Israel since 1968
(see also Palestine before 1948, Israel 1948-1968, Israel: Peace Movement, Jerusalem, Palestine 1948-1968, Palestine since 1968 & Palestine: Peace Movement)
The Challenge to the Two-State Solution. Gary Sussman, Middle East Report (sum 04).
No More Tears: Benny Morris & the Road Back from Liberal Zionism. Joel Beinin, Middle East Report 230 (3/04). Critique of Morris' revisionist history of 1948-49 Palestinian expulsions.
Camp David Accords 25 Years Later. Jimmy Carter, speech at Woodrow Wilson Center (9/17/03).
The Push for War. Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books (10/3/02). Brilliant critique of militarist "think tank" intellectuals in Bush administration, for whom Israel looms large.
Jews Only Law Sparks Firestorm, Bradley Burston, Ha'aretz (7/16/02). Proposed law allows Jews to bar Arabs from buying homes; recalls now-rescinded UN resolution equating Zionism & racism.
Against Israeli Apartheid, Desmond Tutu & Ian Urbina, Nation (7/15/02). Life in occupied territories mirrors that of apartheid South Africa.
The BUSHARON Global War, Lev Grinberg, indymedia (7/7/02). Bush needs Sharon for Iraq war.
Our Daughter's Death is Israel's Fault, Alexandra Williams, Mirror (7/6/02). Israeli couple blame occupation, not suicide bombers for daughter's death.
Spreading the Secret, Gila Svirsky, Jewish Voice for Peace (7/6/02). Polls show most Israelis want occupation to end; why does government ignore this?
For Palestinians, Land is Shrinking,Tim Golden, NY Times [International Herald Tribune 7/5/02]. Settlements grow due to hard to trace system of state incentives & network of political support.
Independence & Terrorism, Todd May, Ramallah Online (7/4/02). Put colonial America in place of Palestine & your attitude towards Israel may change.
Obituary for the Oslo Accords, Francis Boyle, Counterpunch (7/3/02). US & Israel never serious about negotiating just peace with Palestine.
Study: High Trauma Rate Among Palestinian, Settlers' Children, Ha'aretz, (7/2/02). 70 % of Palestinians in West Bank & 30% of children in Jewish settlements suffer nightmares, eating disorders, anxiety & sense of loss - all symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Middle East - in Alabama?, Mitch Frank, Time (6/29/02). In post 9/11 era, Congressmember loses re-election because of support for Palestine.
Why the University of Haifa Wants to Get Rid of Me. Ilan Pappe, History News Network (6/3/02). Academic freedom in Israel badly battered by pressures of anti-Palestinian war.
Is Arafat Capable of Peace? Nicholas D. Kristof, NY Times (5/17/02). Common view that Yasir Arafat rejected reasonable peace deal at Oslo, so negotiations are pointless, is a myth.
U.S. Mideast Power Plays, Raul Mahajan & Robert Jensen, Z Magazine (5/13/02). US support for Israel is about controlling Middle Easts oil resources, not achieving peace.
Support for Refuseniks, Neve Gordon, Nation (5/9/02). Some 250 Israeli university teachers under fire for supporting refuseniks.
The Solution to this Filthy War: Foreign Occupation, Robert Fisk, Counterpunch (5/8/02). Foreign occupation may be only way to end war between Israel & Palestine.
The Paradoxes of Israel, John Chuckman, Counterpunch (5/6/02). Incongruity of nation-state defined by religious/ethnic identity of citizens in context of increasing globalization.
What Israel Has Done, Edward Said, Nation (5/6/02). Israels actions vs. Palestinians not merely "anti-terrorist;" they are bent on destruction of Palestinians as people & national entity.
Sharon the Merciless and Arafat the Corrupt, Robert Fisk, Counterpunch (5/4/02). Arafat can't control his people; Sharon can't protect his. Peace farther away than ever.
Jenin War Crimes Investigation Needed, Human Rights Watch (5/3/02). Israeli actions at Jenin appear to constitute war crimes, should be investigated.
Why We Refuse to Fight, Rami Kaplan, Counterpunch (5/2/02). Veteran Israeli soldier explains why he will no longer fight to save settlements.
