Books & Documents
Khirbet Kizeh

Like any political and multi-generational conflict, the decades-long struggle between Israel and Palestine is complex. We hope these books provide insight into both the conflict and the very human toll it inflicts upon all peoples involved. Discover the many books and documents which tell the story of the Israeli and Palestinian people. We are continuously adding to this list.

Khirbet Khizeh is a brief, fictional, 1949 novella by Israeli writer S. Yizhar about the violent expulsion of Palestinian villagers by the Israeli army. Considered a high point in Hebrew literature, it was published just months the author fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The book provides a window into on the perspective of a Jewish soldier whose unit is tasked with expelling peaceful Palestinian families from their homes.

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Ten Myths About Israel

Ten Myths About Israel

“Historical disinformation, even of the most recent past, can do tremendous harm,” Israeli historian and University of Exeter professor Ilan Pappé writes in his latest book, Ten Myths About Israel, published by Verso Books in 2017. Pappé is an Israeli Jewish historian...

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A Jewish Israeli Soldier’s Perspective

A Jewish Israeli Soldier’s Perspective

Khirbet Khizeh is a brief, fictional, 1949 novella by Israeli writer S. Yizhar about the violent expulsion of Palestinian villagers by the Israeli army. Considered a high point in Hebrew literature, it was published just months the author fought in the 1948...

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