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  1. Required texts 4 items
    1. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

      Book 

    2. Choose 1 2 items
      1. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book Essential reading

      2. Righteous victims: a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-2001 - Benny Morris 2001

        Book Essential reading

  2. Weekly Reading List 97 items
    this is your guide to weekly readings, corresponding with the study guide.
    1. Week 1 8 items
      1. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  p3-33

      2. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism

        Chapter Essential reading Read Chapter 3, pp37-46, The Origis of National Consciousness

    2. Week 2 5 items
      1. A history of modern Israel - Colin Shindler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading chapter 1

      2. Zionism's Greatest Conceit - Alan Dowty 1998

        Article Essential reading

      3. The Zionist Ideology (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series , No 21) - Gideon Shimoni May 15, 1995 (Paperback)

        Book  chapter The Variegation of Zionist ideology pp85 -126

      4. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  41-50

    3. Week 3 4 items
      1. Land and power: the Zionist resort to force, 1881-1948 - Anita Shapira 1999, c1992

        Book  1-128

    4. Week 4 7 items
      1. Palestinian identity: the construction of modern national consciousness - Rashid Khalidi c1997

        Book  145-77

      2. Politics in Palestine: Arab factionalism and social disintegration, 1939-1948 - Issa Khalaf c1991

        Book Recommended reading part one- p1-62

      3. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  56-89

      4. Land and power: the Zionist resort to force, 1881-1948 - Anita Shapira 1999, c1992

        Book  129-218

    5. Week 5 5 items
      1. The Revolt of 1936 - Matthew Kraig Kelly 02/2015

        Article 

    6. Week 6 (rescheduled?) 2 items
    7. Week 8 4 items
      1. Politics in Palestine: Arab factionalism and social disintegration, 1939-1948 - Issa Khalaf c1991

        Book  p63-end

    8. Week 9 3 items
      1. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  intro-ch1

    9. Week 10 12 items
      1. The war for Palestine: rewriting the history of 1948 - Eugene L. Rogan, Avi Shlaim 2007

        Book  Morris and Shlaim chapters pp37-59, 79-103

      2. War in Palestine, 1948: strategy and diplomacy - David Tal 2003

        Book  intro=ch3,7,11,13-15,conclusion

      3. The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949 - Benny Morris 1989

        Book  286-296 (conclusion)

      4. Myths, Old and New - Norman Finkelstein 10/1991

        Article 

    10. Week 11 7 items
      1. A history of modern Israel - Colin Shindler 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  chapters 2-6

      2. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch2-3, 5

      3. Good Arabs: the Israeli security agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967 - Hillel Cohen, Haim Watzman c2010

        Book  intro-ch1, ch6-conclusion

    11. Week 12 4 items
    12. Week 17 3 items
      1. Hamas: politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad - Matthew Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy c2006

        Book  intro-ch1

    13. Week 18 2 items
      1. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch4

      2. Consequences of the Suez crisis in the Arab world - Rashid Khalidi

        Chapter  chapter Consequences of the Suez Crisis in the Arab world

    14. Week 19 5 items
      1. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  143-7

      2. The 1967 Arab-Israeli war: origins and consequences - Avi Shlaim, William Roger Louis 2012

        Book 

      3. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch6

    15. Week 20 4 items
      1. The accidental empire: Israel and the birth of settlements, 1967-1977 - Gershom Gorenberg 2006

        Book  xiii to p162, 342-end

    16. Week 21 6 items
      1. Righteous victims: a history of the Zionist-Arab conflict, 1881-2001 - Benny Morris 2001

        Book  ch8-9

      2. Superpower detente: a reappraisal

        Chapter  chapter Detente and the Middle East War of 1973

    17. Week 22 3 items
      1. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  178-94

      2. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch8-9

    18. Week 23 2 items
      1. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch10

    19. Week 24 3 items
      1. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  159-206

      2. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch11-12

    20. Week 25 5 items
      1. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab world - Avi Shlaim 2014

        Book  ch13-15

      2. The Israel-Palestine conflict: contested histories - Neil Caplan 2010

        Book  221-67

    21. Week 26 3 items
  3. Supplementary Readings - Thematic/General 94 items
    1. Theory 4 items
      1. 'Orientalism' and Its Critics - Fred Halliday 1993

        Article Essential reading

      2. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book Recommended reading 2003 edition DS12.S25 2003 2014 ebook now inaccessible. No comparable print version for sale.

      3. The Genealogy of Colonial Plunder and Erasure – Israel's Control over Palestinian Archives - Rona Sela 03/03/2017

        Article  This article will help you understand some of the controversies surrounding primary sources from colonial archives.

