Orientalism and the Jews by Derek J. Penslar

2020-09-08T06:11:35+00:00

Orientalism and the Jews demonstrates that, since the Middle Ages, Jews have been seen in the Western world as both occidental and oriental. Jews formed the model for medieval depictions of Muslim warriors. Representations of biblical Jews in early modern Europe provided essential sustenance for Western fictions about the Muslim world. And many of the [...]

Orientalism and the Jews by Derek J. Penslar2020-09-08T06:11:35+00:00

A Line in the Sand by James Barr

2020-09-08T06:07:00+00:00

Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers - including T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle - 'A Line in the Sand' tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East.

A Line in the Sand by James Barr2020-09-08T06:07:00+00:00

A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

2020-09-01T03:16:36+00:00

A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of Israel and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. [...]

A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz2020-09-01T03:16:36+00:00

Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan

2020-09-01T03:08:19+00:00

It is an unlikely story. Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a child from a Palestinian refugee camp, confronts an occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then, through his charisma and persistence, inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream real. The dream: a [...]

Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan2020-09-01T03:08:19+00:00

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples by Ilan Pappe

2020-09-01T03:03:40+00:00

Ilan Pappe's book traces the history of Palestine from the Ottomans in the nineteenth century, through the British Mandate, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, and the subsequent wars and conflicts which have dominated this troubled region.

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples by Ilan Pappe2020-09-01T03:03:40+00:00

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan

2020-09-01T03:04:34+00:00

In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five-year-old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, [...]

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan2020-09-01T03:04:34+00:00

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy by Shlomo Ben-Ami

2020-09-01T02:56:02+00:00

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami was a key figure in the Camp David negotiations and many other rounds of peace talks, public and secret, with Palestinian and Arab officials. Here he offers an unflinching account of the Arab-Israeli conflict, informed by his firsthand knowledge of the major characters and events.

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy by Shlomo Ben-Ami2020-09-01T02:56:02+00:00

Orientalism by Edward Said

2020-09-01T02:51:25+00:00

Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. Said describes how this entrenched view continues [...]

Orientalism by Edward Said2020-09-01T02:51:25+00:00

The Question of Palestine by Edward Said

2020-09-01T02:48:08+00:00

This original and deeply provocative book was the first to make Palestine the subject of a serious debate. Edward Said traces the fatal collision between two peoples in the Middle East and its repercussions in the lives of both the occupier and the occupied, as well as in the conscience of the West.

The Question of Palestine by Edward Said2020-09-01T02:48:08+00:00
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