home(Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2013)
Singing with the Taxi Driver: from Bollywood to Babylon, in Marianne Hirsch & Nancy K. Miller, eds : Rites of Return – Diaspora Poetics and the Politics of Memory (Columbia University Press, 328pp, 2011)
–with Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
Displaced at Home : Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel (State University of New York Press, 2010)
Writing Women’s Worlds : Bedouin Stories (University of California Press, 2008)
As editor, with Ahmad H. Sadi
Nakba – Palestine, 1948, and Claims of Memory (Columbia University Press, 2007) Places of memory. The rape of Qula, a destroyed Palestinian village / Susan Slyomovics — Mapping the past, recreating the homeland : memories of village places in pre-1948 Palestine / Rochelle Davis — Return to half-ruins: memory, postmemory, and living history in Palestine / Lila Abu-Lughod — Modes of memory. Iterability, cumulativity and presence : the relational figures of Palestinian memory / Lena Jayyusi — Women’s nakba stories : between being and knowing / Rosemary Sayigh — The continuity of trauma and struggle : recent cinematic representations of the nakba / Haim Bresheeth — Faultlines of memory : The secret visitations of memory / Omar Al-Qattan — Gender of nakba memory / Isabelle Humphries and Laleh Khalili — Memories of conquest : witnessing death in Tantura / Samera Esmeir — The politics of witness : remembering and forgetting 1948 in Shatila camp / Diana Keown Allan — Afterword : reflections on representations, history, and moral accountability / Ahmad Sadi.
Secularism and Islam, in : Nermeen Shaikh, ed. : The Present as History : Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Global Power (Columbia University Press, 2007)
Local Contexts of Islamism in Popular Media (Amsterdam University Press, 2006)
Rostam, Qashqai Rebel, in Edmund Burke, ed : Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East (University of California Press, 2006)
Dramas of Nationhood : The Politics of Television in Egypt (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
On Shifting Ground : Bonding and Breaking with the Past, in Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone , ed. : On shifting Ground : Muslim Women in the Global Era (Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2002)
Michael T. Luongo
(as editor) : Gay Travels in the Muslim World (Routledge, 2007) Actually, the diverse Arab world.
Hello Everybody! One Journalist’s Search for Truth in the Middle East – translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchinson (Profile Books, 2010, from 2006 original)
A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict (Routledge, 2014)
with Johan Galtung : Reporting Conflict – New Directions in Peace Journalism (University of Queensland Press, 2010)
Debates in Peace Journalism (Sydney University Press, 2006)
with Annabel McGoldrick : Peace Journalism (Stroud : Hawthorn Press, 2005)
Reporting the World : A Practical Checklist for the Ethical Reporting of Conflicts in the 21st Century Produced by Journalists for Journalists (Taplow : Conflict and Peace Forums, 2002
Ofra Yeshua-Lyth (Journalist with Ma’ariv)
Politically Incorrect : Why a Jewish State is a Bad Idea (Skyscraper Books, 2016) Although in part a memoir of family and professional life, this book is revealing for the attitudes and contradictions which go to the heart of the exclusivity that threads through the Jewish Israeli society. Cultural quarter-tones sing from the pages.
The Case for a Secular New Jerusalem – A Memoir (Createspace, 2014) Translation from Hebrew of Erietz, Brith (Nimrod, 2004)
John Lyons (Middle East correspondent for The Australian) & Sylvie Le Clezio (filmmaker, emphasising documentaries)
Balcony over Jerusalem (HarperCollins 2017) Married couple’s account, 2009-2015.
Donald Macintyre (Independent newspaper’s Jerusalem bureau chief)
Gaza : Preparing for Dawn [aka Gaza – A Place of Contrasts] (Oneworld, 2017) Observations of Gaza residents’ resiliency under Occupation.
Mirror of the Arab World : Lebanon in Conflict (WW Norton, 2008)
A concise unpacking of Lebanon, in some ways the centre of the Middle East, with borders contrived by others, a weak state housing weak institutions, a Palestinian presence, resistance to societal and political change, Sunni/Shia sectarianism, occupation, militant Islam as a political ideology, conflict over the common identity essential to turning a fragile state into a viable nation, and civil war perpetrated by forces both inside and outside its borders.
Lisa Suhair Majaj, Paula W. Sunderman, and Therese Saliba, editors :
Intersections : Gender, Nation, and Community in Arab Women’s Novels Syracuse University Press, 2002. Contents: Modernist Arab women writers: a historical overview / Salma Khadra Jayyusi — Framing Nawal El Saadawi: Arab feminism in a transnational world / Amal Amireh — Reenvisioning national community in Salwa Bakr’s The golden chariot / Magda M. al-Nowaihi — The sixth day of compassion: the im/possible communities of life toward death / Mary N. Layoun — Partitions and precedents: Sahar Khalifeh and Palestinian political geography / Barbara Harlow — A country beyond reach: Liana Badr’s Writings of the Palestinian diaspora / Therese Saliba — Strategic androgyny: passing as masculine in Barakat’s The stone of laughter / Mona Fayad — The fourth language: subaltern expression in Djebar’s Fantasia / Nada Elia — Voice, representation, and resistance: Etel Adnan’s Sitt Marie Rose / Lisa Suhair Majaj 10. Hanan al-Shaykh’s Hikayat Zahra: a counter-narrative and a counter-history / Sabah Ghandour.
Karim Makdisi & Vijay Prashad, editors
Land of Blue Helmets : The United Nations and the Arab World (University of California Press, 2017) Relevant contents : Andrew Gilmour – The Role of the UN Secretary-General, a Historical Assessment / Lori Allen – Palestine, the Third World and the UN as Seen From a Special Commission / Richard Falk – On Behalf of the United Nations – Serving as Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council for Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 / Noura Erakat – The UN Statehood Bid – Palestine’s Flirtation with Multilateralism / Asli Bâli & Aziz Rana – The Wrong Kind of Intervention in Syria / Jalal Al Husseini – An Agency for the Palestinians? / Filippo Grandi – Challenged but Steadfast : Nine Years with the Palestinian Refugees and the UN Relief and Words Agency / Mandy Turner – Peacebuilding in Palestine : Western Strategies in the Context of Colonization
Palestine Inside Out (WW Norton, 2008) The author, a Palestinian who grew up in Lebanon, is a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA. This is his highly articulate and informed account of the mistreatment of Palestinians within Israel; also his analysis of the failed peace process, during which Israel has never acknowledged the rights of the refugees it created in 1948. Another educated plea for a One State solution. – Naomi Foyle
Camille Mansour (ed., Birzeit University) and Leila Fawaz (ed., Tufts University)
Transformed Landscapes : Essays on Palestine in Honor of Walid Khalidi
(American University Press in Cairo, 2009) Contributors include Laurie A. Brand, Leila Fawaz, Jamil Hilal, Michael C. Hudson, Rashid Khalidi, Philip S. Khoury, William Roger Louis, Adel Manna, Butrus Abu-Manneh, Camille Mansour, Abdul-Karim Rafeq, André Raymond, Sara Roy, Eric Rouleau, May Seikaly, and Salim Tamari.
Philip Marfleet & Rabab El-Madhi, editors
Egypt : The Moment of Change (Zed Books, 2009) Note : contains perspective on the Muslim Brotherhood, which embraces Hamas in Gaza.
Refugees in a Global Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) The Palestinians are repeatedly forced into migration.
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)
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)
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)
Mazen Masri (City University, London)
The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism : Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State (Hart, 2017)
Dina Matar (SOAS)
as co-editor with : Helga Tawil-Souri (New York University) : Gaza as Metaphor (Hurst & Col, 2016) Contents – Helga Tawil-Souri : Gaza as Larger Than Life / Haidar Eid : Diary July 20, 2014 – Signposts on the Road to Liberation / Said Shehadeh : Ghazeh el Sumud – Confronting Israeli Mass Torture / Pierre Krähenbühl : Gaza as a Metaphor for Unsustainability / Mouin Rabbani : Israel Mows the Lawn
/ Naim Al Khatib : On War and Shit / Khaled Hroub : Tunnels – Love, Lions and Absurdities / Jehad Abusalim : From Fence to Fence: Retelling Gaza’s Story / Ilana Feldman : Gaza- Isolation / Salman Abu Sitta : The Gaza Strip and the Lessons of History
/ Glenn Bowman : Gaza – Encystation / Selma Dabbagh : Inventing Gaza / Ramzy Baroud : Fighting Another Day – Gaza’s Unrelenting Resistance / Atef Alshaer : In the Company of Frantz Fanon, the Israeli Wars and the National Culture of Gaza / Ilan Pappé : Can the Pen be Mightier than the Sword? Permission to Narrate Gaza / Dina Matar : Gaza Image Normalization / Darryl Li : Gaza at the Frontiers of Zionism / Ariella Azoulay : Concentration-Place / Nimer Sultany : Repetition / Sara Roy : Gaza, no se Puede Mirar – One Cannot Look, a Brief Reflection / Sherene Seikaly : Gaza as Archive
as co-author, with : Zahera Harb (City University) : Narrating the Conflict in the Middle East : Discourse, Image and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine (IB Tauris, 2013) Contents : Dina Matar & Zahera Harb : Approaches to Narrating Conflict in Palestine and Lebanon / Matt Sienkiewicz : Just a Few Small Changes – The Limits of Televisual Palestinian Representation of Conflicts within the Transnational “Censorscape” / Zahera Harb : Mediating Internal Conflict in Lebanon and its Ethical Boundaries / Hanan Toukan : Negotiating Representation, Re-Making War – Transnationalism, Counter-Hegemony and Contemporary Art from Post-Taif Beirut / Refqa Abu-Remaileh : Narratives in Conflict – Emile Habibi’s “al-Waqa’i al-Ghariba” and Elia Suleiman’s “Divine Intervention” / Atef Alshaer : Islam in the Narrative of Fatah and Hamas / Rounwah Adly Riyadh Bseiso : Al Manar – Cultural Discourse and Representation of Resistance / Kirkland Newman Smulders : The Battle over Victimhood – Roles and Implications of Narratives of Suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict / Carole Helou : The “I Love…” Phenomenon in Lebanon – The Transmutations of Discourse, its Impact on Civil Society, the Media, and Democratization / Helena Nassif : Making Sense of War News among Adolescents in Lebanon – The Politics of Solidarity and Partisanship / Nadia Yaqub : Narrating the Nakba – Palestinian Filmmakers Revisit 1948 / Teodora Todorova : Bearing Witness to Al Nakba in a Time of Denial
What it Means to be Palestinian : Stories of Palestinian Peoplehood (IB Tauris, 2010/2011) Narratives start in 1936 and run to the first Intifada, including Nakba refugees in the West Bank and Lebanon, Laila Khaled, and Gaza.
