Subject - Israel and Palestine

Israel and Palestine

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Non-fiction Book
Friedman, Thomas. From Beirut to Jerusalem. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989.
Graphic Novel
Modan, Rutu. Exit Wounds. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2008.
Organization & Website
The Palestine Education Project
PEP works with school groups on bridging the dialogue on the Israel-Palestine Conflict and uses audio, film and interactive techniques to help student engagement and thought.
This organization is based out of NYC. Resources can be found on their website:
Organization & Website
Diakonia is an international development organization composed of a global network of people, organisations and churches working towards more people living a life in dignity. The organization was founded in Sweden in 1966, supporting 400 partner organisations in about 30 countries. Diakonia's goal is a democratic world in which living standards for the most vulnerable people are improved, and human rights and equality are respected. The link attached is for their "Easy Guide to International Humanitarian Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory."
Organization & Website
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, was established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 302 (IV) of 8 December 1949 to carry out direct relief and works programs for Palestine refugees. Good for facts, articles and information.
Medalia, Hilla. "To Die in Jerusalem." Israel/USA. 2007.
Two daughters lost in conflict: one a suicide bomber, the other her victim. Two mothers searching for answers. Two nations divided by the land they share. TO DIE IN JERUSALEM looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of two mothers who lost their daughters in one deadly act of violence. The documentary recounts the heart- wrenching story of two teenage girls - 17-year-old Israeli student Rachel Levy, and her killer, 18-year-old Palestinian suicide bomber Ayat al-Akhras - who died together in a Jerusalem market in 2002. (from website)
Two related websites for the film:
Miller, James. "Death in Gaza" USA. 2004.
In spring 2003, filmmaker James Miller and reporter Saira Shah, following the success of their Peabody-winning films "Unholy War" and "Beneath the Veil," set out to take a first-hand look at the culture of hate that permeates the Middle East. They captured the lives of three Palestinian children growing up in the bullet-riddled streets of Gaza, indoctrinated in the creed of Jihad, and had planned to show the Israeli side next. But on May 2, in the midst of filming, Miller was shot to death by an Israeli tank, falling victim to the conflict he covered. (from
HBO's website has interviews, resources and more:
Documentary Film
Luttwak, Yael. "A Slim Peace." United Kingdom. 2007.
This film follows 14 women in the West Bank- Israelis, Palestinians, Bedouin Arabs, and American settlers- who have the shared goal of losing weight. Despite residing in a land of perpetual conflict, this struggle is personal and important to each of the women and their common goal shows that they have far more in common than they thought. (from website)
Animated Film
"Folman, Ari. Waltz With Bashir." Israel. 2008.
Inspired by actual events, Waltz With Bashir chornicles one man's descent into his own half-forgotten past. Filmaker Ari Folman, an Israeli veteran of the First Lebanon War, encounters an old friend suffering from nightmares of the conflict. Ari begins to wonder why his own memories are full of gaps. In an effort to uncover the truth, he reconnects with old friends and dares to confront the horrors of the war. (from website)
(90 min.)
Documentary Film
Salloum, Jackie. "Slingshot Hip Hop." Palestine. 2008- (83 min.)
Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them. (from website) (83 min.)
Graphic Novel
Sacco, Joe. Palestine. Fantagraphics Books, 2002.

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