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1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israel

by Mitchell G. Bard & Moshe Schwartz

Hardly a day passes when Israel is not in the news. This book provides essential facts about not only the political events in the news, but also the positive contributions Israel is making in the arts and sciences....


The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

by Vanessa M. Gezari

A “sharp-eyed look at the complexities of war” (Parade), that explores the inner workings of the Human Terrain System, a Pentagon program that sends civilian social scientists into war zones to help soldiers...


A Zionist Stand

by Ze'ev B. Begin

A member of the Knesset, Dr Begin here reflects upon the mainstream political thought of the Likud Party which came to power in 1977. This book analyzes the basic factors relevant to the Israeli position in...


National and International Politics in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Elie Kedourie

by Edward Ingram

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Rivers of Fire: The Conflict Over Water in the Middle East

by Arnon Soffer, Murray Rosovsky & Nina Copaken

In a never-ending battle to match population growth with food and energy production, the countries of the Middle East have been frenziedly developing water resources without considering their neighbors' needs....


Islam in Context: Past, Present, and Future

by Peter G. Riddell & Peter Cotterell

Go behind recent crises and discover a way forward with this description of Islam's history, basic structure and beliefs, and divisions.


Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations

by Peter L. Hahn

The current state of affairs between the United States and the Middle East is probably the most volatile and absorbing relationship the U.S. is involved in today. Prior to 1941, however, the U.S. preferred to...


A Concise History of the Arabs

by John McHugo

From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region...


Jews and Muslims in the Arab World: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined

by Jacob Lassner & Ilan S. Troen

Jews and Muslims in the Arab World highlights the effects of historical memory on the Arab-Israel conflict, demonstrating that both Jews and Arabs use stories of distant pasts to create their identities and...


Israeli Identity: Between Orient and Occident

by David Tal

For many years before and after the establishment of the state of Israel, the belief that Israel is a western state remained unchallenged. This belief was founded on the predominantly western composition of...


Even Buffett Isn't Perfect: What You Can--and Can't--Learn from the World's Greatest Investor

by Vahan Janjigian

A contrarian look at how Warren Buffett thinks about investing and related issues

Warren Buffett is the most successful and revered investor of all time. His ability to consistently find undervalued companies...


Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Amy Dockser Marcus

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results

Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced...


The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity's Moral Predicament

by Wael B. Hallaq

Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the “Islamic state,” judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the...


They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby

by Paul Findley

The first book to speak out against the pervasive influence of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on American politics, policy, and institutions resonates today as never before. With careful...


Mamluk Art. The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans

by Abdullah Abdel Hamid El-Attar, Salah El-Bahnasi & Mohamed Abd El-Aziz

From slaves to sultans, the history of the Mamluks is one of a prodigious rise to power, an epic worthy of a place alongside the most exciting of adventure novels. Palace uprisings, bloody intrigues, murders,...


The Arabs in Antiquity: Their History from the Assyrians to the Umayyads

by Jan Retso

The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient...


Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914

by Mohammad Ali Kazembeyki

This book is the first major study of provincial history in the Qajar period. Drawing extensively on unpublished Iranian and British documents, it explores the history of Mazandaran, a province in the Caspian...


The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951

by Moshe Gat

In this study, Moshe Gat details how the immigration of the Jews from Iraq in effect marked the eradication of one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted Diaspora communities. He provides a background to these...


Iran under the Ayatollahs

by Dilip Hiro

First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. Dilip...


The Small Players of the Great Game: The Settlement of Iran's Eastern Borderlands and the Creation of Afghanistan

by Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

This book deals with the 19th century Anglo-Russian Great Game played out on the territorial chessboard of eastern and north-eastern parts of the waning Persian empire. The Great Game itself has been written...