Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Want to know more about the sources of conflict in the Holy Land and gain some first-hand insights about what's happening there today? Here is list of books in which you can begin your search for answers.

And, in your search for these and other books, please turn to your independent book dealer and, for that cheap used copy, to, a worldwide network of independent book dealers. I would sincerely appreciate your take on those you've read and your suggestions for other books I've overlooked and that you recommend. Just click on the comments tool below. Happy reading!

Naim Stifan Ateek, Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1989)

Naim Stifan Ateek, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008)

Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis and Maurine Tobin (eds.), The Forgotten Faithful: A Window into the Life and Witness of Christians in the Holy Land (Jerusalem: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, 2007)

Anna Baltzer, Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2007)

Benjamin Beit-Hallami, Original Sins: Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel (New York: Olive Branch Press, 1993)

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

Roane Carey and Jonathan Shainin (eds.), The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent (New York: The New Press, 2002)

Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006)

Mahmoud Darwish, Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003)

Sami Hadawi, Bitter Harvest: A Modern History of Palestine (New York: Olive Branch Press, 1993)

John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)

Taha Muhammad Ali, So What: New and Selected Poems, 1971-2005 (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2006)

Sari Nusseibeh (with Anthony David), Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)

Naomi Shihab Nye, 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (New York: Greenwillow Books, 2002)

Amos Oz, Israel, Palestine and Peace: Essays (San Diego: A Harvest Original, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1994)

Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford: One World Publications, 2007)

Ilan Pappe, A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Edward W. Said, Out of Place: A Memoir (New York: Vintage Books, 2000)

Mariam Shahin, Palestine: A Guide (Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2006)

Raja Shehadeh, Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine (North Royalton, VT: Steerfort Press, 2002)

Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape (New York: Scribner, 2007)

Maurine and Robert Tobin (eds.), How Long O Lord? Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Voices from the Ground and Visions for the Future in Israel/Palestine (Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 2002)

Sandy Tolan, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006)

Jean Zaru, Occupied with Nonviolence: A Palestinian Woman Speaks (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008)

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