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Palestine before 1948

(see also Palestine 1948-1968, Zionism & Israel 1948-1968)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

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

Palestine Remembered. Data base on 450 towns evacuated by "ethnic cleansing" in establishment of State of Israel, basis for Palestinian claims to "right of return."

In the Library: Articles

Benartzi, Y. "Imitation or original? Shaping the cultural landscape of pioneer Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel (1882-1914)," Journal of Historical Geography 22,3 (7/96):308-26.

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).

Lockman, Zachary. "Exclusion & solidarity: Labor Zionism & Arab workers in Palestine, 1897-1929," in G. Prakash (ed.) After Colonialism (Princeton, 1994), pp. 211-40.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abu El-Haj, Nadia. Facts on the Ground: Archeological Practice & Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2001).

Amiry, Suad & Vera Tamadi. The Palestinian Village Home (London: British Museum, 1989).

Begin, Menachem. The Revolt -- Story of the Irgun [1948] (rev. ed; NY: Nash, 1972).

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

Benvenisti, Meron. 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).

Cohen, Michael J. Churchill & the Jews, 1900-1948 (London: Frank Cass, 2004). Beyond the myth.

Davidson, Lawrence. America's Palestine. Popular & Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli Statehood (Gainesville FL, 2001).

Doumani, Beshara. Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants & Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900 (Berkeley: U. of California, 1995).

__________ (ed.) Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property & Gender (Albany: SUNY, 2003).

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

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).

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

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

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).

Khalidi, Walid (ed.) From Haven to Conquest: Readings in Zionism & the Palestinian Problem until 1948 (Washington: Institute for Palestinian Studies, 1987).

Kimmerling, Baruch. The Economic Interrelationships between the Arab & Jewish Communities in Mandatory Palestine (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1979).

__________ & 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).

Koestler, Arthur. Promise & Fulfillment: Palestine, 1917-1949 (NY, 1949).

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).

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

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

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

__________. The Road to Jerusalem: Glubb Pasha, Palestine & the Jews (London: I.B. Tauris, 2002).

Nachmani, Amikam. Great Power Discord in Palestine: The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry into the Problems of European Jewry & Palestine, 1945-1946 (Totowa NJ: Frank Cass, 1987).

Palumbo, Michael. The Palestinian Catastrophe: The 1948 Expulsion of a People from their Homeland (London: Faber & Faber, 1987).

Pappé, Ilan. A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (NY: Cambridge, 2004).

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

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).

Said, Edward. The Question of Palestine (NY: Vintage, 1980).

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

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

__________. One Palestine, Complete: Jews & Arabs Under the Mandate (NY: Metropolitan, 2000).

Shafir, Gershon. Land, Labor & the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914 (rev. ed. Berkeley: U. California, 1996)

Shepherd, Naomi. The Zealous Intruders: The Western Rediscovery of Palestine (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987).

__________. Ploughing Sand: British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948 (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2000).

Shlaim, Avi. Collusion Across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, & the Partition of Palestine (NY: Columbia U, 1988).

Silberman, Neil Asher. Digging for God & Country: Exploration, Archeology & the Secret Struggle for the Holy Land, 1799-1917 (NY: Knopf, 1982).

__________. A Prophet from Amongst You: The Life of Yiguel Yadin: Soldier, Scholar, & Mythmaker of Modern Israel (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993).

Slyomovics, Susan. The Object of Memory: Arab & Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania, 1998).

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

St. John, Robert. Tongue of the Prophets. The Life Story of Eliezer Ben Yehuda (NY: Doubleday, 1952).

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

Tamari, Salim. Jerusalem 1948: The Arab Neighborhoods and their Fate in the War (Jerusalem, 1998).

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

Tuchman, Barbara W. Bible & Sword: England & Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour (NY: Random House, 1984).

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

In the Library: Fiction

Koestler, Arthur. Thieves in the Night (London, 1946). Novel endorsing Stern Gang terrorism.

Uris, Leon. Exodus (NY: Doubleday, 1958). Popular novel of post-Holocaust emigration to Palestine & war for Israeli independence.

Wiesel, Elie. Dawn (NY: Bantam, 1982). Story of an Israeli resistance fighter in British Palestine, assigned to execute a British officer.

________. Night (NY: Bantam, 1982).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Grondahl, Mia. In Hope and Despair: Life in the Palestinian Refugee Camps (Cairo, Egypt: American U., 2003).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

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

"Exodus" [1960?], dir. Otto Preminger, 2 reels 208m. In video stores. Emotional drama of post-World War II Jewish emigration to Palestine under British Mandate, & struggle for Israeli independence.

"The Long Way Home" [1997], dir. Mark Jonathan Harris, 120m. In video stores. Excellent documentary account from European & American perspective, of postwar situation of Holocaust survivers & process of their resettlement in Palestine.

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