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The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Amir Koushkani & Rob Simms Lexington Books (January 20, 2012)

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

by Richard Cohen Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


Israel vs. Utopia

by Joel Schalit Akashic Books (October 01, 2009)

Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.


Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

by Nick Reynold Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain’s...


Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period: A Turning Point in Jewish History

by Heerak Christian Kim UPA (April 23, 2014)

Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period is a monumental work of scholarship in ancient history and Jewish studies. This book examines centuries of scholarship on ancient Jewish group identity and...


Israel at Sixty: An Oral History of a Nation Reborn

by Deborah Hart Strober Wiley (February 01, 2008)

Based on extensive interviews, Israel at Sixty presents a balanced, comprehensive account of this complex and amazing land. It re-creates historic events from the actions of Israel's founding visionaries through...


All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

by Stephen Kinzer Wiley (January 01, 2008)

With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2003)

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Israeli Culture on the Road to the Yom Kippur War

by Dalia Gavriely-Nuri Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

While many scholars have tried to explain why Israel was caught unawares despite its sophisticated military intelligence services, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri looks beyond the military, intelligence, and political explanations...


The 188th Crybaby Brigade

by Joel Chasnoff Free Press (February 09, 2010)

Look at me. Do you see me? Do you see me in my olive-green uniform, beret, and shiny black boots? Do you see the assault rifle slung across my chest? Finally! I am the badass Israeli soldier at the side of...


Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

by Kai Bird Scribner (April 20, 2010)

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD’S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict....


Historical Dictionary of Israel

by Bernard Reich & David H. Goldberg Scarecrow Press (April 25, 2008)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Israel addresses the need in the literature on Israel for a comprehensive impartial information source about the various diplomatic and political personalities,...


Israel, Palestine, & the Quest for Middle East Peace

by Dennis J. Deeb Ii UPA (June 13, 2013)

This book objectively aims to provide both a historical narrative of the events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a historiography exploring the failures to achieve a final settlement between...


International Legitimacy and the Politics of Security: The Strategic Deployment of Lawyers in the Israeli Military

by Alan Craig Lexington Books (May 29, 2013)

The politics of security is increasingly concerned with the legitimacy of military operations, demanding a political engagement with law and ethics that is empowering the lawyers through a continuing expansion...


1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israel

by Mitchell G. Bard & Moshe Schwartz Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 01, 2005)

Hardly a day passes when Israel is not in the news. This book provides essential facts about not only the political events in the news, but also the positive contributions Israel is making in the arts and sciences....


What Israel Means to Me: By 80 Prominent Writers, Performers, Scholars, Politicians, and Journalists

by Alan Dershowitz Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Personal and Passionate Reflections on the Land and Its People

"The Mediterranean landscape, the exuberance of the Israelis, the way politics is a matter of life and death there-all these things beguiled me."...


Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Fran Markowitz Indiana University Press (June 11, 2013)

Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological...


The Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace

by Alan Dershowitz Wiley (November 03, 2008)

The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Israel takes on the greatest threats faced by Israel today

In addition to Hamas, which provoked the recent war and Gaza with its rocket attacks on Israeli...


Mossad

by Michael Bar-Zohar & Nissim Mishal Ecco (November 06, 2012)

For decades, Israel's renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed...


A Land Twice Promised

by Noa Baum Familius (June 07, 2016)

Israeli storyteller Noa Baum grew up in Jerusalem in the shadow of the ancestral traumas of the holocaust and ongoing wars. Stories of the past and fear of annihilation in the wars of the ’60s, ’70s, and...


Records of Dispossession: Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Michael R. Fischbach Columbia University Press (November 26, 2003)

No issue in the Arab-Israeli conflict has proven more intractable than the status of the Palestinian refugees. This work focuses on the controversial question of the property left behind by the refugees during...


Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered

by Sarah Tuttle-Singer Skyhorse (May 22, 2018)

On a night in 1999 when Sarah Tuttle-Singer was barely 18, she was stoned by Palestinian kids just outside one of the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem. In the years that followed, she was terrified to explore...


We Stand Divided

by Daniel Gordis Ecco (September 10, 2019)

From National Jewish Book Award winner and author of Israel, a bold reevaluation of the tensions between American and Israeli Jews that reinterprets the past and reimagines the future of Jewish life

Relations...


My Father's Paradise

by Ariel Sabar Algonquin Books (October 13, 2009)

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made...


Pumpkinflowers

by Matti Friedman Algonquin Books (May 03, 2016)

“A book about young men transformed by war, written by a veteran whose dazzling literary gifts gripped my attention from the first page to the last.”The Wall Street Journal

“Friedman’s sober and...


Israeli Settlements

by Martin Blecher Hamilton Books (October 15, 2018)

Most research and analyses of Israel’s settlement enterprise has focused on the usage of particular paragraphs in the Geneva Convention. For over 50 years Israel has refuted the usage of the Geneva Convention...


Occupied Lives

by Nina Gren The American University in Cairo Press (November 20, 2015)

Intense media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does not necessarily enhance one's knowledge or understanding of the Palestinians; on the contrary they are more often than not reduced to either victims...


Palestine

by Nur Masalha Zed Books (August 15, 2018)

• The first book to fully span the country’s millennia-old history.

• Draws on the latest archaeological evidence as well an impressive range of documentary sources.

• Author is a distinguished Palestinian...


