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Palestine 1948-1968

(see also Palestine before 1948, Israel 1948-1968, Palestine since 1968, Jerusalem, Israel, Jordan & Lebanon)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

No More Tears: Benny Morris & the Road Back from Liberal Zionism. Joel Beinin, Middle East Report 230 (3/04). Critical appraisal of Morris' revisionist history of 1948-49 Palestinian expulsions.

Salwa -- Origins of the Middle East Crisis: Who Caused the Palestinian Diaspora? George Bisharat, Sacramento Bee (11/30/03).

The Image Problem: History of Anti-Palestinian Bias from Wilson to Bush, Kathleen Christison, Counterpunch (7/15/02). Willful US ignorance of Palestinian issues serves to escalate conflict.

Chomsky on the Middle East, Michael Albert, Z Magazine (4/25/02). History of US-Israeli relations, & fate of Palestine.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Abowd, Mary. “Visiting the village erased from all but a family’s memory,” National Catholic Reporter (3/31/00): 5. On eve of pope’s visit, three generations of Hemmash family sneak back to home place.

Anon. "The uprising in Palestine," Monthly Review 40,5 (10/88):1-17. Includes good maps for understanding territorial changes 1948-67.

Falah, Ghazi. "The 1948 Israeli-Palestinian War & its aftermath: the transformation & de-signification of Palestine's cultural landscape," Annals of the Association of American Geographers 86,2 (6/96).

Hilterman, Joost. "Abu Jamal: a Palestinian urban villager," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 364-76.

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

__________. "Arab Palestine: phoenix or phantom?" Foreign Affairs (1/70).

Schleifer, Abdullah. "Izz al-Din al-Qassam: preacher & mujahid," in E. Burke III (ed.) Struggle & Survival in the Modern Middle East (Berkeley, 1993), pp. 164-78.

Soueif, Ahdaf. “Genet’s Palestinian revolution” Nation (2/24/03): 25-29. French writer saw that Palestinians were no good at projecting image; journalists described them ‘as they were not’.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abu-Lughod, Ibrahim (ed.) The Transformation of Palestine (Evanston IL: Northwestern, 1976).

Aruri, Naseer (ed.) Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return (Sterling VA: Pluto, 2001). Documents concerning plight of refugees. Using German guidelines for calculating compensation to Israel, estimates Palestinian losses at $281 billion.

__________. Dishonest Broker: The US Role in Israel & Palestine (MA: South End, 2003).

Barghouti, Mourid. I Saw Ramallah [1997] (NY: Anchor, 2003). A poet's humane, non-incendiary but telling memoir of a return home after thirty years of exile.

Ben-Rafael, Eliezer. Israel-Palestine: A Guerrilla Conflict in International Politics (NY: Greenwood, 1987).

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

Boyle, Susan Silsby. Betrayal of Palestine: The Story of George Antonius (Boulder: Westview, 2001).

Daoud, Abu (Muhammad Daoud Audeh) with Gilles du Jonchay. Palestine: De Jerusalem à Munich (Paris: Anne Carrière, 1999). Memoir of sole survivor of team that conceived & executed PLO's hostage-taking & assassination of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics.

Dodd, Peter & Halim Barakat. River Without Bridges (Beirut, 1969).

Doran, Michael. Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics & the Palestine Question (NY: Oxford, 2002).

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

Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interview with Yasser Arafat.

Finkelstein, Norman G. Image & Reality of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (NY: Verso, 1995). Essays on Zionist theory & practice.

Fischbach, Michael R. Records of Dispossession: Palestinian Refugee Property & the Arab-Israeli Conflict (NY: Columbia, 2003).

Fisk, Robert. Pity the Nation (NY, 1990).

Genet, Jean. Prisoner of Love (NY: NY Review, 1986).

Gerner, Deborah J. One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict over Palestine (Boulder: Westview, 1994).

Gilmour, David. Dispossessed: The Ordeal of the Palestinians, 1917-1980 (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980).

Gowers, Andrew & Tony Walker. Behind the Myth: Yasser Arafat & the Palestinian Revolution (NY: Interlink, 1992). Biography.

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.

Jirvis, Sabri. The Arabs in Israel (NY: Monthly Review, 1976).

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

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (NY, 1977).

Kimmerling, Baruch & Joel S. Migdal. Palestinians: The Making of a People (NY: Free Press, 1993).

__________ & Joel S. Migdal. The Palestinian People: A History (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2003).

Laqueur, Walter Z. (ed.) Zionism, Israel & the Arabs: The Historical Background to the Middle East Tragedy (Berkeley, 1967).

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

Lynd, Staughton; Sam Bahour & Alice Lynd (eds.) Homeland: Oral Histories of Palestine & Palestinians (NY: Olive Branch, 1994).

Mallison, W. Thomas & Sally V. Mallison. The Palestine Problem in International Law & World Order (White Plains NY: Longman, 1986).

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

__________. A Land Without People: Israel, Transfer & the Palestinians, 1949-1996 (London: Faber & Faber, 1997).

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

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

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

Oren, Michael. Six Days of War: June 1967 & the Making of the Modern Middle East (NY: Ballantine, 2003).

Pappé, Ilan. Britain & the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-51 (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmilan 1988).

__________. The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951 (NY: Tauris,1992).

__________ & Moshe Ma'oz (eds.) Middle Eastern Politics & Ideas: A History from Within (NY: Tauris, 1997).

__________ (ed.) The Israel-Palestine Question (NY: Routledge, 1999).

__________. A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

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

__________. The Palestine Arab Refugee Problem (Santa Monica: Rand, 1969).

__________. The West Bank: History, Politics, Society, & Economy (Boulder: Westview, 1986).

Quigley, John. Palestine & Israel: A Challenge to Justice (Durham NC: Duke, 1980).

Reinhart, Tanya. Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948 (NY: Seven Stories, 2002).

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

Rubin, Barry. The Arab States & the Palestine Conflict (Syracruse, 1981).

Sayigh, Yezid. Armed Struggle & the Search for a State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993 (Washington, 1997).

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

Smith, Charles D. Palestine & the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History with Documents [1988] (4th ed.; NY: St. Martin's, 2001).

Snow, Peter & David Phillips. Leila's Hijack War (London, 1970).

Turki, Fawaz. The Disinherited: Journal of a Palestinian Exile (NY: Monthly Review, 1972).

__________. Soul in Exile: Lives of a Palestinian Revolutionary (NY: Monthly Review, 198?).

Whitelam, Keith W. The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History (London, 1997).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Al Nakba: the Palestinian catastrophe, 1948" (1997), dir. Benny Brunner & Alexandra Jansee. 56 min. From Landmark Media, Inc.

"Fertile Memory (Al Dakhira al Khasba" [1980], dir. Michel Khleifi, 99m.


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