Israel-Palestine 101 Recommended Resources 1

Are you wanting to educate yourself on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Here is a list of ideal resources that covers the politics, history, theology, and more.
One of the best short books on the conflict. Looks at the competing narratives at play. Assigned it in many classes.
Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories
Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories
$24.00
Very helpful short introduction. Succinctly walks through most of the important events of this conflict. I use it in 101 classes.
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
$10.00
Dual narratives written side by side by Israeli and Palestinian teachers.
Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine
Side by Side: Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine
$25.00
A haunting telling of true events during the Holocaust. You must understand the horror of the Holocaust to understand the present conflict.
Night (Night)
Night (Night)
$10.00
Wonderful film on a Jewish community in Russia. Shows the richness of Jewish life and pogroms that launch early immigration to Palestine.
Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof
$10.00
Must-see. No debate. No ifs, ands, or buts. Watch the movie. You can't fully understand the conflict without understanding this narrative.
Schindler's List
Schindler's List
$10.00
Another look at struggle to create a Jewish state. Not all accurate. Quite unbalanced, but moving and effective. Important to understand.
Exodus
Exodus
$10.00
An Israeli Jewish historian tells the true events of what happened to the Palestinians during the Nabka (Catastrophe) of 1948.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
$16.00
Detailed look at daily life for Palestinians under Israeli occupation.
Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation
Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation
$20.00
Personal stories of life under Israeli occupation.
Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books)
Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books)
$15.00
Graphic documentary of brutality of Israeli occupation.
Occupation 101 - Voices of the Silenced Majority
Occupation 101 - Voices of the Silenced Majority
$14.00
Feature film that follows the backstories of Palestinian suicide bombers. Not intended at all to justify, but rather to hear and understand.
Paradise Now
Paradise Now
$10.00
Book by Palestinian doctor whose daughters were killed in Israeli strike. Powerful inspiring read.
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
$16.00
Raw footage of one Palestinian communities nonviolent resistance to the takeover of their land. Oscar nominated.
5 Broken Cameras
5 Broken Cameras
$19.00
Hope-filled documentary on Israelis and Palestinians actively working for peace.
Encounter Point
Encounter Point
$9.00
Essential read if you want to understand the power of the Israel lobby in America.
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
$13.00
Brilliant film that dives into the complexities and shortcomings of Christian Zionism.
With God on Our Side
With God on Our Side
$14.00
Excellent book on how Palestinians, and others, can read the Bible in a way that advocates for their liberation and not their oppression.
A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict
A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict
$20.00
Towards a Jewish Theology of Liberation (Scm Classics S) by Marc H. Ellis (2003-01-02)
Towards a Jewish Theology of Liberation (Scm Classics S) by Marc H. Ellis (2003-01-02)
$36.00
Another Palestinian theologian writing on how to read the Bible faithfully in the Palestinian context.
Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes
Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes
$15.00
Exceptional book on the life and peacebuilding work of Abuna Elias Chacour
Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel
Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel
$14.00
Scores of primary sources relating to the development of the conflict. Very helpful.
The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict: Eighth Revised and Updated Edition
The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict: Eighth Revised and Updated Edition
$15.00
My own publication on my stoires and reflections on peacebuilding with Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank in 2012.
Letters from Apartheid Street: A Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine
Letters from Apartheid Street: A Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine
$19.00
Personally, I disagree with most of this book. But many people believe what he writes. Worth reading to understand common arguments.
The Case for Israel
The Case for Israel
$13.00
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