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This is a selection of books on Israel/Palestine that we recommend. Sarum College Bookshop is a great place to browse for books on the subject. Alternatively please visit their website

The Arab-Israeli Conflict – TG Fraser (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004)

Bethlehem Speaks: Voices from the Little Town Cry Out – Garth Hewitt (SPCK, 2008)

The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-colonialism in Palestine-Israel – Nur Masalha (Zed Books Ltd, 2007)

Blood Brothers: The Dramatic Story of a Palestinian Christian Working for Peace in Israel – Elias Chacour (Chosen Books, 2003)

Challenging Christian Zionism: Theology, Politics and the Israel-Palestine Conflict – Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis and Maurine Tobin (Eds.) (Melisende UK Ltd, 2005)

Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Walter Brueggemann (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015)

Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging ‘Conventional Wisdom’ and Reframing the Conflict – Emily Schaeffer, Jeff Halper and Jimmy Johnson (ICAHD UK, 2006)

Drinking the Sea in Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Seige – Amira Hass (Owl Books, 2000)

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine – Ilan Pappé (One World Books, 2006)

Extreme Rambling: Walking Israel's Separation Barrier. For Fun – Mark Thomas (Ebury Press; Reprint edition, 2012)

Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible Through Palestinian Eyes – Mitri Raheb (Orbis Books, 2014)

Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land – Mark Braverman (Synergy Books, 2010)

The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel – Ilan Pappé (Yale University Press, 2013)

From Beirut to Jerusalem – Ang Swee Chai (Grafton House, 2007)

Gaza Beneath the Bombs – Sharyn Lock and Sarah Irving (Pluto Pree, 2010)

Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians – Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé (Penguin Books, 2010)

The General’s Son: An Israeli’s Journey in Palestine – Miko Peled (Just World Books, 2013)

Generation Palestine: Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement –  Rick Wiles (Ed.) (Pluto Press, 2013)

The Holocaust is Over. We Must Rise from its Ashes – Avraham Burg (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge - Ilan Pappé (Verso Books, 2014)

In Search of ‘Ancient Israel’: A Study in Biblical Origins – Philip R. Davies (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 1992)

In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story – Ghada Karmi (Verso Books, 2002)

The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood – Rashid Khalidi (One World Books, 2006)

The Iron Wall – Avi Shlaim (Penguin, 2010)

I Shall Not Hate – Izzeldin Abuelaish (Bloomsbury, 2011)

Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide – Ben White (Pluto Press 2nd edition, 2014)

An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel – Jeff Halper (Pluto Press, 2012)

The Lemon Tree – Sandy Tolan (Transworld Publishers, 2007)

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle that Shaped the Middle East – James Barr (Simon and Shuster, 2011)

A Moment of Truth: A Moment of Faith, Hope and Love from the Heart of Palestinian Suffering – Kairos Palestine 2009 (Friends of Sabeel UK, 2013)

Mornings in Jenin: Israel and the Arab World – Susan Abhulhawa (Bloomsbury, 2010)

The Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory – Nur Masalha (Zed Books, 2012)

Night in Gaza – Dr Mads Gilbert (Skyscraper Publications, 2015)

Occupied with Non-Violence: A Palestinian Woman Speaks – Jean Zaru (Fortress Press, 2008)

On Palestine - Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé (Penguin, 2015)

Palestine: The Case for Justice – A Palestine Solidarity Campaign Publication (2007)

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid – Jimmy Carter (Simon and Schuster, 2006)

A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation – Naim Ateek (Orbis Books, 2008)

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide – Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok and Dawoud El-Alami (One World Publications, 2008)

The Palestinian State: A Jewish Justification – Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok (Impress, 2012)

Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape – Raja Shehadeh (Profile Books, 2008)

The Punishment of Gaza – Gideon Levy (Verso Press, 2010)

Reflections from Palestine: A Journey of Hope – Samia Nasir Khoury (Rimal Publications, 2013)

Time for Action: A British Christian Response to A Moment of Truth – The Kairos Palestine Document (Kairos Britain, 2013)

A Time to Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity – Anne Karpf, Brian Klug, Jacqueline Rose and Barbara Rosenbaum (Eds.) (Verso Books, 2008)

A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope Healing and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine – Mark Braverman (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013)

Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians – Gary M. Burge (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press 2nd edition, 2013)

Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi's Path to Palestinian Solidarity – Brant Rosen (Just World Books, 2012)

You Can’t Hide the Sun: A Journey Through Palestine – John McCarthy (Transworld Publishers, 2012)

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