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Israel 1948-1968

(see also Palestine before 1948, Historic Zionism, Israel since 1968, Neo-Zionism, Jerusalem, Israel: Peace Movement, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria & Jordan)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Bayne, Edward A. "Development & the cultural reinforcement of class: Israel," in Kalman Silvert (ed.) Expectant Peoples: Nationalism & Development (NY: Vintage, 1967), pp. 373-97.

Peretz, Don. "The Arab refugee dilemma," Foreign Affairs (10/54).

Perlmutter, Amos. "The institutionalization of civil-military relations in Israel: the Ben Gurion legacy & its challengers (1953-67)," Middle East Journal 22 (1968):415-32.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abramov, S.Z. Perpetual Dilemma: Jewish Religion in the Jewish State(Rutherford NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson U, 1976). Before the emergence of religious parties as a major political force.

Adams, James. The Unnatural Alliance: Israel & South Africa (NY: Quartet, 1984).

Armstrong, Karen. Jerusalem. One City, Three Faiths (NY: Knopf, 1996).

Bass, Warren. Support Any Friend: Kennedy’s Middle East & the Making of the US-Israel Alliance (NY: Oxford, 2003).

Beilin, Yossi. Israel: A Concise Political History (NY: St. Martin's, 1993).

__________. His Brother's Keeper: Israel & Diaspora Jewry in the 21st Century (NY: Schocken, 2000).

Beinin, Joel. Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics & the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt & Israel, 1948-1965 (Berkeley: U. California, 1990).

Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin. Original Sins. Reflections on the History of Zionism & Israel (NY: Olive Branch, 1993).

Ben-Menashe, Ari. Profits of War: Inside the Secret US-Israeli Arms Network (NY: Sheridan Square, 1992).

Benvenisti, Meron. Jerusalem, the Torn City (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 1976).

__________. Israeli Censorship of Arab Publications: A Survey (NY: Fund for Free Expression, 1983).

__________. Intimate Enemies: Jews & Arabs in a Shared Land (Berkeley: U. California, 1995).

__________. City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem (Berkeley: U. California, 1996).

__________. Sacred Landscape: The Buried History of the Holy Land since 1948 (Berkeley: U. California, 2000).

Black, Ian & Benny Morris. Israel's Secret Wars: A History of Israel's Intelligence Services (NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991).

Blum, Howard. The Eve of Destruction: The Untold Story of the Yom Kippur War (NY: Harper Collins, 2003).

Carey, Roane (ed.). The New Intifada: Resisting Israel’s Apartheid (London: Verso, 2001).
Essays & first-hand accounts of Palestinian crisis. Contributors include Chomsky, Fisk & Palestinians from streets of West Bank & Gaza.

Casares, Oscar. Brownsville (Boston: Back Bay, 2003).

Chacham, Ronit. Breaking Ranks: Refusing to Serve in the West Bank & Gaza Strip (NY: Other, 2003).

Chomsky, Noam. The Fateful Triangle (Boston: South End, 1983).

Cohen, Abner. Arab Border-Villages in Israel: A Study of Continuity & Change in Social Organization (rev. ed.; Manchester: Manchester U, 1972).

__________ & Bernard Susser. Israel & the Politics of Jewish Identity: The Secular-Religious Impasse (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2000).

Cohen, Abner. Israel & the Bomb (NY: Columbia, 2003).

Cohen, Yoel. Nuclear Ambiguity: The Yanunu Affair (London: Sinclair Stevenson, 1992).

Connell, Dan. Against All Odds: A Chronicle of the Eritrean Revolution (Trenton, NJ: Red Sea, 1997).

Deonna, Laurence. The War with Two Voices: Testimonies by Women from Egypt & Israel (Washington: Three Continents, 1989).

Dershowitz, Alan.The Case for Israel (Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2003).

Efron, Noah. Real Jews: Secular vs. Ultra-Orthodox & the Struggle for Jewish Identity in Israel (NY: Basic, 2003).

Ellis, Marc. O, Jerusalem! The Contested Future of the Jewish Covenant (Philadelphia: Fortress, 2000).

Ellis, Marc. Israel & Palestine: Out of the Ashes: The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First C. (Sterling VA: Pluto, 2003).

Elmusa, Sharif S. Water Conflict: The Economics & Politics of the Israeli-Palestinian Water Resources (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1997).

Elon, Amos. The Israelis: Founders & Sons (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971).

