Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

June 2002

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Background Resource: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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MADRE: An international women's human rights organization site.
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Presents editorials that represent the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives on current events and developments relating to the occupied territories.

The Electronic Intifada.
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Responds to alleged media distortion and spin in the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Flashpoint: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Could the Current Crisis Between Israelis and Palestinians Hurt the U.S.-Led Campaign Against Terrorism?.
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From the site of the Council on Foreign Relations Terrorism: Questions & Answers.

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Israeli newspaper providing news coverage and analysis of events in the Middle East, Israel and the Occupied Territories.

In-Depth: Israel and the Palestinians
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British Broadcasting Company site has links to the history of the conflict in maps, current news and Middle East timeline.

Independent News - Middle East.
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Current news and commentary on events and conflicts.

Jerusalem Post.
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Online news with frequent updates, covering regional events from Israel's perspective.

Media Monitors Network.
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Essays on current events with an emphasis on the Middle East, United States foreign policy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Online NewsHour-The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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News, analysis and background information from MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

Palestine Chronicle.
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News and commentary pertaining to Palestine and the Middle East.

Terrorism Update: Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Anti-Defamation League site.

Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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Stanford University site has links to background information, maps, and a chronology of events in the conflict. War and Peace in the Mideast.
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Coverage and analysis of recent developments.

Yahoo! News Full Coverage.
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Current news and editorials relating to the Middle East Peace Process.


Amnesty International.  Israel and the Occupied Territories:  Excessive Use of Lethal Force.  London, International Secretariat, 2000.  11p.
Book call no.:  323.49095694 A522i
Aruri, Naseer Hasan. Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return. Sterling, VA, Pluto Press, 2001. 294 p.
Book call no.: 362.870899274

Bickerton, Ian J. and Klausner, Carla L. A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall, 2002. 379 p.
Book call no.: 956 B583c

Cohn-Sherbok, Dan and el-Alami, Dawoud. The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: A Beginner's Guide. Oxford, UK, Oneworld Publications, 2001. 208 p.
Gives both the Jewish perspective and the Palestinian perspective.
Book call no.: 956.04 C678p

Ganim, Asad. The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000: A Political Study. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 2001. 238 p.
Book call no.: 956.940049274 G411e

Goodspeed, Michael. When Reason Fails: Portraits of Armies at War: America, Britain, Israel, and the Future. Westport, CN, Praeger, 2002. 217 p.
See Chapter 3 "The Israeli Army in the Middle East".

Hatina, Meir. Islam and Salvation in Palestine: The Islamic Jihad Movement. Tel Aviv, Israel, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, 2001. 180 p.
Book call no.: 956.05 H364i

Heller, Mark. Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy. New York, Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2000. 84 p.
Book call no.: 909.82 I61a no. 335

Human Rights Watch. Israel, the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian Authority Territories: Jenin: IDF Military Operations. New York, Human Rights Watch, May 2002. 50 p.
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Book call no.: 323.49056 H918i

Karsh, Effraim. Israel: The First Hunderd Years. Portland, OR, Frank Case, 2000. 2 v.  
Book call no.: 956.9405 I853

Kop, Yaakov and Litan, Robert E. Sticking Together: The Israeli Experiment in Pluralism. Washington, Brookings Institution Press, 2002. 155 p.
Book call no.: 956.94 K83s

The Management of Peace Processes, edited by John Darby and Roger Mac Ginty. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000. 276 p.
See chapter 3 "A Path Strewn with Thorns: Along the Difficult Road of Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking" by Tamar Hermann and David Newman.
Book call no.: 303.69 M266

Mishal, Shaul and Sela, Avraham. The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence, and Coexistence. New York, Columbia University Press, 2000. 244 p.
Authors argue that, despite its reputation, Hamas is essentially a social and political movement, providing extensive community services and responds to political reality through bargaining and power brokering.
Book call no.: 956.053 M678p

Mitchell, Thomas G. Native vs. Settler: Ethnic Conflict in Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. Westport, CN, Greenwood Press, 2000. 243 p.
Note pp. 169-173 "The West Bank Settlers, 1980-94".
Book call no.: 305.8 M682n

