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Readings & Publications

    Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred by Robert S. Wistrich

    The Devil and the Jews by Joshua Trachtenberg

    Denying the Holocaust by Deborah Lipstadt

    The Teaching of Contempt: Christian Roots of Anti-Semitism by Jules Isaac

    Jews and Power by Ruth Wisse

History of Israel

    A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time (Second Edition, Revised and Updated) by Howard M. Sachar

    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren

    The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz

    The Grand Mufti by Zvi Elpeleg

    Terror out of Zion by J. Bowyer Bell

    Battling for Peace: A Memoir by Shimon Peres

    A Peace to End All Peace by David Fromkin

    Exile and return: The struggle for a Jewish homeland by Martin Gilbert

    From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman

    The Missing Peace : The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Amb. Dennis Ross
    Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East


    They Chose Life: Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust by Yehuda Bauer
    American Jewish Committee, 1973

    The War against the Jews, 1933-1945 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
    Rinehart and Winston, 1975

    The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War by Martin Gilbert
    Holt Paperbacks, 1987

    Genocide, Critical Issues of the Holocaust: A Companion to the Film, "Genocide." by Alex Grobman and Daniel Landes (Editors)
    Behrman House Publishing, 1982

    The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg
    Quadrangle Books, 1961
    (definitive edition, Holmes and Meier, 1985)

    Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity by Primo Levi
    Free Press, 1961

    Sheltering the Jews: Stories of Holocaust Rescuers by Mordecai Paldiel
    Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1996

Jews from Arab Countries

    The Jews of Arab Lands: A History and Source Book by Norman A. Stillman

    The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times by Norman A. Stillman
    Jewish Publications Society (1979) and Publisher's Row / Varda Books (2001) respectively

    The Forgotten Millions: The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands by Malka Hillel Shulewitz (Editor)
    Continuum International Publishing Group; New Ed edition, 2001

    Locked Doors: The Seizure of Jewish Property in Arab Countries by Itamar Levin (Author), Rachel Neiman (Translator)
    Praeger Publishers, 2001

    The Dhimmi: Jews & Christians Under Islam by Bat Ye'or
    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985

    Last Days in Babylon: The Exile of Iraq's Jews, the Story of My Family by Marina Benjamin
    Free Press, 2008

    Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman
    Picador, 2007

Radical Islam

    Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman
    W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

    Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 by Matthias Kuntzel (Author), Colin Meade (Translator)
    Telos Press Publishing, 2007

    The Trouble With Islam Today by Irshad Manji
    St. Martin's Griffin, 2005

    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Author)
    Free Press, 2008

    American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Amongst Us by Steven Emerson
    Free Press, 2002

    What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis
    Harper Perennial, 2003

    Understanding Jihad by David Cook
    University of California Press, 2005


    A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel by Walter Laqueur

    The Making of Modern Zionism: Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State by Shlomo Avineri

    The Anti-Zionist Complex by Jacques Givet

    The Fate of Zionism : A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine by Arthur Hertzberg

    The Zionist Idea: An Historical Analysis & Reader by Arthur Hertzberg

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