The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror
Natan Sharansky with Ron Dermer (PublicAffairs)
The former Soviet refusenik and current Israeli cabinet minister argues persuasively that the future of humanity depends on the democratization and liberalization of tyrannical regimes.
The Missing Peace : The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace
Dennis Ross (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
An insider’s account of the Mideast peace process from 1988 to the breakdown of talks in 2001, when Yasser Arafat walked away from an agreement.
The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land
Donna Rosenthal (Free Press)
Journalist Rosenthal gives an in-depth look at the rich variety of people who live in the state of Israel.
Claim of Dispossession: Jewish Land Settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948
Aryeh Avneri (Transaction Publishers)
Meticulously documented account debunks the myth that Jewish settlers ‘dispossessed’ Arabs from present-day Israel.
Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel’s Wars
Yaacov Lozowick (Doubleday Books)
Refutes dozens of pernicious myths about the conflict and its moral and historical underpinnings.
Israel: Life in the Shadow of Terror
Edited by Nechemia Coopersmith and Shraga Simmons (Targum Press)
A collection of 75 powerful essays: first-person accounts of terror attacks, examining the pivotal issues surrounding the conflict, and the deeper importance of the Land of Israel.
The Case for Israel
Alan Dershowitz (John Wiley & Sons)
Harvard Law professor conclusively refutes thirty-two separate slurs and misrepresentations directed toward Israel in recent years.
Six Days of War
Michael Oren (Oxford UP)
Detailed account of the 1967 Six Day War – scholarly, yet highly readable.
Ephraim Karsh (Grove)
Comprehensive account of the collapse of the Oslo peace effort, due to Yasser Arafat’s unrelenting commitment to Israel’s annihilation.
Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Mitchell Bard (American-Israeli Coop. Ent.)
Covers every aspect of the Israeli-Arab conflict from the Mandate period through the violence of September 2000. See text online at: http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html
A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among the Nations
Benjamin Netanyahu (Warner Books)
The former prime minister eloquently presents Israel’s unique security needs and the necessity for retaining portions of land captured in 1967.
Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century
Martin Gilbert (John Wiley & Sons)
Renowned historian presents dramatic testimony of the division of Jerusalem in 1948, and its reunification in the Six Day War.
Israel: A History
Martin Gilbert (Morrow)
Comprehensive overview of the Zionist enterprise: its roots, growth, and hurdles.
Fabricating Israeli History: The New Historians
Efraim Karsh (Intl Specialized Book Service)
A response to revisionist writings that distort the creation of the State of Israel, particularly regarding the Palestinian refugee issue.
The $36 Billion Bargain: Strategy and Politics in U.S. Assistance to Israel
A.F.K. Organski (Columbia University Press)
Demonstrates Israel’s importance as a key American ally in the fight for democracy and against radical Arab states.
The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism
Conor Cruise O’Brien (Simon & Schuster)
Definitive overview of 20th century Israeli history.
The Forgotten Millions: The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands
Malka Hillel Shulewitz (Cassell Academic)
Compelling discussion of the pogroms and expulsion of 850,000 Jews from Arab North Africa and the Middle East between 1941 and 1976.
Locked Doors: The Seizure of Jewish Property in Arab Countries
Itamar Levin, Rachel Neiman (Translator)
Examines brutal persecution of Jews in Arab countries, particularly on the eve of the establishment of the State of Israel.
Battleground: Fact and Fantasy in Palestine
Samuel Katz (Bantam)
Though slightly obsolete on a few issues, this remains a valuable, comprehensive study of the Arab-Israeli conflict.