Naaz, Farah. The Road to Peace: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. New Delhi, India, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 2000. 65 p.
Discusses the Camp David agreements and the Oslo peace accords.
Book call no.: 327.5694 N112r

Peled, Alisa Rubin. Debating Islam in the Jewish State: The Development of Policy Toward Islamic Institutions in Israel. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 2001. 239 p.
Book call no.: 306.697 P381d

Postmodern Insurgencies: Political Violence, Identity Formation and Peacemaking in Comparative Perspective, edited by Ronaldo Munck and Purnaka L. de Silva. New York, St. Martin's Press, Inc., 2000. 285 p.
See chapter 7 "Palestinian Authority, Israeli Rule: From Transitional to Permanent Arrangement?" by Mouin Rabbani.
Book call no.: 303.609049 P858

Price, Randall. Unholy War: America, Israel and Radical Islam. Eugene, OR, Harvest House Publishers, 2001. 446 p.
Answers the questions: Who are the terrorists, and what are their goals? Why is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so key? And others.
Book call no.: 956.9442 P946u

Rogan, Eugene L. The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948.. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2001. 234 p.
Gives new insights into the historical roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Book call no.: 956.042 W253

Rouyer, Alwyn R. Turning Water into Politics: The Water Issue in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. New York, St. Martin's Press, Inc., 2000. 297 p.
The water dispute in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is explored. Water is an integral part of the larger conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, more so than concerns for national and personal security, Jerusalem or Jewish settlements.
Book call no.: 333.910095694 R872t

Rubinstein, Amnon. From Herzl to Rabin: The Changing Image of Zionism. New York, Holmes & Meier, 2000. 283 p.
Book call no.: 320.54095694 R896f

Schenker, David Kenneth. Palestinian Democracy and Governance: An Appraisal of the Legislative Council.. Washington, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000. 140 p.
Provides an assessment of Palestinian governance and its impact on peace by examining the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). The origin and development of the PLC, its legislative and oversight roles and its place in the peace process are discussed.
Book call no.: 328.5695 S324p

Shehadeh, Raja. Strangers In the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine.. South Royalton, VT, Steerforth Press, 2002. 238 p.
Describes the Israeli government's systematic harassment and humiliation of the Palestinians, ranging from constant surveillance at checkpoints to random searches in homes and offices.
Book call no.: 92 S542sa

Shlaim, Avi. The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. New York, W. W. Norton, 2000. 670 p.
Book call no.: 956.04 S558i

Tal, Yisrael. National Security: The Israeli Experience. Westport, CN, Praeger, 2000. 248 p.
Book call no.: 355.03305694 T137n

Understanding the Contemporary Middle East, edited by Deborah J. Gerner. Boulder, CO, Lynne Riennner Publishers, 2000. 421 p.
Note chapter "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict".
Book call no.: 956 U55

Wasserstein, Bernard. Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2001. 412 p.
Book call no.: 956.9442 W322d

Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace, edited by Hussein A. Amery and Aaron T. Wolf. Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 2000. 293 p.
See the chapters "Hydrostrategic Territory in the Jordan Basin: Water, War, and Arab-Israeli Peace Negotiations" ; "The Water Dimension of Golan Heights Negotiations"; and "A Cooperative Framework for Sharing Scarce Water Resources: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority.
Book call no.: 333.9100956 W3241

Watson, Geoffrey R. The Oslo Accords: International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreements. Oxford, U.K., Oxford University Press, 2000. 429 p.
Argues that the Oslo Accords will remain highly relevant whether or not the parties reach a final status agreement.
Book call no.: 341.52 W338o


Abramowitz, David J. The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Finishing the Job.. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2001. 22 p.
This study examines the history of Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and assesses the economic benefits that would derive from a timely, peaceful resolution of these conflicts.
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Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 A161i      

Al-Anazi, Turki. Strategic Importance of the Red Sea. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2001. 24 p.
Argues that the Red Sea can be a cause for war to happen. Explains the strategies being adopted by coastal states, regional and foreign powers in the area.
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Doc. call no.: M-U 39808-537 A319s

