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clearinghouse founded to promote justice, democracy, and social and environmental alternatives, has compiled this Web gateway to selected resources on Israel/Palestine. These resources were selected to help those who believe that a solution to the conflict is possible only on the basis of justice, equality, mutual recognition and an end to Israels occupation of the Palestinian territories.
A more extensive selection of books, documentaries, videos, documents and articles is on the Connexions Library under subject headings such as
Human Rights Abuses,
Israeli Apartheid (Hafrada),
Media Coverage/Middle East,
Refugees/Right of Return,
Other organizations may be found in the
Connexions Directory, especially under
Palestine in the Subject Index.
The Connexions Web site
also features a library of articles and links concerned with
alternatives and social justice issues generally. A printable PDF
of the organizations, Web sites, and news sources featured on this
page is available here.
See below for more articles.
Why Israel Won't Survive
Ali Abunimah. If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel’s “military deterrent” has now been repeatedly discredited as a means to force Palestinians and other Arabs to accept Zionist supremacy as inevitable and permanent. Now, the other pillar of Israeli power – Western support and complicity – is starting to crack. We must do all we can to push it over.
Israel in Gaza: A Critical Reframing.
Jeff Halper. The critical reframing we offer, that of Israelis committed to human rights, international law and a just peace as the only way out of this interminable and bloody conflict, argues that security cannot be achieved unilaterally while one side oppresses the other.
Turn off the Canadian Media, Please
Justin Podur. If you want to have the first idea about what is happening in Israel/Palestine (or most of the rest of the world), the best thing to do is to turn them off the mainstream Canadian media.
Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction.
Naomi Klein. January 7, 2009. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.
See below for more articles.
Web Sites and Organizations
The Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates
information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and
Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while
promoting cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis based on
the values of social justice, solidarity and community involvement.
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis,
and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from
a Palestinian perspective.
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
Advocates for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues; demands that the Canadian government uphold and enforce all UN resolutions and instruments of international law, both in word and in deed; challenges the media to present balanced and objective coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israeli Committee Against House
A non-violent, direct-action group originally established
to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in
the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities
in other areas - land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass
road construction, policies of closure and separation,
the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees and more.
A Palestinian village struggling to exist: its continuing non-violent resistance to illegal Israeli occupation is being met with brutally violent repression from the Israeli occupation forces.
Gush Shalom (the name means Peace Bloc
in Hebrew) is an extra-parliamentary organization, independent of
any party or other political grouping, which has played an important
role in setting the moral and political agenda of the peace forces
in Israel, as well as in breaking the so-called national consensus
based on misinformation. The primary aim of Gush Shalom is to influence
Israeli public opinion and lead it towards peace and conciliation
with the Palestinian people.
Canada-Palestine Support Network
canpalnet gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people.
Jewish Voice for
A diverse and democratic community of activists inspired
by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice,
and human rights. Supports the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians
for security and self-determination.
A grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to
break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a
true Arab-Jewish partnership.
The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in
the Occupied Territories.
Bat Shalom (Daughter of Peace)
Feminist peace organization working toward a just
peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
International Middle East Media
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian
and International journalists to provide English language media
coverage of Israel-Palestine.
Not in My Name
A predominantly Jewish organization deeply committed
to a peaceful and just resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict,
a resolution that will provide safety, security and freedom for
Jews, Palestinians, and all others living in this region. We believe
that such a peace can only be achieved when Israel withdraws from
its settlements in the Palestinian territories and addresses the
legitimate national and human rights of the Palestinian people.
Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the
Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action
methods and principles.
Supports Israelis who refuse to serve in the Occupation.
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Believes that Israel is an apartheid state that resembles
South African Apartheid and that justice will not be achieved without
equal rights for everyone in the region, regardless of religion,
ethnicity or nationality.
Stop the Wall
Site of the Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid
Maps showing the extent of Israels land seizures.
Companies that profit from the Israeli occupation
From the Interfaith Peace Initiative. Makes the case for action against companies that profit from the Israeli occupation.
Partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects,
academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice
in Israel/Palestine. Cultivates sustainable models to effect change
by combining advocacy and in-depth political analysis with strategic
action and utilizes principles of permaculture and non-violent direct
action across ethnic divides.
