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Middle East

  • "Israeli-Arab" Political Mobilizationby Nida Shoughry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the political mobilization of 'Israeli-Arabs,' Palestinian citizens of Israel. By examining the events, context, and effects of Land Day 1976 and Habbat October 2000, and combining them with original research and interviews, the author presents fresh insights into Palestinian political mobilization against Israeli injustices. more...

  • "Soft" Counterinsurgencyby Paul Joseph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    "Soft" Counterinsurgency reviews the promises and achievements of Human Terrain Teams, the small groups of social scientists that were eventually embedded in every combat brigade in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...

  • The "Ugly American" in the Arab Mindby Mohamed El-Bendary

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 27.50

    The roots of America's image problem in the Middle East more...

  • The 'Alidsby Teresa Bernheimer

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This first in-depth study of the 'Alids focuses on the crucial formative period from the Abbasid Revolution to the end of the Seljuq period. Exploring their rise from both a religious point of view and as a social phenomenon, Bernheimer investigates how they attained and extended the family’s status over the centuries. The 'Alids are the... more...

  • 100 myths about the Middle Eastby Fred Halliday

    Saqi 2013; US$ 10.19

    Much has been written in recent years about the Middle East. At the same time, no other region has been as misunderstood, nor framed in so many clichés and mistakenly-held beliefs. In this much-needed exposé Fred Halliday selects one hundred of the most commonly misconstrued ‘facts? – in the political, cultural, social and historical spheres – and... more...

  • 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know about Israelby Mitchell G. Bard; Moshe Schwartz

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2005; US$ 34.99

    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. This is not a recitation of facts and figures, but a mosaic of the most important aspects of Israel's past and present. The book will entertain... more...

  • The 188th Crybaby Brigadeby Joel Chasnoff

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Look at me. Do you see me? Do you see me in my olive-green uniform, beret, and shiny black boots? Do you see the assault rifle slung across my chest? Finally! I am the badass Israeli soldier at the side of the road, in sunglasses, forearms like bricks. And honestly -- have you ever seen anything quite like me? Joel Chasnoff is twenty-four... more...

  • 1948by Yoram Kaniuk; Anthony Berris

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sixty years after fighting in Israel's War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did?and did not?happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, for what is memory but one's own story about the past?... more...

  • 1948. A Soldier's Tale – The Bloody Road to Jerusalemby Uri Avnery

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    The first eye-witness account ever published of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, this riveting memoir of a young Israeli soldier became an instant bestseller on publication in 1949, and is still recognized as the outstanding book of that war, in the tradition of Erich Maria Remarque?s All Quiet on the Western Front. First joining the Givati... more...

  • The 1956 Warby David Tal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Recently declassified documents and new scholarship have prompted this reassessment of the collusion between Israel, France and England which drove the 1956 War. International aspects, Israeli involvement, the plot which sparked off hostilities, and the Egyptian losses and gains are analyzed. more...