Palestine since 1968
(see also Palestine, Jerusalem, Palestine: Peace Movement, Israel since 1968, Israel: Peace Movement & US & Middle East)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
The Challenge to the Two-State Solution. Gary Sussman, Middle East Report (sum 04).
Two Magic Phrases. Amira Hass, Ha'aretz (6/23/04).
Disengaged from Reality. Amira Hass, Ha'aretz (6/2/04).
A Journey to Rafah. Jennifer Loewenstein, CounterPunch (1/16/04). Followed by her earlier reports from Gaza Strip, dating back to 2001.
Mahmoud, 10, Went Looking for Songbirds & Died in a Hail of Bullets. Justin Huggler, Independent (11/8/03).
Occupation & Terrorism: Conversation with Amira Hass. Harry Kreisler, Conversations with History (10/24/03).
The Misleading Term "Fence". Amira Hass, Ha'aretz (7/16/03).
Israel Can Halt This Now. Oona King, Guardian (6/12/03).
Road Map or Road Kill? Rashid Khalidi, Nation (6/9/03).
War on Iraq Will Intensify Palestinian Suffering. Neve Gordon, National Catholic Reporter (2/28/03).
Palestinian Pacifism. John Bacher, Peace Magazine (10-12/02).
The Push for War. Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books (10/3/02). Brilliant critique of the world view & militarist foreign policy of the "think tank" intellectuals surrounding the Bush administration, in which Israel plays a very large role.
Jews Only Law Sparks Firestorm, Bradley Burston, Ha'aretz (7/16/02) Proposed law allows Jews to bar Arabs from buying homes; recalls now-rescinded UN resolution equating Zionism and racism
Against Israeli Apartheid, Desmond Tutu & Ian Urbina, Nation (7/15/02) Life in the occupied territories mirrors life in apartheid South Africa
The BUSHARON Global War, Lev Grinberg, Independent Media Center (7/7/02). Bush needs Sharon for a war on Iraq.
For Palestinians, land is shrinking,Tim Golden, NY Times (in Int'l Herald Tribune) (7/5/02). Settlements grow thanks to elaborate but hard to trace system of government incentives, & powerful network of political support.
Independence and Terrorism, Todd May, Ramallah Online (7/4/02). Put colonial America in place of Palestine, & your attitude towards Israel may change.
Obituary for the Oslo Accords, Francis Boyle, Counterpunch (7/3/02). US & Israel have never seriously sought just peace with Palestine.
Study: High Trauma Rate Among Palestinian, Settlers' Children, Ha'aretz, (7/2/02). 70 % of West Bank Palestinians & 30% of Jewish settlement children suffer anxiety, nightmares, eating disorders & sense of loss, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
The Middle East - in Alabama?, Mitch Frank, Time (6/29/02). In post 9/11 era, Congressmember loses re-election due to support for Palestine.
From LBJ to GWB: Full Story of Resolution 242, Kathleen Christison, Counterpunch (6/28/02). Ex-CIA analyst details how US reneged on Oslo promise of land for peace.
Jobless in Gaza, Amira Hass, Ha'aretz (6/28/02). Palestinian workers who've lost jobs due to closures organize & protest.
How Arafat Failed Israeli Interests, Robert Fisk, Counterpunch (6/26/02). Bush call for Arafat's ouster shows that US offers Palestinians nothing but subjugation.
Bush: Off With Arafat's Head, Samuel Bahour & Michael Dahan, Counterpunch (6/25/02). Bush speech reveals US surrender of Middle East policy to Sharon.
Palestinian Elections Now, Edward Said, Counterpunch (6/17/02). The only legitimate call for Palestinian elections is that coming from Palestinians
Palestinians Critical of Bush's Plan for an Interim State. James Bennett, NY Times (6/15/02). No sign that minimum demands will be taken into account.
Indefinite Siege, Amira Hass, Counterpunch (reprinted from Ha'aretz) (6/13/02). Effect of Israeli siege & pass system on Palestine and Palestinians.
Solution to this Filthy War: Foreign Occupation, Robert Fisk, Counterpunch (5/8/02). May be the only way.
What Israel Has Done, Edward Said, Nation (5/6/02). Israel's actions vs. Palestinians not merely "anti-terrorist;" bent on destruction of Palestinians as a people, & as a national entity.
Sharon the Merciless and Arafat the Corrupt, Robert Fisk, Counterpunch (5/4/02). Arafat can't control his people; Sharon can't protect "his", so peace is as far away as ever.
Jenin War Crimes Investigation Needed, Human Rights Watch (5/3/02). Israeli actions at Jenin should be investigated as war crimes.
Armey Calls for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians, Counterpunch (5/2/02). Transcript of Texas Congressman's call on "Hardball" TV show for removal of Palestinians from their homeland.
Inside Gaza, Kristin Schurr, Counterpunch (5/1/02). Israeli occupation turns Gaza into prison.
Making the Blooms Desert, Jessica McCallin, Red Pepper (rec'd 5/02). Why Israel won't abandon occupation.
The Last Negotiation, Hussein Agha & Robert Malley, Foreign Affairs (6/02). Incremental solutions don't work; Israel/Palestine must be presented with non-negotiable, final agreement.
Ending the Death Dance, Richard Falk, Nation (4/29/02). Bush response to 9/11, with failures of other administrations, has escalated conflict.
The Isle of Polyphemus, Wole Soyinka, Nation (4/29/02). Nigerian authors observations in Israel/Palestine.
Is There a Way Out? Occupation, Terror & Understanding, Daniel Bar-Tal, Counterpunch (4/22/02). Israeli shares fears & frustrations about deteriorating situation.
View From Beirut, by Robert Fisk, Nation (4/22/02). Why does America ignore Saudi peace plan?
What Kind of War Is This? Amira Hass, Ha'Aretz (4/19/02). Israeli reporter describes atrocities in Jenin (why can't US media do the same?)
Fear & Learning in America, Robert Fisk, Independent (4/16/02). Some Americans question US role; media doesn't.