Zatoun (the Arabic word for olive) is
a non-profit organization which sells Palestinian olive oil to benefit
Palestinian farmers and their children living in occupied Palestine,
and which works to create awareness for peace in Palestine.
Selected news and analysis sources
English-language site of the Arabic news network.
Israeli daily newspaper.
British daily newspaper.
British weekly newspaper.
Le Monde Diplomatique
Excellent French newspaper with in-depth analytical
articles. Also in English,
Site of the German broadcasting service, available
in 30 languages.
Web site of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Progressive Web site with extensive coverage of Israel-Palestine.
An American newsletter featuring numerous articles
about the Middle East.
Independent online newspaper providing daily news,
commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects,
largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the
Middle East as a whole.
UK-based Web site aspires to redress the balance
of world news and information by being a voice for the voiceless,
by focusing on injustice and by providing an alternative interpretation
of international and domestic issues.
Kibush - Occupation Magazine
News, summaries, and commentary by people opposing
Israels occupation of the Palestinian territories. In Hebrew,
English and Russian.
Web site featuring articles by Robert Fisk, Middle
East correspondent for the Independent
Web site featuring articles of Jonathan Cook, a British
journalist based in Nazareth.
Presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent
issues of concern, focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
and peace process. Produced, edited and partially written by Ghassan
Khatib, a Palestinian, and Yossi Alpher, an Israeli. Its goal is
to contribute to mutual understanding through the open exchange
Articles and Documents
A more extensive list of articles, books, and other resources is available in the Connexions Library under subject headings such as
Human Rights Abuses,
Israeli Apartheid (Hafrada),
Media Coverage/Middle East,
Refugees/Right of Return,
- Justice, Peace and the Israeli State (December 4, 2012)
International Law and the creation of a world body to aid in the direction of nation states to live in peace and justice under defined conditions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charters of the UN suggests that Israel must change, it must recognize that it is not the sole determiner of world events, that it has lifted its beliefs beyond those that exist elsewhere in the world and it must, therefore, reverse its direction to become one with its neighbors and all the nations of the UN.
- Im Omar Saad and I will not be a soldier in your army (October 27, 2012)
Omar Saad, a young (Druze) Palestinian musician from the Galilee has received a summons to the Israeli army. The Druze citizens of Israel are forced to enlist in the Israeli military, since 1956, when conscription law applied to Druze men (not to other Palestinians).
- Ethnic Cleansing of Invented People (December 20, 2011)
Once we connect the dots it is not hard to see that the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is only a small part of the Israeli Palestinian issue. The greater issue is the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine by the Zionist state. The way forward for Israelis and Palestinians alike is to oppose the ethnic cleansing by opposing all its manifestations.
- The Futile Undertaking of Palestinian Statehood (September 23, 2011)
Eventually a state that represents all its inhabitants on the basis of equality and genuine respect and dignity for all its citizens is one that the world will some day celebrate, not a phony declaration that legitimizes the oppressive nature of one and confers false hope on the other.
- The protest march of September 3where to? (September 5, 2011)
We, workers from all sectors, Arabs and Jews, marched to the square on Saturday with a clear message: Bibi, your time is up, go home! We marched with a socialist worldview, according to which the economy should exist to serve society, not capital. Those who truly struggle for social justice must seek universal justice. There will be no true welfare state until the occupation is ended!
- The Tent Intifada (August 2, 2011)
The bug that had spread from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Del Sol in Madrid now landed in Tel Aviv. The slogan coined in Cairo, "Social Justice!" became the main slogan in Israel.
- The Death of Democracy (July 22, 2011)
Democracy is dying in both Israel and the United States, and much of the world is turning away in revulsion.
- Goldstone's shameful U-turn (April 4, 2011)
This shameful U-turn did not happen this week. It comes after more than a year and a half of a sustained campaign of intimidation and character assassination.
- Shot in the Head (January 14, 2011)
In the past 10 years Israeli forces have killed at least 255 Palestinian minors by fire to the head, and the number may actually be greater, since in many instances the specific bodily location of the lethal trauma is unlisted. In addition, this statistic does not include the many more Palestinian youngsters shot in the head by Israeli soldiers who survived, in one form or another.