Corporate America & the Israeli Occupation of Palestine, Samuel Bahour, Counterpunch (5/1/02). US corporations doing business with Israel violate US law.
The Battle of Jenin as an Inter-Ethnic War, Baruch Kimmerling, Counterpunch (5/1/02). Israels war crimes will undermine legitimacy & survival of Israel.
Making the Blooms Desert, Jessica McCallin, Red Pepper (5/02). Why Israel won't give up resources of Occupied Territories.
The Last Negotiation, Hussein Agha & Robert Malley, Foreign Affairs (6/02). Incremental solutions won't work. What's needed in is non-negotiable final agreement.
Where Are the Peaceniks?, Neve Gordon, Nation (4/29/02). Racism, fear, rabid nationalism as context in which Israelis peace movement must re-emerge.
Ending the Death Dance, Richard Falk, Nation (4/29/02). Bushs response to Sept. 11th & failures of other administrations have escalated conflict.
Radio interview with an Israeli refusenik, Tom Ashbrook, On Point, WBUR (4/26/02). More than five hundred soldiers refuse to fight beyond 1967 borders.
Bleats of Dissent, Michael Neumann, Counterpunch (4/26/02). Scathing critique of Jewish Lefts weak proposals for halting Israeli aggression.
Chomsky on the Middle East, Michael Albert, Z Magazine (4/25/02). Current conflict in Middle East, history of US-Israeli relations, & fate of Palestine.
View From Beirut, by Robert Fisk, Nation (4/22/02). Why is America ignoring Saudi peace plan?
Is There a Way Out? Occupation, Terror and Understanding, Daniel Bar-Tal, Counterpunch (4/22/02). Israeli shares fears & frustrations about fast-deteriorating situation.
What Kind of War Is This?, Amira Hass, HaAretz (4/19/02). Israeli reporter reports on Jenin atrocities. Why cant U.S. media do the same?
Fear & Learning in America, Robert Fisk, Independent (4/16/02). While Americans begin to question US role in Middle East; US media continues to support it.
Robert Fisk speech at Beyond Baroque. (4/13/02). Why wont Colin Powell go to Jenin? Americas role in Middle East is morally bankrupt.
We Bought And Paid For Carnage of Palestinians. Robert Jensen, Houston Chronicle (4/9/02). US taxpayers funding Israeli military agression against Palestinians
Jews May Not Want to Look at This, Robert Fisk, Independent (4/7/02). Conversation with Auschwitz survivor living at site of 1948 Deir Yassin massacre of Palestinians, that triggered refugee crisis that lies behind current conflict.
The Bloody Battle of Bethlehem, Robert Fisk, Independent Media Center (4/5/02). Details on recent killings.
Israel Runs Risks With Assault on Its "Deputy Sherif." Tim Llewellyn, Scotsman (4/3/02). Arafats exile or containment will only intensify Palestinians quest for end to occupation.
Bush Fiddles While Middle East Burns. Robert Scheer, Nation (4/2/02). Bush administration should not have abandoned US role in attempts at Middle East peace.
Tal G. in Israel (ongoing, seems to have begun 4/2/02). An Israelis war diary
America's Morality Has Been Distorted by September 11, Robert Fisk, Independent Media Center (3/10/02). Is Afghan anarchy & continuing slaughter in Middle East our memorial to thousands who died on 9/11?
Israel must end the occupation, Robert Jensen, Austin American-Statesman (2/2/02). Secret to peace is end to illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.
And Darkness Covered The Land, Robert I. Friedman, Nation (12/24/01). Report on post-Oslo chances for peace between Israel & Palestinians.
Reaping the Whirlwind. Editorial, Nation (12/24/01). US failure to admit role in Middle East violence & lack of commitment to peace.
Not In Our Name, Meredith Tax, Nation (6/4/01). US Jews working with Israeli peace groups.
The End of Oslo. Edward Said, Nation (10/30/00). Oslo accord, flawed from beginning, hasn't ended Israeli brutality or Palestinian response.
Blaming Arik Last, Eric Alterman, Nation (10/30/00). Roots of current conflict lie in Oslo accord offering Palestinians no guarantee of self-determination, full equality or end to military occupation.