America's Phoniest Liberal? John Chuckman, Counterpunch (4/10/02). NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman's views on Palestinian suicide bombings indistinguishable from those of right-wing extremists.
We Bought And Paid For Carnage of Palestinians, Robert Jensen, Houston Chronicle (4/9/02). US Taxpayers funding Israeli military agression.
Jews May Not Want to Look at This, Robert Fisk, Independent (4/7/02). Conversation with Auschwitz survivor living at site of 1948 massacre of Palestinians that triggered the refugee crisis at heart of current conflict.
Is Israel Preparing to Dismantle the Palestinian Authority? Ellis Shuman, Centre for Research on Globalization (4/7/02).
The Bloody Battle of Bethlehem, Robert Fisk, Independent Media Center (4/5/02). Details recent killings.
Israel Runs Risks With Assault on Its "Deputy Sheriff," Tim Llewellyn, The Scotsman (4/3/02). Arafat's exile or confinement will intensify Palestinian demand for end to occupation.
Bush Fiddles While Middle East Burns, Robert Scheer, Nation (4/2/02). Bush wrong to abandon US role in search for peace in Middle East.
Palestine, Palestinians, and International Law, Francis A. Boyle (3/29/02).
America's Morality Has Been Distorted by September 11, Robert Fisk, Independent Media Center (3/10/02). Is anarchy in Afghanistan & continuing slaughter in Middle East our memorial to victims of 9/11 attacks?
Israeli troops turn homes upside down, Daniel Williams, Wash Post (3/9/02). Retaliation from receiving end.
A New Current in Palestine, Edward Said, Nation (2/24/02). Palestinians, independent of Arafat and/or his Islamist opponents, speak up for peace and statehood.
Israel must end the occupation, Robert Jensen, Austin American-Statesman (2/2/02). Secret to peace is an end to illegal occupation of territory.
Emerging Alternatives in Palestine, Edward Said, Al-Ahram (1/10/02). Palestinian goal must be to end Illegal Israeli occupation of territories, not negotiate improvements.
Is Israel More Secure Now? Edward Said, Counterpunch (1/4/02). Press treatment of Palestinian terror always overlooks central fact of illegal Israeli occupation. Arafat weakened; who are other major Palestinian actors?
Law and Disorder in the Middle East, Francis A. Boyle (1/02). Oslo a blueprint for Palestinian Bantustans.
And Darkness Covered The Land, Robert Friedman, Nation (12/24/01). Report on post-Oslo chances for peace.
I find myself instinctively on the other side of power. Edward Said, Guardian Books (12/10/01). Remarks on fundamentalism, the Middle East & his Reflections on Exile.
Abroad at Home; Hope Against Hope. Anthony Lewis, NY Times (12/8/01). Israeli military reprisals won't halt terrorist attacks or resolve conflict; political solution required.
Suicidal Ignorance. Edward Said, Al-Ahram (11/15/01). US insistence on domestic unity stifles dissent & makes policy more uncritically pro-Israeli than ever.
A pilgrim's guide to Bethlehem. Robin Wainwright, Middle East Forum (10/27/01). Deaths of Palestinians at hands of Israeli snipers over a ten day period.
Battle of the Books in Palestine, Fouad Moughrabi, Nation (10/1/01). Right wing claims that Palestinian textbooks foment anti-Israeli agression are false, but educational aid to Palestine is still withdrawn.
If All Rabbis Were Like Arik Ascherman, Pat McDonnell Twair, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (10/01). Director of Rabbis for Human Rights discusses transition from war protester to war resister.
A Gaza Diary: Scenes from the Palestinian Uprising. Chris Hedges, Harper's (10/01).
The Desertion of Arafat. Edward Said, New Left Review (9-10/01). US/Israeli drive to crush Palestinians continues; Arafat's corrupt & irresponsible leadership must end.
Collective passion. Edward Said, Al-Ahram 552 (9/20/01). Instead of urging reflection, press fans war frenzy without thought for long- term consequences.
Amira Hass: Life Under Israeli Occupation. Robert Fisk, Independent (8/26/01).
Letter from Palestine, Roane Carey, Nation (7/23/01). What are conditions that produce suicide bombings?
All the Way from the Sea to the River. Amira Hass, Ha'aretz [ZMagazine] (5/30/01) . Palestinians & the plan for achieving a Greater Israel through settlement.
Field of Thorns, Mouin Rabbini, Nation (2/22/01). Character of current intifada & its relationship to Arafat.
Waiting for Sharon, Graham Usher, Nation (2/19/01). Differing Palestinian reactions to election of Sharon.
Middle East Divide, Graham Usher, Nation (12/25/00). Rift between Palestinian and Israeli peace groups; differences in understanding of Oslo accords.
Time of the Intifada, Robert Fisk, Nation (11/20/00). Why can't U.N. Resolution 242 be implemented?
The End of Oslo, Edward Said, Nation (10/30/00). Oslo accords, flawed from beginning, have done nothing to end Israeli brutality and Palestinian response.
Blaming Arik Last, Eric Alterman, Nation (10/30/00). Roots of current conflict lie in fact that Oslo accords offered no guarantee of Palestinian self-determination, full equality or end to Israeli military occupation.
What Price Palestine? Michael Young, Nation (1/3/00). Memoirs of Abu Daoud, architect of Munich Olympics hostage-taking.
Barak Appoints War Criminal Yaron, Francis A. Boyle (11/99).
Palestinians on Hold, Graham Usher (5/24/99). Arafat decides not to declare Palestinian statehood on 5/4/99.
A Letter From Jerusalem, Nicholas Goldberg, Nation (11/23/98).
An Orphaned People, Edward Said, Nation (5/4/98). Despite Oslo, settlements & Palestinian anguish growing.
Israel Must Accept Equality in Peace Accord, Rima Askalan G, The Tech (10/1/96). Oslo creates isolated West-Bank ghettos for Palestinians; Israeli settlements still expanding.
Oslo Accord Contains Only Cosmetic Changes. Janet McMahon & Greg Noakes, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (6/95). Interview w/Israel peace activist critical of Oslo Accords.