as co-author, with : Lina Khatib & Atef Alshaer : The Hizbullah Phenomenon : Politics and Communication (Hurst, 2014) Strategy of transformation from a local Shi’a movement to political agency within Lebanon and the Levant. Includes a chapter on Hizbullah poetry and one on the leader Hassan Nasrallah.
You Can’t Hide the Sun : A Journey through Israel and Palestine (Black Swan, 2012) – Palestinians in Israel.
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.
Emily McKee (Northern Illinois University)
Dwelling in Conflict : Negev Landscapes and the Boundaries of Belonging (Stanford University Press, 2016). Publisher’s blurb : ”
Land disputes in Israel are most commonly described as stand-offs between distinct groups of Arabs and Jews. In Israel’s southern region, the Negev, Jewish and Bedouin Arab citizens and governmental bodies contest access to land for farming, homes, and industry and struggle over the status of unrecognized Bedouin villages. “Natural,” immutable divisions, both in space and between people, are too frequently assumed within these struggles. Dwelling in Conflict offers the first study of land conflict and environment based on extensive fieldwork within both Arab and Jewish settings. It explores planned towns for Jews and for Bedouin Arabs, unrecognized villages, and single-family farmsteads, as well as Knesset hearings, media coverage, and activist projects. Emily McKee sensitively portrays the impact that dividing lines―both physical and social―have on residents. She investigates the political charge of people’s everyday interactions with their environments and the ways in which basic understandings of people and “their” landscapes drive political developments. While recognizing deep divisions, McKee also takes seriously the social projects that residents engage in to soften and challenge socio-environmental boundaries. Ultimately, Dwelling in Conflict highlights opportunities for boundary crossings, revealing both contemporary segregation and the possible mutability of these dividing lines in the future.”
John J Mearsheimer and Stephan M Walt
The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) Landmark, weighty work on monied Zionist influence on representation and legislation in Washington.
MEMO – Middle East Monitor
Numerous reports available as free downloads via middleeastmonitor.com
Recent (2014) articles include :
Tom Mills, David Miller, Tom Griffin & Hilary Aked : The Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre – Giving Peace a Chance (2013)
Sawson Ramahi : The Forced Expulsion of Palestinians
Amelia Smith and Penny Green : Forced Evictions in Israel-Palestine
Henriette Johansen : Narrow Scope for Palestinian Rights in Lebanon
Henriette Johansen : Palestinian Cries Fall on Deaf Ears
Al-Zaytouna Centre : The Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria
Yonatan Mendel (Cambridge University, Ben-Gurion University)
with Abeer al Najjar (London School of Economics & American University Sharjah-UAE) : Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East : Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)
with Ronald Ranta (Kingston University) : From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self : Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity (Routledge, 2016) The appropriation of Arab language and cuisine by Israelis in forming their separate culture.
The Creation of Israeli Arabic : Political and Security Considerations in the Making of Arabic Language Studies in Israel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Publisher’s blurb : “This book sheds light on the ways in which the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict has shaped Arabic language instruction in Jewish-Israeli society. It explores how ‘Israeli Arabic’ has been constructed by means of a closed network of Jewish-Israeli actors focused on political and security considerations rather than on a desire for open communication. The book argues that ‘Israeli Arabic’ has evolved as a silent, passive language that gave its users a limited set of language skills, especially decoding texts, with an emphasis on newspapers. This has enabled its students to observe the Arab world but not to interact with Arab people in general and the Palestinian citizens of Israel more particularly. The interdisciplinary nature of the book gives a unique perspective on Jewish-Israeli society and its production and reproduction of knowledge in the field of Arabic, and would therefore be of great interest to academics and researchers on security and Middle Eastern studies as well as those specialising in language and linguistics.”
The Political Thought of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Memo – Middle East Monitor, 2013)88 pages of clear and concise discourse by the Political Director of Hamas.
Beverley Milton-Edwards & Stephen Farrell
Hamas : The Islamic Resistance Movement (Polity, 2010)
Shourideh C Molavi
Stateless Citizenship : The Palestinian-Arabs of Israel (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2014)
Jaffa : Shared and Shattered – Contrived Coexistence in Israel/Palestine (Indiana University Press, 2015)
Aitemad Muhanna aka Aitemad Muhanna-Matar aka Aitemad Matar (London School of Economics ethnographer, with research in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen)
Agency and Gender in Gaza : Masculinity, Femininity and Family during the Second Intifada (Ashgate, 2013)
Between River and Sea : Encounters in Israel and Palestine (Eland Books, 2015) – At over 400 pages, this volume is almost bursting with things you probably don’t know: Rape is not yet a crime; an “International” can marry a Palestinian, but don’t be surprised if the native spouse gets arrested on no charge and then held indefinitely; an Israeli judge can change his own verdict; and five legal systems coexist in the OPT, even Ottoman. Dervla Murphy can’t recommend conventional tourism in the Occupied Territories because “the Palestinians’ sufferings and the landscape’s despoliation complement each other”. But if you want truth and insight, Between River and Sea is not only a serious travel book for today, for it will surely stand as a landmark assessment of life in the West Bank. In sheer scope, there surely can’t be a better book.
A Month by the Sea : Encounters in Gaza (Eland Press, 2013) Veteran travel writer with worldly observations, engaged with both liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, and rich and poor. Used to western reporters dashing in and out of the Strip in times of crisis, the people she met were touched by her genuine, unflinching interest and spoke openly to her about life in their open-air prison. What she finds are a people with real, complex, nuanced voice that are not often heard.
Karma Nabulsi (Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations)
Exiled from Revolution, in Penny Johnson & Raja Shehadeh, eds : Seeking Palestine – New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2013)
Traditions of War : Occupation, Resistance and the Law (Oxford University Press, 1999, 2005)
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)
Mansour Nasasra (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, University of Exeter, Plymouth University, Hebrew University)
The Naqab Bedouins : A Century of Politics and Resistance (Columbia University Press, 2017). Publisher’s blurb : “Conventional wisdom positions the 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 and today, 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, Israeli military rule, and the contemporary schema, and document its broader relevance to understanding state-minority relations in the region and beyond. Nasasra recounts the Naqab Bedouin history of political struggle and resistance to central authority. Nonviolent action and the strength of kin-based tribal organization helped the Bedouins assert land claims and call for the right of return to their historical villages. Through primary sources and oral history, including detailed interviews with local indigenous Bedouins and with Israeli and British officials, Nasasra shows how this Bedouin community survived strict state policies and military control and positioned itself as a political actor in the region.”
Mansour Nasasra, Sophie Richter-Devroe, Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, & Richard Ratcliffe, editors
The Naqab Bedouin and Colonialism : New Perspectives (Routledge, 2015) Contents: Introduction / Richard Ratcliffe, Mansour Nasasra, Sarab Abu Rabia Qweider, Sophie Richter-Devroe — Bedouin tribes in the Middle East and the Naqab : changing dynamics and the new state / Mansour Nasasra — The forgotten victims of the Palestine ethnic cleansing / Ilan Pappé — Past and present in the discourse of Naqab/Negev Bedouin geography and space : a critical review / Yuval Karplus, Avinoam Meir — Land, identity, and history : new discourse on the Nakba of Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab / Safa Aburabia — The politics of non-cooperation and lobbying : the Naqab Bedouin and Israeli military rule, 1948-1967 / Mansour Nasasra — Bedouin women’s organizations in the Naqab : social activism for women’s empowerment? / Elisabeth Marteu — Colonialism, cause advocacy, and the Naqab case / Ahmad Amara — Shifting discourses : unlocking representations of educated Bedouin women’s identities / Sarab Abu Rabia Queder — Decolonizing research on Palestinians : towards critical epistemologies and research practices / Anaheed Al-Hardan.