__________. Between Enemies: A Compassionate Dialog Between an Israeli & an Arab (NY: Random House, 1974).

__________. Flight into Egypt (NY: Doubleday, 1980).

__________. Timetable (NY: Doubleday, 1980).

__________. Jerusalem: City of Mirrors (Boston: Little, Brown, 1989).

__________. Jerusalem: Battlegrounds of Memory (NY: Kodansha International, 1995).

__________. A Blood-Dimmed Tide: Dispatches from the Middle East (rev. ed.; London: Allen Lane, 2000).

Enderlin, Charles. Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002 (English trans. Susan Fairfield; NY: Other, 2003).

Eveland, Wilbur Crane. Ropes of Sand: America’s Failure in the Middle East (NY: Norton, 1980).

Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interview with Golda Meir.

Finkelstein, Norman. Image & Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict [1995] (NY: Verso, 2003). Essays on Zionist theory & practice.

Flapan, Simha. The Birth of Israel: Myths & Realities (NY: Pantheon, 1987).

Goldberg, Harvey. The Life of Judaism (Berkeley: U. of California, 2001).

Goldscheider, Calvin. Israel's Changing Society: Population, Ethnicity & Development (Boulder: Westview, 2002).

Hanegbi, Haim: Moshe Machover & Akiva Orr. The Class Nature of Israel (Cambridge MA: Middle East Research & Information Project, 1971).

Hazony, Yoram. The Jewish State: A History of Zionism & Post-Zionism (Boulder: Basic Books, 2001).

Herzog, Hanna & Eliezer Ben Rafael. Language & Communication in Israel (New Brunswick NJ: Transaction, 2001).

Hiro, Dilip. Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis & Palestinians (NY: Olive Branch, 1999).

Hirst, David. The Gun & the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East [1977] (new ed.; NY: Nation, 2003). Classic myth-breaking account of Jewish settler-Palestinian relations since 1880, by a distinguished British Middle Eastern correspondent.

Isaacs, Harold R. American Jews in Israel (NY: John Day, 1967).

Keay, John. Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East (London: John Murray, 2003).

Kedourie, Elie & Sylvia G. Haim (eds.) Zionism & Arabism in Palestine & Israel (London: Frank Cass, 1982).

Laqueur, Walter Z. & Barry Rubin (eds.) The Israel-Arab Reader: Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict (6th ed., rev.& updated; NY: Penguin, 2001).

Masalha, Nur. Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of ‘Transfer’ in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948 (Washington: Institute of Palestine Studies, 1992).

__________ (trans. & ed.) The Palestinians in Israel: Is Israel a State of All its Citizens & "Absentees"? (Nazareth: Galilee Center for Social Research, 1993).

__________. An Israeli Plan to Transfer Galilee's Christians to South America: Yosef Weitz & "Operatation Yohanan", 1949-53 (Durham: Centre for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, 1996).

__________. A Land Without a People: Israel, Transfer & the Palestinians, 1949-96 (London: Faber & Faber, 1997).

__________. Imperial Israel & the Palestinians: the Politics of Expansion (Sterling VA: Pluto, 2000).

Meir, Avinoam. As Nomadism Ends. The Israeli Bedouin of the Negev (Boulder: Westview, 1996).

Morris, Benny. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 (NY: Cambridge, 1987).

__________. 1948 & After: Israel & the Palestinians (NY: Oxford, 1990).

__________. Israel's Border Wars, 1949-1956: Arab Infiltration, Israeli Retaliation & the Countdown to the Suez War (NY: Oxford, 1993).

__________. Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1999 (NY: Knopf, 1999).

Oren, Michael B. Six Days of War: June 1967 & the Making of the Modern Middle East (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Peretz, Don. Israel & the Palestine Arabs (Washington: Middle East Institute, 1958)

__________ & Gideon Doron. Government & Politics of Israel (3rd ed.; Boulder: Westview, 1997).

Robinson, Donald (ed.) Under Fire: Israel's 20-Year Strugle for Survival (NY: Norton, 1968). Valuable collection of documents.

Rodinson, Maxime. Israel & the Arabs [1968] (2nd ed.; NY: Penguin, 1982).

Rogan, Eugene L. & Avi Schlaim (eds.) The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (NY: Cambridge, 2001).

Sarna, Igal. The Man Who Fell Into a Puddle: Israeli Lives (NY: Pantheon, 2002). Israeli columnist's poignant pen-portraits of a startlingly diverse group of fellow-citizens & their travails.