Oslo I: Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (9/13/93). Text of Oslo Accords.
U.N. Security Council Resolution 338 (10/22/73). Response to Yom Kippur War: implement Resolution 242.
U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 (11/22/67). Response to Six Day War of 6/67, & the cornerstone for peace efforts ever since.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Al Bawaba: Middle East Gateway. Section for each country.
From Occupied Palestine. Indispensable collection of first-hand reports from West Bank & Gaza.
International Crisis Group. Monitors ongoing conflicts.
Al-Ahram Weekly. Venerable English-language Cairo paper, major source for Palestine news.
Bitter Lemons. Palestinian-Israeli crossfire.
Middle East Research & Information Project. Publishes MERIP Report, an indispensable source.
Mideast Watch (ZNet).
Ramallah Online. Independent news digest.
International Research & Solidarity Groups
European Palestine Israel Centre. Multi-perspective website on the Middle East.
Global Connections: The Middle East. PBS resources for the study of Middle East issues.
International Forum for Justice & Peace in Palestine. Network of organizations promoting peaceful co-existence of an Israeli & a Palestinian state.
The Middle East: Are We All Blinded by Bias?. Media treatment of Middle East topics.
Mideast Just Peace. Very active solidarity group based in Traverse City, Michigan.
Aljarbawi, A. "The position of Palestinian Islamists on the Palestine-Israel accord," Muslim World 84,1 (1-4/94):127-54.
Allen, Lori. "Palestinians debate 'polite' resistance to occupation," Middle East Report 225 (win 2002).
__________. "There are many reasons why: suicide bombers & martyrs in Palestine," Middle East Report 223 (summer 2002).
Alterman, Eric. "West Bank dreamin'," Nation (9/3/01):10. On US media bias against Palestinians.
Anon. "The uprising in Palestine," Monthly Review 40,5 (10/88):1-17. Includes good maps for understanding territorial changes 1948-67.
__________. "Two thirds of Palestinians live below poverty line," Ha'aretz (4/25/01).
Ashrawi, Hanan. "Shame on you, Madeleine Albright," Progressive (12/00):22-24.
__________, "Where we went wrong. A Palestinian's soul search," Progressive (2/02):20-22.
Avnery, Uri. "A binational state? God forbid!" Journal of Palestine Studies 28,4 (sum 99):55-60.
Banks, Russell. "Witness in the territories," Nation (4/29/02):25-29.
Barber, B.K. "Political violence, family relations, & Palestinian youth functioning," Journal of Adolescent Research 1,2 (4/99):206-30.
__________. "Political violence, social integration & youth functioning: Palestinian youth from the Intifada," Journal of Community Psychology 29,3 (5/01):259-80.
Barr, W. Cameron. “Aid gets political for Red Cross,” Christian Science Monitor (11/26/03): 1, 6. By ending food aid for Palestinians, group hopes to halt subsidy of Israel’s occupation.
__________. "Life & death amid the ruins of Rafah," Christian Science Monitor (10/29/03):7.
__________. “Unofficial peace push in Mideast,” Christian Science Monitor (1/5/03): 1, 11. Dovish Israelis rally with Palestinians grassroots style.
Beaumont, Peter. "Water for peace in the Middle East: the sacrifice of irrigated agriculture in Israel?" Arab World Geographer 3,2 (2000):97-112.
Benvenisti, Meron. "The illusion of soft borders," Ha'aretz (10/14/99).
Bishara, Azmi. "'A double responsibility': Palestinian citizens of Israel & the Intifada," Middle East Report 217 (win 2000) .
Bishara, Marwan. “Letter to America,” Nation (2/17/03): 22-24.
Blanford, Nicholas. “Palestinians in Lebanon warn against Arafat expulson,” Christian Science Monitor (9/19/03):7.
Blumenfeld, Laura. "The apology. Letters from a terrorist," New Yorker (3/4/02):37-40.
Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 107-119. Poet, politician & human rights activist.
Bruck, Connie. “Back roads,” New Yorker (12/15/03): 86-97. How serious is Bush Administration about creating Palestinian state?
Carey, Roane. “The road map to nowhere,” Nation (7/21/03): 44-50. Now that Oslo is dead, what’s next? Anything but peace.
Carey, Roane. "Letter from Palestine," Nation (7/23/01):28-30.
Cavanaugh, Kathleen. "Grave breaches: a view from Jenin & Nablus," Middle East Report 223 (sum 2002).
Chomsky, Noam. "The Arabs in Israel," Monthly Review 27,11 (4/76):20-30.
Cockburn, Alexander. "Torture them," Nation (12/11/00):9.
__________. "Sharon or Arafat: Which is the sponsor of terror?" Nation (12/24/01).
Dreifus, Claudia. "Hanan M. Ashrawi," in her Interview (NY: Seven Stories, 1997).
Editors of The Nation. "Blindness in Gaza," Nation (6/25/01):3-4.
Editors of The Progressive. "Sharon's recruiting call," Progressive (5/02):8-9. Israeli state terrorism only recruits more Palestinian terrorists.
Elam, Shraga. "Peace with violence or transfer," Between the Lines 2 (12/00).
Fallows, James. "Who shot Mohammed al-Dura?" Atlantic Monthly (6/03):49-56. Critical reexamination of a much-publicized death during Israeli repression of second Intifada.
Farsakh, Leila. "Under siege: closure, separation & the Palestinian economy," Middle East Report 217 (win 2000).
Finkel, David. “Image and reality,” Monthly Review (1/97): 55-61. Review essay on Finkelstein, Image & Realty of the Israel-Palestine Conflict.
Finkelstein, Norman G. "Israel & Iraq: A double standard in the application of international law," Monthly Review 43,3 (7-8/91):25-54.
__________. "Whither the peace process," New Left Review 218 (7-8/96).
__________. "Securing occupation: the real meaning of the Wye River memorandum," New Left Review 232 (7-8/98).
Fisk, Robert. "Made in America: a lethal weapon's return policy," Harper's (8/97):15-22.
