Books, articles, films etc

News Venues: Online news venues covering Palestine available in English:

        Al Jazeera English (Link to

        Electronic Intifada (Link to

        Jadaliyya/Palestine (Link to


        Middle East Monitor (Link to

        Mondoweiss (Link to ) 

        Palestine Chronicle (Link to

        +972 Magazine (Link to




Books: Addressing background themes of racism, imperialism, colonialism in various settings, by foundational thinkers who have had a special interest in Palestine:

Angela Y. Davis, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, 2016

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, 1961

Edward W. Said, Orientalism, 1978

Addressing the history and conditions of Palestine under Israeli occupation, and the history of Zionism:

Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity, 2010.

          Atef Abu Saif, The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary, 2014.

Tawil Souri, H and Matar D (eds) Gaza as Metaphor (2016)


Salman H. Abu Sitta, The Palestinian Nakba 1948: Register of Depopulated Localities in   Palestine, 2000

           ———- Atlas of Palestine 1917-1966, 2010

           Refaat Alareer, Gaza Unsilenced, 2015

Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir, One State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine, 2012.

Anna Baltzer, Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories, 2007.

Max Blumenthal Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, 2013

Breaking the Silence (author), Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010, 2012.

Musa Budeiri, The Palestine Communist Party 1919-1948: Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism, 2010.

Bunzl J, Beit-Hallahmi B (eds) Psychoanalysis, Identity, Ideology: critical essays on the Israel/Palestine case  (2002)

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, On Palestine, 2015.

Jonathan Cook, Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair, 2013.

Uri Davis  Apartheid Israel: possibilities for struggle within (2003)

Ben Erenreich, The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, 2016.

Neve Gordon, Israel’s Occupation, 2008.

Jeff Halper, An Israeli in Palestine: Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel. 2008

——–War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification, 2015.

Ghada Karmi, Married to Another Man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine (2007)

Gideon Levy, The Punishment of Gaza, 2010.

Saree Makdisi, Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation, 2008.

Joseph Massad, The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinians, 2006.

Nur Masalha, The Politics of Denial: Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 2003

Dervla Murphy A Month by the Sea: encounters in Gaza (2013)

————    Between River and Sea: encounters in Israel and Palestine (2015)

Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge, 2014

——The Bureaucracy of Evil: The History of the Israeli Occupation, 2012

——-“The boycott will work: An Israeli perspective” in Audrea Lim (ed.) The Case for Sanctions Against Israel. 2012

——–The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel, 2011

——–Out of the Frame: The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel, 2010

——–The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, 2006

——–The Israel-Palestine Question, 2006

——–A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples, 2004

———The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947–1951, 1994


Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel’s War  

Shira Robinson, Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel’s Liberal Settler State, 2013.

Alice Rothchild, Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine. 2016.

John Rose, Myths of Zionism (2004)

Edward Said, The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination.  1994.

———- The Question of Palestine, 1979.

———- ‘Zionism from the standpoint of its victims’ online:

Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (2009)

—————–, The Invention of the Land of Israel (2012)

Tom Segev, The Seventh Million: the Israelis and the Holocaust  (1991)

Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (2000)

————-   Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations 2009)

The United Nations Development Programme, The 2014 Palestine Human Development Report 2014: Development for Empowerment (Available online at

Eyal Weizman, Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation, 2007

Ben White, Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide, 2009


Addressing the role of the USA in the oppression of the Palestinian community:

Jimmy Carter, Peace not Apartheid, 2006.

Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against Palestinians,” 2013.

Rashid Khalidi, Brokers of Deceit: How the US has undermined peace in the Middle East, 2013.

Mark Levine and Matias Mossberg, One Land, Two States: Israel and Palestine as Parallel States, 2014.

Josh Ruebner, Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, 2013

Sara Roy, Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 2007.

Edward Said, Peace and Its Discontents: essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process, 1996.


