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The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian

by Amir Koushkani & Rob Simms

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...


Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

by Nick Reynold

This book provides an in-depth survey of Britain’s Mandate in Palestine, an issue crucial to understanding the continuing atmosphere of mistrust and violence in the region that continues to the present.

At...


Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period

by Heerak Christian Kim

Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period is a monumental epoch-breaking work of scholarship in ancient history and Jewish studies. This book examines centuries of scholarship on ancient Jewish group...


All the Shah's Men

by Stephen Kinzer

With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country?s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century...


Israeli Culture on the Road to the Yom Kippur War

by Dalia Gavriely-Nuri

The surprise of the Yom Kippur War (1973) rivals that of the other two major strategic surprises in the twentieth century—Operation Barbarossa, the German surprise attack on the Soviet Union and the bombing...


Israel, Palestine, & the Quest for Middle East Peace

by Dennis J. Ii Deeb

After the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, Pakistan’s then President Pervez Musharraf declared: “The Palestinian front is affecting the entire Muslim world. All terrorists and militant activity...


International Legitimacy and the Politics of Security

by Alan Craig

Delegitimation has become the new battleground for Israel and the critics of Israeli military operations. But the Israeli experience reveals a more general engagement where all states act strategically to build...


They Called them Terrorists during the South Lebanon Occupation

by Josée Lambert

History of South Lebanon, from the end of the 19e Century to 2004. Also «Diane et Jean» a drama that influenced Wajdi Mouawad.


Dear Palestine

by Shay Hazkani

In 1948, a war broke out that would result in Israeli independence and the erasure of Arab Palestine. Over twenty months, thousands of Jews and Arabs came from all over the world to join those already on the...


Yiddish in Israel

by Rachel Rojanski

Yiddish in Israel: A History challenges the commonly held view that Yiddish was suppressed or even banned by Israeli authorities for ideological reasons, offering instead a radical new interpretation of the...


Israeli Foreign Policy

by Uri Bialer

Uri Bialer lays a foundation for understanding the principal aspects of Israeli foreign policy from the early days of the state's existence to the Oslo Accords. He presents a synthetic reading of sources, many...


Except for Palestine

by Marc Lamont Hill & Mitchell Plitnick

A bold call for the American Left to extend their politics to the issues of Israel-Palestine, from a New York Times bestselling author and an expert on U.S. policy in the region

In this major work of daring criticism...


Warsaw and Jerusalem

by Nitza; Eyal Lewin Davidovitch

Warsaw and Jerusalem deals with different aspects of the inherent paradoxes of Jewish-Polish relations. Written by scholars from Israel and from Poland, who study history, culture, education, and politics, this...


Military Agility

by Meir Finkel & Moshe Tlamim

The need to quickly enter into conflict and succeed in the initial engagements is an enduring demand on militaries around the world. Given today's dynamic geopolitical environment, the concept of successful,...


Intoxicating Zion

by Haggai Ram

When European powers carved political borders across the Middle East following World War I, a curious event in the international drug trade occurred: Palestine became the most important hashish waystation in...


Waste Siege

by Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins

Waste Siege offers an analysis unusual in the study of Palestine: it depicts the environmental, infrastructural, and aesthetic context in which Palestinians are obliged to forge their lives. To speak of waste...


Decolonizing Palestine

by Somdeep Sen

In Decolonizing Palestine, Somdeep Sen rejects the notion that liberation from colonialization exists as a singular moment in history when the colonizer is ousted by the colonized. Instead, he considers the...


Homelands

by Nadav G. Shelef

Why are some territorial partitions accepted as the appropriate borders of a nation's homeland, whereas in other places conflict continues despite or even because of division of territory? In Homelands, Nadav...


Israeli Community Action

by Paula Kabalo

When the 1948 Israeli War of Independence broke out, population centers were rocked by sniper fire, bombings, and roadside ambushes. As the fighting moved out of the cities into desert areas, private citizens...


Holocaust Memory in Ultraorthodox Society in Israel

by Michal Shaul, Lenn J. Schramm & Gail Wald

How did the Ultraorthodox (Haredi) community chart a new path for its future after it lost the core of its future leaders, teachers, and rabbis in the Holocaust? How did the revival of this group come into being...