__________. "Time of the Intifada," Nation (11/20/00).
Friedman, Robert I. "And darkness covered the land," Nation (12/24/01):13-20.
Gallagher, Nancy. "Learning lessons from the Algerian war of Independence," Middle East Report 225 (win 2002).
Gaouette, Nicole. “Peaceful activists caught in fight,” Christian Science Monitor (4/28/03): 6. Protesters recently killed or injured in Palestinian territories highlight perils of peaceful protest.
_________. "Anger over PLO's grip on power," Christian Science Monitor (3/12/03):6.
Gerner, Deborah J. "In memoriam: Ibrahim Abu-Lughod," Middle East Report 220 (fall 2001).
Goldberg, Jeffrey. "The martyr strategy," New Yorker (7/9/01):34-39. Suicide bombing in Palestine.
Gordon, Neve. "The rhetoric of peace [review of Carey, The New Intifada], Progressive (5/02):43044.
Guttenplan, D.D. "Parallax & Palestine," Nation (3/11/02):18-21. Growing divergence between British & American policies in Middle East.
Halper, Jeff. "The road to apartheid," News from Within (5/00).
__________. "The 94% solution: a matrix of control," Middle East Report 216 (fall 00).
__________. "An Israeli in Palestine," Progressive (9/01):30-32.
Hammami, Rema & Jamil Hilal. "An uprising at a crossroads," Middle East Report 219 (sum 01).
__________. "Interregnum: Palestine after operation defensive shield," Middle East Report 223 (sum 02).
__________. "On the importance of thugs: the moral economy of a checkpoint," Middle East Report 231 (sum 04):26-34. Surda checkpoint near Ramallah. Principal form of Palestinian resistance today is simple refusal to let sieges & checkpoints to shut down daily life.
Hanafi, Sari. "Opening the debate on the right of return," Middle East Report 222 (spr 02).
Handal, Nathalie. "Mahmoud Darwish: Palestine's poet of exile," Progressive (5/02):24-26.
Hassan, Nasra. "An arsenal of believers. Talking to the human bombs," New Yorker (11/19/01):36-41.
Hedges, Chris. "A Gaza diary: scenes from the Palestinian uprising," Harper's (10/01):59-71.
Hertzberg, Hendrik. "Fade from black," New Yorker (12/17/01):35-36. Arafat & Hamas, Sharon & the need for US intervention.
Hockstader, Lee. "Dependence shapes emerging state: reality of Israeli control tempers dreams of autonomy," Washington Post (9/8/00).
Ibish, Hussein. "The real questions in Palestine," In These Times (1/7/02):14-15. Arafat not the problem.
Jabareen, Hassan. "Palestinians in Israel," Middle East Report 217 (win 2000).
Jensen, Robert. “Occupation blues,” Nation (1/6/03): 33-35. Israeli propaganda campaign.
Journal of Palestine Studies. See for regular "Peace Monitor" & "Settlement Monitor" sections.
Kaiksow, Layla. “Up against the wall,” Sacramento News & Review (11/20/03): 11, 12. American in Palestine considers the great divide.
Khalidi, I. Rashid. “Road map or road kill?” Nation (6/9/03): 29-30. Chief flaw of plan is failure to focus on Israeli occupation.
__________. "Israel's press agents," Nation (4/21/97):5-6. On US press accounts of Palestinian struggle.
__________. "After Arafat," London Review of Books (2/3/05):16-18.
Khamaisi, Rassem. "Settling the land: a pattern of domination," Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics & Culture 7,3-4 (2000).
Klein, Naomi. "Sharon's best weapon. The left must confront anti-Semitism head on," In These Times (5/27/02):16-17.
Lagerquist, Peter. "Postmortem of a compassionate checkpoint," Middle East Report 223 (sum 2002).
__________. "Doing time in the theater of occupation," Middle East Report 231 (sum 04):35.
Lawand, Kathleen. "The right of return of Palestinians in international law," International Journal of Refugee Law 4 (1996).
Levine, Joseph. "Strip mine," In These Times (11/27/95):36.
Lynfield, Ben. “Israel tries to deter with demolitions,” Christian Science Monitor (12/9/02): 1, 10. Punitive home demolitions stepped up in 2002: 88 razed since August.
__________. “Politics, religion, clash in Nazareth,” National Catholic Reporter (5/26/00): 14-15. Mosque dispute kindles Muslim-Christian antagonism.
Magil, A.B. "Background of the Palestinian uprising," Monthly Review 41,1 (5/89):36-39.
Mallison, W.T. & Sally V. Mallison. "The right of return," Journal of Palestine Studies 9 (4/80): 125-36.
Moughrabi, Fouad. "Battle of the books in Palestine," Nation (10/1/01):22-4 & critical comments in 10/29/01 issue, pp. 2 & 22.
Nation Editors. "Assassinating peace," Nation (10/27/97):5-6.
Nelson, Soraya Sarhaddi. "Tunnels for smuggling a lifeline for Palestinians," San Jose Mercury (7/3/02).
Nolen, Stephanie. “Limited franchise,” New Internationalist (4/1996): 4. Palestinian women disappointed in election candidates.
Normand, Roger. "Israel's accountability for economic warfare," Middle East Report 217 (wir 2000).
Norton, James & Nicole Gaouette. “Palestinians say wall is a noose,” Christian Science Monitor (2/27/03): 6. 225-mile barrier to make Israelis safer is choking economy of Qalqilya.
Prusher, R. Illene. “How to reshape Palestinian courts,” Christian Science Monitor (11/12/03): 13, 15. Palestinians want a new model of justice.
Rabbani, Mouin. "Palestinian Authority, Israeli rule: from transitional to permanent arrangement," Middle East Report 26,4 (10-12/96).
__________. "The costs of chaos in Palestine," Middle East Report 224 (fall 2002).
__________. "Toward a war of attrition in Palestine," Middle East Report 218 (spr 2001).
Radin, A. Charles. “Sterling reputation buoys Hamas,” Santa Cruz Sentinel (6/1/03): 1. Hamas a major provider of social services, employing 20,000 in network of mosques, hospitals & schools.
