I decided to post this in the politics rather than off-topic forum due to the subject matter of type of book I’m looking for.
As someone who is interested in the issue but hasn’t found the time to study it (the classes I take in school are all hard science), I was wondering which books have shaped the views of the people on this forum in terms their position on the Israel-Palestine issue.
Being in Israel shaped my views on the conflict. Non-fiction is usually biased, I’m sure you know that. Even history-books can’t capture the feelings and anxieties of a people.
Therefore, I suggest you look at biographies of the leaders of both Palestine and Israel (both past and present) and even some fiction. Sometimes fiction is closer in relevance than anything else you find on a subject.
Having experienced it is always preferable to reading about it.[/quote]
Revisionist history: Tom Segev One Palestine, Complete
And in between fiction and fact, respecting archie’s thought: Collins and LaPierre’s group biography, O, Jerusalem