follow-up resources

Thank you to everyone who attended the Israel/Palestine presentations on January 22 and 23.  The following resources were shared with us by the presenters, Rabbi Greene and Aref Nammari to continue learning about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. 

Rabbi Greene recommended starting with the following readings:

  • Daniel Sokatch, Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted

  • Yossi Klein Halevi, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

  • Noa Tishby, Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth

  • Sarah Tuttle Singer, Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered: One Woman's Year in the Heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem

For more reading recommendations, including articles and organizations to follow, see his full list of suggestions at the following link.


Aref Nammari's presentation and recommended readings:

To view Aref Nammari's presentation from January 23 on The Question of Palestine, please click the following link.

Palestine Presentation

Mr. Nammari also provided book recommendations for those who would like to read and learn more about the Israel-Palestine question and conflict.  His top 5 recommendations are as follows:

  • A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin
  • The Question of Palestine, Edward Said
  • Palestine and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, Charles D. Smith
  • A History of Modern Palestine, Ilan Pappe
  • The Iron Wall, Avi Shlaim

Looking for additional readings, see his full list of suggestions at the following link.