Remnick, David. "Rage & reason," New Yorker (5/6/02):92-103. PLO a voice of restraint in volatile Palestinian situation.
Rouyer, Alwyn. "Basic needs vs. swimming pools," Middle East Report 227 (sum 03):2-7.
Roy, Sara. "Economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip," Middle East Report (7-9/96)
__________. "The Palestinian economy after Oslo," Current History (1/98).
__________. "De-development revisited: Palestinian economy & society since Oslo," Journal of Palestine Studies 28,3 (spr 99).
__________. "The crisis within: the struggle for Palestinian society," Critique: Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East 17 (fall 00):5-30.
Ruether, Rosemary Radford. "Destruction of hope goal of Israeli rampage," National Catholic Reporter (5/10/02):16.
Ruether, R. Rosemary. “Vatican favors Palestinian homeland,” National Catholic Reporter (7/27/01): 19. US policy allows Israel to hold out against world opinion.
Said, Edward. "Bombs & bulldozers," Nation (9/8/97):4-5.
__________. "Gaza stripped," Nation (1/4/99):6-7.
__________. "The one-state solution," NY Times Magazine (1/10/99).
__________. "Arafat in the fire," Nation (12/20/99):5-6.
__________. "The end of Oslo," Nation (10/30/00):4-5.
__________. "The desertion of Arafat," New Left Review (9-10/01).
__________. "A New Current in Palestine," Nation (2/4/02). "Silent majority" of Palestinian
supports neither Arafat & the Oslo process, nor Islamic fundamentalist violence.
__________. "What Israel has done," Nation (5/6/02):20-23. Effort to destroy Palestinians as a people has destroyed their civil life.
Schechla, Joseph. "The past as prologue to the Intifada," Without Prejudice 1,2 (199?).
Schenker, Hillel. “On the road (map)” Nation (6/9/03): 28-29. Rejectionists on both sides trying to undermine fledgling initiative.
Schoch, Russell. "A conversation with Beshara Doumani," California Monthly (feb 2001) with readers' responses in April issue.
Sciolino, Elaine & Greg Myre. “Negotiators celebrate an unofficial peace plan,” San Jose Mercury News ( 12/2/03). Palestinian delegate Yasser Abed Rabbo & Israeli delegate Yossi Beilin devise symbolic Middle East plan.
Seitz, Charmaine. "'If they knew, they would have to do something': US remains silent about Israeli occupation," In These Times (8/6/00):14-15.
__________. "Down & out in Ramallah," In These Times (4/30/01):5-7.
__________. "The search for good governance in Palestine," Middle East Report 220 (fall 2001).
__________. "A tinderbox in Palestine," In These Times (10/15/01):14.
__________. "Hamas stands down?" Middle East Report 221 (win 2002).
__________. "Hemmed in. Sharon targets Arafat," In These Times (3/4/02):3.
__________. "Scenes from the occupation," In These Times (5/13/02).
__________. "Excavating the crimes of war. What really happened at Jenin?" In These Times (5/27/02):14-16.
__________. "Understanding Arafat," In These Times (6/10/02):8-10.
__________. “Under siege: How Arafat survives political & military attack,” In These Times (10/28/02): 11-13. When faced by Israelis & Americans, Arafat a sign of national pride.
__________. “Bumpy road,” In These Times (7/7/03): 3. Plan for peace gets US push toward uncertain destination.
Shehadeh, Raja. “Bird on a wire” Nation (5/19/03): 26-30. Diary of a citizen of Ramallah.
Smith, Chris. "Under the guise of security: house demolitions in Gaza," Middle East Report 220 (fall 2001).
Sovich, Nina. "Stifling democracy within Palestinian unions," Middle East Report 215 (sum 2000).
Usher, Graham. "Beit-Sahour: a Palestinian village," Race & Class 31,3 (1-3/90):90-98.
__________. "Children of Palestine," Race & Class 32,4 (4-6/91):1-18.
__________. "Palestinian women, the Intifada & the state of independence: an interview with Rita Giancaman," Race & Class 34,3 (1-3/93):31-43.
__________. "Palestine: why Gaza says yes, mostly," Race & Class 35,3 (1-3/94)
__________. "Palestine: the economic fist in the political glove," Race & Class 36,1 (7-9/94):73-79
__________. "Bantustanisation or bi-nationalism: an interview with Azmi Bishara," Race & Class 37,2 (10-12/95):43-49.
__________. "What kind of nation? The rise of Hamas in the occupied territories," Race & Class 37,2 (10-12/95):65-80.
__________. "Palestinian authority, Israeli rule," Nation (2/5/96):15.
__________. "The politics of internal security: the Palestinian Authority's new intelligence services," Journal of Palestine Studies 25,2 (win 96):21-34.
__________. "Waiting for Fatah," Nation (9/22/97):5-6.
__________. "Fatah's Tanzim: origins & politics," Middle East Report 30,4 (win 2000).
__________. "The territories erupt," Middle East International 625 (5/19/00).
__________. "Middle East divide," Nation (12/25/00).
__________. "Waiting for Sharon," Nation (2/19/01).
__________. "Gaza Agonistes," Middle East Report 31,1 (spr 2001).
__________. "Palestine: the intifada this time," Race & Class 41,4 (4-6/01):73-79.
__________. "Palestine militias rising," Nation (4/29/02):5-6.
Ward, Miriam. “Myth of Israel’s ‘generous offer’ damages truth, peace,” Nation (3/1/02): 21. Control over Palestinian territory key to 2000 proposal; Arafat right to reject it.
Watjen, Katherine. "Israeli occupation: creating a land without people," Race & Class ? (10-12/88).
Wilentz, Amy. "Arafat's dance with Bibi," Nation 3/31/97):5-6.
Yiftachel, Oren. "The mirage of Oslo," Tikkun (1-2/01).
Young, Michael. "What price, Palestine?" Nation (1/3/00):30-33. Review essay on Abu Daoud, Palestine.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Abu El-Haj, Nadia. Facts on the Ground: Archeological Practice & Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2001).