Palestinian Political Prisoners : Identity and Community (Routledge, 2008)
Katie Natanel (SOAS)
Sustaining Conflict : Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine (University of California Press, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “It examines how the status quo is maintained in Israel-Palestine, even by the activities of Jewish Israelis who are working against the occupation of Palestinian territories. The book shows how hierarchies and fault lines in Israeli politics lead to fragmentation, and how even oppositional power becomes routine over time. Most importantly, the book exposes how the occupation is sustained through a carefully crafted system that allows sympathetic Israelis to “knowingly not know,” further disconnecting them from the plight of Palestinians. While focusing on Israel, this is a book that has lessons for how any authoritarian regime is sustained through apathy.”
The Other Side of Israel (Harper Perennial, 2006) Nathan, a South African Jew who ‘returned’ to Israel to live, quickly became aware that Arabs in Israel were discriminated against in ways that echoed the treatments of Blacks under apartheid. She chose to act in solidarity with Palestinians; this is her highly researched yet personal story of being a Jew living in an Arab town in Israel. – Naomi Foyle
Cary Nelson, editor : Dreams Deferred : A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel (MLA [Modern Languages Association] Members for Scholars’ Rights / Indiana University Press, 396 pages, 2016) 60 mini-essays. See also as co-editor with Babriel Noah Brahm : The Case against Academic Boycotts of Israel (MLA [Modern Languages Association] Members for Scholars’ Rights, 549 pages, 2015) Essays against academic boycott.
Augustus Richard Norton
Hezbollah – a Short History (Princeton University Press, 2007, 2014)
Simone O’Broin & Badil Resource & Research Unit
Applying International Criminal Law to Israel’s Treatment of the Palestinian People (Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, 2011) – mainly sources up t0 2009.
Steven T. Olberg
Political Graffiti on the West Bank Wall in Israel – with foreword by David Smith (Lewiston, New York : Edwin Mellin Press, 2013)
Pamela J. Olson
Fast Times in Palestine : A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland (Seal Publications, 2011, 2013)
The Two-State Delusion : Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives (Viking Press, 2015)
Atalia Omer (Notre Dame University)
When Peace is Not Enough : How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2013) Focus on marginalised groups within Israel : Palestinian Israelis, Arab Jews, and Jews critical of Zionism.
Mohammed Omer (Gaza journalist)
Shell-Shocked : On the Ground under Israel’s Gaza Assault (Chicago : Haymarket Books & O/R Books, 2015) on “Operation Proective Edge.”
The Palestinian Return Centre
Palestinian Refugees in the Arab World : Realities and Prospects (Palestinian Return Centre & Al-Jazeera Center for Studies, 2015) Papers presented for a seminar on 14-15 April 2012 in Doha. Participants : Salman Abu Sitta, Mounir Chafiq, Mohsen M Saleh, Ibrahim Al-Ali, Basheer Al-Zoughbi, Jawad Al-Hamad, Magda Qandil, Abdennour Benatar, Hanin Abou Salem, Mariam Itani, Adnan Abu Amer, Terry Rempel, Tarek Hamoud, Mohammed Mushanish, Ali Hweidi, Adeeb Ziadeh, Yousef Abu Ossuood, Yassir Ahmad Ali. – While the refugee issues are core to this compendium, it splays out into diverse topics, such as the Syrian dilemma, youth movements, the historical attitudes of both Israeli state and the wider Arab world towards expelled Palestinians, with bits of legal history thrown in. A bargain of a book.
See also OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY section.
Ten Myths About Israel (Verso, 2017)
-with Noam Chomsky : On Palestine (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2015) – Edited byFrank Barat; sequel to Gaza in Crisis, below.
as editor : Peoples Apart : Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question (IB Tauris, 2014) Contributors include : Oren Ben-Dor, Jonathan Cook.
The Israel / Palestine Question (Routledge, 2007) Contents : Ilan Pappé : New historiographical orientation in the research on the Palestine question. Beshara B. Doumani : Rediscovering Ottoman Palestine : writing Palestinians into history. Manneh Butrus Abu- : The rise of the Sanjak of Jerusalem in the late nineteenth century. Uri Ram : The colonization perspective in Israeli sociology. Gershon Shafir : Zionism and colonialism : a comparative approach. Walid Khalidi : Revisiting the UNGA partition resolution. Ilan Pappé : Historical truth & the challenge of the Tantura case. Avi Shlaim : The debate about 1948.
Mahmoud Yazbak : Marriages in Ottoman Palestine – women’s strategies in a patriarchal society. Islad Jad : From salons to the popular committees : Palestinian women, 1919-89.
Alina Korn : Crime and legal control of Israeli Arabs during the military government, 1948-1966. Asad Ghanem : Palestinians in Israel under the Israeli “ethnocratic” regime. Nur Masalha : Present absentees and indigenous resistance.
The Modern Middle East (2nd edition, Routledge, 2010)
-with Noam Chomsky : Gaza in Crisis : Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians (Haymarket Books, 2010 / Penguin, 2011)
-as editor : People’s Apart : Israel, South African and the Apartheid Question (IB Tauris, 2011)
-as editor : The Forgotten Palestinians : A History of the Palestinians in Israel (Yale University Press, 2011, 2013)
-as editor with Jamil Hilal : Across the Wall : Narratives of Israeli-Palestinian History (IB Tauris, 2010)
America’s Forgotten Middle East Initiative : The King-Crane Commission of 1919 (IB Tauris, 2015)
Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois)
Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011, 2014) Compares a century of Palestinian struggle with organisational structures of movements in South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Wendy Pearlman and Laura Junka
Occupied Voices : Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2003)
The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right (Oxford University Press, 2012)
The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism (Columbia University Press, 2009)
with Arie Perlinger : Jewish Terrorism in Israel (Columbia University Press, 2009)
Suicide Terrorism (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2005)
Israel’s Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence : Defending Democracy (Manchester University Press, 2002)
Note : see Ehud Sprinzak, in OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
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. See also the OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY section.
Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Hebrew University, co-founder of Russell Tribunal on Palestine)
Palestine in Israeli School Books : Ideology and Propaganda in Education (IB Tauris, 2012). Publisher’s blurb : “Each year, Israel’s young men and women are drafted into compulsory military service and are required to engage directly in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This conflict is by its nature intensely complex and is played out under the full glare of international security. So, how does Israel’s education system prepare its young people for this? How is Palestine, and the Palestinians against whom these young Israelis will potentially be required to use force, portrayed in the school system? Nurit Peled-Elhanan argues that the textbooks used in the school system are laced with a pro-Israel ideology, and that they play a part in priming Israeli children for military service. She analyzes the presentation of images, maps, layouts and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies textbooks, and reveals how the books might be seen to marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity. This book provides a fresh scholarly contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian debate, and will be relevant to the fields of Middle East Studies and Politics more widely.”
Yoav Peled & John Ehrenberg, editors
Israel and Palestine: Alternative Perspectives on Statehood (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) Contents : Stephen Eric Bronner – Facing the Music: Israel, Palestine, and the Politics of Partisan Delusions / Ian S. Lustick -Making Sense of the Nakba: Ari Shavit, Baruch and Zionist Claims to Territory / Richard Silverstein – Israel and the Closing of the American Jewish Mind / Jeffry Frieden – The Root Causes Of Enduring Conflict: Can Israel And Palestine Co-Exist? / Micheline Ishay an dDavid Kretzmer – Reclaiming Human Rights: Alternative Paths to an Israeli/Palestinian Peace / Honaida Ghanim – Not Exactly Apartheid: Between Settler Colonialism and Military Occupation / Assaf Sharon – The One-State Delusion / Yoav Kapshuk – To What Extent Reconciliation? An Analysis of the Geneva Accord between Israelis and Palestinians / Rassem Khamaisi – One Homeland, Two States: Planning Alternative Spatial Relations between Palestine and Israel / Horit Herman Peled and Yoav Peled – The Way Forward in the Middle East / Leila Farsakh – The One-State Solution and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Palestinian Challenges and Prospects / Raif Zreik – A One-State Solution? From a ‘Struggle Unto Death’ to ‘Master-Slave’ Dialectics / Moshe Behar – Past and Present Perfect of Israel’s One-State Solution / Oren Barak – Towards a Shared Vision of Israel and Israel/Palestine / Lev Luis Grinberg – Neither One nor Two: Reflections about a Shared Future in Israel-Palestine / Oren Yiftahel – Between One and Two: Apartheid or Confederation for Israel/Palestine? / Amal Jamal – Beyond Traditional Sovereignty Theory in Conflict Resolution: Lessons from Israel/Palestine / John Ehrenberg – Out of the Darkness
The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy : The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland (Routledge, 2014)
The Unlikely Settler (The Other Press, 2014) – mixed marriage in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
Donna J. Perry (University of Massachusetts)
The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Movement : Combatants for Peace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
Nicola Perugini (Brown University) & Neve Gordon (Ben-Gurion University)
The Human Right to Dominate (Oxford University Press, 2015) – The “settlers’ rights” movement and the manipulation of Israeli law to justify violence against Palestinians in the West Bank. See also : Neve Gordon
Space and Mobility in Palestine (Indiana University Press, 2017) on the separation of community in the West Bank.
