Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli by Hillel Cohen

By Hillel Cohen

In keeping with his interpreting of top-secret documents of the Israeli police and the leading minister's workplace, Hillel Cohen exposes the whole quantity of the the most important, and, previously, willfully hidden background of Palestinian collaboration with Israelis--and of the Arab resistance to it. Cohen's past e-book, the hugely acclaimed military of Shadows,told how this hidden background performed out from 1917 to 1948, and now, in stable Arabs he makes a speciality of the process of collaborators proven by way of Israel in every Arab group after the 1948 conflict. masking a vast spectrum of attitudes and behaviors, Cohen brings jointly the tales of activists, mukhtars, collaborators, academics, and sheikhs, telling how Israeli defense businesses penetrated Arab groups, how they received collaboration, how nationwide activists fought them, and the way deeply this task inspired everyday life. while this e-book used to be first released in Hebrew, it turned a bestseller and has evoked sour thoughts and excessive discussions between Palestinians in Israel and triggered the reclassification of a number of the 1000s of records Cohen seen to discover a narrative that keeps to spread to today.

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The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from by Sami al Jundi

By Sami al Jundi

As in Palestine, Sami al Jundi had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli profession. With acquaintances, he started to construct a bomb to take advantage of opposed to the police. but if it exploded upfront, killing certainly one of his neighbors, al Jundi used to be stuck and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

It was once in an Israeli detention center that his not likely transformation started. Al Jundi was once welcomed right into a hugely geared up, democratic group of political prisoners who required that individuals in their mobilephone learn, interact in political discourse on themes starting from worldwide revolutions to the precepts of nonviolent protest and revolution.

Al Jundi left criminal nonetheless decided to struggle for his people's rights—but with a truly various proposal of the way to adopt that fight. He cofounded the center East application of Seeds of Peace heart for Coexistence, which brings jointly Palestinian and Israeli youth.

Marked by means of honesty and compassion for Palestinians and Israelis alike, The Hour of Sunlight illuminates the Palestinian adventure in the course of the tale of 1 man's fight for peace.

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Gaza: A History by Jean-Pierre Filiu

By Jean-Pierre Filiu

Gaza has develop into synonymous with clash and dispute. although merely somewhat higher than Omaha, Nebraska at one hundred forty sq. miles, the small territory of Gaza has been a sizzling spot for sour disputes among sparring powers for millennia, from the traditional Egyptians up until eventually the British Empire or even this day.

Wedged among the Negev and Sinai deserts on one part and the Mediterranean Sea at the different, Gaza was once contested through the Pharaohs, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Fatimids, Mamluks, Crusaders, and Ottomans. Then in 1948, 200,000 humans sought shelter in Gaza-a marginal quarter neither Israel nor Egypt sought after. it truly is the following that Palestinian nationalism grew and sprouted right into a dream of statehood, a trip a lot choked with strife.

Though small in dimension, Gaza's historical past is little short of huge. Jean-Pierre Filiu's Gaza is the 1st entire background of the territory in any language. starting with the Hyksos in 18th century BC, Filiu takes readers via smooth instances and the continuing disputes of the zone, finishing with what could be in shop for the long run.

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