Aburish, Said K. Children of Bethany: The Story of a Palestinian Family (London: Tauris, 1988).
__________. Cry Palestine. Inside the West Bank (Boulder: Westview, 1993).
__________. Arafat: From Defender to Dictator (NY: Bloomsbury, 1998).
Ahmed, Akbar. Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (NY: Polity, 2003).
Aladin, Laurieann. Live From Palestine (Boston: South End, 2003).
Amiry, Suad & Others. Women in the Conflict (Jerusalem: Palestine-Israel Journal, 1995).
__________. Sharon & My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries (London: Granta, 2005). Life under intensified Israeli occupation in 2002.
Amnesty International. Israel & the Occupied Territories: The Demolition & Dispossession of Palestinian Homes (NY, 2001?).
Aronson, Geoffrey. Creating Facts: Israel, Palestinians & the West Bank (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1987).
Aruri, Naseer (ed.) Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return (Sterling VA: Pluto, 2001). Documents concerning plight of refugees. Using German guidelines for calculating compensation to Israel, estimates Palestinian losses at $281 billion.
__________. Dishonest Broker: The US Role in Israel & Palestine (MA: South End, 2003).
Arzt, Donna. Refugees into Citizens: Palestinians & the End of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (NY, 1997).
Barghouti, Mourid. I Saw Ramallah  (NY: Anchor, 2003). A poet's humane, non-incendiary but telling memoir of a return home after thirty years of exile.
Ben-Rafael, Eliezer. Israel-Palestine: A Guerrilla Conflict in International Politics (NY: Greenwood, 1987).
Benvenisti, Meron. 1986 Report: Demographic, Legal, Social & Political Developments in the West Bank (Boulder: Westview, 1987).
__________, with Ziad Abu-Zayed & Danny Rubinstein. The West Bank Handbook: A Political Lexicon (Boulder: Westview, 1986).
__________ & Shlomo Khayat. The West Bank & Gaza Atlas (Boulder: Westview, 1990).
__________. Sacred Landscape: The Buried History of the Holy Land since 1948 (Berkeley: U. California, 2000).
Bozarslan, Hamit. Violence in the Middle East: From Political Struggle to Self-Sacrifice (Princeton NJ: Markus Wiener, 2004).
Bulloch, John. Water Wars: Coming Conflicts in the Middle East (London: Victor Gollancz, 1993).
Carey, Roane (ed.) The New Intifada. Resisting Israel's Apartheid (NY, 2001). Good introduction to situation of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.
Chomsky, Noam. Fateful Triangle: The US, Israel & the Palestinians (rev. ed. Boston, 1999).
__________. Middle East Illusions: Including Peace in the Middle East? Reflections on Justice & Nationhood (Lanham MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2003).
Christison, Kathleen. Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy (Berkeley, 1999).
Cordesman, Anthony. Perilous Prospects: The Peace Process & the Arab-Israeli Military Balance (Boulder: Westview, 1996).
__________. Peace & War: Israel vs. the Palestinians: A Second Intifada? (Washington, 2000).
Cormack, Margaret. Sacrificing the Self (Oxford, 2002)
Davis, Joyce M. Martyrs: Innocence, Vengeance & Despair in the Middle East (London: St. Martin’s, 2003).
Diwan, Ishac & Radwan A. Shaban (eds.) Development Under Adversity: The Palestinian Economy in Transition (Washington, 1999).
Elazar, Daniel Judah. Two Peoples, One Land: Federal Solutions for Israel, the Palestinians & Jordan (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1991).
Elon, Amos. Between Enemies: A Compassionate Dialog Between an Israeli & an Arab (NY: Random House, 1974).
__________. A Blood-Dimmed Tide: Dispatches from the Middle East (rev. ed. London, Allen Lane, 2000).
El-Rayyis, Riad & Dunia Nahas. Guerrillas for Palestine (London: Croom Helm, 1976).
Elmusa, Sharif S. Water Conflict: The Economics & Politics of the Israeli-Palestinian Water Resources (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1997).
Emerson, Gloria. Gaza: A Year in the Intifada. A Personal Account from an Occupied Land (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1991).
Enderlin, Charles. Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995-2002 (NY: Other, 2003).
Farsoun, Samih K. & Christina E. Zacharia. Palestine & the Palestinians (Boulder: Westview, 1999).
Finkelstein, Norman G. Image & Reality of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (NY: Verso, 1995). Essays on Zionist theory & practice.
__________. The Rise & Fall of Palestine: A Personal Account of the Intifada Years (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 1996).
Gerner, Deborah J. One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict over Palestine (Boulder: Westview, 1994).
Giacaman, George & Dag Jorund Lonning (eds.) After Oslo: New Realities, Old Problems (London: Pluto, 1998).
Gilmour, David. Dispossessed: The Ordeal of the Palestinians, 1917-1980 (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980).
Gordon, Hayim. Quicksand: Israel, the Intifada, & the Rise of Political Evil in Democracies (East Lansing: Michigan State U., 1995).
Gorkin, Michael & Rafiqa Othman. Three Mothers, Three Daughters: Palestinian Women's Stories (Berkeley: U. California, 1996).
Gowers, Andrew & Tony Walker. Behind the Myth: Yasser Arafat & the Palestinian Revolution (NY: Interlink, 1992). Biography.
Grossman, David. The Yellow Wind (trans. Haim Watzman; NY: Noonday, 1998). Interviews with Palestinians & Israeli settlers on West Bank.
Hass, Amira. Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days & Nights in a Land Under Siege (trans. Elana Wesley & Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta; NY: Metropolitan, 1999).
__________. Reporting from Ramallah (trans. Rachel Leah Jones; NY: Semiotext, 2003).
Hiro, Dilip. Sharing the Promised Land: A Tale of Israelis & Palestinians (NY: Olive Branch, 1999).
Honig-Parnass, Tikva & Toufic Haddad (eds.) Between the Lines: Readings on Israel, the Palestinians & the U.S. "War on Terror" (Chicago: Haymarket, 2007).