      4. Past is present: settler colonialism in Palestine - Omar Jabary Salamanca, Mezna Qato, Kareem Rabie, Sobhi Samour 2012

        Article 

    2. Zionist history 6 items
      1. The triumph of military Zionism: nationalism and the origins of the Israeli right - Colin Shindler c2010

        Book Recommended reading

    3. Palestinian History 18 items
      1. The iron cage: the story of the Palestinian struggle for statehood - Rashid Khalidi 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Palestinian identity: the construction of modern national consciousness - Rashid Khalidi c1997

        Book Essential reading

      3. The Palestinian entity, 1959-1974: Arab politics and the PLO - Moshe Shemesh, Makhon le-me*h*kar °al shem Heri S. *Truman 1996

        Book 

      4. Hamas: politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad - Matthew Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy c2006

        Book 

      5. PLO strategy and politics - Aryeh Yodfat 1981

        Book 

      6. The Palestinian entity, 1959-1974: Arab politics and the PLO - Moshe Shemesh, Makhon le-me*h*kar °al shem Heri S. *Truman 1996

        Book 

      7. The Palestinians: from peasants to revolutionaries - Rosemary Sayigh 2007

        Book 

      8. The Palestinians: new directions - Michael C Hudson 1990

        Book 

      9. Palestinian citizens in an ethnic Jewish state: identities in conflict - Nadim N. Rouhana c1997

        Book 

      10. The origins of Palestinian nationalism - Muhammad Y. Muslih 1988

        Book 

      11. 1948 and after: Israel and the Palestinians - Benny Morris 1994

        Book 

    4. The British Mandate 7 items
      1. One Palestine, complete: Jews and Arabs under the British mandate - Tom Segev 2001

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The Balfour Declaration: the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict - Jonathan Schneer 2010

        Book Recommended reading

    5. The War 1947-49 22 items
      1. The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949 - Benny Morris 1989

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine - Ilan Pappâe 2006

        Book  preface, ch1-5, epilogue

      3. The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem revisited - Benny Morris 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended reading compare this text to the original edition

      4. The war for Palestine: rewriting the history of 1948 - Eugene L. Rogan, Avi Shlaim 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      5. Palestine 1948: war, escape and the emergence of the Palestinian refugee problem - Yoav Gelber 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      6. The 1948 Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Ilan Pappâe 2006

        Book Recommended reading

      7. The Druze between Palestine and Israel, 1947-49 - Laila Parsons 2000

        Book Recommended reading

      8. Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the claims of memory - Ahmad H. Sa'di, Lila Abu-Lughod 2007

        Book 

      9. Remembering Palestine in 1948: beyond national narratives - Efrat Ben-Ze'ev 2011

        Book 

      10. Politics in Palestine: Arab factionalism and social disintegration, 1939-1948 - Issa Khalaf c1991

        Book  debates on 48

      11. The Tantura case in Israel: the Katz research and trial - Ilan Pappé 04/2001

        Article  Available on library e-journals gateway. For more on Katz and the Tantura case, see the appendix to Ilan Pappe’s Out of the Frame (2010). For a stinging reply to Pappe, see Yossi Ben-Artzi’s review of Out of the Frame in Israel Studies 16/2 ( Summer 2011), pp. 165-183 and Benny Morris’s ‘The Liar as Hero’ in New Republic, 17 March 2011 (the latter can be found via Google).

    6. The Arab-Israeli Wars 10 items
      1. 1967: Israel, the war, and the year that transformed the Middle East - Tom Segev 2007

        Book Recommended reading

      2. Israel's border wars, 1949-1956: Arab infiltration, Israeli retaliation, and the countdown to the Suez War - Benny Morris 1997

        Book  E-book: full text available online through the library Compulsory reading: pp. 240-276; 371-317. Additional reading to your choice: pp. 185-239; 306-339

      3. Abba Eban with Footnotes - Norman G. Finkelstein 04/2003

        Article 

      4. Israel's wars: a history since 1947 - Ahron Bregman 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    7. Peace and its limits 7 items
      1. The brink of peace: the Israeli-Syrian negotiations - Itamar Rabinovich c1998

        Book Recommended reading

      2. The road not taken: early Arab-Israeli negotiations - Itamar Rabinovich 1991

        Book 

      3. Building a successful Palestinian state - Rand Palestinian State Study Team c2007

        Book 

    8. Primary Sources - partial list 20 items
      The comprehensive list is found in the study guide
      1. Waltz with Bashir - psychological experiment - YouTube

        Audio-visual document  This sums up my views about oral testimony as a sole-source I highly recommend the film, Waltz with Bashir

      2. The Arab-Israeli conflict: an introduction and documentary reader - Gregory S. Mahler, Alden R. W. Mahler 2009

        Book Essential reading

      3. Memories of revolt: the 1936-1939 rebellion and the Palestinian national past - Ted Swedenburg 2003

        Book Recommended reading

      4. Born in Deir Yassin 2016

        Audio-visual document Recommended reading you may treat the testimony as primary source, but not the editorial content. Trailer available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgvYMGF-7gE

      5. The origins of Israel, 1882-1948: a documentary history / edited by Eran Kaplan and Derek J. Penslar - Eran Kaplan, Derek Jonathan Penslar, David Jan Sorkin c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential reading

  4. Nuri al‐Sa'id's Arab unity programme - Yehoshua Porath 10/1984

    Article Essential reading

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