SHORT HISTORIES AVAILABLE ONLINE:

VIDEOS ON ISSUES (most are short):

PRIMARY HISTORICAL SOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE:

U.S. State Department memos in Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), the official documentary record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions;

UN reports, interviews, meeting minutes, and voting statements 1947-1949 at UN actions on Israel/Palestine; click on year, then month, then document number; documents are listed chronologically under month.  

Report of the UN Special Committee on Palestine, September 3, 1947, UN Doc A/364. The report of the original UN committee (UNSCOP) tasked with making proposals and recommendations to the General Assembly on how to solve the situation in Palestine. One proposal was partition, and the Report includes proposed boundaries and justifications.

A Survey of Palestine, prepared by the British Mandatory Government of Palestine between December 1945 and January 1946, for the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry; the report includes data tables showing land ownership and crops produced. 

British and U.S. commission reports on Palestine:

SELECTED BOOKS AVAILABLE IN THE DELAWARE LIBRARY SYSTEM:

These books are histories of the creation of the state of Israel. They were written by Jewish Israeli historians.

  • Simha Flapan, The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities, 1987.

  • Benny Morris, Righteous Victims: a History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict 1881-1999, 1st ed. 1999.

  • Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, 2nd ed. 2004.

  • Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, 2007.

  • Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall, 2000.

 

 

 

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