- Historic Declaration by Palestinians, Israelis in Support of Israeli Social Protest, Anti-Colonial Struggle (2011)
Some 20 political parties and social movements from both sides of the Green Line issued an historic declaration in support of the social protests currently rocking Israel and their necessary linkage to the struggle against Israels occupation and colonial policies.
- Statement by Jewish Activists and Organizations active in BDS against Israel (2011)
A Jewish response to the February 2011 Statement of Jewish Zionist Organizations on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
- Insisting on Humanity (December 17, 2010)
It is important that we preserve the distinction between the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian people, who have held on to their rights for so many years, and unleashed two of the greatest expressions of people's power and resolve: the First Uprising of 1987 and al-Aqsa Intifada of 2000. A whole population taking on the self-celebrated "greatest army in the Middle East" is hardly "powerless". The Palestinian people have printed themselves on the practical discourse of this conflict, and they have proved themselves to be powerful players in determining their own fate.
- Gazan Youth's Manifesto for Change (December 13, 2010)
We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!
- Defending Palestinian solidarity (December 6, 2010)
The Electronic Intifada, the online publication about Palestine, finds itself at the centre of a storm as a pro-Israel group applies pressure to have a grant from a Dutch foundation withdrawn. This assault is part of a well-coordinated, escalating Israeli government-endorsed effort to vilify individuals and cripple organisations that criticise Israel's human rights record and call for it to respect Palestinian rights and international law.
- Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic Intifada (November 30, 2010)
NGO Monitor has launched a campaign targeting a Dutch foundation's financial support to The Electronic Intifada, accusing the publication among other things of "anti-Semitism." NGO Monitor is an extreme right-wing group with close ties to the Israeli government, military, and West Bank settlers,
- The Root of the Mid-East Conflict and the Reason Our Government Supports Israel's Government (June 23, 2010)
How should decent people respond to the Middle-East conflict? We should support equality, not Zionist ethnic cleansing. Equality is the way to make a better world for ordinary people from Watertown to Ramallah to Tel Aviv, and it is the only way to end racist ideologies such as anti-Semitism and Zionism.
- Israel's vivid act of piracy may yet turn the tide of global opinion (June 4, 2010)
In the summer of 1947 a steamer named the Exodus set out from France to run the British blockade of Palestine. The British authorities boarded and seized the ship, and killed three passengers who tried to fight the British attackers. The British succeeded in preventing the ship from landing, but the event helped to turn world public opinion against the British. Israel's attack on the Gaza aid convoy may prove to have the same result.
- The Real Motive Behind the Gaza Flotilla Attack (June 4, 2010)
Israel's leadership is committed to "a dynamic state bent upon expansion". The greatest threat to continued expansion is the threat of peace. Whenever Israel's leadership is faced with the threat of peace, it initiates violence designed to stop it.
- From Klinghoffer to the Gaza Flotilla (June 2, 2010)
Under the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship by force, and also a crime to injure or kill any person in the process. The treaty necessarily adopts a strict approach. One cannot attack a ship and then claim self-defense if the people on board resist the unlawful use of violence. In other words, according to international law, the actions of the Israeli military were beyond the law and those involved should be treated no differently than, say, the Somali pirates who are also in the habit of boarding ships by force.
- Israel's 'mad dog' diplomacy doesn't make it more secure (June 2, 2010)
Israel is feeling cornered on every front it considers important # and like Dayan#s #mad dog#, it is likely to strike out in unpredictable ways. These trends are likely only to deepen in the coming months and years. The mad dog is baring his teeth, and it is high time the international community decided how to deal with him.
- The Massacre and the Cover-Up (June 2, 2010)
Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales more outlandish. Mild diplomatic rebukes will not sway them. Unless serious costs are imposed for such crimes, much worse is yet to come.
- America's Complicity in Evil (June 1, 2010)
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of Israel.
- Israel Is Now a Lunatic State (May 31, 2010)
What happened with the Gaza flotilla was not an accident. You have to remember that the Israeli cabinet met for fully a week. All the cabinet ministers discussed and deliberated how they would handle the flotilla. At the end of the day, they decided on a nighttime armed commando raid on a humanitarian convoy. Israel is now a lunatic state. It's a lunatic state with between two and three hundred nuclear devices. It is threatening war daily against Iran and against Hezbollah in Lebanon. We have to ask ourselves a simple, basic, fundamental question: can a lunatic state like Israel be trusted with two to three hundred nuclear devices when it is now threatening its neighbors Iran and Lebanon with an attack?
- Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis (March 23, 2010)
- Israel's Apartheid (March 8, 2010)
Blacks in South Africa never faced a 20-foot wall dividing their communities. Palestinians' land is still being seized, their orchards bulldozed.
- Is Israel an Apartheid State? (March 6, 2010)
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
- Israel is an apartheid state and that is why they are losing legitimacy (March 3, 2010)
Israel is losing legitimacy in the world because of what their government is doing to the Palestinians, not because of anti-semitism.
- Israel and apartheid: A fair comparison? (March 1, 2010)
The comparison between Israel's policies toward the Palestinians and to apartheid is a legitimate part of that debate and this is an analogy frequently used by Israelis and also by South Africans.
- The New McCarthyism In Israel (February 22, 2010)
The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a #McCarthyite# campaign against human-rights groups by blaming them for the barrage of international criticism that has followed Israel#s attack on Gaza a year ago, critics say.
- Take Israel To International Criminal Court (February 22, 2010)
It is imperative that the international community view the Israeli response to the Goldstone report as a blatant attempt to whitewash its crimes in Gaza, and refer the matter to the ICC without further delay. To do otherwise will only continue to encourage Israeli intransigence.
Books, Films and Periodicals
- Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Author: Mograbi, Avi
Israeli director Avi Mograbi documents what he calls the "culture of death" in the psychology of Israel the occupier.
- Beyond Chutzpah
On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
Author: Finkelstein, Norman
A meticulously researched expose of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein points to a consensus among historians and human rights organizations on the factual record. Why, then, does so much controversy swirl around the conflict? Finkelstein's answer, copiously documented, is that apologists for Israel contrive controversy. Whenever Israel comes under international pressure, another media campaign alleging a global outbreak of anti-Semitism is mounted.
- Blaming The Victims
Spurious Scholarship And The Palestinian Question
Author: Said, Edward; Hitchens, Christopher (eds.)
Demonstrates with cold precision how the consistent denial of truth about the Palestinians by governments and the media in the West has led to the current impasse in Middle East politics. Controversial, forceful, and#above all#honest, it attempts to redress a sustained crime against historical truth in order to make a more rational political future in Palestine possible. Searing essays from Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Peretz Kidron, G. W. Bowerstock, Ibrahim and Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Mumammad Hallaj, Elia Zureik, and Rashid Khalidi.
- The Case Against Israel
Author: Neumann, Michael
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
- The Class Nature of Israel
Author: Hanegbi, Haim; Machover, Moshe; Orr, Akiva
Israeli society is not merely a society of immigrants; it is one of settlers. The society, including its working class, was shaped through a process of colonization. The permanent conflict between the settlers' society and the indigenous, displaced Palestiniann has never stopped and has shaped the very strcuture of Israeli sociology, politics, and economics.
- Dr. Makdisi on a One State Solution
Author: Makdisi, Saree
A video clip featuring Dr. Saree Makdisi presenting the case for a one-state solution in Israel-Palestine - a democratic secular state.
- Drinking the Sea at Gaza
Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege
Author: Hass, Amira
Israeli journalist Amira Hass describes life in Gaza under Israeli siege.
- The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Author: Pappe, Ilan
Israel historian Ilan Pappe recounts the "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians from Israel during the war of 1948.
- Expulsion of the Palestinians
The Concept of Transfer in Zionist Political Thought 1882-1948
Author: Masalha, Nur
Before, during and after 1948 the Israelis expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians. The ideas and attitudes that allowed for this concept of "transfer" are examined in Nur Masalha's book. "Transfer"being a euphemism for expulsion- and he shows how that concept is the logical extension of the Israelis process of colonization.
- The Fateful Triangle
Israel, the United States and the Palestinians
Author: Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky examines how Israel has systematically tried to eradicate the Palestinians as a political, national and cultural entity by stealing their land, invasion and occupation and how this has been made possible by U.S. aid.
- A History of Modern Palestine
One Land, Two Peoples
Author: Pappe, Ilan
A history of the people of Palestine.
