Learning Resources

A short curated reading list for anyone interested in learning about Palestine and the Jewish anti-Zionist movement struggling for equality and freedom.

Useful recent articles:

  1. Abraham, Yuval (30 Nov 2023). “A mass assassination factory’: Inside Israel’s calculated bombing of Gaza” https://www.972mag.com/mass-assassination-factory-israel-calculated-bombing-gaza/
  2. Baconi, Tareq (26 Nov 2023). “An Inevitable Rupture: Al-Aqsa Flood and the End of Partition”. https://al-shabaka.org/commentaries/an-inevitable-rupture-al-aqsa-flood-and-the-end-of-partition/ 
  3. Kattoura, Nicki and Maher, Geo (9 Nov 2023). “Israel-Palestine war: Why must Palestinians condemn themselves for daring to fight back?”. https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israel-palestine-war-why-condemnation-trap 
  4. Lambert, Léopold and Honorien, Caroline (2019). 27th Issue: Learning with Palestine. https://thefunambulist.net/magazine/27-learning-with-palestine 

Nonfiction books on Zionism and anti-Zionism:

  1. Friedman, Steven (2023). Good Jew, Bad Jew: Racism Anti-Semitism and the Assault on Meaning. Johannesburg: Wits University Press. https://www.witspress.co.za/page/detail/Good-Jew-Bad-Jew/?k=9781776148486
  2. Sand Shlomo (2010). The Invention of the Jewish People. London: Verso. https://www.versobooks.com/en-gb/products/2103-the-invention-of-the-jewish-people
  3. Sharif Regina S. 1983. Non-Jewish Zionism : Its Roots in Western History. London: Zed Press. https://library.palestine-studies.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=41918 
  4. Brenner, Lenni (1983). Zionism in the Age of Dictators. London and Canaberra: Croom Helm Ltd. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zionism_in_the_Age_of_the_Dictators 
  5. ​Brossat Alain Sylvia Klingberg and David Fernbach. 2017. Revolutionary Yiddishland : A History of Jewish Radicalism. London: Verso.

Non-fiction books on Palestine:

  1. Said, Edward (1992). The Question of Palestine. Vintage. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/57546 
  2. Bashir, Bashir and Goldberg, Amos (2018). Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History. New York: Columbia University Press. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-holocaust-and-the-nakba/9780231182973 
  3. Pappé, Ilan (2007). The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. Oxford: Oneworld. https://oneworld-publications.com/work/the-ethnic-cleansing-of-palestine/ 
  4. Roy, Sara (2016). The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-Development Third ed. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. https://www.palestine-studies.org/en/node/1649448 
  5. Baconi, Tareq (2020). Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press. https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=26309 

Fiction books and graphic novels:

  1. ​Kanafānī, Ghassān (1999). Men in the Sun & Other Palestinian Stories. Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_in_the_Sun 
  2. Kanafānī, Ghassān (2000). Palestine’s Children : Returning to Haifa and Other Stories. Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/125252 
  3. Abulhawa, Susan (2011). Mornings in Jenin. London: Bloomsbury. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/6692041 
  4. ​Abulhawa, Susan (2020). Against the loveless world: A novel. New York: Atria Books. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/52761023 
  5. Sacco Joe. 2015. Palestine. 16Th print ed. Seattle: Fantagraphics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_(graphic_novel) 

Children’s books:

  1. Bashi, Golbarg (2018). P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book. Third edition. Dr. Bashi. https://www.drbashi.com/p-isforpalestine 
  2. Ghanameh Aya (2023). These Olive Trees. New York: Viking. https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/58801834 
  3. Ebeid, Rifk (2020). Baba, What Does My Name Mean? A Journey to Palestine. Tablo Pty Ltd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4w3MzyzzyA 

Other resources:

  1. The Electronic Intifada (www.electronicintifada.net) is an online news source that focuses on Palestine.
  2. Mondoweiss (www.mondoweiss.net) is a news website that covers U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from a progressive Jewish perspective.
  3. Jewish Voice for Peace’s website (www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org) includes an FAQ format to answer questions about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
  4. Decolonize Palestine (https://decolonizepalestine.com/) is a collection of resources for organisers and anyone who wants to learn more about Palestine.