Israel Diary. Micah L. Sifry, Nation (5/24/99). Journalists visit to Israel.
Israel at Fifty. Danny Rubinstein, Nation (5/4/98). Reviews failed peace initiatives. How long will stalemate last?
A Clean Break: New Strategy for Securing the Realm [prepared for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu]. Richard Perle et al., Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies (n.d. 1996).
Israel Must Accept Equality in Peace Accord, Rima Askalan G, The Tech (10/1/96). Oslo creates isolated ghettos for West Bank Palestinians; Israeli settlements still expanding.
Oslo Accord Contains Only Cosmetic Changes. Janet McMahon & Greg Noakes, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (6/95). Interview w/Israeli peace activist critical of Oslo Accord.
Oslo I: Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (9/13/93). Text of Oslo accord.
U.N. Security Council Resolution 338 (10/22/73). Passed in response to Yom Kippur War, calling for implementation of Resolution 242.
U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 (11/22/67). Drawn up after Six Day War of June, 1967. Cornerstone of peace efforts ever since.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bitter Lemons. Palestinian-Israeli crossfire.
Council on the National Interest. Seeks "more balanced" Middle East policy.
Ha'aretz (English edition).
International Crisis Group. Monitors ongoing conflicts.
Middle East Research & Information Project. Publishes MERIP Report, an indispensable source.
Alternative Information Center. Publishes News from Within.
Think Israel. Informative journal of right-wing, explicitly anti-Muslim Zionist opinion.
Alcalay, Ammiel. “Israel’s Five-Poem War” Nation (4/10/00): 29-31. [Controversial Palestinian poet speaks to Israelis uninformed about cultures, debates, & struggles of Palestinians.]
Alperovich, G. "Israeli settlement in occupied territories and its impact on housing prices in Israel," Journal of Regional Science 37,1 (2/97):127-44.
Alterman, Eric. "Blaming Arik at last," Nation (10/30/00):12.
Aziz, N. Barbara. “Palestinians restricted in their own city,” National Catholic Reporter (6/30/95): 13. Israel gradually taking over Jerusalem.
Bader, Mary. “Time for US to examine friendship with Israel” National Catholic Reporter (5/29/02): 21. Justice needed for Arabs as well as Jews.
Barr, Cameron W. “A marching mom puts Israel pols on defensive,” Christian Science Monitor (7/17/03):4.
Beaumont, Peter. "Water for peace in the Middle East: the sacrifice of irrigated agriculture in Israel?" Arab World Geographer 3,2 (2000):97-112.
Berenbaum, Michael. "The impact of religion on politics in contemporary Israel," in R.L. Rubinstein (ed.) Spirit Matters. The Worldwide Impact of Religion on Contemporary Politics (NY, 1987).
Bishara, Azmi. "'A double responsibility': Palestinian citizens of Israel & the Intifada," Middle East Report 217 (win 2000) .
Bleecher, Robert. "Living on the edge: the threat of 'transfer' in Israel & Palestine," Middle East Report 225 (win 2002).
Bruck, Connie. “Back roads,” Nation (12/15/03): 86-97. How serious is Bush about creating a Palestinian State?
__________. “The commando,” Nation (4/17/00): 80-95. Barak took big risks, trusted no one, & is now alone. Can he fulfill pledge to leave Lebanon without provoking Syria’s Hafez al-Assad?
Carey, Roane. “The road map to nowhere” Nation (7/21/03): 44-50. Oslo is dead; what next?
__________ & Adam Shatz. "Israel plays with fire," Nation (4/12/04):7-8. On assassination of quadriplegic Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin & its probable consequences.
Charles, Ron. "'Make a chain: for the city is full of violence'" Christian Science Monitor (6/19/03):19-20. Review essay on A Palestine Affair by Jonathan Wilson.
Chomsky, Noam. "The Arabs in Israel," Monthly Review 27,11 (4/76):20-30.
Cockburn, Alexander. “Hacks & heroes” Nation (3/7/03): 9. Journalists working for war compared to those working for peace.
