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Conflict and Resistance in the Middle East

Israel and Palestine

The Israel/Palestine Conflict

Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative by Asher Susser (ebook; 2011)
The Shift: Israel-Palestine from Border Struggle to Ethnic Conflict by Menachem Klein (ebook; 2010)
Across the Wall: Narratives of Israel-Palestinian History by Ilan Pappé & Jamil Hilal, editors (ebook; 2010)
Israel’s Occupation by Neve Gordon (2008)
The Search for Israeli-Arab Peace: Learning from the Past and Building Trust by Edwin G. Corr, Joseph Ginat, Shaul M. Gabbay, editors; foreword by HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal; preface by David L. Boren (2007)
A Possible Peace Between Israel and Palestine: An Insider’s Account of the Geneva Initiative by Menachem Klein, translated by Haim Watzman (2007)
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman G. Finkelstein (2003)


Israel or Palestine?: Is the Two-State Solution Already Dead? A Political and Military History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict by Hasan Afif El-Hasan (ebook; 2010)
The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Beginner’s Guide by Dan Cohn-Sherbok and Dawoud El-Alami (2008)
The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction by Gregory Harms with Todd M. Ferry (2008)
The Israeli-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict by Walter Laqueur and Barry Rubin, editors (2008)
The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War by James L. Gelvin (2007)
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: A Primer by Phyllis Bennis (2007)
Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961 by Peter L. Hahn (2004)


The Multicultural Challenge in Israel by Avi Sagi and Ohad Nachtomy, editors (ebook; 2009)
A History of Modern Israel by Colin Shindler (2008)


Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment by Mazin B. Qumsiyeh (ebook; 2011)
A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel by Gudrun Krämer, translated by Graham Harman and Gudrun Krämer (2008)
Remembering and Imaging Palestine: Identity and Nationalism from the Crusades to the Present by Haim Gerber (2008)
Palestine: A Personal History by Karl Sabbagh (2007)
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter (2006)
Living Palestine: Family Survival, Resistance, and Mobility Under Occupation by Lisa Taraki, editor (2006)
Palestine and the Palestinians: A Social and Political History by Samih K. Farsoun, Naseer H. Aruri (2006)

Guest speakers

"Hard questions: Public goods and the political economy of the new Palestinian Televisual Public Sphere,” by Matt Sienkiewicz. Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall 2010, Issue 66, p. 3-14.
“Out of Control: Palestinian News Satire and Government Power in the Age of Social Media,” by Matt Sienkiewicz. Popular Communication, Jan-Mar 2012, Vol. 10, Issue 1/2, p. 106-118.
“Kafah and the Non-Profit Globalization of Palestinian Media,” by Matt Sienkiewicz. Middle East Journal of Culture & Communication, Nov. 2010, Vol. 3, Issue 3, p. 352-374.
“Arab and Israeli Peace Initiatives: A Last Chance for Negotiations?” by Telhami, S., Lasensky, S., Ibish, H., & Bannerman, G. Middle East Policy, 2011, 18 (3), 1-24.
Facts on the Ground: Israel’s latest settlement move is a dagger aimed at the two-state solution,” by Hussein Ibish. Foreign Policy, Aug. 8, 2011.
Where Do We Go From Here?: Five things that Palestine could do to push forward the quest for statehood,” by Hussein Ibish. Foreign Policy, Sept. 30, 2011.
Tinderbox: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Roots of Terrorism by Stephen Zunes
Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution by Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy


Homes of the Heart: a Ramallah Chronicle by Farouq Wadi; translated by Dina Bosio and Christopher Tingley (2007)
The Rhetoric of Violence: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Contemporary Palestinian Literature and Film by Kamal Abdel-Malek (2005)
Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Arab and Jewish Writers re-visioning culture by Rachel Feldhay Brenner (2003)
A Lake Beyond the Wind: A Novel by Yahya Yakhlif; translated by May Jayyusi and Christopher Tingley (1999)


A Little Background

A Short History of Iraq: From 636 to the Present by Thabit A.J. Abullah
The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart

More from Our Guest Speakers

Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present by Nadje Sadig Al-Ali
What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq by Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt
The Baghdad Blues by Sinan Antoon

People mentioned in Late for Tea

The Days: His Autobiography in Three Parts by Taha Hussein. Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell
Lawrence of Arabia: the Life, the Legend by Malcolm Brown
The man who pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi by Aram Roston
Three Kings in Baghdad: The Tragedy of Iraq's Monarchy by Gerald de Gaury

U.S. Involvement After Saddam

The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer
Fiasco: the American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren

Lives of Ordinary Iraqis

Baghdad burning I: Girl Blog from Iraq and Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq by Riverbend
Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War by Anthony Shadid
Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq by Christina Asquith
Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq by Farnaz Fassihi


Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology, edited and translated by Shakir Mustafa
The Madman of Freedom Square by Hassan Blasim
The Marsh Birds by Eva Sallis
Naphtalene: A Novel of Baghdad by Alia Mamdouh
Saddam City by Mahmoud Saeed
Thirsty River by Rodaan Al Galid
Women on a Journey between Baghdad and London by Haifa Zangana
Zubaida’s Window: A Novel of Iraqi Exile by Iqbal Qazwini

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