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While the books, articles, podcasts and documentaries on this list do not represent the opinion of this website's author, these are the fruites of valuable research that should be read as the opinion of their authors. 

Academic Books & Podcast on Middle East 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)

  • Rashid Khalidi, "Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness", 1997. (Google Books)

  • Anita Shapira, "Israel: A History", 2012 (Google Books)

Podcast:

  • Tel Aviv University, Moshe Dayan Center - Diwaniyya
  • The Washington Institute Podcasts
  • Dennis Ross on his Book "Doomed to Succeed", and Relations between US and Israel Podcast

 

Documentaries: 

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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.

 
  Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia  - In a two-part series, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of how a dangerous political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war, a current expression of the Shia - Sunni schism, bringing unprecedented levels of violence — with exclusive, on-the-ground reporting from inside both countries as well as Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, and Lebanon. . "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia" tells the inside story of how this dangerous feud has plunged the Middle East into

Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia - In a two-part series, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of how a dangerous political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war, a current expression of the Shia - Sunni schism, bringing unprecedented levels of violence — with exclusive, on-the-ground reporting from inside both countries as well as Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, and Lebanon. . "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia" tells the inside story of how this dangerous feud has plunged the Middle East into