__________. "The nightmare in Israel," Nation (3/25/02):8.
Cook, Christopher D. "The Bingo connection," Mother Jones (9-10/00):67-73. Irv Moskowitz' Long Beach casino raises $17 million a year to support settlements in West Bank & Golan Heights.
Cook, Jonathan. "Israeli constitutional committee faces double bind," Middle East Report 34,2 (sum 04):16-21. Religious-secular conflict, 20% Palestinian population confront framers of Constitution for a "Jewish state."
Connell, Dan. “A crisis in the crisis: Rabin’s assassination,” Resist Newsletter (12/95):1-3.
Courbage, Y. "Reshuffling the demographic cards in Israel/Palestine," Journal of Palestine Studies 28,4 (sum 99):21-39.
Editors of The Nation. "Reaping the whirlwind," Nation (12/24/01):3-4.
Elon, Amos. “A very special relationship,” NY Review (1/15/04): 15-19. US & Israel relationship since Johnson administration.
Eisikovits, Nir. “War for war’s sake” In These Times (6/13/02) There was & still is no military solution to conflict.
Fein, Leonard. "Israel's un-orthodox battle," Nation (7/7/97):21-24. Identity politics in Knesset.
Finkel, David. “Image and reality,” Monthly Review (1/97): 55-61. Review essay on Finkelstein, Image & Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, which draws on new historical & demographic research.
Finkelstein, Norman G. "Israel & Iraq: A double standard in the application of international law," Monthly Review 43,3 (7-8/91):25-54.
Friedman, Robert I. "And darkness covered the land," Nation (12/24/01):13-20.
Gamson, Joshua. "The officer & the diva," Nation (6/28/99). Israeli gays still closeted, but enjoy civil rights.
Gaouette, Nicole. "TV series on quiet heroes captures Israel's mood," Christian Science Monitor (5/1/03): 1,10.
Gaouette, Nicole. "Jerusalem's growing web of walls," Christian Science Monitor (10/6/03):11,12.
Garfinkle, Adam "Long twilight struggle," NY Times (7/27/03):15.
Goldberg, Jeffrey. "Among the settlers. Will they destroy Israel?" New Yorker (5/31/04):47-69.
Golden, Tim. "Settlement areas continue to grow despite Israeli pledge to halt expansion," San Jose Mercury (7/4/02).
Gordon, Neve. "Israeli doves speak out," Nation (10/30/00):5.
__________. "Doves no more," In These Times (11/27/00). While Barak makes war, Israeli left stands by.
__________. "Blinded with violence," In These Times (6/25/01):9.
__________. "Israel: into the abyss," Nation (9/17/01).
__________. "The enemy within," In These Times (1/21/02):3-4. Difficulties facing the Israeli peace movement.
__________. "Support grows for soldiers refusing to serve in occupation," National Catholic Reporter (2/8/02):3.
__________. "Apartheid in Israels schools," Humanist (3-4/02):32.
__________. “Where are the peaceniks?” Nation (4/29/02): 4-5. Blatant racism in Israel, feeding on fear of suicide bombings, is changing Jerusalem landscape.
__________. “Israel’s slippery moral slope?” In These Times (3/4/03): 8. When ends justifies means, all is permissible.
__________. “Up against the wall” National Catholic Reporter (11/7/03): 17. On 11/ 9, International Day against the Wall, protestors will celebrate fall of Berlin wall & condemn construction of new wall between Israel & occupied West Bank.
Gorenberg, Gershom. "The thin green line," Mother Jones (9-10/02):49-55, 90. Do refuseniks help the cause of peace or hurt it?
__________. “At what price?” Mother Jones (6/03): 42-50. With imploding economy & road map for peace on table, Israelis ought to be debating cost of supporting settlements.
Green, Philip. “‘Anti-semitism,’ Israel & the Left” Nation (5/5/03): 14-20. Who’s really behind crude equation between Israel & ‘the Jews’?
Grossman, David. "Letter to Netanyahu," Nation (11/4/96):4.
Hajjar, Lisa. "Arab women, liberal feminism & the Israeli state," Middle East Report 207 (spring 1998).