Levy, David A. Palestinian Political Violence and Israel. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000. 89 p.
This thesis argues that Israel is engaged in a land for security peace deal because the Palestinians have engaged in political violence.
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Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 L668p

Masadeh, Mohamad Taisir. The Search for Security in the Middle East Between Israel and Neighboring Countries. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2000. 30 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 M394s

Sullivan, Edward R. Palestinian Refugees and the Regional Security Implications of the Peace Process.. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2001. 74 p.
This thesis concludes that basic Palestinian refugee rights are not likely to be honored, given the immense imbalance of power between Israel and the PLO. The author also argues that the Palestinian refugee community will likely become a permanently marginalized outcast group, and this will result in an increase of political violence.
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Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 S9493p


Ackerman, Gary and Snyder, Laura. Would They if They Could? - If the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Continues, How Long Will It Be Before the Terrorists Are Drawn to the Use of Even Deadlier Weapons? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  58:40-49 2002.

Bird, Eugene. Traction ... and Closed Negotiations. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20:26-28 July 2001.
Comments on the recommendations by U.S. Senator George Mitchell's fact finding committee looking for peaceful solutions to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Bishara, Marwan. Terrorism: The Way it Works. World Press Review 49:18-19 April 2002.
Part of a special section on peace efforts in the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Discusses Sharon's demands that the Palestinian Authority stop the suicide bombers.

Blanche, Ed. Israel Faces War of Attrition as Intifada Reaches Critical Mass. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:43-45 April 2002.
The Palestinian resistance is using female suicide bombers and gunmen in the Occupied Territories.

Blanche, Ed. Israel Uses Intifada Informers to Abet Assassination Campaign. Jane's Intelligence Review 13:22-24 December 2001.

Blanford, Nicholas. Hizbullah Prepares to Open Up Front Along the Israeli Border. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:26-29 April 2002.
Hezbollah is preparing for conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border in support of the Palestinian intifada.

Brownfield, Allan C. The Growing Danger of Transforming the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Into a Jewish-Muslim Religious War. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20:79-80 April 2001.
Focuses on the implications of the election of Ariel Sharon as prime minister of Israel upon the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Burrell, David B. Warring Stories. Commonweal 128:9-10 April 20, 2001.
Discusses the conflict between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. Apparently the attitudes of a largely discredited minority, the ideological settlers, determine Israeli politics.

Carey, Roane. Letter from Palestine. The Nation 273:28-30 July 23-30, 2001.
Discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of ordinary Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.

Chronology: 16 May - 15 August 2001. Journal of Palestinian Studies 31:154-179 Autumn 2001.
Details the clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. Discusses the efforts of Prime Minister Sharon to escalate Israeli's response to Palestinian unrest.

Eshel, David. The Al-Aqsa Intifada: Tactics and Strategies (Israeli and Palestinian) Jane's Intelligence Review 13:36-38 May 2001.

Eshel, David. The Burgeoning Role of Force 17. Jane's Intelligence Review, 3, 14:12-15 March 2002.
Force 17 is experienced and well-equipped and now forms the basis of a nascent Palestinian army.

Eshel, David. Hamas Resists Pressure as Israel Targets Arafat. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:12-15 January 2002.
Article examines the development and current structure of  Hamas.

Friedman, Thomas L. A Foul Wind. New York Times, Section 4 p 19, Op, March 10, 2002.
Reports on the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as of March 2002

Gazit, Shlomo and Abington, Edward. Upheaval in the Levant - The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Middle East Policy 8:58-73 2001.

Grinberg, Lev. The Arrogance of Occupation Middle East Policy 9:46-52 March 2002.
Discusses Israel's treatment as occupier of the Palestinians during the past 35 years.

Guttenplan, D. D. Parallax and Palestine: Divergence in British and American Views on the Middle East. The Nation 274:18-21 March 11, 2002.
The divergence in British and American views on the Middle East have become more acute since September 11.

Hammer, Joshua. Lock Step. The New Republic 225:10-12 December 31, 2001.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad have rejected Arafat's calls for a ceasefire.

