Books

Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation

By David Cronin

Paperback 208 pages

ISBN:  9780745330655

Published by Pluto Press (5th November 2010)
Journalist David Cronin argues that Israel has become a member state of the European Union in all but name. He shows that rather than using this relationship to encourage Israeli restraint, the EU has legitimised actions such as the ill-treatment of prisoners and the Gaza invasion. He calls for continuing international activism and protest to halt the EU’s slide into complicity.

Review: http://electronicintifada.net/content/book-review-europes-alliance-israel/3607

 

 

Gaza in Crisis: Reflections On Israel’s War Against the Palestinians

by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe (edited by Frank Barat)

Published by Hamish Hamilton (4th November, 2010), 256pp hardcover

ISBN-10: 0241145066   ISBN-13: 978-0241145067

From the targeting of schools and hospitals, to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus, Israel’s conduct in ‘Operation Cast Lead’ has rattled even some of its most strident supporters.
In this book, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé survey the fallout from that devastation,and place the massacre in Gaza in the context of Israel’s long-standing war against thePalestinians. Gaza in Crisis is a rigorous, historically informed and much-needed analysis.

Review: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_in_Crisis

 

 

The Punishment of Gaza

by Gideon Levy

Published by Verso (1 Jun 2010), 160pp paperback

ISBN-10: 1844676013    ISBN-13: 978-1844676019

There are more terrible atrocities in the world than what is being done to the caged prisoners of Gaza, but it is not easy to think of a more cruel and cowardly exhibition of human savagery, fully supported by the US, with Europe trailing politely behind. Gideon Levy s passionate and revealing account is an eloquent, even desperate, call to bring this shocking tragedy to an end, as can easily be done.– Noam Chomsky

Review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/03/punishment-gaza-gideon-levy-lezard

 

 

War Crimes in Gaza and the Zionist Fifth Column in America

by James Petras

Published by Clarity Press, Inc. (May 15, 2010), 132pp paperback

ISBN-10: 0984525505 ISBN-13: 978-0984525508

The texts and illustrations in this book provide graphic accounts and visual evidence of why Israel has provoked a worldwide ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ campaign. It includes the Executive Summary of the Goldstone Report, an in-depth case study of Israel’s war crimes in Gaza, including the blockade of such essential goods as food and medicine, the systematic and deliberate targeting and destruction of civilian targets, including the murder of civilians in homes, schools and UN facilities; the use of weapons designed to inflict maximum pain and death to civilians (white phosphorous bombs); the gratuitous destruction of the foundations of civilian life including food production, water installations and sewage treatment facilities.

Review:  http://firstedition.com.my/vmchk/Political-Studies/War-Crimes-In-Gaza-The-Zionist-Fifth-Column-In-America-James-Petras.html

 

 

Behind the Wall: Life, Love, and Struggle in Palestine.
by Rich Wiles.
Published by Potomac Books, 2010
ISBN – 978-1-59797-439-4

The book brings together for the first time in one volume a collection of Wiles’ articles of everyday life for Palestine’s refugees, told in their own words, and written between 2006-2007. For further details see here

 

 

Footnotes in Gaza

by Joe Sacco
Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, 3 Dec 2009, 4332pp hardcover
ISBN-10: 0224071092
ISBN-13: 978-0224071093

In November 1956 Israeli forces invaded Gaza as part of the joint British-French attack against Egypt. The Israeli army conducted two massacres where hundreds of Palestinians were murdered. Sacco set out to collate the oral histories of the Palestinians who witnessed or were the victims of the events.  The book doesn’t only focus on the past: in present-day Gaza giant armoured bulldozers flatten houses in Rafah and the ongoing siege affects everybody’s lives. Sacco says: “… the past and the present cannot be so easily disentangled; they are part of a remorseless continuum…” For more see here.

 

 

The Invention of the Jewish People
By Shlomo Sand
Published by Verso Books Nov 2009
Clothback:£18.99
ISBN-13: 978 1 84467 422 0
Reviewed for Race and Class here .

 

 

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (Hardcover)
by Jimmy Carter
Published by Simon & Schuster Ltd (5 Feb 2007)
ISBN-10: 0743285026
ISBN-13: 978-0743285025

The former US President argues that “Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.”