_________. "Human rights in Israel/Palestine: the history of a movement," Journal of Palestine Studies 30,4 (sum 2001):21-38.
_________. "The making of a political trial: the Marwan Barghouti Case," Middle East Report 225 (win 2002).
Halper, Jeff. "The key to peace: dismantle the matrix of control," in R. Carey & J. Shainin (eds.) The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal & Dissent (NY: New Press, 2000).
Hammani, Rema. "On the importance of thugs: the moral economy of a checkpoint," Middle East Report 231 (sum 04):26-34. Surda checkpoint near Ramallah. Principal form of Palestinian resistance today is simple refusal to let sieges & checkpoints to shut down daily life.
Hersh, Seymour. "The traitor: the case against Jonathan Pollard," New Yorker (1/18/99):26-34.
Hitchens, Christopher. "Waiving the flag," Nation (7/21/97):8. On US complicity with Israeli abuse of Palestinians' human rights.
__________. "Israel Shahak, 1933-2001," Nation (7/23/01):9. Appreciation of the late inveterate peace activist.
__________. "Wiesel words," Nation (2/19/01):9 & follow-up note in Nation (3/19/01):9.
Hoffman, Bruce. "The logic of suicide terrorism," Atlantic Monthly (6/03):40-47. Lessons from the Israeli experience.
__________. "Aftermath," Atlantic Monthly (1-2/04):41-3. On Jerusalem's personnel & procedures for cleaning up after a suicide bombing.
Irani-King, Laurie. "Land, identity & the limits of resistence in the Galilee," Middle East Report 216 (fall 2000).
Jabareen, Hassan. "Palestinians in Israel," MERIP Report 217 (win 2000).
Jensen, Robert. “Occupation blues” Nation (1/6/03): 34-35. How successful is Israel’s propaganda campaign?
Kaplow, Larry. “Attack on Kibbutz strikes at heart of Israeli Left” Santa Cruz Sentinel (11/12/02): A-8. Kibbutzniks maintain good relations with nearby Arab villages despite recent attack.
Kaufman, Gerald. "A true friend of Israel," In These Times (6/10/02). Speech in British Parliament by veteran Labour MP, condemning Ariel Sharon's Palestine policy.
Kellerman, A. "Settlement frontiers revisited. The case of Israel & the West Bank," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geographie 84,1 (1993):27-39.
Khalidi, I. Rashid. “Road map or road kill?” Nation (6/9/03): 29-30. Chief flaw of plan is failure to focus on Israeli Occupation.
Leonard, John. "What have we come here to be? [rev. essay]," Nation (11/11/96):25-30.
Lynfield, Ben. “In Israel’s desert, a fight for land,” Christian Science Monitor (2/20/03): 6. 70,000 Bedouin live in villages officially unrecognized by Israeli government.
__________. "Israeli Arabs decry inquiry report," Christian Science Monitor (9/2/03):7-8.
__________. “What is the value of a life?” Christian Science Monitor (11/19/03):15-17. Trading one abducted Israeli for 400 Arab prisoners divides both public & cabinet.
Malley, Robert & Hussein Agha. "Camp David: the tragedy of errors," NY Review (8/9/01). Critical appraisal by US official of Ehud Barak's behavior there & Israeli expansionism.
Matza, Michael. "Israel expands barrier," San Jose Mercury News (10/2/03):3A.
Morris, Benny. "A hawk'sprogress," In These Times (6/24/96):16-17. Netanyahu & peace process.
Muwakkil, Salim. “Confronting Israel” In These Times (6/11/03): 3. High time for real debate among American Jews over Israel’s brutal policies.
Oz, Amos. "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A storyteller point of view," Michigan Quarterly Review 32,2 (spr 1993):165-77.
__________. "On social democracy & the kibbutz," Dissent 44,3 (sum 97):39-46.
__________. "Blood on the tracks," Nation (9/1/97):7-8.
__________. "A postcard from Arad," Nation (11/20/00):5-6.
__________. "Two Middle East wars," Nation (4/22/02).
Pappe, Ilan. "Donning the uniform: the military and the media in Israel," Middle East Report 223 (summer 2002).
