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I just ordered these five books just in time to bring with us to Israel and Palestine. I could have ordered a dozen from Mejdi’s great reading list, but I had to stop somewhere! These books can form the basis of a lending library during our trip. Want a book to fall asleep by or read on the bus? Pick one of these, if you wish!
Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine by Sami Adwan 2012, 398 PAGES Developed by Israeli and Palestinian teachers, these essays present each society’s version of events – literally side by side – highlighting both shared opinions and deep differences.
Israel / Palestine by Alan Dowty 2012, 269 PAGES The third edition, fully revised and updated, of Dowty’s respected introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
What Is a Palestinian State Worth? by Sari Nusseibeh 2011, 234 PAGES The president of and a professor at Al-Quds University, the Arab University of Jerusalem, philosopher and former PLO representative in Jerusalem, Nusseibeh offers a tentative way out of the 60-year-old Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict, 7th Edition by Walter Laqueur 2008, 592 PAGES Organized chronologically, this newly revised primer includes speeches, letters, articles, timelines and reports dealing with the continuing conflict in the Middle East.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tough Questions, Direct Answers by Dale by Bourke and Dale Hanson 2013, 142 PAGES With maps, charts, photos, and quotes, Dale Hanson Bourke’s skeptic’s guide, written from the perspective of an American Christian, answers such tough questions as: What is meant by a two-state solution? Who are the Palestinian Christians? Do other countries help or hurt the peace process? How does the Arab spring affect the conflict?