See also : OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
James F. Petras
The Power of Israel in the United States (Clarity Press, 2006)
Israel Has Moved (Harvard University Press, 2013)
The City of Abraham : History, Myth and Memory : A Journey Through Hebron (Pan Macmillan, 2012 / Picador 2013)
Sharri Plonski (SOAS / Brunel University)
The Struggle for Space : Ordinary and Extraordinary Resistances by Palestinian Citizens of an Israeli-Jewish State (Routledge, 2016)
Elie Podeh (Hebrew University)
-as co-editor, with Asher Kaufman : Arab-Jewish Relations : From Conflict to Resolution?
Arab-Israeli Conflict in Israeli History Textbooks, 1948-2000 (Westport, Connecticut / London : Bergin & Garvey Publishing, 2002)
Manufactured Crisis : The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2013) American peace academic unpacks Washington’s intervention, dating back to 1983, and how it forced Tehran’s under-the-counter acquisitions of Atomic materials.
Letters to Palestine : Writers Respond to War and Occupation (Verso Books, 2015) Almost twenty contributors write about “normal” conditions, war reports, and hardening politics. Includes Kevin Coval’s piece, Reflections on the Israeli Army Shutting Down the Palestine Literature Festival (2009).
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=10.1.1.425.5504&rep=rep1&type=pdf
William B. Quandt, editor
Troubled Triangle : The United States, Turkey and Israel in the New Middle East(Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2011) Politically centre-focused conference speeches by governments and think-tanks.
The Statehood of Palestine : International law in the Middle East Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2011) See also : OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY Section.
Mazin B. Qumsiyeh (Mazin B. Qumsiyeh (co-founder of the Palestine Museum of Natural History, Bethlehem Universit; also resident at Birzeit University)
Popular Resistance in Palestine : A History of Hope and Empowerment (Pluto Press, 2011)
Sharing the Land of Canaan : Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle (Pluto Press, 2004/2010)
Mammals of the Holy Land (Lubbock, Texas : Texas Tech University Press, 1996) Human encroachment on and animal world, resulting in the extinction of desert gazelles and wild ox, etc.
Mouin Rabbani (Palestinian-Dutch Middle East analyst) and Noura Erakat (Palestinian-American legal scholar, George Mason University)
Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures (Washington DC/Beirut : Tadween Publishing & Arab Studies Institute, 2013)
See also : Noura Erakat
Yakov Rabkin (University of Montréal)
What is Modern Israel ? (Pluto Press, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “Usually, we think of the state of modern Israel, as well as the late nineteenth-century Zionist movement that led to its founding, as a response to anti-Semitism which grew out of cultural and religious Judaism. In What Is Modern Israel?, however, Yakov M. Rabkin turns this understanding on its head, arguing convincingly that Zionism, far from being a natural development of Judaism, in fact has its historical and theological roots in Protestant Christianity. While most Jewish people viewed Zionism as marginal or even heretical, Christian enthusiasm for the Restoration of the Jews to the Promised Land transformed the traditional Judaic yearning for ‘Return’—a spiritual concept with a very different meaning—into a political project. Drawing on many overlooked pages of history, and using on a uniquely broad range of sources in English, French, Hebrew, and Russian, Rabkin shows that Zionism was conceived as a sharp break with Judaism and Jewish continuity. Rabkin argues that Israel’s past and present must be understood in the context of European ethnic nationalism, colonial expansion, and geopolitical interests rather than—as is all too often the case—an incarnation of Biblical prophecies or a culmination of Jewish history.”
See also : OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
Mitri Raheb (Lutheran Church; Dar al-Kalima University College, Bethlehem)
Faith in the Face of Empire (Orbis Books, 2014)
Bethlehem Besieged : Stories of Hope in Times of Trouble (Augsburg Fortress, 2004)
I am a Palestinian Christian; Ruth CL Gritsch (Fortress, 1995)
Palestinian Politics in the West Bank and Gaza (IB Tauris, was due for publication June 2016)
Ronald Ranta (University College London / Kingston University UK)
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.
See also : Yonatan Mendel
Marc Lee Raphael
Abba Hillel Silver : A Profile in American Judaism (Holmes & Meier, 1989) Important Zionist Rabbi with influence during Truman’s Presidency.
Avi Raz (Oxford University)
The Bride and the Dowry : Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War (Yale University Press, 2012). -Israeli diplomacy shown to be in bad faith in this research of declassified archives in Israel, the USA, Britain, and the United Nations.
International Committee of the Red Cross
The International Law of Humanitarian Law, Applicable in Armed Conflicts (International Committee of the Red Cross & Henry Dunant Institute, 1980) – see under author.
Empire of Sand : How Britain Made the Middle East (Berlinn, 2011)
The Arab and the Brit : The Last of the Welcome Immigrants [USA and Canada] (Syracuse University Press, 2013)
Joshua Rickard (National University of Singapore)
The Fragmentation of Palestine : identity and Isolation in the Twenty-First Century (IB Tauris, 2017) Based on fieldwork in the military checkpoint-isolated West Bank villages.
Andrew Rigby (Centre for Peace Studies, Coventry University)
Palestinian Resistance : Nonviolence (Jerusalem : PASSIA / Palestine Academy for the Study of International Affairs, 2010) See also titles with Marwan Darweish.
Contested Land, Contested Memory : Israel’s Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe (Dundurn, 2013)
Anthony Robinson (children’s author) and Annemarie Robinson (authors who focus on refugee and homeless children, notably the Refugee Children series, by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books )
Young Palestinians Speak : Living under Occupation (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Publications, 2017)
William I. Robinson (University of California – Santa Barbara), Maryam S. Griffin (University of California – Davis), editors, with foreword by former US Congressional Rep. Cynthia McKinney
We Will Not be Silenced : The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics (Pluto Press, 2017) Contents :
1. The Trial of Israel’s Campus Critics – David Theo Goldberg and Saree Makdisi
2. They Shoot Tenure, Don’t They?: How I crossed the borders of acceptable academic discourse on Holocaust film and the question of Palestine, and never came back – Terri Ginsberg
3. My Ordeal with the Israel Lobby and the University of California – William I. Robinson
4. Power, Punishment, and Perseverance – The Irvine 11
5. A Problem Grows in Brooklyn – Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton
6. Speaking Truth to Power: Advocating for Justice in/for Palestine – Rabab Abdulhadi
7. Hanlon’s Razor Cuts Both Ways – David Delgado Shorter
8. The Intolerability of Intolerance – Persis Karim
9. Responding to Columbia University’s McCarthyism – Joseph Massad
10. A Multiyear Zionist Censorship Campaign – David Klein
11. Some Thoughts on Facts, Politics, and Tenure – Nadia Abu Al-Hajj
12. Censoring and Sanctioning Students for Justice in Palestine – Max Geller
13. A So-called Self-Hating: Anti-Semitic Jew Speaks Out – Lisa Rofel
14. Interrupted Destinies: Before and After the Forthwith – Steven Salaita
The Muths of Zionism (Pluto, 2005)
Wrestling in the Daylight : A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity (Just World Books, 2012, 2017) The most important blogs from the Shalom Rav website, 2008-2010 and collected here by the author, a politically converted Rabbi from suburban Chicago, who is co-chair of Rabbinical Council of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). A highlight of influence from within the American Jewish community.
Ehud Rosen (Bal-Ilan University)
Mapping the Organizational Sources of the Global Deligitimization Campaign against Israel in the UK (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 54 pages, 2011) Publisher’s blurb : “By taking advantage of Britain’s political freedoms and legal system, Islamic and leftist groups have made Britain the leader of an international effort to deny Israel’s right to exist.”
From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza (Just World Books, 2015)
For God and Country? Religious Student-Soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces(University of Texas Press, 2014)
Iran’s Influnce : A Religious-Political State and Society in its Region (Zed Books, 2010) A bonus is the last chapter, on Egypt, just before the deposing of Mubarek, with Palestinian reference.
Alice Rothchild (Boston physician and filmmaker)
Condition Critical : Life and Death in Israel/Palestine (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2017) “The three visits to Israel that she chronicles, ranging from June 2013 to March 2015, provide the narrative context for a literary trip that engages facts and ideology, individuals and organizations, towns, villages, cities, and refugee camps, the sweep of history and the present, current critical condition. And what about the future? Rothchild hints that we do not have the “privilege of despair.” Still, read the book… and weep!” – Anat Biletzki (B’Tsalem & Tel Aviv University)
On the Brink : Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion
(Just World Books, 2014) Author is an activist doctor who contributes to the Electronic Intifada and chairs American Jews for a Just Peace.
Broken Promises, Broken Dreams : Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience (Pluto Press, 2007 / 2010)
Nadim M. Rouhana and Sahar S. Huneidi
Israel and its Palestinian Citizens : Ethnic Privileges in the Jewish State (Cambridge University Press, 2017) 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.”
Sara Roy (Harvard University; see numerous landmark books in Older Palestine History list)
Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza : Engaging the Islamist Social Sector (Princeton University Press, 2011) The Islamist movement, the Islamic Social Institutions (ISIs) in Gaza shown here as variegated, engaged in education, health care and sports.