Hammer, Joshua and Ephron, Dan. Technology vs. Terror: Suicide Bomber Kills 6; Israel Retaliates in Jet Strikes. Newsweek 137:32-3 May 28, 2001.
Lacking sufficient weapons to compete with Israel, Palestinians are increasingly embracing the terror tactics of Islamic extremists. The conflict is fast becoming a war that pits state-of-the art military technology against a fanatical willingness to shed blood.

Howell, Leon. The Muslim Voice. The Christian Century 118:6-7 July 18-25, 2001.
Discusses the increasing political activity of millions of Muslims living in the U.S. The Muslims see a growing tilt by the U.S. toward Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel's Election Battle: Special Section. World Press Review18-21 February 2001.
Lists the steps that should be taken to end the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Israelis & Palestinians: The Sept. 11 Factor: Special Section. World Press Review 49:14-19 January 2002.
A special section on the impact of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Points out the lack of a connection between Islamic terror and the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.

Kamal, Sana. Public Anger Middle East International 673:17-19 April 19, 2002.
Describes the rising groundswell of pro-Palestinian support and anti-American and Israeli feelings in the region.

Kaplan, Lawrence F. Torpedo Boat: How Bush Turned on Arafat. The New Republic 226:18-20 February 18, 2002.
U.S. policy has shifted from backing Arafat and PLO to supporting Israel.

Khalidi, Rashid. The Centrality of Jerusalem to an End of Conflict Agreement. Journal of Palestine Studies 30:82-87 Spring 2001.
Article argues that the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is centered on the issue of Jerusalem. Discusses the claims of both Israel and the Palestinians to Jerusalem and the policy of the U.S. on the issue of Jerusalem.

Kitfield, James. If Not Arafat, Who? National Journal 34:1246-1247 April 27, 2002.
Explores the challenges facing Palestinian Chairman Yasir Arafat in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and concerns about the leadership of Arafat.

Kriesberg, Louis. Mediation and the Transformation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Journal of Peace Research 38:373-392 2001.

Makovsky, David. Middle East Peace Through Partition. Foreign Affairs 80:28-45 March/April 2001.
Argues that the problems in the region can only be solved by partition, but before that can happen, disengagement to put as much space as possible between the two sides has to occur.

Mansour, Camille. The Impact of 11 September on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Journal of Palestine Studies 31:5-18 2002.

The Middle East: War or Peace? World & I 16:18-19 November 2001.
Discusses Sharon's and Arafat's ability to negotiate peace and the role of the U.S. in the peacemaking process.

Palestinian Authority. The New Republic 226:7 February 18, 2002.
Argues that Arafat is finished as a leader.

Pasquini, Elaine. Teach-In at College of Marin Examines Media Bias in Reporting Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20:59-60 May/June 2001.

Peretz, Martin. Enemies, A Love Story: G. W. Bush's Surprising Support for Israel. The New Republic 20-22 April 9-16, 2001.
The White House's embrace of Sharon is further evidence of a major change in public attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Powell, Sara. U.S. War on Terrorism Bolstered by "Special Friendship" With U.K. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 21:94-95 March 2002.
Reports the position of the British on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Pryce-Jones, David. Fantasy Time. National Review 54:20-22 May 6, 2002.
Gives a background on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, including the emergence of Yasser Arafat as the Arab leader. Belief that Arafat has perpetuated the violence in the region. Opinion that a Palestinian state will be created when they abandon terrorism.

Pundak, Ron. From Oslo to Taba: What Went Wrong? Survival 43:31-46 Autumn 2001.

Ratnesar, Romesh. To the Brink. Time 159:24-27 March 4, 2002.
All out war seems inevitable as 17 year cycle continues.

Reaping the Whirlwind. The Nation 273:3-5 December 24, 2001.
There appears to be little willingness in Washington to see equivalence between the Palestinian use of terror and Israel's military operations.

Roy, Sara. Why Peace Failed: An Oslo Autopsy. Current History 101:8-16 January 2002.
Analyzes the role of the 1993 Oslo peace process in intensifying Palestinian dispossession. Lists the key terms agreed upon at Oslo and their outcomes.

