Website policy

We provide links to articles we think will be of interest to our supporters, informing them of issues, events, debates and the wider context of the conflict. We are sympathetic to much of the content of what we post, but not to everything. The fact that something has been linked to here does not necessarily mean that we endorse the views expressed in it.
Leon Rosselson, letter to the Guardian, 28 July 2014

“Before the current round of violence, the West Bank had been relatively quiet for years,” writes Jonathan Freedland (Israel’s fears are real, but this war is utterly self-defeating, 26 July). According to B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights centre, 90 West Bank Palestinians were killed, 16 of them children, by the IDF or by settlers between January 2009 and May 2014. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there have been 2,100 settler attacks since 2006, involving beatings, shootings, vandalising schools, homes, mosques, churches and destroying olive groves. According to Amnesty International, between January 2011 and December 2013, Israeli violence resulted in injuries to 1,500 Palestinian children. “Relatively quiet” for whom?


Books on Israel-Palestine

A guide to the literature on Israel-Palestine and the wider region

Most recently published books

Older books:

1. Memoirs/biography/oral testimonies
2. The Arts: fiction/poetry/photography
3. History
4. Current affairs/politics


There are a large number of good books and films relating to the history and development of Israel-Palestine and the wider region. Over time, we aim to build up a reference library of links to recommended books and films and to critical commentary on them.

Here is a simple listing of half-a-dozen introductory books to go on with:

Mike Berry & Greg Philo, Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories
Karl Sabbagh, Palestine: A Personal History
Michel Warschawski, On the Border
Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian Walks
Judith Keshet, Checkpoint Watch: Testimonies from Occupied Palestine
Suad Amiry, Sharon and my Mother-in-law
Arthur Neslen, Occupied Minds: A Journey Through the Israeli Psyche
Anything and everything by Edward Said!



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