Shattered Hopes : Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso, 2014)
Grant Rumley (Washington DC think-tank) and Amir Tibon (Israeli journalist)
The Last Palestinian : The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas (Penguin Random House, July 2017)
White and Black : Political Cartoons from Palestine (Charlottesville, Virginia : Just World Books, 2017) Introduction by Seth Tobocman
Karl Sabbagh [probably the most knowledgeable person on Palestinian history alive]
Britain in Palestine : The Story of British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948 Skyscraper Publications, 2012) An excellent 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
Bernard Sabella (Bethlehem University / Middle East Council of Churches)
A Life Worth Living : The Story of a Palestinian Catholic (Eugene, Oregon : Resource Publications / Wipf & Stock, 2017). Carole Monica Burnett, editor. Publisher’s blurb : “Palestinian Christian, offers an enlightening, often humorous, personal narrative accompanied by reflections on lessons learned from his life in a conflict zone. Displaced from his home in infancy with his refugee family and educated in Jerusalem’s Old City before pursuing university studies in the US, he blossomed into a committed educator, scholar, member of the Palestinian Parliament, and director of a church aid agency. Throughout his life Dr. Sabella has never lost his focus on the goal of promoting peace through understanding, and he has never been diverted from his path of absolute nonviolence. A Life Worth Living speaks with a voice worth listening to, alternately anecdotal and analytical, touching our hearts while pondering the past, present, and future of the Holy Land.”
with Mitri Rehab, editor,and contributors Varsen Aghabekian, Jamil Rabah, Hadeel Fawadleh : Palestinian Christians – Emigration, Displacement and Diaspora (CreateSpace/the authors, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “This book contains the findings of the latest research and studies conducted by Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in 2017. The first chapter crystalizes four waves of Christian emigration from Palestine within the last century. The second chapter contains the results of an emigration survey conducting in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip mid-2017; a first study of its kind that includes both Christians and Muslim Palestinians. The third chapter looks at the situation of the Palestinian Christian emigrants in the diaspora comparing their conditions in Jordan to that in the United States of America. The last chapter looks at the responses of churches, church-related organizations and European agencies to the challenge of emigration. This book is an important tool for researchers as well as all who are interested in the situation of the Christians in Palestine.)
with Afif Safieh and Albert Aghazarian : Out of Jerusalem? Christian Voices from the Holy Land (Palestinian General Delegation to the United Kingdom, 1997)
Steve Sabella (Jerusalem-born, Berlin-residing Palestinian artist-photographer)
The Parachute Paradox : Steve Sabella (Berlin : Kerber Verlag, 2016) Memoir of three decades of the artist’s life under Israeli occupation.
See also : Culture
Mahannad Sabry (Egyptian journalist for the right wing Washington Times, the centrist USA Today and the online GlobalPost and Al-Monitor services)
Sinai : Egypt’s Linchpin, Gaza’s Lifeline, Israel’s Nightmare (IB Tauris, 2015) A contemporary reporting of Sinai in context with the Israeli, Egyptian, and Hamas governments, the Egyptian gas export pipelines, and international Jihadists.
Dr. Afif Safieh (Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, ca. 1996-2010)
The Peace Process : From Breakthrough to Breakdown (Saqi Books, 2010; enlarged from earlier short publication published by the Council for the Advancement for Arab British Understanding/CAABU, 1997)
On Palestinian Diplomacy [36pp] (Palestinian General Delegation to the UK and the Office of Representation of the P.L.O. to the Holy See, 2004)
Might Over Right : How the Zionists Took Over Palestine (Garnet Books, 2009)
Maha El Said (Cairo University), Lena Meari (Bir Zeit University) & Nicola Pratt(University of Warwick), editors
Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance : Lessons from the Arab World (Zed Books, 2015) Contains research by Palestinian sociologist Aitemad Muhanna – see her entry.
Looking for Palestine : Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family (Riverhead Books, 2013)
Atef Abu Saif
The Drone Eats with Me (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Publications, 2015)
On 7 July 2014, in an apparent response to the murder of three teenagers, Israel launched a major offensive against the Gaza Strip, lasting 51 days, killing 2145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injuring over 11,000, and demolishing 17,200 homes. The global outcry at this collective punishment of an already persecuted people was followed by widespread astonishment at the pro-Israeli bias of Western media coverage. The usual news machine rolled up, and the same distressing images and entrenched political rhetoric were broadcast, yet almost nothing was reported of the on-going lives of ordinary Gazans – the real victims of the war. One of the few voices to make it out was that of Atef Abu Saif, a writer and teacher from Jabalia Refugee Camp, whose eye-witness accounts (published in The Guardian, The New York Times, and elsewhere) offered a rare window into the conflict for Western readers. Here, Atef’s complete diaries of the war allow us to witness the full extent of last summer’s atrocities from the most humble of perspectives: that of a young father, fearing for his family’s safety, trying to stay sane in an insanely one-sided war.
Steven Salaita (American University of Beirut; denied tenured position at the University of Illinois)
Uncivil Rites : Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2015) – autobiography describing how University of Illinois sacked him over personal tweets protesting a Gaza assault. “By turns angry, funny, maudlin, defensive, militant and ultimately affirmatory.” Jake Lynch, BRICUP November 2015.
Israel’s Dead Soul (Temple University Press, 2011) Criticises Liberal Zionist hand-wringing over the country’s supposed existential situation. Author has a go at the ADL as a ‘hate group.’
Dreams of a Refugee : From the Middle East to Mount Everest (Bloomsbury, 2017) Palestinian-Kuwaiti world mountain climber of seven summits and both pole positions.
Ihab Saloul (University of Amsterdam)
Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination : Telling Memories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
Trans-Colonial Urgan Space in Palestine : Politics and Development (Routledge, 2012)
Reparations to Palestinian Refugees : A Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2010), included the German-Jewish Reparations Agreement of 1952.
The Invention of the Land of Israel : from Holyland to Homeland (Verso, 2012)
The Words and the Land : Israeli Intellectuals and the Nationalist Myth (Cambridge, Massachusetts : Semiotexte, 2011)
How I Stopped Being a Jew –translated by David Fernbach (Verso, 2014)
Sarah Schulman (City University, New York)
Israel / Palestine and the Queer International (Duke University Press, 2012) Invited to Israel to give the keynote address at an LGBT studies conference at Tel Aviv University, Schulman declines, joining other anti-occupation artists and academics in calling for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. The author tours the West Bank and brings activists to tour the United States to establish a Queer International.
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.
Lotte Buch Segal (University of Copenhagen)
No Place for Grief : Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Publisher’s blurb : ”
Westerners ‘know’ Palestine through images of war and people in immediate distress. Yet this focus has as its consequence that other, less spectacular stories of daily distress are rarely told. Those seldom noticed are the women behind the men who engage in armed resistance against the military occupation: wives of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention and the widows of the martyrs. In Palestine, being related to a detainee serving a sentence for participation in the resistance activities against Israel is a source of pride. Consequently, the wives of detainees are expected to sustain these relationships through steadfast endurance, no matter the effects upon the marriage or family. Often people, media, and academic studies address the dramatic violence and direct affliction of the Palestinians. Lotte Buch Segal takes a different approach, and offers a glimpse of the lives, and the contradictory emotions, of the families of both detainees and martyrs through an in-depth ethnographic investigation. No Place for Grief asks us to think about what it means to grieve when that which is grieved does not lend itself to a language of loss and mourning. What does it mean to “endure” when ordinary life is engulfed by the emotional labor required to withstand the pressures placed on Palestinian families by sustained imprisonment and bereavement? Despite an elaborate repertoire of narrative styles, laments, poetry, and performance of bodily gestures through which mourning can be articulated, including the mourning tied to a political cause, Buch Segal contends that these forms of expression are inadequate to the sorrow endured by detainees’ wives. No Place for Grief reveals a new language that describes the entanglement of absence and intimacy, endurance and everyday life, and advances an understanding of loss, mourning, and grief in contemporary Palestine.”
- Antonio Cassese – Self-Determination of Peoples : A Legal Reappraisal (Cambridge University Press, 1995) Perhaps the most widely used authority on self-determination, this is an extensive analysis of self-determination from the perspective of its internal and external aspects. It covers instruments like the Human Rights Covenants and Friendly Relations Declaration in extensive detail, and case studies outline the principle’s practical application.
- James Crawford – The Creation of States in International Law (2nd ed. Clarendon, 2006) While Crawford’s book is primarily about states, it also provides a highly regarded analysis of the law of self-determination and secession. In oral submissions in the Kosovo Advisory Opinion it was referred to as “probably . . . the most widely quoted in these proceedings.”
- Thomas D. Musgrave – Self-Determination and National Minorities (Clarendon, 1997) A readable and relatively concise account of minority rights and self-determination in 250 pages. It addresses key issues such as peoples, secession, irredentism, and historic title in sufficient but not extensive depth.
- A. Rigo-Sureda – Evolution of the Right to Self-Determination: A Study of United Nations Practice (Leiden, The Netherlands: A. W. Sijthoff, 1973) This is an extensive and well-researched account of self-determination, focused on the practical application of the right. A number of case studies demonstrate the problems involved in this application. The structure of the book, in which case studies are split up and returned to from different angles, may, however, be found disorientating.
- James Summers – Peoples and International Law: How Nationalism and Self-Determination Shape a Contemporary Law of Nations (Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 2007) Extensive analysis of the law of self-determination from the perspective of the interaction of nationalism with international law. The book covers international instruments and some cases on self-determination with considerable detail, and draws conclusions on the legal status of different aspects of the right.