Rozenman, Eric. Today's Arab Israelis, Tomorrow's Israel. Policy Review 106:49-59 April/May 2001.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has spread to "Israel proper" due to the rapid expansion of Israel's Arab population and the strengthening of the Palestinian national identification.

Sachs, Susan. Anti-U.S. Fever: Arab Bitterness and Boycott Talk. New York Times, P A6, op, October 27, 2000.
Cites the distrust of Arab governments of United States foreign policy on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the factors that led to the militant tone. Details on the continued incidence of violence in the region.

Sayigh, Yezid. Arafat and the Anatomy of a Revolt. Survival 43:47-60 Autumn 2001.

Schiff, Ze'ev. The Ubiquitous Palestinian Question. World Press Review 49:16 January 2002.
Reprints the article "The Ubiquitous Palestinian Question," published in the October 22, 2001 issue of "Ha'aretz," which discussed the connection between Islamic terror and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Schulze, Kirsten. Camp David and the Al-Aqsa Intifada: An Assessment of the State of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, July-December 2000. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 24:215-233 2001.

Sinai, Joshua. Intifada Drives Both Sides (Israelis and Palestinians) to Radical Arms Jane's Intelligence Review 13:33-35 May 2001.

Szymanski, Tekla. Fearful Symmetry. World Press Review 48:6-15 August 2001.
There is much skepticism from both sides about the value of an European/American brokered truce.

Taylor, Stuart. Opening Argument - Civilized People View the Killing of Innocent Civilians as Abhorrent. Unfortunately, in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Many Muslims and Arabs See It as a Means to an End. National Journal 34:1043-1046 2002.

Telhami, Shibley. Why Suicide Terrorism Takes Root. New York Times p A23, Op April 4, 2002.

A Time-Honoured Custom of Arrogance, Theft and Misappropriation. Middle East 308:9-11 January 2001.
Focuses on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict involving illegal settlements and the percentage of Israel's Ministry and Industry budget that is spent on West Bank settlements.

Usher, Graham. The Battle for Jenin Camp Middle East International 674:4-9 May 3, 2002.

Usher, Graham. Palestine: Ending the Illusion. Middle East International 673:4-8 April 19, 2002.
Sharon defies Washington to carry on the campaign in the West Bank.

Wattad, Nizar. Intifada on the Internet: Exposing Media Biases Toward Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 21:24-26 April 2002.
Reports on the launching of the Electronic Intifada web-based movement aimed towards the deconstruction of Israeli media machine.

Williams, Ian. Hopes Pinned on Powell. Middle East International 673:11-12 April 19, 2002.
The U.N. pinned it hopes for a peaceful settlement on Colin Powell's mission. The International Criminal Court comes into being despite objections from the U.S.

Williams, Ian. South Africa's Apartheid Experience Informs Israel-Palestine Discussion at Durban Racism Conference. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20:27-28 November 2001.
Looks at the Israeli government policies toward Palestinians as a form of apartheid.


The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs. Alexandria, VA, PBS Home Video, 1999. 2 videocassette, 300 min.
Begins with the 1947 UN decision to partition Palestine and continues to 1998. Traces history of the PLO.
Video call no.: 956.94 F469

Beirut to Bosnia: Muslims and the West. Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanities, 2000. 3 videocassette, 156 min.
Examines the displacement of Palestinians by Zionist immigrants and Jewish refugees.
Video call no.: 297 B422

Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone?. Washington, Arab Film Distribution, 1995. 1 videocassette, 55 min.
English subtitles, Arabic, Hebrew and English dialogue. Details the effects of Israel's urban planning policies that aim to uproot the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem.
Video call no.: 956.9442 J561

People and the Land. Columbus, OH, Diverse Media Zone, 1997. 1 videocassette, 57 min.
Examines the situation of Palestinians living in Jerusalem.
Video call no.: 956.9405 P419

Terrorism: A World in Shadows. Ethnic Terrorism. New York, Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 2001. 1 videocassette, 46 min.
Examines the organizations which represent ethnically based oppositions to state authority: IRA, BASQUES and the PLO.
Video call no.: 363.32 T3286 

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