- The Hollow Land
Israel#s Architecture of Occupation
Author: Weizman, Eyal
Groundbreaking exposé of Israel#s terrifying reconceptualization of geopolitics in the Occupied Territories and beyond.
- If I Am Not For Myself
Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
Author: Marqusee, Mike
In a journey through family memory and leftwing history, Marqusee introduces us to Jewish heretics and heroes. In proudly reclaiming the Jewish radical tradition, he reminds us that cultures are not the exclusive franchises of nation-states, and that Zionists and anti-semites share the same sinister, racialized concept of group identity.
- Image and Reality of The Israel-Palestine Conflict
Author: Finkelstein, Norman
Challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new and enlarged edition critically re-examines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current debacle of a "peace" process.
- In Search of Fatima
A Palestinian Story
Author: Karmi, Ghada
A frank and intimate memoir by diaspora Palestinian Ghada Karmi, detailing her experiences of displacement, nostalgia and loss.
- Inside Israel-Palestine The Conflict Explained
Author: Bennis, Phyllis
An ideal guide, in question and answer format, to this most complex of conflicts.
- The Iron Cage
Author: Khalidi, Rashid
- Israel: A Colonial-Settler State?
Author: Rodinson, Maxine
Rodinson argues that Zionism fits into the general pattern of Western colonialism, and that Arab opposition to Israel is the opposition of a colonized people towards their colonizers.
- Israel and Palestine
Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations
Author: Shlaim, Avi
Reflections on the causes and consequences of the Israel Palestine conflict, by the author of The Iron Wall.
- The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
Author: Mearsheimer, John J., Walt, Stephen M.
Mearsheimer and Walt describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argue that this support cannot be fully explained in either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. Mearsheimer and Walt contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America#s posture throughout the Middle East and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America#s national interest nor Israel#s long-term interest.
- Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
Author: White, Ben
A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
- An Issue Of Justice
Origins Of The Israel/Palestine Conflict
Author: Finkelstein, Norman
Finkelstein lays out the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict with clarity and passion, arguing that any other similar conflict would be perfectly understood, yet this one exists beneath a blanket of ideological fog. Finkelstein cuts through the fog with indisputable historical facts, optimistic that the struggle is winnable, and that it is simply an issue of justice.
- Middle East Illusions
including Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood
Author: Chomsky, Noam
Written during the last 30 years, these pieces display many characteristics of Chomsky's thought: a deep mistrust of U.S. and Israeli intentions and a desire to change the course of history. Chomsky is erudite, and some of the points are now standard in discussion about the Middle East, such as the contradiction of Israel being both a Jewish state and a democracy.
- The Myths of Liberal Zionism
Author: Laor, Yitzhak
Yitzhak Laor, one of Israel's most independent writers and prominent dissidents, demystifies the "peace camp" liberals.
+972 is a blog-based web magazine jointly owned by a group of Israeli journalists and bloggers whose goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground analysis and reporting of events in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
- Occupation 101
Voices of the Silenced Majority
Author: Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- The Other Israel
The Radical Case Against Zionism
Author: Bober, Ari (ed.)
- The Other Israel
Voices of Refusal and Dissent
Author: Carey, Roane; Shainin, Jonathan (ed.)
A compilation of essays written by Israelis who oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine.
- The Other Side of Israel
My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Author: Nathan, Susan
Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
- Our Way to Fight
Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Author: Riordon, Michael
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people to action, and the escalating risks they face in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. The title is borrowed from a young Palestinian who makes and teaches film in the Jenin refugee camp. "This is my way to fight," he said. Like other people featured in the book, he is a peace activist. Like them he is also, in his own way, a freedom fighter. If a just peace can grow in this beautiful, hard land, the seeds for it will have been planted by people like these.
- Overcoming Zionism
Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Author: Kovel, Joel
Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a 'state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a path toward a single-state secular democracy can provide the justice essential to healing the wounds of the Middle East. Kovel draws on his detailed knowledge of the Middle East to show that Zionism and democracy are essentially incompatible. Ultimately, Kovel argues, a two-state solution is essentially hopeless as it concedes too much to the regressive forces of nationalism, in which lie the roots of continued conflict.
