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.