Books


Addressing background themes of racism, imperialism, colonialism in various settings, by foundational thinkers who have had a special interest in Palestine:

Angela Y. Davis, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, 2016

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, 1961

Edward W. Said, Orientalism, 1978


Addressing Palestine specifically:

Musa Budeiri, The Palestine Communist Party 1919-1948: Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism, 2010.

Joseph Massad, The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinians, 2006.

Edward Said, The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination.  1994.

———- The Question of Palestine, 1979.

Shira Robinson, Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel’s Liberal Settler State,2013.


Addressing the history and conditions of Palestine under Israeli occupation:

Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, 2010.

Atef Abu Saif, The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary, 2014.

Salman H. Abu Sitta, The Palestinian Nakba 1948: Register of Depopulated Localities in   Palestine, 2000

———- Atlas of Palestine 1917-1966, 2010

Refaat Alareer, Gaza Unsilenced, 2015

Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir, One State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine, 2012.

Anna Baltzer, Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories,2007.

Max Blumenthal Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, 2013

Breaking the Silence (author), Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010, 2012.

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, On Palestine, 2015.

Jonathan Cook, Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair, 2013.

Ben Erenreich, The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, 2016.

Neve Gordon, Israel’s Occupation, 2008.

Jeff Halper, An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel. 2008

——–War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification, 2015.

Gideon Levy, The Punishment of Gaza, 2010.

Saree Makdisi, Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation, 2008.

Nur Masalha, The Politics of Denial: Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 2003

Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge, 2014

——The Bureaucracy of Evil: The History of the Israeli Occupation, 2012

——-“The boycott will work: An Israeli perspective” in Audrea Lim (ed.) The Case for Sanctions Against Israel. 2012

——–The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel, 2011

——–Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel, 2010

——–The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, 2006

——–The Israel-Palestine Question, 2006

——–A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples, 2004

———The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947–1951, 1994

Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War  

Alice Rothchild, Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine. 2016.

The United Nations Development Programme, The 2014 Palestine Human Development Report 2014: Development for Empowerment 

Eyal Weizman, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation, 2007

Ben White, Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide, 2009


Addressing the role of the USA in the oppression of the Palestinian community:

Jimmy Carter, Peace not Apartheid, 2006.

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against Palestinians,” 2013.

Rashid Khalidi, Brokers of Deceit: How the US has undermined peace in the Middle East,2013.

Mark Levine and Matias Mossberg, One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States, 2014.

Josh Ruebner, Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, 2013

Sara Roy, Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 2007.

Edward Said, Peace and Its Discontents: essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process,1996.


Addressing the manipulation of public opinion regarding the Holocaust and countering claims of Anti-Semitism:

Norman Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry, 2000

——— Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History (second edition), 2008


Addressing Zionism from the perspective of Jewish identity:

Meron Benvenisti, Son of the Cypresses: Memories, Reflections and Regrets from a Political Life, 2007.

Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering, 2001.     

Ran Greenstein, Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent, 2014.

Joel Kovel, Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, 2007.

Miko Peled, The General’s Son:  Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. 2012.

Jacqueline Rose, The Last Resistance, 2007.

Lilian Rosengarten, Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, 2015.         


Addressing Islamophobia in a PDF which is available through the live link, below, complete with its own comprehensive list of resources:

Haas Institute Islamophobia reading list