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Left: Families of the hostages during the March for the Hostages on November 18, 2023 in Jerusalem. Right: Palestinians flee the northern part of the Gaza Strip on November 10, 2023. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty; Belal Khaled/Anadolu via Getty Images

10 books to help you understand Israel and Palestine, recommended by experts

With the Israel-Palestine conflict continuing, we asked a range of academics to nominate works that can help explain things.
A teddy bear is seen on the floor following an Israeli airstrike on the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza on Oct. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Doaa AlBaz)

Gaza’s ‘graveyard’ for children: Why Palestinians must be included in the international refugee protection regime

Amid their enduring statelessness and the ongoing risk of ethnic cleansing, Palestinian refugees must be protected under the provisions of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
It’s been 75 years since Palestinians were first expelled from their homeland. Here, people from Tantura as they were relocated to Jordan, June 1948. (Benno Rothenberg/Meitar Collection/National Library of Israel/The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection)

Will a UN resolution to commemorate the expulsion of Palestinians from their lands change the narrative? — Listen

The UN’s resolution to recognize Nakba Day on May 15, to mark the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in 1948, helps to acknowledge past traumas but does the resolution have other implications?
Deportation of Tantura’s women and children, from Fureidis to Tulkarm, three weeks after the Israeli takeover. The documentary, Tantura, aims to shed light on the destruction of the Palestinian village in 1948. (Israel State Archive, Benno Rothenberg collection)

Tantura: New documentary sparks debate about Israel and the Palestinian Nakba

The documentary, Tantura, has raised difficult questions about the foundation of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba.
Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten Palestinian neighbourhoods of Israeli cities, including Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem Reciprocity Images / Alamy Stock Photo

How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine

From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people
Day of catastrophe: but little is being done to heal the wounds. EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

Nakba day in Palestine – past catastrophe, future conflict?

This year Nakba Day marks 66 years since the displacement of Palestinians prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. The passing of an-Nakbah (literally, “the Catastrophe”) arrives amidst failed…

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