Addressing the manipulation of public opinion regarding the Holocaust and countering claims of Anti-Semitism:

Norman Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry, 2000

——— Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History (second edition), 2008

Badiou A et al, Reflections on Anti-Semitism (2013)

Abdullah D, Hewitt I eds The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe: changing perceptions of the Palestine-Israel conflict (2012)

Edward Said and Christopher Hitchens (eds) Blaming the Victims: spurious scholarship and the Palestine question (3rd ed 2001)


Addressing the impact of Zionism/the Occupation on Israeli society:

Bar-Tal, D et al The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: lessons from Israeli society (2014)

Bunzl J, Beit-Hallahmi B, eds Psychoanalysis, Identity and Ideology: critical essays on the Israel/Palestine Case (2002)

Blumenthal M, Goliath: life and loathing in Greater Israel (2013)


Addressing Zionism from the perspective of Jewish identity:

Meron Benvenisti, Son of the Cypresses: Memories, Reflections and Regrets from a Political Life, 2007.

Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering, 2001.     

Ran Greenstein, Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent, 2014.

Anne Karp, Brian Klug et al (eds) A Time to Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity (2008)

Joel Kovel, Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, 2007.

Miko Peled, The General’s Son:  Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. 2012.

Jacqueline Rose, The Last Resistance, 2007.

Lilian Rosengarten, Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, 2015.  

Mike Marqusee, If I am not for myself: journey of an anti-Zionist Jew (2008)

Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People (2009)

—————–, The Invention of the Land of Israel (2012)

—————–, How I Stopped being a Jew (2014)


Journal Articles:

A scholarly journal focusing on broad aspects of the Palestinian situation, published by the Institute for Palestine Studies:

The Journal of Palestine Studies (Link to

Health in Palestine comprehensively discussed in the British medical journal, Lancet (Link to

Mental health needs and services in Palestine summarized (Link to file:///C:/Users/mlber/Downloads/thearabjournal2013.94-98%20(1).pdf)

Three key researchers in the field of mental health and well-being in Palestine:

The late Eyad El Sarraj and his group at the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (Link to

Rita Giacaman and her group at the University of Birzeit (Link to and

Brian Barber and his colleagues (Link to and


The psychiatrist Samah Jabr, based in East Jerusalem, has co-authored with USA-Palestine Mental Health Steering Committee member Elizabeth Berger a number of professional publications. Some of these are:

“The survival and well-being of the Palestinian people under occupation” in H. Tilouine & R. Estes (Eds.) The State of Social Progress in Islamic Societies: Social, Economic, Political, and Ideological Challenges (Springer, 2016) (Link to

“The trauma of humiliation in the occupied Palestinian territory” (in press, The Arab    Journal of Psychiatry)

Samah Jabr and Elizabeth Berger with additional co-authors Michael Morse and Bushra Awidi, “Mental health care in Palestine: Barriers to excellence in The Washington Psychiatrist (2014, Spring).  (Link to{“page”:14,”issue_id”:200453)


In 2016, an issue of a scholarly journal of particular interest to mental health workers, the Journal of Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, was devoted to the theme of Israel/Palestine. The publisher of the Journal, Palgrave, has kindly permitted us to publish the following “read only” links to the articles in this special issue:

Stephen Frosh, the editor of this issue, “Introduction to special issue on ‘Acknowledgment and accountability in the Israel-Palestinian conflict’” (link to

Jessica Benjamin, “Non-violence as respect for all suffering: thoughts inspired by Eyad El Sarraj” (link to

Samah Jabr and Elizabeth Berger, “An occupied state of mind: clinical transference and countertransference across the Israeli/Palestinian divide” (link to

  1. Fakhry Davids, “Psychoanalysis and Palestine-Israel: A personal angle” (Link to

Nancy Caro Hollander, “Trauma as identity: Accountability in the ‘intractable conflict’” (Link to

Lara Sheehi and Stephen Sheehi, “Enactments of otherness and searching for a third space in the Palestine-Israel Matrix” (Link to

Maya Mukamel, “Assessing the effects of reported torture in the Israeli-Palestinian context: A struggle for psycho-political thirdness” (Link to


From the prolific activist Ruchama Marton, “Human rights violations during Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip: 27 December 2008 to 19 January 2009” in Global Public Health (Link to


Two articles from the psychoanalyst Martin Kemp, Steering Committee member of the UK-Palestine Mental Health Network:

(2011). Dehumanization, guilt and large group dynamics with reference to the west, Israel and the Palestinians. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 27. 383-405

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(2015). Collusion as a defense against guilt: Further notes on the West’s relationship with Israel and the Palestinians. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. 12. 192-222 (Link to


A sampling of additional journal articles on mental health in Palestine:

Abdel Hamid Afana, “A Model for Community Care in Gaza: Conclusions drawn form a community-based approach to mental Health Care in Gaza,” Palestine-Israel Journal, 2003; Vol 10, No.4.

