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Academic Books & Articles on Middle Eastern Affairs

Books:

  • Itamar Rabinovich, Jehuda Reinharz, "Israel in the Middle East", 2008. (Google Books)
  • Gilles Kepel, "Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam", 2002. (Google Books)
  • Dennis Ross, "The Missing Peace", 2005. (Google Books)
  • Malcolm Yapp, The Near East since the First World War, 1996. (Google Books)
  • Benny Morris, "1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War", 2009. (Google Books)
  • Yehoshua Porath, "The Emergence of the Palestinian Arab National Movement, 1918-1929", 1995. (Google Books)

  • Gershom Gorenberg, "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977", 2006. (Google Books)

  • Dennis Ross, "Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama", 2005. (Google Books)

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Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs (BBC/PBS, 2005)
A documentary examining the Arab-Israeli peace process of 1999 until 2005, from the point of view of presidents and prime ministers, their generals and ministers and those behind the suicide bombs and assassinations. The series reveals what happened behind closed doors as the peace process failed and the violence of the intifada exploded.