A State At Any Cost: The Life of Ben Gurion By Tom Segev
Macmillan, 2019 Tom Segev's recent biography of Israeli premier David Ben-Gurion is well-written, but deeply flawed. Instead of letting the facts dictate the narrative, the revisionist historian does the precise opposite.
Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters By James Zogby
Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 Arab Voices, ignores those that urge Jihad and neglects what some Arabs say in Arabic about non-Arabs.
Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest By Efraim Karsh
Grove Press, 2003 A riveting and invaluable new book that offers the first comprehensive account of Palestinian policy through the Oslo years.
How Israel Lost: The Four Questions By Richard Ben Cramer
Simon & Schuster, 2004Richard Ben Cramer's latest book disappoints on all counts. Far from changing the boundaries of discussion, it contains neither an original thesis nor trenchant argument. Instead, the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian situation are reduced to the hackneyed superficialities of Israel's detractors.
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid By Jimmy Carter
Simon & Schuster, 2006
Jimmy Carter claims that "everything" in his new book is "completely accurate," and maintains (incorrectly) that the book's critics deal in straw-man accusations and ad hominem attacks. But many, if not most, of the facts on which his book's premise rests are demonstrably false.
Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel 1896-2016 By Jerold S. Auerbach
Academic Studies Press, 2019 Print to Fit is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand the anatomy of biased journalism at one of the foremost media outlets – the so-called “newspaper of record.”
Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel By Matti Friedman
Algonquin Books, 2019 Friedman details the complex lives of Jews born in Arab lands who worked as spies for the fledgling Jewish state.
The Invention of the Jewish People By Shlomo Sand, Translated by Yael Lotan
Verso, London New York, 2009
When it comes to undermining the legitimacy of the Jewish state, there is no thesis too absurd to be published. "The Invention of the Jewish People" by Shlomo Sand who teaches French history at Tel Aviv University is one example.
The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War By James L. Gelvin
Cambridge University Press, 2007
Educators teaching students about Islam, the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict often turn for help to academics who promote an anti-Israel agenda that misinforms students.
The Mufti of Jerusalem: Haj-Amin el-Husseini and National-Socialism By Jennie Lebel
Cigoya Stampa, 2007A new book by Serbian-Israeli author Jennie Lebel contains revelations about the service Haj Amin el-Husseini provided his Nazi paymasters and the promises he received in return.
The Trouble With Textbooks: Distorting History And Religion By Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra
Lexington Books, Maryland, 2008 The book exposes historical, religious and social misrepresentations of propagandistic proportions by the K–12 school textbook publishing industry in the United States. It is essential reading for educators, students and parents alike.