Patterson, Margot. “Americans in every aspect of Mideast conflict” National Catholic Reporter (4/12/02): 3. From settlers to educators, they seek to influence politics.
__________. “When does a ‘special relationship’ become a blank check to Israel?” National Catholic Reporter (4/12/02): 4-5.
Pieterse, Jan Naderveen. "The Washington-Tel Aviv connection: global frontier management," Crime & Social Justice 27-28 (1987):201-17.
Portugali, J. "Jewish settlement in the Occupied Territories: Israeli settlement structure & the Palestinians," Political Geography Quarterly 10,1 (1/91):26-53.
Remnick, David. "The dreamer. In a time of violence, no one is speaking the language of Shimon Peres," New Yorker (1/7/02):56-63.
__________. “In a dark time,” New Yorker (3/18/02):51-52.
Robinson, Shira. "My hairdresser is a sniper," Middle East Report 223 (summer 2002).
Said, Edward. "The politics of partition," Progressive (12/99):16-19.
Schenker, Hillel. “On the road (map)” Nation (6/9/03): 28-29. Rejectionists on both sides seek to undermine fledgling initiative.
Seale, Patrick. “A costly friendship” Nation (7/21/03): 39-44. Price of American-Israeli alliance is steep.
Seitz, Charmaine. “Bumpy Road” In These Times (7/7/03): 3. Plan for peace gets US push toward uncertain destination.
Sharoni, Simona. "The myth of gender equality & the limits of women's political dissent in Israel," Middle East Report 207 (spring 1998).
Siegman, Henry. “Sharon’s phony war” NY Review (11/18/03): 16-17. Is war his only option?
Silverstein, Ken & Michael Scherer. "Born-again Zionists," Mother Jones (9-10/02):56-61. On Christian conservative/hard-line Jewish alliance to transfrom US policy towards Israel.
Soyinka, Wole. "The isle of Polyphemus," Nation (4/29/02). Nigerian novelist visits Israel.
Stein, Rebecca L. "Pappe faces down prosecution," Middle East Report 223 (sum 02).
__________. "Spatial fantasies: Israeli popular culture after Oslo," Middle East Report 216 (fall 00).
Sussman, Gary. "The challenge to the two-state solution," Middle East Report 231 (sum 04).
Tal, Uriel. "The land & the State of Israel in Israeli religious life," Proceedings of the 1976 Rabbinical Assembly (NY, 1977).
Usher, Graham. "Enigmas of Shas," Middle East Report 207 (spring 1998).
Viorst, Milton. "Pollard & Haddam: prisoners of secret evidence," Nation (2/28/00):18-30.
Ward, Miriam. “Myth of Israel’s ‘generous offer’ damages truth, peace” National Catholic Reporter (5/1/02): 21. Control over Palestinian territory was key to 2000 proposal; Arafat right to reject it.
Warhurst, Chris. “Future imperfect” New Internationalist (8/93): 31. Kibbutzim, rural collectives, have symbolized ideals of early settlers.
Whitbeck, John V. "Jerusalem condominium," Nation (6/9/97):18.
Yiftachel, Oren. "The shrinking space of citizenship:ethnocratic politics in Israel," Middle East Report 223 (summ 2002).
Yiftachel, Oren & Neve Gordon. “Caving in? Will the Israeli Supreme Court back ‘transfer’ of Palestinians?” In These Times (6/24/02):3.
Zunes, Stephen. "The strategic functions of US aid to Israel," Middle East Policy 4,4 (10/96):228-33.
__________. "The US & the breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process," Middle East Policy 8,4 (12/01):66-85.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Al-Haq/Law in the Service of Man. Punishing a Nation: Israeli Human Rights Violations during the Palestinian Uprising, December 1987-December 1988 (Boston: South End, 1990).
Aruri, Naseer. Dishonest Broker: The U.S. Role in Israel and Palestine (Cambridge MA: South End, 2003).
Beilin, Yossi. Touching Peace: From the Oslo Accord to a Final Agreement (London: Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, 1999).
Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin. The Israeli Connection: Who Israel Arms & Why (NY: Pantheon, 1987).