Review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2006/dec/12/israel.politicsphilosophyandsociety

 

 

Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State

by Jonathan Cook
Published by Pluto Press (12 April 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0745325556
ISBN-13: 978-0745325552

Review: http://electronicintifada.net/content/book-review-unmasking-jewish-and-democratic-state/6022

 

 

Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory (Cultures of History):
edited by Ahmad H. Sa’Di and Lila Abu-Lughod
Published by Columbia University Press (16 Mar 2007)
ISBN-10: 0231135785
ISBN-13: 978-0231135788

Review: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=13598

 

 

Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

by Ilan Pappe
Published by Oneworld Publications (19 Oct 2006)
ISBN-10: 1851684670
ISBN-13: 978-1851684670

Review: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ethnic_Cleansing_of_Palestine

 

 

Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Paperback)
by Sara Roy
Published by Oneworld Publications (19 Oct 2006)
ISBN-10: 1851684670
ISBN-13: 978-1851684670

Review: http://falastinpress.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/failing-peace-gaza-and-athe-palestinian-israeli-conflict/

 

 

The Case Against Israel

by Michael Neumann
Published by AK Press (2 Aug 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1904859461
ISBN-13: 978-1904859468

Review:  http://electronicintifada.net/content/book-review-case-against-israel/5955

 

 

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

by Norman G. Finkelstein
Published by Verso Books (14 Nov 2005)
ISBN-10: 184467049X
ISBN-13: 978-1844670499

Review: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Chutzpah

 


Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jew: v. 2 (Hardcover)
by Alan Hart
Published by WORLD FOCUS PUBLISHING (23 Feb 2007)
ISBN-10: 0955020719
ISBN-13: 978-0955020711

Review:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/nov/19/highereducation.news

 


The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East (Paperback)
by Robert Fisk
Published by HarperPerennial (2 Oct 2006)
ISBN-10: 1841150088
ISBN-13: 978-1841150086

 

 

Overcoming Zionism – Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel Palestine
by Joel Kovel
Published by Pluto Press (Feb 2007)
ISBN-13: 978-1844670499

Review: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780745325699

 

 

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
by John J Mearsheimer and Stephen M Walt
Published by Penguin (June 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0141031231

Review: http://electronicintifada.net/content/book-review-israel-lobby-and-us-foreign-policy/3525

 

 

Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East
by Jonathan Cook
Published by Pluto Press in Feb 2008

Review: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/books/israel-and-the-clash-of-civilisations/

 

 

Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair
By Jonathan Cook
Published by Zed Books  in October 2008
Hardback.  £65. ISBN: 9781848130302
Paperback: £14.99 ISBN: 9781848130319

Review: http://www.jonathan-cook.net/books/disappearing-palestine/

 

 

Extreme Rambling – Walking Israel’s barrier for fun

by Mark Thomas

Published by Ebury Press 2011, £11.99

The political stand-up comic walks the entire length of Israel’s apartheid wall and amid many outrageously funny episodes provides a withering critique of Israeli policy.

Review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/apr/23/mark-thomas-rambling-israel-barrier

 

 

Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy

by Ben White

Published by Pluto Press 2012, £14.99 paperback

A short but powerful reminder that Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians is not confined to Gaza and the West Bank.

Review: http://palestiniansinisrael.wordpress.com/

 

 

Joshua

by Liam Physick (Liverpool writer)
Published as an e-book by Amazon on 15 December 2012. ASIN: B00AP4LROO

An allegorical novel based on the biblical Book of Joshua, drawing parallels between the Israelites’ (mythical) conquest of Canaan and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians by Israel in 1948. The Israelite characters are frequently given words used by Zionist leaders or pro-Zionist commentators in support of ethnic cleansing or of Israel’s subsequent acts. Parallels are made between the Israelites’ massacres of Canaanites in the Bible and the atrocities committed by Israel in the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), and between destroyed Canaanite villages and their Palestinian counterparts. An Epilogue describes the aftermath of the conquest, based on the experience of Israel’s Palestinian citizens, and a Sources section describes in depth the inspirations and discusses the fact that the Bible does not, in fact, relate history.

 

 

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http://www.palestineremembered.com/. History of Palestine and issues.

 

http://www.1948.org.uk/ 1948. Lest We Forget. Historical Synopsis