The Israeli-Palestinian Problem

"I should much rather see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation of a Jewish state. Apart from practical consideration, my awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain -- especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our own ranks, against which we have already had to fight strongly, even without a Jewish state. We are no longer the Jews of the Maccabee period. A return to a nation in the political sense of the word would be equivalent to turning away from the spiritualization of our community which we owe to the genius of our prophets."

-- Albert Einstein, From a speech in New York City, April 17, 1938

I. Through The Eyes Of Palestinians

II. Zionism

III. Through The Eyes Of Israelis

IV. Other Useful Links

V. Further Reading

I. Through The Eyes Of The Palestinians

Palestine (Its history, land, people, culture)

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Palestine Liberation Organization

The Facts: Jews For Justice In The Middle East

Palestinian Chronicle (Online newspaper)

The Palestine Monitor: The Voice Of Civil Society

The Israeli Occupation: Did You Know...?

Israel's Cult Of Disinformation (from the Washington Report On Middle East Affairs)

The Arab Association For Human Rights

II. Zionism

What Is Zionism?

Jewish Virtual Library: Zionism

Theodor Herzl (Founder of Zionism)

Herzl, The Jewish State

The Zionist Century (Interesting Site)


Anti-Zionism Among Jews

III. Through The Eyes Of Israelis

History Of Israel And Palestine (Good Maps)

Israeli Government's Official Web Site

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee

The CIA World Factbook: Israel

Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs

Bridges For Peace (Interesting Site)

The Holocaust: Lest We Forget

III. Other Useful Links

Ha'aretz Daily

Jewish Voice For Peace

ViewPoint Archives

The Avalon Project: The Middle East 1916-2001

International Solidarity Movement

Profile of Israel's First Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion

Norman Finkelstein Page

Anti-Semitism (Combatting it)

IV. Further Reading

Ben-Gurion, David. Israel: A Personal History, and The Jews In Their Land.

Chomsky, Noam. The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and The Palestinians.

Dimont, Max. Jews, God, and History.

Eban, Abba. My Country: The Story of Modern Israel.

Finkelstein, Norman. The Rise And Fall of Palestine.

Herzl, Theodor. The Jewish State.

Hourani, Albert. A History of Arab Peoples.

Said, Edward. The Question of Palestine, and Blaming The Victims: Spurious Scholarship and The Palestinian Question (edited with Christopher Hitchens).

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Antisemite and Jew.

Walzer, Michael. Exodus And Revolution.