Books

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  • Abulhawa, Susan, Mornings in Jenin (2009) A powerful fictional account of the Palestinian story since 1948
  • Ahmed, Akbar,  The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War On Terror Became A Global War on Tribal Islam. c. 2013
  • Ali Tariq, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (Islamic Quintet #1) c.1992  Tells the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family story of those who tried to survive after 1492.
  • Ali Tariq The Book of Saladin (Islamic Quintet #2)  A fictional memoir of Saladin, the 12th century Kurdish liberator of Jerusalem. c.1998
  • AMEU,  Burning Issues (2007)  Selected Link issues from the past 40 years
  • Armstrong, Karen Jerusalem – One City, Three Faiths (1997) A comprehensive look at the history of Jerusalem with the interweaving of spiritual and political decisions.
  • Ateek, Naim A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconcilitation (2008)
  • Baltzer, Anna, Witness in Palestine (2007)  Jewish American condemns Israel’s occupation of Palestine
  • Becker, Richard, Palestine, Israel and the US Empire (2009) Author provides a sharp analysis of historic & current events in the struggle for Palestine.
  • Bennis, Phyllis , Understanding the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict  (2007)
  • Blumenthal, Max .Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel .An eye-opening account about the dramatic plight and dangerous path Israel is currently following 2013.
  • Braverman, Mark, Fatal Embrace (2010) Describing the spiritual and psychological forces driving the discourse in America, in Israel, within the Jewish community, and within the church, Braverman turns to the prophets’ cry for justice and to Jesus’ transformative ministry to show the way forward.
  • Carter, J., Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (2006)  A critical analysis of Israel’s occupation
  • Carter, J., We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land (2009)  Details steps to peace
  • Chacour, E., Blood Brothers (2003) Gripping true story of a Palestinian Christian
  • Chomsky & Pappe.  Gaza in Crisis c.2013
  • Corrie, Rachel. Let me Stand Alone ,The Journals of Rachel Corrie, American volunteer crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003.
  • Christison,  K., Perceptions of Palestine (2001) History and background of US support of Israel
  • Chomsky, N. The Fateful Triangle (1999)  About the relationship between America, Israel and the Arab Palestinians.
  • Ennes, J. Assault on the Liberty (2002)  Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty in 1967
  • Findley, P., They Dare to Speak Out (2003) People & Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby
  • Finkelstein, N., The Holocaust Industry (2000) Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering
  • Halper, J., An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting dispossession, redeeming Israel (2008)  Longtime opponent of the occupation and peace activist against home demolitions.
  • Hersh, Seymour M.,  The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (1991) Details history of Israel’s nuclear weapons program and it’s effect on Israeli/U.S. relations
  • Hroub, K., Hamas: A Beginner’s Guide (2006). Good introductory history
  • Khalidi, R. Sowing Crisis, the Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East (2009)
  • Khalidi, R., The Iron Cage (2006)  Why Palestinians don’t have a state
  • Kovel, J., Overcoming Zionism (2007)  How Israel can heal its “state-sponsored racism”
  • Lasky, Jesse Jr.& Pat Silver-Lasky & Jesse Lasky, Jr., The Offer, brought up to date with an added timeline, important reading today for a deeper understanding of the road to peace which must eventually be taken by the peoples of Israel and Palestine
  • Lerner, M., Healing Israel/Palestine (2003) A Path to Peace & Reconciliation
  • Lutz, Charles P. and Robert O. Smith, Christians in a Land Called Holy (2006) An examination of the complex issues that plague “a Land Called Holy.”
  • Mearsheimer, John J. and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy ( 2007). Discusses the power of the “Israel lobby” in shaping US foreign policy.
  • Olson, Pamela J., Fast Times In Palestine – A love Affair with a Homeless Homeland, (2013) A story that illuminates crucial years of Israeli-Palestinian history.
  • Pappe, I., The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006)  Author draws on recently disclosed state documents.
  • Peled, Miko. The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, Foreword by Alice Walker. c. 2012
  • Raheb, Mitri, Bethlehem Besieged (2004) A personal look into the lives of Palestinians in Bethlehem.
  • Raheb, Mitri, Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian of Eyes c 2014. A Palestinian Christian theologian shows how the reality of empire shapes the context of the biblical story, and the ongoing experience of Middle East conflict.
  • Ruebner, Josher,  Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (2013)
  • Roy, Sara, Failing peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (2007)
  • Said, E., Culture and Resistance (2003)  Author envisions a secular, democratic Middle East
  • Sennott, Charles M., The Body and the Blood (2003) A look at the Middle East’s vanishing Christians and the possibility for Peace.
  • Scahill, Jeremy, Dirty Wars:  The World is a Battlefield.  c.2013.
  • Smith, Robert O., More Desired than Our Owne Salvation – The Roots of Christian Zionism, c.2013. A historical look at how millions of American Christians see U.S. support for the State of Israel as a God-ordained responsibility.
  • Telhami, Shibley, The World Through Arab Eyes  Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East c.2013.
  • Youman, Munib, Witnessing for Peace  An experience of and an advocacy for nonviolence in the Middle East.  c.2003.
  • Zogby, James,  Arab Voices:  What They are Saying to Us and Why it Matters c.2010.