The online versions of each entry has a variety of additional resources to help you explore each facet of the Palestinian situation in-depth. You can find a list of the entries on the website.

More has been written about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than perhaps any other conflict in history. It can be overwhelming to simply figure out where to start learning more. This is a very short list of books, films, websites, etc. that you can use to learn more about the conflict. If you find other resources you’d like people to know about, please share them with your own Kumi Community and with everyone else using the #KumiNow hashtag.

Nonfiction Books

  • Ashrawi, Hanna. This Side of Peace.Touchstone, 1996.
  • Ateek, Naim. A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict. Orbis Books, 2017.
  • Berry, M. & Philo, G. Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories (Middle East Studies). Pluto Press, 2006.
  • Black, I. Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017. Allen Lane, 2017.
  • Bunton, M.. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Ehrenreich, Ben. The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine. Penguin Books, 2016.
  • Finkelstein, Norman G. Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Verso, 2003.
  • Golan, Sandy. The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East. Bloomsbury USA, 2007.
  • Halevi, Yossi Klein. Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. HarperCollins, 2018.
  • Harris-Gershon, David. What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?: A Memoir. Oneworld Publications, 2013.
  • Madison, Saree. Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation. W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.
  • Pappé, Ilan. Ten Myths about Israel. Verso Books, 2017.
  • Shafir, Gershon. A Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict. University of California Press, 2017.
  • Zaru, Jean. Occupied with Nonviolence: A Palestinian Woman Speaks. Fortress Press, 2008. 

Fiction, Poetry, and Graphic Novels

  • Abulhawa, Susan. Mornings in Jenin.
  • Darwish, Mahmoud. In the Presence of Absence
  • Delisle, Guy. Jerusalem.
  • Khalifeh, Sahar. The Inheritance. 
  • Khoury, Elias. Gate of the Sun
  • Kanafani, Ghassan. Return to Haifa and Other Stories. 
  • Sacco, Joe. Palestine.


The following documentaries are all readily available for streaming from either Amazon or the iTunes Store. The exceptions are The Stones Cry Out and Where Should the Birds Fly, which are available for purchase on their websites, and Al-Nakba, which is a four-part documentary series from Al Jazeera English that is available on YouTube. It is also available on Al Jazeera’s Palestine Remix site, which includes more than 20 other documentaries: 


These films should either be available to rent or buy online from Amazon or other services or available on DVD.

  • A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
  • Divine Intervention
  • Laila’s Birthday
  • Lemon Tree
  • Omar
  • Salt of This Sea
  • Under the Same Sun
  • Wedding in Galilee




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