Learn about Palestine: Resource Guide

We at SPHR UBC have compiled this list of resources to learn about all things Palestine! This list is by no means exhaustive – there is a lot more information out there – but we are sharing those we find most valuable. We are very excited to share this with you as we hope it will increase your knowledge, love and passion for Palestine, its people, its culture and the cause.

Check out our Palestinian Library! click here for access to extensive and free resources!

The Short Cut Guide for Newcomers

Do you hear about Palestine and Israel on the news and you want to learn but have no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Here are five resources to get you started!

Book on History: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

Book on International Law and Israel/Palestine: Justice for Some by Noura Erakat

Youtube Video: The Israel-Palestine Conflict: a brief, simple history, Vox

Instagram: @eye.on.palestine

Podcast: From the River to the Sea: The Palestinian Liberation Struggle by Revolutionary Liberation Struggle

The Full List

Palestinian Authors (available through the UBC Library)

  • One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israel-Palestinian Impasse by Ali Abunimah
  • The Failure of the Two-State Solution: The Prospects of One State in the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Hani Faris
  • Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness by Rashid Khalidi (available online here)
  • After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives by Edward Said
  • Justice for Some by Noura Erakat
  • Palestinian Refugees: The right of return by Naseer Aruri
  • All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948 by Walid Khalidi
  • Nakba: Palestine, 1948 and the Claims of Memory by Lila Abu-Lughod and Ahmad H. Sa’di
  • My People Shall Live by Leila Khaled (read it online free here)
  • Peace and its Discontents: Essays on Palestine in the Middle East Peace Process by Edward Said (read it online free here)
  • The Question of Palestine by Edward Said (read it online free here)

Non-Palestinian Authors (including Israeli, Jewish and others)

Many of these are available through the UBC Library!

  • Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A primer by Phyllis Bennis
  • Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians by Noam Chomsky
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis
  • Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish American responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon
  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan PappĂ© (read it online free here)
  • Intifada: The Palestinian uprising against Israeli Occupation by Zachary Lockman and Joel Beinin
  • Live from Palestine: International and Palestinian direct action against the Israeli occupation by Nancy Stohlman and Laurieann Aladin

Films

Many of these are available through the UBC Library!

  • Lemon Tree, directed by Eran Riklis (watch the trailer here)
  • Omar, directed by Hany Abu-Assad (watch the trailer here)
  • Rana’s Wedding, directed by Hany Abu-Assad
  • 3000 Nights, directed by Mai Masri (watch the trailer here)
  • It Must Be Heaven, directed by Elia Suleiman
  • The Time that Remains, directed by Elia Suleiman (watch the trailer here)
  • Wedding in Galilee by Michel Khleifi (watch it here)
  • Jenin, Jenin by Mohammad Bakri (watch it here)
  • My Love Awaits Me by the Sea by Mais Darwazah (watch it here)

Poetry

Many of these are available through the UBC Library!

  • Journal of an Ordinary Grief by Mahmoud Darwish
  • Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 by Mahmoud Darwish
  • In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish
  • Unfortunately, It Was Paradise by Mahmoud Darwish
  • The Music of Human Flesh by Mahmoud Darwish
  • If I Were Another by Mahmoud Darwish

Instagram handles

Podcasts

  • From the River to the Sea: The Palestinian Liberation Struggle by Revolutionary Left Radio (Available on Spotify here)

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