__________. Despair & Deliverance: Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel (Albany: SUNY, 1992).
Ben-Rafael, Eliezer. The Emergence of Ethnicity: Cultural Groups & Social Conflict in Israel (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1982).
__________. Israel-Palestine: A Guerrilla Conflict in International Politics (NY: Greenwood, 1987).
__________. Status, Power, & Conflict in the Kibbutz (Brookfield VT: Gower, 1988).
__________ & Stephen Sharot. Ethnicity, Religion, & Class in Israeli Society (NY: Cambridge, 1991).
__________. Language, Identity & Social Division: the Case of Israel (NY: Oxford, 1994).
__________. Crisis & Transformation: The Kibbutz at Centurys End (Albany: SUNY, 1997).
B'Tselem. The System of Taxation in the West Bank & Gaza Strip (Jerusalem, 1990).
__________. The Interrogation of Palestinians during the Intifada: Ill-Treatment, "Moderate Physical Pressure", or Torture? (Jerusalem: Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, 1991).
Bulloch, John. Water Wars: Coming Conflicts in the Middle East (London: Victor Gollancz, 1993).
Elazar, Daniel Judah. Two Peoples, One Land: Federal Solutions for Israel, the Palestinians & Jordan (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1991).
Garfinkle, Adam M. Israel & Jordan in the Shadow of War: Functional Ties & Futile Diplomacy in a Small Place (NY: St. Martin's, 1992).
Giacaman, George & Dag Jorund Lonning (eds.) After Oslo: New Realities, Old Problems (London: Pluto, 1998).
Gopin, Marc. Holy War, Holy Peace. How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East (NY: Oxford, 2002).
Gordon, Hayim. Quicksand: Israel, the Intifada, & the Rise of Political Evil in Democracies (East Lansing: Michigan State U., 1995).
Gordon, Neve & Ruchama Marton (eds.) Torture: Human Rights, Medical Ethics & the Case of Israel (London: Zed, 1995).
Grose, Peter. Israel in the Mind of America (NY: Knopf, 1983).
Grossman, David. The Yellow Wind (trans. Haim Watzman; NY: Noonday, 1998). Interviews with Palestinians & Israeli settlers on West Bank.
__________. Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years after Oslo (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003). Despairing account by Peace Now activist & novelist. Peace possible when Israel gives up settlements & Palestinians the right of return; no viable coexistence while fear rules on both sides.
Harkabi, Yehoshafat. Israel's Fateful Hour (NY: Harper & Row, 1989).
Hazleton, Lesley. Israeli Women: The Reality Behind the Myths (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1977).
__________. Where Mountains Roar: A Personal Report from the Sinai & Negev Deserts (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1980).
__________. Jerusalem, Jerusalem. A Memoir of War & Peace, Passion & Politics (NY: Penguin, 1987).
Hazony, Yoram. The Jewish State: A History of Zionism & Post-Zionism (Boulder: Basic Books, 2001).
__________. The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal & America's Foreign Policy (NY: Random House, 1991)
Hertzberg, Arthur. The Fate of Zionism: A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine (San Francisco: Harper, 2003).
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  (new ed.; NY: Nation, 2003). Classic myth-breaking account of Jewish settler-Palestinian relations since 1880, by a distinguished British Middle Eastern correspondent.
Honig-Parnass, Tikva & Toufic Haddad (eds.) Between the Lines: Readings on Israel, the Palestinians, & the U.S. "War on Terror" (Chicago: Haymarket, 2007).
Kimmerling, Baruch. Zionism & Economy (Cambridge MA: Schenkman, 1983).
__________. Zionism & Territory: The Socio-Territorial Dimensions of Zionist Politics (Berkeley: U. California, 1983).
__________ with Irit Backer. The Interrupted System: Israeli Civilians in War & Routine Times (New Brunswick NJ: Transaction, 1985).
__________ (ed.) The Israeli State & Society: Boundaries & Frontiers (Albany: SUNY, 1989).
__________. The Invention & Decline of Israeliness: State, Society & the Military (Berkeley: U. California, 2001). Construction of a secular-Labor Zionist national identity, & process of its replacement by today's ongoing struggle between seven barely compatible cultural groups.