Human Rights Watch. Israel's Closure of the West Bank & Gaza Strip (NY, 1996).
__________. Investigation into the Unlawful Use of Force in the West Bank, Gaza Strip & Northern Israel (NY, 2000).
Hurwitz, Deena (ed.) Walking the Red Line: Israelis in Search of Justice for Palestine (Philadelphia: New Society, 1992).
Khosrokhavar, Farhad. Suicide Bombers: Allah's New Martyrs (London: Pluto, 2005).
Kimmerling, Baruch & Joel S. Migdal. Palestinians: The Making of a People (NY: Free Press, 1993).
__________. Politicide: Ariel Sharon’s War Against the Palestinians (NY: Verso, 2003).
__________ & Joel S. Migdal. The Palestinian People: A History (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2003).
Laqueur, Walter Z. & Barry Rubin (eds.) The Israel-Arab Reader: Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict (6th rev.& updated ed.; NY: Penguin, 2001).
Lockman, Zachary & Joel Beinin (eds.) Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation (Boston: South End, 1989).
Lonegran, S.C. & D.B. Brooks. Watershed: The Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Ottawa, 1994).
Lustick, Ian. Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain & Ireland, France & Algeria, Israel & the West Bank (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1993).
Lynd, Staughton; Sam Bahour & Alice Lynd (eds.) Homeland: Oral Histories of Palestine & Palestinians (NY: Olive Branch, 1994).
Mallison, W. Thomas & Sally V. Mallison. The Palestine Problem in International Law & World Order (White Plains NY: Longman, 1986).
Masalha, Nur. A Land Without People: Israel, Transfer & the Palestinians, 1949-1996 (London: Faber & Faber, 1997).
__________. Imperial Israel & the Palestinians: the Politics of Expansion (Sterling VA: Pluto, 2000).
McDowall, David. The Palestinians (London: Minority Rights Group, 199?).
Migdal, Joel S. Palestinian Society & Politics (Princeton: Princeton U, 1980).
Nixon, Anne Elizabeth. The Status of Palestinian Children during the Uprising (NY: Ford Foundation, 1990).
Oz, Amos. The Slopes of Lebanon (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989). Argument for a Palestinian state
Palumbo, Michael. The Palestinian Catastrophe: The 1948 Expulsion of a People from their Homeland (London: Faber & Faber, 1987).
Pappé, Ilan & Moshe Ma'oz (eds.) Middle Eastern Politics & Ideas: A History from Within (NY: Tauris, 1997).
__________ (ed.) The Israel-Palestine Question (NY: Routledge, 1999).
__________. A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples (NY: Cambridge, 2003).
Pelletiere, Stephen C. Hamas & Hizbollah: The Radical Challenge to Israel in the Occupied Territories (Carlisle PA: U.S. Army War College, 1994).
Peretz, Don. The West Bank: History, Politics, Society, & Economy (Boulder: Westview, 1986).
__________. Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising (Boulder: Westview, 1990).
__________. Palestinians, Refugees & the Middle East Peace Process (Washington: US Institute of Peace, 1993).
Peteet, Julie. Gender in Crisis: Women & the Palestinian Resistance Movement (NY, 1991).
Rubin, Barry & Judith Culp Rubin. Yasser Arafat: A Political Biography (NY: Oxford, 2005).
Quigley, John B. Palestine & Israel: A Challenge to Justice (Durham NC: Duke, 1990).
__________. Legal Consequences of the Demolition of Houses by Israel in the West Bank & Gaza Strip (Ramallah: Al-Haq, 1994).
__________. The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective (Durham NC: Duke, 2005).
Reinhart, Tanya. Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948 (NY: Seven Stories, 2002).
Ron, James. A License to Kill: Israeli Operations against "Wanted" and Masked Palestinians (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1993).
__________. Torture & Ill-Treatment: Israel's Interrogation of Palestinians from the Occupied Territories (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1994).
Sacco, Joe. Palestine (Seattle, 2001). [comic journalism]
Said, Edward. The Question of Palestine (NY: Vintage, 1980).
__________. After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives (NY, 1986).
__________. The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969- 1994 (NY, 1994).
__________ & Christopher Hitchens (eds.) Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship & the Palestinian Question (London, 1988).
Sayigh, Rosemary. Palestinians from Peasants to Revolutionaries (London: Zed, 1979).
__________. Too Many Enemies (London: Zed, 1994).
Sayigh, Yezid. Armed Struggle & the Search for a State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993 (Washington, 1997).
Semmerling, Tim Jon. Israeli & Palestinian Postcards: Presentations of National Self (Austin: U. of Texas, 2004).
Sennett, Charles M. The Body & the Blood: The Holy Land's Christians at the Turn of the New Millennium (Boulder: Public Affairs, 2001).
Shehadeh, Raja. When the Birds Stopped Singing: Life in Ramallah under Siege (South Royalton VT: Steerforth, 2003).
__________. Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine (South Royalton VT: Steerforth, 2002).
__________. Samed: Journal of a West Bank Palestinian (NY, 1984).
__________ & Jonathan Kuttab. The West Bank & the Rule of Law (NY, 1980).
__________. Occupier's Law: Israel & the West Bank (Washington: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1988).
Sitta, Salman Abu. Palestinian Right of Return: Sacred, Legal & Possible (London, 1999).
Slyomovics, Susan. The Object of Memory: Arab & Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania, 1998).
Stein, Yael. Sexual Harassment in the Name of the Law: Violence & Degradation during Searches of Palestinian Homes in Hebron (trans. Zvi Shulman; Jerusalem: B'tselem, 1996).
Stollman, Nancy & Laurieann Aladin. Live from Palestine: International & Palestinian Direct Action against the Israeli Occupation (Cambridge MA: South End, 2003) Riveting eyewitness accounts of life under occupation, with context & historical perspective.
Usher, Graham. Palestine in Crisis. The Struggle for Peace & Political Independence after Oslo (London, 1995).
__________. Dispatches from Palestine: The Rise & Fall of the Oslo Peace Process (London, 1999).
Wallach, John & Janet. The New Palestinians: The Emerging Generation of Leaders (Rocklin CA: Prima, 1992).