- Steven Wheatley – Democracy, Minorities and International Law (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005) A well-researched account, addressing minority rights, self-determination, and democracy. The work is concise and informative.
Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water : Noncitizen Arabs in the Israeli Labor Market (New York City : ILR Presas, 1987)
see also : Noah Lewin-Epstein
Robert Serry (Dutch diplomat who served as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority from 2008 to 2015)
The Endless Quest for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “In this book a former United Nations Envoy offers an insider perspective on conflict management and peace efforts during the three most recent failed peace initiatives and three wars in Gaza. Robert Serry shares his reflections on walking the tight rope of diplomacy between Israel and Palestine and his analysis of what has gone wrong and why a “one-state reality” may be around the corner. Offering fresh thinking on how to preserve prospects for a two-state solution, this book examines the UN’s uneasy history in the Arab-Israeli conflict since partition was proposed in resolution 181 (1948) and provides a rare insight into the life of a United Nations Envoy in today’s Middle East.”
A Half-Century of Occupation : Israel, Palestine and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict (University of California Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “Gershon Shafir asks three questions—What is the occupation, why has it lasted so long, and how has it transformed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?—in order to figure out how we got here, what here is, and where we are likely to go. He expertly demonstrates that at its fiftieth year, the occupation is riven with paradoxes, legal inconsistencies, and conflicting interests that weaken the occupiers’ hold and leave the occupation itself vulnerable to challenge.”
With Norton Mezvinsky
Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto Press, 1999, 2004)
Open Secrets : Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies (Pluto Press, 1997)
Jewish History – Jewish Religion : The Weight of Three Thousand Years (forewords by Gore Vidal & Edward Said; introduction by Norman Mazvinsky; Pluto Press, 1994) – a critique of classical rabbinic Judaism’s complex rituals, in the context of the Zionist state.
Israel’s Global Role : Weapons for Repression (Introduction by Noam Chomsky; Belmont, Massachusetts : Association of Arab-American University Graduates, 1982)
As editor : The Zionist Plan for the Middle East (Belmont, Massachusetts : Association of Arab-American University Graduates, 1982)
Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights [The Shahak Papers] (edited by Adnan Amad; Beirut : Palestine Research Centre, 1973
[Mohammad] Shahid Alam
Israeli Exceptionalism : The Destablizing Logic of Zionism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
Mariam Shahin (BBC journalist of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq)
Palestine : A Guide (Interlink Books, 2007) This remarkable travel guide manages to be both intimate and honest, while conveying the Palestinians’ relationship to their homeland, past and present. The book offers the reader an authentic vision of why, despite lacking legal status as a state, Palestine is a real place on the world map.
Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Security, Theology Surveillance and the Politics of Fear (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Militarization and Violence against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East : A Palestinian Case-Study (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Acknowledging the Displaced : Palestinian Women’s Ordeals in East Jerusalem (Jerusalem : Women’s Study Center, 2006)
Bassam Abu Sharif
Arafat and the Dream of Palestine : An Insider’s Account (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) Author gets a central role, not Abu Ammar, but a good read nonetheless.
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)
Keren Sharvit & Eran Halperin, editors
A Social Psychology Perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 2016 – Volume 2 – Celebrating the Legacy of Dr Daniel Bar-Tal (Springer, was due February 2016) – Theory compendium
Adam Shatz, editor : Hannah Arendt, Uri Avnery, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Isaac Deutscher, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, IF Stone, Leon Trotsky
Prophets Outcast : A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing about Zionism and Israel(New York : Nation Books, 2004)
Jihad in Palestine: Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
At the Hospital (first published in journal Masharef) b. Saudi Arabia 1980, now in Gaza.
Gabriel Sheffer & Oren Barak
Militarism and Israeli Society (Indiana University Press, 2010) Notes the security network as wider than the military, with undefined boundaries.
Raja Shehadeh [Ramallah-based human rights lawyer and author]
Language of War, Language of Peace : Palestine, Israel and the Search for Justice(Profile Books, 2015) The well-structured ramblings of a seasoned rambler, with insightful trivia that manages not to be trivial. His legal mind will always be bemused by the Palestinian leadership’s wilful ignoring of legal standards.
A Rift in Time : Travels with My Ottoman Uncle (Profile Books, 2010) The subject, journalist Najib Nassar, was wanted by the Ottoman police AND portrayed in Ibrahim Nasrallah’s novel, Time of White Horses
Occupation Diaries (Profile Books, 2012)
Strangers in the House (Steerforth Press, 2002 / Profile Books, 2003, 2009)
Palestinian Walks : Notes on a Vanishing Landscape (Profile Books, 2007) A moving and beautifully written account of the author’s walks in his native hills, spanning 27 years, and witnessing the devastating impact of illegal Israeli settlements on the people and the landscape of the West Bank. Winner of the Orwell Prize 2008. – Naomi Foyle
When the Bulbul Stopped Singing : A Diary of Ramallah under Siege (Profile Books, 2002)
From Occupation to the Interim Accords : Israel and the Palestinian Territories(Kluwer Law International, 1997)
The Law of the Land : Settlements and Land Issues under Israeli Occupation (PASSIA, 1993)
The Sealed Room : Selections from the Diary of a Palestinian Living under Israeli Occupation, September 1990 – August 1991 (Quartet, 1992)
Occupier’s Law : Israel and the West Bank (Washington, DC : Institute for Palestine Studies, 1985)
Samed : Journal of a West Bank Palestinian (New York : Adama Books, 1984)
The Third Way (Quartet, 1982)
The West Bank and the Rule of Law – A Study (Quartet/International Commission of Jurists, 1980).
See : Seeking Palestine (edited with Penny Johnson, 2012)
Beyond the Two-State Solution : A Jewish Political Essay -translated by Dimi Reider (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.
Not Just a Soccer Game : Colonialism and Conflict among Palestinians in Israel (Syracuse University Press, 2011)
Edward Said : A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (University of California Press, 2010)
Israel and Palestine : Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (Verso Books, 2009)
See also OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY list.
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.
Hillel Shuval & Hassam Dweik, editors
Water resources in the Middle East : Israel-Palestinian Water Issues, From Conflict to Cooperation (Berlin : Springer, 2007)
Omar Shweiki (Oxford University) & Mandy Turner (Kenyon Institute, Council for British Research in the Levant, Al-Quds), editors & introduction.
Decolonizing Palestinian Political Economy : De-development and Beyond (Palgrave, 2014) – Publisher’s blurb : “This volume provides cutting-edge political economy analyses of the Palestinian people as a whole – those living in the occupied territory of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (including annexed East Jerusalem), those living within Israel and refugees in neighbouring Arab states. It rejects the dominant, conventional approach that has fragmented the Palestinians into separate and distinct groups (some thereafter named as ‘Arab-Israeli’, ‘Bedouin’, etc.), and which has reduced those regarded as ‘the Palestinian people’ to only those who reside within the occupied territory. The book challenges this intellectual fragmentation by reuniting Palestinians in one historical political-economy narrative of a people experiencing a common process of dispossession, disenfranchisement and disarticulation. It is a must-read for scholars, students and activists who wish to understand the historical origins and contemporary realities that face Palestinians.” Contents : Foreword; Sara Roy /
1. The Economic Strategies of Occupation: Confining Development and Buying-off Peace; Sahar Taghdisi-Rad
2. The Political Economy of Western Aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Since 1993; Mandy Turner
3. Hydro-apartheid and Water Access in Israel-Palestine: Challenging the Myths of Cooperation and Scarcity; Clemens Messerschmid
4. (En)gendering De-development in East Jerusalem: Thinking Through the ‘Everyday’; Nadera Shalhoub-Kerkovian and Rachel Busbridge
5. Palestinian Refugees: from ‘Spoilers’ to Agents of Development; Ingrid Jaradat Gassner
6. Impeded Development: the Political Economy of the Palestinian Arabs Inside Israel; Mtanes Shehadeh and Raja Khalidi
7. State-directed ‘Development’ as a Tool for Dispossessing the Indigenous Palestinian Bedouin-Arabs in the Naqab; Ismael Abu-Saad
8. Planning the Divide: Israel’s 2020 Master Plan and its Impact on East Jerusalem; Rami Nasrallah
9. Neoliberalism and the Contradictions of the Palestinian Authority’s State-building Programme; Raja Khalidi and Sobhi Samour
10. The Role of the Tunnel Economy in Redeveloping Gaza; Nicolas Pelham
11. Before and Beyond Neoliberalism: the Political Economy of National Liberation, the PLO and ‘amal ijtima’i; Omar Shweiki
12. Learning the Lessons of Oslo: Statebuilding and Freedoms in Palestine; Mushtaq H. Khan
Merrill Singer & Derrick Hodge, editors
The War Machine and Global Health : A Critical Medical Anthropological Examination of the Human Costs of Armed Conflict and the International Violence Industry (Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, 2010) Includes David Vine : Hasbara, Health Care, and the Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories
Erik Skare (Norwegian editor of infofada website)
Digital Jihad : Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era (Zed Books, 2016) Publisher’s blurb : “A new and innovative form of dissent has emerged in response to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Dubbed ‘electronic jihad’, this approach has seen organized groups of Palestinian hackers make international headlines by breaching the security of such sites as the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, AVG, Avira, Whatsapp, and BitDefender. Though initially confined to small clandestine groups, ‘hacktivism’ is now increasingly being adopted by militant Palestinian parties, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who have gone so far as to incorporate hackers into their armed brigades. Digital Jihad is the first book to explore this rapidly evolving and still little understood aspect of the Palestinian resistance movement. Drawing on extensive interviews with hackers and other activists, it provides a unique and fascinating new perspective on the Palestinian struggle.”
