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  • Haremby Alev Lytle Croutier

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha,? writes Alev Lytle Croutier. People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother... more...

  • Jews and Arabsby S.D. Goitein

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This fascinating history by an eminent scholar explores the relationship between Jews and Arabs, from their beginnings 3,000 years ago into the 1970s. Although originally written in 1954, it was revised in 1974 to extend its reach in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The account remains current in its outlook because of the focus on social... more...

  • The Haremby N. M. Penzer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    For nearly four centuries, the Ottoman sultans dwelt amid the secret splendors of Topkapi Palace. Access to the Grand Seraglio--which served as the empire's administrative, legislative, and judicial center and an academy of fine arts, as well as the ruler's home--was jealously guarded, even after the sultans ceased to reside there in the mid-nineteenth... more...

  • Israel ist an allem schuldby Georg M. Hafner; Esther Schapira

    Bastei Entertainment 2015; US$ 15.26

    Sommer 2014: In Deutschland wird wieder einmal gegen Israel demonstriert, Anlass ist der Krieg im Gaza. Juden werden in Deutschland tätlich angegriffen und im Internet bedroht. Hassparolen wie "Kindermörder Israel" sind an der Tagesordnung. Kein Land der Welt polarisiert so sehr wie der 1948 gegründete Staat. Warum? Die preisgekrönten Journalisten... more...

  • Sustaining Conflictby Katherine Natanel

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sustaining Conflict develops a groundbreaking theory of political apathy, using a combination of ethnographic material, narrative, and political, cultural, and feminist theory. It examines how the status quo is maintained in Israel-Palestine, even by the activities of Jewish Israelis who are working against the occupation of Palestinian territories.... more...

  • Soul in Exileby Fawaz Turki

    Monthly Review Press 1988; US$ 15.00

    Poet and essayist Fawaz Turki begins his search for answers in the hallways of the 1983 Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers. He then recalls his family's flight into Lebanon when he was eight, childhood in a refugee camp and the streets of Beirut, and years spent in Australia, France, and the United States in search of his identity, both... more...

  • The Question of Palestineby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    Still a basic and indespensible account of the Palestinian question, updated to include the most recent developments in the Middle East- from the intifada to the Gulf war to the historic peace conference in Madrid. more...

  • Sense and Nonsenseby Stuart Arden

    Gefen Publishing House 2013; US$ 9.99

    Israel has won its wars, or at the very least, stopped its destruction by the opposing Arab armies. However, in another war, the war of words (i.e. hasbara), Israel is in serious trouble. No government of Israel has been able to handle hasbara properly, and that is the aim of this book. In a discussion between American President Jimmy Carter and... more...

  • To Baghdad and Backby Mordechai Ben-Porat

    Gefen Publishing House 1998; US$ 9.99

    Between the years 1949 and 1952, over 130,000 Jews immigrated to Israel from Iraq, thanks largely to the efforts of emissaries from Israel and activists of the 'Halutz' Movement in Iraq. This astounding Zionist accomplishment, known as Operation Ezra and Nehemiah, gave a final and glorious curtain call to the ancient Babylonian exile. more...

  • Return of the Pharaohby Zainab Al-Ghazali; Mokrane Guezzou

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Before reshaping the political landscape in Egypt in the 1960s, Zainab al-Ghazali was imprisoned and brutally tortured under Nasir's regime. more...