Reading material

Israel and Middle East Studies

Introductory readings

Barnett, M. (Ed.). (1996). Israel in Comparative Perspective. Challenging the Conventional Wisdom. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Dowty, A. (1998). The Jewish State. A Century Later. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press.

Halliday, F. (2005). The Middle East in International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Penslar, D. J. (2007). Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective. New York: Routledge.

Gelvin, J. L. (2011). The Modern Middle East. A History (Third Edition). New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Hertzberg, A. (Ed.). (1997). The Zionist Idea. A Historical Analysis and Reader. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society.

Mendes-Flohr, P., & Reinharz, J. (1995). The Jew in the Modern World. A Documentary History. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rabinovich, I., & Reinharz, J. (2008). Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present (Second Edition). Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press.

Kaplan, E., & Penslar, D. J. (Eds.). (2011). The Origins of Israel, 1882-1948. A Documentary History. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.


British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

International Journal of Middle East Studies

Israel Studies

Israel Affairs

Israel Studies Review

Journal of Israeli History

Middle Eastern Studies

Haaretz (Hebrew)

Haaretz (English)

(Access to the digital edition of Haaretz is provided by  the librarians)

Latest Revision: 2015-04-29