Website note : Internet hacking is considered illegal, except when governments do it.
Adhaf Soueif & Omar Robert Hamilton, editors
This is Not a Border : Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature (Bloomsbury, 2017). Marking the 10th anniversary of the Festival; contributions from: Susan Abulhawa, Suad Amiry, Victoria Brittain, Jehan Bseiso, Teju Cole, Molly Crabapple, Selma Dabbagh, Mahmoud Darwish, Najwan Darwish, Geoff Dyer, Yasmin El-Rifae, Adam Foulds, Ru Freeman, Omar Robert Hamilton, Suheir Hammad, Nathalie Handal, Mohammed Hanif, Jeremy Harding, Rachel Holmes, John Horner, Remi Kanazi, Brigid Keenan,Mercedes Kemp, Omar El-Khairy, Nancy Kricorian, Sabrina Mahfouz, Jamal Mahjoub, Henning Mankell, Claire Messud, China Miéville, Pankaj Mishra, Deborah Moggach, Muiz, Maath Musleh, Michael Palin, Ed Pavliç, Atef Abu Saif, Kamila Shamsie, Raja Shehadeh, Gillian Slovo, Ahdaf Soueif, Linda Spalding, William Sutcliffe & Alice Walker.
Jon Soske & Sean Jacobs, editors, with foreword by Achille Mbembe
Apartheid Israel : The Politics of an Analogy (Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2015) 18 African Studies scholars share knowledge of their own Apartheid in context with Palestine today. Contributors include Teresa Barnes, Andy Clarno, Bill Freund, Kelly Gillespie, Ran Greenstein, Heidi Grunebaum, Shireen Hassim, M Neelika Jayawardane, Robin D. G. Kelley, Melissa Levin, Arianna Lissoni, Mahmood Mamdani, Achille Mbembe, Marissa J. Moorman, Suren Pillay, Ishtiyaq Shukri, T. J. Tallie, and Salim Vally.
Romeo and Juliet in Palestine : Teaching under Occupation (Zero Books, 2015) University of Bristol lecturer’s five-month term teaching English Literature at Al-Quds University reveals new relevancies of the classics. The students, at first variably lazy, jaded, and disheartened, take to Shakespeare.
Rebecca Stein, Ted Swedenburg, editors; With contributors : Livia Alexander, Carol Bardenstein, Elliott Colla, Amy Horowitz, Laleh Khalili, Mary Layoun, Mark LeVine, Joseph Massad, Melani McAlister, Ilan Pappé, Rebecca L. Stein, Ted Swedenburg, Salim Tamari
Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2005). – see also OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
Clayton E. Swisher, editor
The Palestine Papers : The End of the Road (Hesperus Press, 2011)
Palestine Sixty Years Later : Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank, 2008-2009 : Photographs and Observations (New York City : Americans for Middle East Understanding, 2010)
See also : OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY
Camelia Suleiman (Michigan State University)
The Politics of Arabic in Israel (Oxford University Press, 2017) Publisher’s blurb : “Combines a variety of qualitative methods not commonly used together into the study of Arabic in Israel including ethnography, interviews with journalists and students, media discussion of the language situation of Israel, and analysis of the production of knowledge on Arabic in Israeli academia. Provides a comparative analysis of the language situation in Israel with that in Jordan and Palestine. Employs studies in post-colonial theory, theory of linguistic anthropology, and sociolinguistic concepts of ‘indexicality’ and ‘linguistic landscape'”
Yasir Suleiman, editor
Being Palestinian : Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) 102 Palestinians in the UK and North America explain diasporic diversity.
Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Politics of Self-Perception in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2011) Publisher’s blurb : ”
The conflict between Israel and Palestine is, and remains to be, one of the most widely- and passionately-debated issues in the Middle East and in the field of international politics. An important part of this conflict is the dimension of self-perception of both Israelis and Palestinians caught up in its midst. Here, Camelia Suleiman, using her background in linguistic analysis, examines the interplay of language and identity, feminism and nationalism, and how the concepts of spatial and temporal boundaries affect self-perception. She does this through interviews with peace activists from a variety of backgrounds: Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, Jewish Israelis, as well as Palestinians from Ramallah, officially holders of Jordanian passports. By emphasizing the importance of these levels of official identity, Suleiman explores how self-perception is influenced, negotiated and manifested, and how place of birth and residence play a major role in this conflict.
This book therefore holds vital first-hand analysis of the conflict and its impact upon both Israelis and Palestinians, making it crucial for anyone involved in Middle East Studies, Conflict Studies and International Relations.”
Israel, Jordan and Palestine : The Two-State Imperative (Brandeis University Press, 2012) Between binationalism and partition — The Palestinians and the two-state idea: a guide for the perplexed — Israel and the two-state paradigm: from reluctant acquiescence to self-interest — The alternative: the promotion of the one-state agenda — The evolution of the Jordanian role — The revival of the two-state imperative.
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)
Tales from the Azzinar Quarter, 1984-1987 [possibly not translated into Endlish] b. Jerusalem 1982. Novel : Seat of the Absent (2001), Salma’s Plan (children’s book, 2002),Diaries under the Occupation (2004)
Hamas : Unwritten Chapters (Hurst, 2007) aka Hamas : A History from Within (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Tree Press / Interlink Publications, 2007)
The Settlers (Yale University Press, 2011) Contemporary, messianic, right wing religious settlers, perched as they are in in the Occupied Territories, are depicted as unable to accept mainstream Zionism.
Catch the Jew! (Israel : Gefen Publishing, 2015) Soft-Zionist humour travelogue of a “neutral” German tourist assessing Israel, the occupied Palestinian regions, including UNWRA refugee camps. Witty scenes are often concluded with slight-of-hand of omissions of facts, which do a disservice to the understandably uninformed general public. Treating quirky conversations as commonplace may be funny, but it’s not on. The book has gained political traction in both Israel and the USA.
Sandra Teplinsky (active in the Christian church-aligned Messianic Jewish ministry since 1979, California & Jerusalem)
Why Still Care about Israel? The Sanctity of Covenant, Moral Justice and Prophetic Blessing (Chosen Books, 2013)
Israel’s Anointing: Your Inheritance and the EndTime Destiny through Israel (Chosen Books, 2008)
Why Care about Israel? How the Jewish Nation is Key to Unleashing God’s Blessings in the 21st Century (Chosen Books, 2004)
The Dark Side of Zionism : Israel’s Quest for Security through Dominance (Lexington Books, 2009)
Extreme Rambling : Walking Israel’s Separation Barrier For Fun (Ebury Press, 2011)
Nathan Thrall (New York Times and London Review of Books)
The Only Language They Understand : Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt & Co., 2017) Critical essays regarding Washington policy towards Israel.
The-Two-Stage Solution : Toward a Long-Term Israeli-Palestinian Truce (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
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 (Advocay 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)
Guiliana Tiripelli (University of Sheffield)
Media and Peacein the Middle East : The Role of Journalism in Israel-Palestine (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) A study of ‘Peace Journalism.”
Benyan Saud Turki
The King-Crane Commission (Kuwait University, 1999)
Mandy Turner & Omar Shweiki, editors
Decolonizing Palestinian Political Economy : De-Development and Beyond (Palgrave, 2014) – The volume provides political economy analyses of the Palestinian people as a whole – those living in the occupied territory of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (including annexed East Jerusalem), those living within Israel and refugees in neighbouring Arab states. It rejects the dominant, conventional approach that has fragmented the Palestinians into separate and distinct groups (some thereafter named as ‘Arab-Israeli’, ‘Bedouin’, etc.), and which has reduced those regarded as ‘the Palestinian people’ to only those who reside within the occupied territory.
Fortress Israel : The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country, and Why They Can’t Make Peace (Portobello Books, 2013)
Erez Tzfadia & Haim Yacobi
Rethinking Israeli Space : Periphery and Identity (Routledge, 2011) Highlights the continued internal colonialism.
United Against Torture (NGO)
Torture & Ill-Treatment in Israel & the Occupied Palestinian Territory – Annual Report (2008) – Compiled by Al Haq, DCI Palestine Section & the Italian Consortium of Solidarity. In English, Hebrew and Arabic.
Diaspora Boy : Comics on Crisis in America and Israel (OR Books, 2017) Comic art challenge to Jewish complacency regarding Zionism, taken from Jewcy, The Forward and +972 Magazine.
Leon D. Velasco
The Palestine Investment Fund and US Foreign Aid (Nova Science Publishers, 2013) Details of aid 2008-2012, with an emphasis on 2010-2011.
See also : James M. Bailey & Paul F. Miller
Annelys De Vet
Subjective Atlas of Palestine (The Netherlands : 010 Publishers, 2007)
Homes of the Heart : A Ramallah Chronicle – Translated by Dina Bosio and Christopher Tingley (Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Publishing, 2007)
Returning to his home town of Ramallah after long exile, the author is shocked to find the changes wrought, above all, by the Israeli occupation. An account—informative, lyrical and humorous by turn—of his own early life in the town.