Mapping My Return

by Salman Abu Sitta The American University in Cairo Press (May 10, 2016)

Salman Abu Sitta, who has single-handedly made available crucial mapping work on Palestine, was just ten years old when he left his home near Beersheba in 1948, but as for many Palestinians of his generation,...


Yusif Sayigh

by Rosemary Sayigh The American University in Cairo Press (March 01, 2015)

An acclaimed economist and lifelong Palestinian nationalist Yusif Sayigh (1916-2004) came of age at a time of immense political change in the Middle East. Born in al-Bassa, near Acre in northern Palestine, he...


Quakers in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

by Nancy Gallagher The American University in Cairo Press (September 01, 2007)

The Israeli Palestinian conflict has resulted in the longest-standing refugee crisis in the world today. Based on new archival research and interviews with surviving participants, this book considers one early...


Reclaiming Israel's History

by David Brog Regnery Publishing (March 20, 2017)

The Real History of Israel and the Palestinians

No history is so disputed as the history of Israel. Some see Israel's creation as a dramatic act of justice for the Jewish people. Others insist that it was a...


Gaza

by Norman Finkelstein University of California Press (January 09, 2018)

The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched...


Electrical Palestine

by Fredrik Meiton University of California Press (November 20, 2018)

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life, so integral that we rarely think of it as political. There has been almost no understanding of the power and infrastructure dynamics at the beginning of the...


An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba

by Doctor Nahla Abdo & Nur Masalha Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Ties together Palestinian experiences from 1948 to the present, revealing the Nakba to be part of an ongoing process of cultural erasure, and a crucial aspect of Palestinian identity.

  • An interdisciplinary collection...

The Smile of the Human Bomb

by Gideon Aran & Jeffrey Green Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

In 2017, nearly six thousand people were killed in suicide attacks across the world.

In The Smile of the Human Bomb, Gideon Aran dissects the moral logic of the suicide terrorism that led to those deaths. The...


Mohammad Reza Shajarian's Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979-2010

by Rob Simms & Amir Koushkani Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

Mohammad Reza Shajarian’s Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979–2010 is a comprehensive study of the legacy of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the greatest living exponent of avaz, the traditional art of singing classical...


1949 the First Israelis

by Tom Segev Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

Renowned historian Tom Segev strips away national myths to present a critical and clear-eyed chronicle of the year immediately following Israel’s foundation.

“Required reading for all who want to understand...


The Crescent Moon and the Magen David

by Karel Valansi Hamilton Books (February 20, 2018)

The nationalist outlook of the Turkish state since the beginning of the Republican era in 1923 targeted uniform identity formation. While Turkey did not recognize the existence of ethnic identities as long as...


Days of Lead

by Moshe Rashkes, Arik Rashkes & Max Cleland Apollo Publishers (April 17, 2018)

#1 Best Seller - Over 50,000 Copies Sold

Hailed by the likes of Israel’s founder David Ben-Gurion, Days of Lead is a gripping best seller recounting the author’s life on the front line during Israel’s...


A Life Worth Living: The Story of a Palestinian Catholic

by Bernard Sabella & Carole Monica Burnett Resource Publications (December 14, 2017)

Amidst a sometimes confusing barrage of news about the Middle East, Dr. Bernard Sabella, a Palestinian Christian, offers an enlightening, often humorous, personal narrative accompanied by reflections on lessons...


Balfour's Shadow

by David Cronin Pluto Press (June 20, 2017)

This is the controversial history of the British government's involvement in the Zionist project, from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to the present day.

Written by the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James...


DECONSTRUCTING the Code

by Jack Forbes Jack A. Fleischli (December 09, 2017)

DECONSTRUCTING THE CODE is a story of love and lost meaning, treachery and distrust, creative expression and blatant forgery, book burnings and the chance discovery of priceless writings of antiquity. In a new...


The Holocaust, Rebirth, and the Nakba

by Yair Auron Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

Yair Auron's important, innovative and instructive book relates critically to the narratives created by Israeli society regarding the events of 1948: the establishment of the State of Israel and the Palestinian...


From Shared Life to Co-Resistance in Historic Palestine

by Marcelo Svirsky & Ronnen Ben-Arie Rowman & Littlefield International (November 07, 2017)

How do we contribute to the decolonisation of Palestine? In what ways can we divest from settler arrangements in the present-day? Exploring the Zionist takeover of Palestine as a settler colonial case, this...


The Limits of the Land

by Avshalom Rubin Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

Was Israel’s occupation of the West Bank inevitable? From 1949-1967, the West Bank was the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Many Israelis hoped to conquer it and widen their narrow borders, while many...


Israel and the Bomb

by Avner Cohen Columbia University Press (September 30, 1998)

Until now, there has been no detailed account of Israel's nuclear history. Previous treatments of the subject relied heavily on rumors, leaks, and journalistic speculations. But with Israel and the Bomb, Avner...


Labor in Israel

by Jonathan Preminger ILR Press (April 15, 2018)

Using a comprehensive analysis of the wave of organizing that swept the country starting in 2007, Labor in Israel investigates the changing political status of organized labor in the context of changes to Israel’s...


Proving Biblical Nazareth

by Trevor Harris Key-line Christian Research (June 21, 2016)

“This book provides challenging material that requires a re-think on the understanding of traditional Nazareth. The historical analysis has good correlation to biblical time frames.” Dr. Murray Adamthwaite,...


Bibi

by Anshel Pfeffer Basic Books (May 01, 2018)

The first English-language biography of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one of the world's most controversial political figures

For many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is an anathema,...