Online News Sources

Jerusalem Post– An Israeli, English language print newspaper’s online site. Traditionally  politically conservative.

Haaretz– Another Israeli, print newspaper. Published in both Hebrew and English.

Palestinian News Network– An online Palestinian news outlet.

al-Jazeera– International news outlet with an Arab perspective.

Pan-Arabism– A very brief synopsis of Pan-Arabism and its ideology.

Syrian Social Nationalist Party– the ideology of the SSNP.

Arab Nationalism and the Arab Congress in 1913

Gamal Abdel Nasser– page on Egyptian leader Nasser

Sayyid Qutb– page on Sayyid Qutb

 Nashashibi Family

al-Husayni Famliy


Informational Links

Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades– The home page of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the militant branch of Hamas.

Hamas Info– The English language homepage of Hamas, current majority party of the Palestinian Authority.  Website currently under construction.

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization)

A summation of theArab-Palestinian Conflict.


Social Media


@Israel-State of Israel’s official Twitter channel.

@AIPAC– Most powerful pro-Israel lobby in the United States.

@Palestine– “Latest news on Palestine, aggregated from mainstream and not so mainstream media.”

@PalestineCenter– A D.C. based group that works to educate the American public on issues surrounding Palestine.


Bunton, Martin, and William L. Cleveland. A History of the Modern Middle East. 4th ed. Boulder, Colorado:

Westfield Press, 2009.

–In this overview of the Middle East, reaching as far back as the foundation of Islam in the seventh century, the history of the region is analyzed in a clear narrative. A History of the Modern Middle East also contains an in-depth bibliography on Palestine and other nations in the region.

Cohen, Michael J. The Origins and Evolution of the Arab-Zionist Conflict. Los Angeles, CA: University of
           California Press, 1987.
— Michael J. Cohen concisely summarizes and examines both the causes and transformation of the Arab-Zionist conflict in this book. The book was published, however, in 1987, so over twenty years of the conflict are missing.

Cooley, John K. Green March, Black September. London: Frank Cass and Co. Ltd., 1973.

–A book about the history of Palestinian resistance organizations, focusing in particular on al-Fatah, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and Black September

Fraser, T. G. The Arab-Israeli Conflict. 2d ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004.

— This book is a very complete analysis of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It spans the entire military history of Israel until 2004.

Gelvin, James L. The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War. New York: Cambridge
      University Press, 2005.
— James Gelvin wrote The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War as an analysis of the conflict between native Palestinians and their Israeli counterparts. While the book obviously discusses the influence of the Arab league, it focuses more on the geopolitics of Israel.
Harms, Gregory, and Ferry, Todd M. The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction. Ann Arbor, MI:
      Pluto Press, 2005.
The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction is a great basic, chronological overview of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Pappe, Ilan. A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,


–Focusing on the the history of Palestine from the nineteenth century onward, Pappe covers the changes in policy as the area became more volatile after the creation of the state of Israel. Known for his criticism of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians, A History of Modern Palestine will offer a different perspective on the period.

Rowley, Gwyn. Israel into Palestine. London: Mansell Publishing Limited, 1984.

–Rowley’s Israel into Palestine begins with the Classical period, and carries through European Zionism into the 1980s.

Said, Edward W. The Question of Palestine. New York: Vintage Books, 1992.

–An analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict from a Palestinian refugee perspective.

Smith, Charles D. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010.

–A fairly comprehensive history of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

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