With Gilbert Achcar : The 33 Day War : Israel’s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its Consequences (Paradigm Books, 2007)
On the Border (Pluto Press, 2005)
Toward an Open Tomb : The Crisis of Israeli Society (New York City : Monthly Review Press, 2004)
as editor, with authors Kaoutar Buediri, Leena Dallasheh, and Andreas Muller: Cleansing and Apartheid in Jerusalem : An Alternative Guide to Jerusalem (Jerusalem : Alternative Information Center, 2004)
Emily Bluma Watkins
On the Borer of Fire : Origins of the National Religious Settler Movement in Israel(author, 2010) Five years ago, tens of thousands of religious Jews descended upon the Western Wall in a mass prayer rally begging God to prevent the disengagement from Gaza. Their faces were passionate, their cries were intense, and their motives were mysterious. This incident and the events of the summer of the disengagement motivated author Emily Watkins to find out more about these people and their beliefs. The result is a book that combines in-depth interviews with academic research to find out not just what settlers believe, but why they hold these beliefs and how developed. After extensive field research, Watkins makes a compelling argument that the movement is a result of the trauma of the Holocaust, which destroyed European Jewry and with it religious Jewish identity. The trauma resulted in community- wide fear and anger, which lead to the void identity being filled by a new settler identity. This book brings a new perspective to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Louisa B. Waugh
Meet Me in Gaza : Uncommon Stories of Life inside the Strip (Westbourne Press, 2013) How do people and goods get in and out of Gaza? Do Gazans ever have fun? Is the Strip beautiful? And do TV reports actually reflect ordinary life inside the world’s largest open-air prison? Meet Me in Gaza reveals the pleasures and pains, hopes and frustrations of Gazans going about their daily lives, witnessed and recounted by award-winning writer Louisa Waugh. Interspersed with fascinating historical, cultural and geographical detail, this is an evocative portrait of a Mediterranean country and its people.
Dov Waxman (Northeastern University)
Trouble in the Tribe : The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (Princeton University Press, 2016)
See also : Ilan Peleg
Alain Epp Weaver
Mapping Exile and Return : Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theory for a Shared Future (Fortress Press, 2014) Note : Christian Palestinians and the author’s bi-national vision for Palestine.
David Weisburd, Tal Jonathan-Zamir & Badi Hasisi, editors
Policing in Israel : Studying Crime Control, Community Policing and Counter-Terrorism (Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, 2015) Much on the Palestinian-Israeli minority.
Conscientious Objectors in Israel : Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) Publisher’s blurb : ”
In Conscientious Objectors in Israel, Erica Weiss examines the lives of Israelis who have refused to perform military service for reasons of conscience. Based on long-term fieldwork, this ethnography chronicles the personal experiences of two generations of Jewish conscientious objectors as they grapple with the pressure of justifying their actions to the Israeli state and society—often suffering severe social and legal consequences, including imprisonment. By exploring the social life of conscientious dissent, Weiss exposes the tension within liberal citizenship between the protection of individual rights and obligations of self-sacrifice. While conscience is a strong cultural claim, military refusal directly challenges Israeli state sovereignty.
Eyal Weizman (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
with Fazal Sheikh (photography) : The Conflict Shoreline (Steidl, 2015) 96pp. A study Israel’s displacement of bedouins from the arable part of the Negev Desert to make way for the state’s chosen residents, with aerial photographic evidence. Highlights al-Araqib, a Bedouin community repeatedly bulldozed.
Hollow Land : Israel’s Architecture of Occupation (Verso, 2012, 2017). Publisher’s blurb : “From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and its transformation of Palestinian towns, villages and roads into an artifice where all natural and built features serve military ends. Weizman traces the development of this strategy, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon’s reconceptualization of military defence during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to the contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare and airborne targeted assassinations.”
The Least of all Possible Evils : Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza (Verso, 2012) – How NGOs and governments accept routine killing.
Apartheid & Cultural Boycott : Then and Now (MEMO/Middle East Monitor, 22pp, 2015)
The 2014 War in Gaza : 21 Questions and Answers (ebook only, self-published? – 2015)
Palestinians in Israel : Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy – with foreword by Haneen Zoabi (Pluto Press, 2012)
Israeli Apartheid : A Beginner’s Guide (Pluto Press, 2009 / second edition 2012)
Rich Wiles, editor
Generation Palestine : Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (Pluto Press, 2013)
It’s Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street : A Jerusalem Memoir
– Foreword by Brian Urquhart. (Northampton, Massachusetts : Olive Branch Press, 2009. “Williams’s deeply moving memoir relates the three years her family spent in a Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem. Tragically, shortly after the family’s arrival in 2000, the second intifada (uprising) erupted, and life in Israel and the occupied territories was shaken by suicide bombings, vicious reprisals, and constant fear. The personal experiences of the author’s family are contrasted with the daily violence committed by both Palestinians and Israelis, both sides driven by a sense of victimhood and vulnerability. Williams laments that Israeli dominance and the devastation of the Palestinian economy and community can never provide security; she blames the U.S. media and government for not presenting an honest picture of or a responsible policy for the cruelty and futility of Israeli actions. She frames her memoir with a tourist’s perspective on her family’s explorations of the countryside, visits to historic sites, and friendships with interesting and compassionate Israelis, Palestinians, and expatriates. VERDICT A beautifully written report of the human costs of the ongoing struggle between two peoples unable to live in peace in the land they both love, focusing on the experiences of fear and suffering, violence and compassion. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal
In August 2000 Emma Williams arrived with her three small children in Jerusalem to join her husband and to work as a doctor. A month later, the second Palestinian intifada erupted. For the next three years, she was to witness an astonishing series of events in which hundreds of thousands of lives, including her own, were turned upside down. Williams lived on the very border of East and West Jerusalem, working with Palestinians in Ramallah during the day and spending evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. Weaving personal stories and conversations with friends and colleagues into the long and fraught political background, Williams’ powerful memoir brings to life the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. She vividly recalls giving birth to her fourth child during the siege of Bethlehem and her horror when a suicide bomber blew his own head into the schoolyard where her children played each day. Understanding in her judgment, yet unsparing in her honesty, Williams exposes the humanity, as well as the hypocrisy at the heart of both sides’ experiences. Anyone wanting to understand this intractable and complex dispute will find this unique account a refreshing and an illuminating read. Emma Williams studied history at Oxford and medicine at London University. She has worked as a doctor in Britain, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New York, South Africa and Jerusalem. She wrote for several newspapers and magazines about Palestinian-Israeli affairs and was a correspondent for the Spectator from 2000-2003. She now lives in New York.
Asa Winstanley [Electronic Intifada] and Frank Barat (co-ordinator, Russell Tribunal on Palestine)
Corporate Complicity in Israel’s Occupation : Evidence from the London Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (Pluto Press, 2011)
-see also Ibrahim Hewitt : Israel and Gaza – Behind the Media Veil.
The World Bank : Husein Abdul-Hamid, Harry Patrinos, Joel Reyes, Jo Kelcey & Andrea Diaz Varela
Learning in the Face of Adversity : The UNWRA Education Program for Palestinian Refugees (Washington, DC : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 60 pages, 2016) Also available online as PDF : https://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/abs/10.1596/978-1-4648-0706-0. See also : R. Bocco : UNWRA and the Palestinian Refugees : A History within History, and M. Rosenfeld : From Emergency Relief Assistance to Human Devewlopment and Back : UNWRA and the Palestinian Refugees, 1950-2009, in : Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 78, Nos. 2-3 (2010), pp 229-252; UNWRA : What Protection Means for UNWRA in Concept and Practice : http://www.unwra.org/userfiles/20100118155412.pdf.
Alexander Yakobson & Amnon Rubenstein
Israel and the Family of Nations : The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights – translated by Ruth Morris & Ruchie Avital (Routledge, 2009) “…every state is unique, Israel is not ‘exceptional’ in the negative sense.”
Robin Yassin-Kassab & Leila Al-Shami
Burning Country : Syrians in Revolution and War (Pluto Press, 2016)
-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)
-see also titles in OLDER PALESTINE HISTORY list.
Nadia Amu-Zahra & Adah Kay
Unfree in Palestine : Registration, Documentation and Movement Restriction (Pluto, 2013)
Raed Zanoon & Julie-Anne Skyley
Escaping Gaza : Raed Zanoon the Peace Seeker (O-Books, 2016) Personal story of Gazan Christian’s escape to Darwin.
Power and Water in the Middle East : The Hidden Politics of the Palestinian Water Conflict (IB Tauris, 2008)
In Defense of Lost Causes (Verso Books, 2008)
Husam Said Zomlot (Harvard University)
Building a State Under Occupation (IB Tauris, 2017) Focus is on the post-Oslo donors in the West Bank and the failure of project implementation.
Elia Zureik, David Lyon, & Yassmeen Abu-Laben, editors
Surveillance and Control in Palestine/Israel : Population, Territory and Power (Routledge, 2013) Much detail through 19 essays. “This stimulating edited collection is a valuable contribution to the growing corpus of scholarship that takes Israel’s over forty-year occupation regime as its central object of analysis, research, and comparative theoretical reflection… this important volume provides a sound basis for further comparative studies in the technologies of power that are transforming the globe at this time.” – Steve Niva, Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Autumn 2011)