__________. Politicide: Ariel Sharon's War Against the Palestinians (NY: Verso, 2003).
Keay, John. Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East (London: John Murray, 2003).
Levine, Allan. Scattered Among the Peoples: The Jewish Diaspora in Twelve Portraits (NY: Overlook, 2003).
Lissak, Moshe & Baruch Kimmerling (eds.) Armed Forces & Security: A Reader (Jerusalem: Hebrew U, 1984).
Lonergan, Stephen C. & David B. Brooks. Watershed: The Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 1994).
Lozewick, Yaacov. Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars (NY: Vintage, 2004).
Lustick, Ian. Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain & Ireland, France & Algeria, Israel & the West Bank (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1993).
Masalha, Nur (trans. & ed.) The Palestinians in Israel: Is Israel a State of All its Citizens & "Absentees"? (Nazareth: Galilee Center for Social Research, 1993).
__________. 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).
Middle East Watch. The Israeli Army & the Intifada (NY, 1990).
Migdal, Joel S. Through the Lens of Israel: Explorations in State & Society (Albany: SUNY, 2001).
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In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Avanim" , dir. Raphael Nadjari, 110m. Secret life of respectable businesswoman unravels.
"The Band's Visit" , dir. Eran Kolirin, 87m. Kindness prevails over prejudice when Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra visits Israeli village.
"The Bombing" , dir. Simone Bitton, 59m. From First Run/Icarus. Story of a suicide bombing, seen through interviews with families of victims & perpetrators.
"Citizen Bishara" , dir. Simone Bitton, 52m. From First Run/Icarus. Azmi Bishara, Israeli Palestinian spokesman in Knesset & candidate for Prime Minister in 1999.
"Cup Final" , dir. Eran Riklis, 107m. From First Run Features. Shared passion for soccer saves day for Israeli & PLO soldier in South Lebanon during World Cup matches in 6/82.
"Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land" , dir. Michel Khleifi, 66m. Focuses on problems faced by nine inter-faith & inter-racial married couples in Israel.
"Her Israel" , dir. Marjan Tehrani, 59m. Sensitive portrayal of the lives of a Jewish Israeli, a Palestinian & a Russian Jewish woman in Tel Aviv.
"How I Learned to Overcome My Fear & Love Arik Sharon" , dir. Avi Mograbi, 61m. From First Run/Icarus. Documentary on Sharon, & on encounter between Left & Right in Israel in 90s.
"Human Weapon" , dir. Ilan Ziv, 55m. From First Run/Icarus. Examines new tactic of "suicide bombing" in conflicts in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe & the US.
"In the Name of Love" , dir. Idit Shechori, 94m. Melodrama of relations between a family of abused women, in which historical truths emerge.
"Izkor, Slaves of Memory" , dir. Eyal Sivan, 98m.
"Kippur" , dir. Amos Gitai. Israeli veteran's recollection of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
"The Lobby" , dir. Benny Brunner, 25m. From First Run/Icarus. Examines influence of American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Washington policy & US public opinion.
"9 Star Hotel" , dir. Ido Haar, ?m. Undocumented Palestinian workers on construction of new city of Modi'in between Tel Aviv & Jerusalem.
"Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land" , dir. ?, 80m. On distortions of Middle East news in American media, as contrasted with British.
"Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel" , dir. Michel Khleifi & Eyal Sivan, 270m. Unique vision of future as found in past, & in potential of today's people to make it; Zionism as disabler of present & potential coexistence.
"The Settlers" , dir. Ruth Walk, 58m. From First Run/Icarus. Profiles the seven Orthodox Jewish families of Tel Rumeida settlement in Hebron.
"A Thousand Little Kisses" , dir. Mira Recanati, 110m.
"Trembling Before G-d," , dir. Sandi Simcha Dubowski, 84m. From First Run Features. Faithful gay & lesbian Orthodox Jews confront prejudices of their community in Chasidic New York as well as in Israel.
"Walk on Water" , dir. Eytan Fox, 103m. In video stores.
"Yana's Friends" , dir. Arik Kaplun, 96m. From First Run Features. Immigrant love stories set in Tel Aviv during 1991 Gulf War.