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Recommended Books


Benvenisiti, Meron.
Intimate Enemies: Jews and Arabs in a Shared Land
University of California Press, 1995.

Friedman, Thomas L.
From Beirut to Jerusalem, Anchor Doubelday, 1990.

Gilbert, Martin.
Israel: A History, William Morrow & Company, 1998.

Grossman, David.
The Yellow Wind, Noonday Press, 1998.

Halevi, Yossi Klein.
At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jewís Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land, William Morrow & Co, 2001.

Hazony, Yoram.
The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israelís Soul, Basic Books, 2000.

Lacquer, Walter.
An Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict, Penguin USA, 2001.

Morris, Benny.
Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1999, Knopf, 2001.

Oz, Amos.
Israel, Palestine and Peace: Essays, Harvest Books, 1995.

Rabinovich, Itamar.
Waging Peace: Israel and the Arabs at the End of the Century, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999.

Rubinstein, Amnon.
From Herzl to Rabin: The Changing Vision of Zionism, Holmes & Meier, 2000.

Savir, Uri.
The Process: 1,100 days that changed the Middle East, Vintage Books, 1998.

Segev, Tom.
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate, Metropolitan Books, 2000.

1949: The First Israelis, Henry Holt, 1998.

Tessler, Mark A.
A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Indiana University Press, 1994.


Armstrong, Karen.
One City: Three Faiths, Ballantine Books, 1997.

Benvenisti, Meron.
City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem, University of California Press, 1996.

Gilbert, Martin.
Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century,John Wily & Sons, 1998.

Gorenberg, Gershon.
The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount, Free Press, 2000.


Grossman, David.
Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations with Palestinians in Israel, Noonday Press, 1994.

Hass, Amira.
Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege, Metropolitan Books, 1999.

Khalidi, Rashid.
Palestinian Identity, Columbia University Press, 1998.


Horovitz, David.
A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel, Knopf, 2000.

Orange, Wendy.
Coming Home to Jerusalem: A Personal Journey, Touchstone Books, 2001.


Friedman, Robert I.
Zealots for Zion: Inside Israelís West Bank Settlement Movement, Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Kurzman, Dan.
Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin: 1922-1995, HarperCollins, 1998.

Sprinzak, Ehud.
Brother Against Brother: Violence and Extremism in Israeli Politics from Altalena to the Rabin Association, Free Press, 1999.