Lena Maeri, Sumud: A Palestinian Philosophy of Confrontation in Colonial Prisons. In South Atlantic Quarterly, Summer 2014. (Link to

Amer Shehadeh, Gerrit Loots, Johan Vanderfaeillie and Ilse Derluyn, “The Impact of Men’s Detention on the Psychological Wellbeing of Palestinian Women,” Mental Health in Family Medicine, 2016; 12:200-204.

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, “Childhood: A Universalist Perspective for How Israel is using Child Arrest and Detention to Further its Colonial Settler Project,” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 2015; 12-3: 223-244.



Personal Reflections and Opinion Pieces:

Reflections from Gaza by mental health clinician Wasseem El Sarraj:

——“Fathers and Sons in Gaza,” The New Yorker, July 26, 2014.

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An opinion piece by USA-Palestine Mental Health Network Steering Committee member Rebecca Fadil, Praise for Mandela’s South Africa but silence for Palestine, pages 4-8 (Link to


Essays by the psychiatrist Samah Jabr describing the emotional, social, and political turmoil imposed by the occupation.  

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Essays by mental health clinicians:


Khouri, Lama, “The First Hundred Days: Indefensible” (Link to


Ruchama Marton, “Forced Existence,” Mondoweiss, December 21, 2016.  (Link to


Web postings exploring the distinctions between anti-Semitism, anti-Jewish racism, and anti-Israel activism:


Online Films, Videos, and Documentaries:

A Soldier’s Story by Eran Efrati


Mark Kaplan discussing his documentary about a forest funded by South African Jews covering the remains of a Palestinian village


Noam Chomsky:

———addressing the United Nations, blasting the United States for supporting Israel and blocking Palestinian state


———- on the Israel/Palestine conflict


———– with Edward Said: On Palestine


Oceans of Injustice: Why does the Media Ignore Palestine?


Letter from Gaza:  John Berger reads Ghassan Kanafrani


Born Equal, testimonies from families living under occupation


Palestine Diary


Earliest known photo images of Palestine and Jerusalem (1837)


Censored Voices, a film trailer


They Do Not Exist, a film by Mustafa Abu Ali


Judith Butler on the differential value accorded to Palestinian and Israeli lives


The Nakba of Palestine


Israeli Myths and Propaganda


Ruchama Marton interviewed:

Women in Palestine, an interview with Samah Jabr directed by Alexandra Dols (Link to  

The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the US, Narrated by Roger Waters.  (Link to  and to

Short video on Israel / Palestine by the organization Jewish Voice for Peace:


To purchase the documentary “Occupation 101” (Link to



This list offers only a brief sampling of the many organizations involved in furthering human rights for Palestinians. There is often overlap between activism, research, news reportage, and the provision of direct services and many organizations have multiple missions:

Activist organizations based in the UK


Activist organizations based in the USA or internationally with branches in the USA:

Students for Justice in Palestine (Link to


Jewish Voice for Peace (Link to


US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (Link to


Israeli Committee Against House Demotions USA (Link to


Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (Link to



Organizations involved in provision of both advocacy and direct services in Palestine:

           United Nations Relief and Works Agency USA (Link to


            Defense for Children International (Link to  


           Middle East Children’s Alliance (Link to


            Palestinian Center for Human Rights (Link to



International organization providing mental health training and consultation in Palestine:

        Medical Aid for Palestinians (

   Palestinian Medical Education Initiative (Link to

Sumud Palestine

Palestine Trauma Centre

Organisations addressing history of the Naqba and the rights of Palestinian Refugees

Badil: Resoure Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rigths    (

Zochrot: for the Right of Return  (


Israeli organization providing soldiers an opportunity to talk about the occupation:

         Breaking the Silence (Link to


Palestinian organization providing LGBT advocacy and services:


         Alqaws (Link to  



Information-oriented organizations providing facts for journalists, scholars, researchers, and the public:         


Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (Link to


Institute for Middle East Understanding (Link to  


Who Profits? (Link to


Americans for Middle East Understanding (Link to

Middle East Studies Association (Link to