Schleifer, Abdullah. The Fall of Jerusalem (NY: Monthly Review, 1972). Eyewitness account of the 1967 June War.

Segev, Tom. 1949: The First Israelis (NY: Free Press, 1986).

__________. The Seventh Million: The Israelis & the Holocaust (NY: Hill & Wang, 1993).

__________. Elvis in Jerusalem: Post-Zionism & the Americanization of Israel (NY: Metropolitan, 2002).

Sennett, Charles M. The Body & the Blood: The Holy Land's Christians at the Turn of the New Millennium (Boulder: Public Affairs, 2001).

Shehadeh, Raja. Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine (South Royalton, Vt. : Steerforth, 2000).

Shipler, David. Arab & Jew (NY: Times Books, 1986).

Sykes, Christopher. Cross Roads to Israel (London: Collins, 1965).

Tal, Alon. Pollution in a Promised Land: Environmental History of Israel (Berkeley: U. of California, 2002).

Thomas, Baylis. How Israel was Won: A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1900-1999) (Lexington MA: Lexington, 2002).

Van Creveld, Martin. The Sword & the Olive: A Critical History of the Israeli Defense Force (Boulder: Public Affairs, 1998).

Viorst, Milton. Sands of Sorrow (NY: Harper & Row, 1987).

Whitelam, Keith W. The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History (NY: Routledge, 1996).

In the Library: Fiction

Flantz, Richard (ed.) Until Daybreak: Stories from the Kibbutz (?: Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1984).

Grossman, David. The Smile of the Lamb [1983] (NY: Pocket, 1992). Life with the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.

Habiby, Emile. The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist [1974] (NY: InterLink, 2002).

__________. Promise & Fulfilment (London, 1949). Novel expounding critique of newly-formed State of Israel.

Oz, Amos. My Michael (NY: Knopf, 1972).

__________. Elsewhere, Perhaps (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973).

__________. Touch the Water, Touch the Wind (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974).

__________. Unto Death (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975).

__________. The Hill of Evil Counsel: Three Stories (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978).

__________. Soumchi (NY: Harper & Row, 1980).

__________. Where the Jackals Howl, & Other Stories (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981).

__________. A Perfect Peace (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985).

__________. Black Box [1987] (NY: Vintage, 1989).

__________. To Know a Woman (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991).

__________. Fima (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1993).

__________. Don’t Call it Night (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1995).

__________. Panther in the Basement (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1997).

__________. Grandpa Isidore (Huntington Woods MI: Landmarks, 1997).

__________. The Silence of Heaven: Agnon's Fear of God (Princeton: Princeton U, 2000).

__________. The Same Sea (NY: Harcourt, 2001).

Ravel, Edeet. Ten Thousand Lovers (NY: HarperCollins, 2003).

Shabtai, Yaakov. Past Continuous [1977] (NY: Schocken, 1985). Tel Aviv life in 1970s.

Shelach, Oz. Picnic Grounds (SF: City Light Books, 2003).

Wilentz, Amy. Martyr’s Crossing (NY, 2001).

Wilson, Jonathan. A Palestine Affair (NY: Pantheon, 2003).

In the Library: Poetry

Eisenberg, Susan. "Seder plate," Progressive (5/02):42.

Shabtai, Aharon. J'Accuse (trans. ? Cole; NY: New Directions, 2003).

In the Library: Photography

Elon, Amos & 55 Photographers. The Israelis: Photographs of a Day in May (NY: Keter, 1985).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Aharon Cohen's Debt" [1999]. dir. Amalia Margolin, 96m. From Seventh Art Releasing.

"Al-Nakba: the Palestinian catastrophe, 1948" (1997), dir. Benny Brunner & Alexandra Jansee. 56 min. From Landmark Media. Revisionist view of war for Israeli independence.

"Happy Birthday Mr. Mograbi" [1999], dir. Avi Mograbi, 77m. From First Run/Icarus. "Semi-documentary" on 50th anniversary of Israel & of Palestinian Al-Nakba.

"The Ingathering" [1998], by IBA-Israel Television, 52m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"The Israelis" [1974], by CBS News, 36m. From Carousel Films.

"The Right to a Home & a Homeland"

"The Seventh Million: the Israelis & the Holocaust" (1995), dir. Benny Brunner & Tom Segev. 108 min.



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