What are the best books on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

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    #1The Almond Tree

    The Almond Tree

    The Almond Tree is the accomplished debut novel of Michelle Cohen Corasanti. It's reminiscent of The Kite Runner and One Thousand Splendid Suns, making it an uplifting read that conveys a message of optimism and hope.


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    Emma Walker
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I was seeking to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict better and this book was recommended to me. The Almond Tree is a beautifully written book about a young boys journey and the successes he achieves for himself and his family while living through the harsh Arab-Israeli conflict. "
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    Orientalism by Edward W. Said is a modern classic that was first published in 1979. It's a groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural and political perceptions of the East. 


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    Yan Fu
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The book was published in the late seventies, so it is a bit dated. Still, it does do a good job at examining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I am by no means an expect on the subject, but I felt that it was a very informative piece of work that certainly gave me a lot more knowledge on the topic. Plus, it's not a difficult read."
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    #3The Case for Israel

    The Case for Israel
    The Case for Israel by Alan M. Dershowitz is a non-fiction political book that looks into what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about the war-torn country. It's an ardent defense of Israel's right, with indisputable evidence.

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    Julio Durán
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a good book and well written. It does an excellent job of telling Israel’s side of the conflict. This isn’t the choice for books if you are looking for the complete story. Worth a read regardless! Recommended!"
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    #4The Lemon Tree

    The Lemon Tree

    Sandy Tolan 's The Lemon Tree brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to the most human level. It demonstrated that even during the bleakest political realities, hope and transformation still exist.


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    Betty Adams
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I love this book! The nostalgia of the boy is overwhelming. I just love it. Very adventurous and emotionally fulfilling! You need to read this book!"
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    #5The Question of Palestine

    The Question of Palestine

    The Question of Palestine by Edward W. Said is the most useful and authoritative account available that recounts the changing status of Palestine. It even includes an account on the Middle East peace initiative. 


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    Jordan Flores
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "The Question of Palestine is a book by Edward Said and is available from Amazon for $14.65. It is considered to be the best account of the changing status of Palestine. It even covers the Gulf War and Madrid Peace Talks. It is broken into two sections. One covers the historical aspects and the other covers Orientalism. If you are interested in the area then this is a good book to pick up. It fits the topic."
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    #6I Saw Ramallah

    I Saw Ramallah

    I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti, Edward W. Said, Ahdaf Soueif is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature. It's about memory and reflection, lamentation and resilience, making it a deeply humane book.


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    Jane Robinson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I Saw Ramallah is a moving and impactful read. Reading this helped give a real human voice to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Worth a read for anyone that wants to better understand the conflict!"
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    #7Fast Times in Palestine

    Fast Times in Palestine
    Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland by Pamela J. Olson is her account for how most of her life, most of what she knew about the Middle East was from headlines and stereotypes.

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    Helen Cui
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a great book that will definitely help anyone understand the Palestini Israli conflict better from an inside perspective. She writes it from the point of view of an outsider, but an outsider who is inside the area experiencing things first hand. It is non fiction but I Felt like it was a fiction book as far as the way it was written. I definitely went away with a deeper understanding of the area and its issues although I felt like it dragged in some places which left me a little bored."
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    #8The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe refers to the 1948 ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians that has been erased from global public memory. In this. Pappe offers an investigation into this mystery.

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    Jessica May
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I found this book to be controversial, interesting, and very informative. This is a good book to read if you want to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
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    #9Gaza Writes Back

    Gaza Writes Back

    Gaza Writes Back is an anthology of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza, Palestine. The writers are all members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel's siege and blockade.


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    Richard Pena
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "i say that this is a great look into there suffering so go read it"
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    #10Mornings in Jenin

    Mornings in Jenin

    Mornings in Jenin is a powerful novel by Susan Abulhawa that was first published in a hardcover edition and entitled The Scar of David. Its deep and moving humanity forces readers to take a fresh look at the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.


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    Sara Washington
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "As an Arab American, with family in Israel, I follow the turmoil in the middle east closely. This was an amazing book, well written, and it gave a more balanced perspective of the conflict. I will recommend this book to anyone interested in the topic. "


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