Ward, Richard J.; Don Peretz & Evan M. Wilson. The Palestine State: A Rational Approach (NYL Kennikat, 1977).
Warnock, Kitty. Land before Honor: Palestinian Women in the Occupied Territories (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).
Zureik, Elia. The Palestinian Refugees & the Peace Process (Washington DC, 1996).
In the Library: Fiction
Antaki, Myriam. Verses of Forgiveness: A Novel (Versets du pardon) (trans. Marjolijn de Jager; NY: Other, 2002).
Habiby, Emile. The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist  (NY: InterLink, 2002).
Kanafani, Ghassan. Men in the Sun & Other Palestinian Stories  (trans. Hilary Kilpatrick; Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1999).
__________. All That's Left to You: A Novella & Other Stories (Austin: U. Texas, 1990).
__________. Palestine's Children ; Returning to Haifa & Other Stories (trans. Barbara Harlow & Karen E. Riley; Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2000).
Wilentz, Amy. Martyr's Crossing (NY, 2001).
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
Darwish, Mahmoud. The Adam of Two Edens: Poems (ed.s. Munir Akash & Daniel Moore; Syracuse, 2002).Influential poet, publishing since mid-1960's. See Taline Voskeritchian rev. in Nation (2/11/02).
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
Fabiano, Gary. "Dead-end crossing" (text by Amy Wilentz), Mother Jones (5-6/02):62-67. Checkpoints along West Bank-Israel border as "surreal zones of waiting & antagonism."
"Arab Diaries: Birth" , dir. Suheir Farraj, Abbas Hashim & Abeer Esber, 26m. From First Run/Icarus. Issues for women surrounding birth in Iraq, Syria & Palestine.
"Arab Diaries: Work" , dir. Ghalia Sheikh, Lubna Haddad, Abbas Hashim & Raed Helou, 26m. From First Run/Icarus. Hope & aspirations of Iraqi, Syrian & Palestinian men & women, as expressed in dreams of flying.
"Bethlehem Diary" , dir. Antonia Caccia, 60m. From First Run/Icarus. Two Palestinian families & an Israeli human rights lawyer confront IDF repression of the 2nd Intifada.
"The Bombing" , dir. Simone Bitton, 59m. From First Run/Icarus. Story of a suicide bombing, seen through interviews with families of victims & perpetrators.
"Canticle of the Stones" , dir. Michel Khleifi, 110m. Arab Film. Lyrical story of lovers separated by imprisonment for political activity.
"Children of Shatila" (1998), dir. Mai Masri. 50 mins. From Middle East Children's Alliance. Children with video cameras record history & daily life in 50-yr. old refugee camp in Lebanon.
“Chronicle of a Disappearance” , dir. Elia Suleiman, 88m. Meditation on exile, return & spiritual effects of political instability. From Arab Film.
"A Child's Century of War" , dir. Shelley Saywell, 90m. From First Run/Icarus. Accounts in children's voices of conflicts in Chechnya, Sierra Leone & the West Bank.
"Close, Closed, Closure" , dir. Ram Loevy, 52m. From First Run/Icarus. Gaza, since 1948 a desolate 288-sq. mile prison with a million hopeless inmates & 60% unemployment.
"The Color of Olives" , dir. Carolina Rivas, 97m. From Arab Film.
"Crimes of Honour" , dir. Shelley Saywell, 44m. From First Run/Icarus. Femicide in the West Bank & Jordan.
"Crossing Kalandia" [?}, dir. Sobhi al-Zobaidi,"?m.
"Cup Final" , dir. Eran Riklis, 107m. Israeli soldier captured by PLO, relationships developing around enthusiasm for soccer. From Arab Film.
"Divine Intervention" , dir. Elia Suleiman, 92m. From Arab Film. Love under Israeli occupation.
"Fertile Memory" , dir. Michel Khleifi, 99m. From Arab Film. Two strong women's lives under military occupation.
"Frontier of Dreams and Fears" (2001), dir. Mai Masri. From Middle East Children's Alliance. Two Palestinian refugee girls journey to border separating them from homeland & each other.
"Gaza Strip" , dir. James Longley, ?m.
"Human Weapon" , dir. Ilan Ziv, 55m. From First Run/Icarus. Examines new tactic of "suicide bombing" in conflicts in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe & the US.
"Jenin...Jenin" , dir. ?, ?m. Documentary on devastating Israeli attack against Jenin refugee camp.
"The Milky Way" , dir. Ali Nassar, 104m. From Arab Film. Arab village life in Gallilee, 1964.
"Naji Al-Ali: An Artist with Vision" , dir. Kasim Abid, 52m. From First Run/Icarus. Profile of brilliant Palestinian political cartoonist assassinated in London in 1987.
"Palestine is Still the Issue" , dir. John Pilger, ?m.
"Paradise Now" , dir. Hany Abu-Assad, 91m. From Arab Film. Explores background & motivations of two young suicide bombers.
"People & the Land" , by Tom Hayes, 57m. From Diverse Media Zone. Explores U.S. complicity in sufferings of Palestinans.
"Private" , dir. Saverio Constanzo, 90m. From Arab Film.
"Promises" , dirs. B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro & Carlos Bolado. Inspiring, hopeful docudrama on interactions of seven Israeli & Palestinian children in Jerusalem, 1997-2000.
"The Settlers" , dir. Ruth Walk, 58m. From First Run/Icarus. Profiles the seven Orthodox Jewish families of Tel Rumeida settlement in Hebron.
“Stories of Honor & Shame”  dir. Antonia Caccia. Muslim women in Gaza.
"Stuck with the Truth" , dir. ?, 30m. Palestinian Christians of Sabeel Ecumenical Center in Jerusalem & Nazareth. From Mennonite Central Committee.
"Women Under Siege" , dir. Marilyn Gaunt, 26m. From First Run/Icarus. Story of big Rashadiyah Palestinian refugee camp in Southern Lebanon, leveled by Israeli bombing in 1982.