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Book(s) about the history of Israeli/Palestinian conflict

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Reynard369, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Reynard369

    Reynard369 Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Any recommendations? Looking for something that's not too biased in either direction (a tough ask, I know), and ideally something that covers the last century at least.
  2. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    I'm posting here without comment but have a look at this one.

    I'm sure if you posted in CE your question could garner vastly differing opinions.
  3. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    When asked this question before, manton recommended Martin Gilbert's Israel. That is probably a good choice. It is very thorough and well-documented. It is also a bit dry. I borrowed it from the library, was impressed, but don't think I ever got through it.
  4. dexterhaven

    dexterhaven Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    While not exclusively about the conflict, Robert Fisk's documentary From Beirut to Bosnia gives a pretty novel view (well, novel for someone living in the US) of the fight between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

    A good book about the subject as it relates to the US is The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, which gives a history of the conflict as it relates to the United States and examines how the conflict has been portrayed to US citizens over the years.
  5. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    ' The Iron Wall' by Avi Shlaim

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