Recommended for Schools
Leanne PIGGOTT The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Timeless Struggle, Science Press 2008 A balanced and accessible textbook specifically designed to cover the NSW syllabus, by a lecturer on the subject at Sydney University.
Martin GILBERT The Routledge Atlas of the Arab-Israel Conflict, Routledge 2002
Comprehensive historical texts
Howard M. SACHAR
A History of Israel from the Rise of Zionism to our Time
Second edition (Alfred A Knopf, New York 2000.)
A fully detailed text comprising 1153 pages.
Israel - a History (Doubleday, London 1998)
750 pages. A very readable text.
A History of Zionism (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1972).
640 pages. The full story of the modern Zionist movement ending with the creation of Israel.
Stein, L. (2003) The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel, Greenwood Press
Wigoder, G. (ed.) (1994) New Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel, AUP
Walter LAQUEUR and Barry RUBIN(Editors)
The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict
6th edition (Viking Penguin 2001)
560 pages containing most of the central documentary source material.
Michael CURTIS, Ed.
The Palestinians: People, History, Politics
(Transaction Books, New Brunswick 1975).
An anthology of primary materials, selected from a pro-Palestinian viewpoint.
The Zionist Idea
(Atheneum, New York 1969)
638 pages of extracts from early Zionist ideological writing, with full commentary.
Material for Discussion
Allan DERSHOWITZ The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israel Conflict can be resolved (John Wiley and Sons 2005)
The Question of Palestine (Vintage Books 1992)
The classic exposition of the Arab case against Israel.
From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine
(JKAP Publications USA 1993 - previously Harper & Rowe 1984)
An analysis of the conflicting claims, based on historical and statistical material.
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs - http://www.mfa.gov.il/
Palestinian Authority official website - www.pna.gov.ps
Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - www.mfa.gov.jo
English language newspapers
1. The Jerusalem Post (Newspaper of record) - http://www.jpost.com/
2. Ha-Aretz ("The Land". Left-wing.) - http://www.haaretzdaily.com/
3. Arutz Sheva ("Channel Seven". Right-wing Religious) - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/
3. The Cairo Times - www.cairotimes.com
4. The Daily Star, Lebanon - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/
Pillar of Fire: The Rebirth of Israel 1986
The 50 Year War; Israel and the Arabs BBC 1998
Tkuma: Israel’s First 50 years 1999
(“Pillar of Fire” and “Tkuma” are both available to borrow in NSW from Academy BJE, email@example.com or tel. 93657900)