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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Overview

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Background Information

Countering Mis/Disinformation

Misinformation = False or inaccurate information that is often spread unintentionally. For example, an article with misleading info that someone does not read carefully and shares.
Disinformation = False or inaccurate information that is created with the intention to mislead. For example, using a bot on social media to spread false info.

To remain vigilant about the information you consume and share, here are some resources and ideas to consider:




Library Books


"In the imagination we can share a capacity for experience and an understanding of truth far greater than our own." - Ursula K. Le Guin 

Enter ghost by Hammad, Isabella

The girl on the fridge by Keret, Etgar

The Nimrod flipout by Keret, Etgar

Wandering star: a novel by Le Clézio, J.M.G.

Salt houses by Alyan, Hala

A woman is no man: a novel  by Rum, Etaf

The best place on Earth: stories by Tsabari, Ayelet

To the end of the land by Grossman, David

Against the loveless world: a novel by Abulhawa, Susan

The hookah girl: and other true stories by Dabaie, Marguerite


Intifada: the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation 

From Beirut to Jerusalem by Friedman, Thomas L.

The Middle East: a brief history of the last 2,000 years by Lewis, Bernard

Hamas: politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad by Levitt, Matthew

Dying for Jerusalem: the past, present and future of the holiest city by Laqueur, Walter

The founding of the State of Israel    

Six days of war: June 1967 and the making of the modern Middle East by Oren, Michael B.

The iron cage: the story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood by Khalidi, Rashid

Palestine: peace not apartheid by Carter, Jimmy

Tasting the sky: a Palestinian childhood by Barakat, Ibtisam

Holy war, holy peace: how religion can bring peace to the Middle East by Gopin, Marc

War in the Middle East: a reporter's story by Hampton, Wilborn

The green line: the division of Palestine by Cottrell, Robert C.

The Routledge atlas of Jewish history by Gilbert, Martin

The lemon tree: an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East by Tolan, Sandy

A safe haven: Harry S. Truman and the founding of Israel by Radosh, Allis

The Balfour Declaration: the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Schneer, Jonathan

FDR and the Jews by Breitman, Richard

My promised land: the triumph and tragedy of Israel by Shavit, Ari

The Palestine-Israel conflict: a basic introduction by Harms, Gregory

A history of the Arab peoples by Hourani, Albert Habib

A lethal obsession: anti-Semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad by Wistrich, Robert S.

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict: a history with documents by Smith, Charles D.