- Palestine & Palestinians Guidebook
More than an ordinary tourist guidebook, this book provides an in-depth discovery of the entire range of Palestinian culture: historical, archaelogical, religious, and architectural, as well as the daily realities of the Israeli occupation.
- Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Author: Carter, Jimmy
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
- Palestinian Children and Israeli State Violence
Author: Abdolell, Mohamad
- Palestinian Refugees: The Right Of Return
Author: Aruri, Naseer (ed.)
The thorniest of issues, elucidated, discussed, and contextualized, by an impressive array of scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Norman Finkelstein, Jaber Sueiman, Nahla Ghandour, Susan Akram, Salman Abu-Sitta, and Jan Abu Shakrah. The chapters cover the historical roots of the Palestinian refugee question; the obligations of host countries under international law (the case of Lebanon); Israeli perceptions of the refugee question; the role of the United States and the European Union and the Refugee Question; the PLO; meeting the needs of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; Palestinian refugees and Jewish immigrants from Arab countries; and a program for an Independent Rights Campaign.
- The Politics Of Anti-Semitism
Author: Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey (eds.)
How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? This is the question considered in these 18 essays (by nine Jews and nine Gentiles), including Edward Said, Robert Fisk, Norman Finkelstein, Lenni Brenner, and Uri Avnery.
- Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers
Conversations with Jewish Critics of Isreal
Author: Farber, Seth (ed.)
This is a collection of interviews, edited, introduced, and annotated by Farber, a member of Jews Against The Occupation. The contributors are among the leading American Jewish critics of Zionism and of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians. The book articualtes the reason behind the dissent and a vocbulary and framework to express it.
- The Ramallah Concert
Author: Barenboim, Daniel, and the East-West Divan Orchestra
This concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra took place in August of 2005 in the Palestinian Territory in the city of Ramallah and includes repertoire that Daniel Barenboim is famous for, such as Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola and the ""Nimrod"" variation from Elgar's ""Enigma Variations."" Also includes a feature-length documentary: ""Knowledge is the Beginning"", which was filmed over a six-year period and tells the story of Barenboim's development of the orchestra through interviews, rehearsal and concert excerpts.
- Reporting from Ramallah
An Israeli Journalist in an Occupied Land
Author: Hass, Amira
Amira Hass, a Jewish Israeli journalist lives in the Palestinian town of Ramallah. These dispatches cover five years of her reporting
- The Returns of Zionism
Myths, Politics and Scholarship
Author: Piterberg, Gabriel
Leading Israeli scholar with a major re-evaluation of Zionist ideology and literature.
- The Roadmap to Nowhere
Israel/Palestine Since 2003
Author: Reinhart, Tanya
An urgent and searing exposé of the #peace process# by a prominent Israeli thinker.
- Sharon and my Mother-in-Law
Author: Amiry, Suad
A diary of everyday life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank, depicting the Kafkaesque absurdities and injustices Palestinians are forced to live with.
- 6 Floors to Hell
Author: Efrat, Johnathon Ben (Director)
On the outskirts of Tel Aviv, in an underground world, live hundreds of Palestinian workers sleep in this hell in order to find a day's work in Israel and bring money home to their families in the West Bank.
- A Threat from Within
A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism
Author: Rabkin, Yakov M.
- A Time to Speak Out
Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity
Author: Karpf, Anne; Klug, Brian; Rose, Jacqueline; Rosenbaum, Barbara
A collection of strong Jewish voices, drawing on an established tradition of Jewish dissidence, come together to explore some of the most challenging issues facing diaspora Jews, notably in relation to the ongoing conflict in Israel-Palestine.
- Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Author: Bennis, Phyllis
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
- The UnJewish State
The Politics of Jewish Identity in Israel
Author: Orr, Akiva
- War and Peace in the Middle East
Author: Shlaim, Avi
Avi Shlaim locates various sources of conflict in the Middle East, from the presence of oil, competition between the Soviet Union and the United States, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Selected Quotes - Israel/Palestine
A selection of quotes about Palestine and Israel.
Other Resources on Palestine and Israel
Related topics from the Connexions
Library Subject Index:
- Anti-Semitism - Apartheid
- Arab Affairs/Politics - Arab/Israeli
Issues - Boycotts - Canada-Israel
Relations - Canadian Jews/Attitude
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