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Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths

ISR10
Karen Armstrong
Ballantine Books
1997
472
0345391683
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years.
$22.00

In the Land of Israel

ISR03
Amos Oz
Harcourt Books
1993
275
0156481146
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this compelling volume, Israeli novelist Oz interviewed dozens of his fellow countrymen from all walks of life. A passionate, candid and diverse portrait of a people and their hopes, fears and prejudices.
$14.95

My Promised Land, The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

ISR122
Ari Shavit
Spiegel & Grau
2014
464
0385521715
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Israeli journalist and New Yorker contributor Shavit delves into the history of Israel, its founding pioneers, his own family and, critically, Israel's legacy of occupation, which he puts at the center of this penetrating memoir.
$18.00

Eyewitness Guide Jerusalem: Israel, Petra & Sinai

ISR46
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
328
146544131X
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide provides a thorough overview of Israel and western Jordan, including Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman.
$25.00

Israel, Palestine, Holy Land Map

ISR09
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
1
3707907767
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, indexed map at a scale of 1:150,000.
$14.95

Israel Adventure Map

ISR116
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
156695617X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on waterproof and tear-resistant paper, this double-sided map shows Israel at a scale of 1:275,000.
$11.95

Jersualem Map

ISR13
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
1
3866093322
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-out street map with an inset of the old city in greater detail. Two Sides. 26x20 inches.
$9.95

Jersualem Map

ISR13
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
1
3866093322
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fold-out street map with an inset of the old city in greater detail. Two Sides. 26x20 inches.
$9.95

Frommer's Israel

ISR145
Anthony Grant
Frommer's
2016
368
1628873221
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$24.95

Insight Guide Israel

ISR01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
368
178005243X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated guide includes maps and short essays on history, culture and attractions.
$24.99

Lonely Planet Hebrew Phrasebook & Dictionary

ISR118
Kate Mathews
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
263
1741791383
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

Moon Israel & the West Bank, Including Petra

ISR144
Genevieve Belmaker
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
400
163121361X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights) but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Israel.
$19.99

The Holy Land, An Oxford Archaeological Guide

ISR12
Jerome Murphy O'Connor
Oxford University Press
2008
450
0199236666
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Half of this indispensable, authoritative guide is devoted to the Roman temples, Byzantine synagogues and other monuments -- Christian, Jewish and Muslim -- of Jerusalem itself.
$37.95

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

MDE171
Jotischy, Andrew, Caroline Hull
Penguin Putnam
2009
144
0141026871
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
From the earliest hunter-gatherers to modern Jerusalem, this concise pictorial atlas traces this most complex history in maps and essays.
$20.00

Jerusalem, A Cookbook

ISR117
Sami Tamimi, Yotam Ottolenghi
Ten Speed Press
2012
320
1607743949
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Ottolenghi and Tamimi return to the city of their youth in this remarkable culinary tribute, including traditional, age-old dishes, inspired modern recipes, tales of childhood and essays on the flavors and complexity of Jerusalem. With evocative photographs and 120 recipes that you'll want to try.
$35.00

A History of Modern Israel

ISR65
Colin Shindler
Cambridge University Press
2013
445
521615380
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Shindler charts the tumultuous foundation and course of the modern state of Israel over the last 60 years in this balanced and lucid account, now in its second edition.
$29.99

From Beirut to Jerusalem

MDE03
Thomas Friedman
Picador USA
2012
656
1250034418
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating and heartfelt exploration of the complex Middle East. Pulitzer Prize-winner Friedman provides a personal and a scholarly perspective on the roots of the conflict.
$22.00

Israel, A History

ISR123
Anita Shapira
University Press of New England
2014
528
1611686180
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning in 1881 with the emergence of the Zionist movement, eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira chronicles Israel’s history through its nation-building in the '50s and '60s to years of stalemate and hope in the late 20th century.
$29.95

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

ISR143
Daniel Gordis
Ecco Press
2017
560
0062368753
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Gordis hits the highlights of Israeli history, offering a context for the nation’s current state of affairs. An accessible, concise overview.
$19.99

Jerusalem, City of Longing

ISR63
Simon Goldhill
Belknap Press
2009
368
0674034686
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Goldhill shows the layered, multi-religious history of the city through its architecture, organizing his exhilarating guide into a series of seven walking tours (each with map).
$23.00

Jerusalem, The Biography

ISR99
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Vintage Books
2011
650
0307266516
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Montefiore's masterful history of the Holy City focuses on the struggle between the Abrahamic religions and the place of prophets and patriarchs -- including Abraham, David, Jesus and Muhammad -- with grace and balance, tracing the story of Jerusalem thro
$21.00

Judaism, A Very Short Introduction

REL38
Norman Solomon
Oxford University Press
2014
151
0199687358
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Succinctly sketching the history, religious traditions and practice of Judaism.
$11.95

Passage to Israel

ISR142
Karen Lehrman Bloch
Skyhorse
2016
226
1510706887
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Filled with lush photographs, this coffee table book features work from 25 groundbreaking photographers who have captured the heart and soul of Israel. The sun sets over the Dead Sea, the markets of Tel Aviv are a flurry of color and the faithful gather at the Western Wall.
$45.00

The Amos Oz Reader

ISR73
Amos Oz, Mitza Ben-Dov (Editor)
Mariner Books
2009
392
0156035669
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This choice anthology includes excerpts from Oz's celebrated novels and nonfiction.
$22.95

The Israelis, Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land

ISR53
Donna Rosenthal
Free Press
2005
480
0743270355
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Colorful and compelling, this sharp-eyed portrait captures the diversity of modern Israel with humor and authority. 60th anniversary edition.
$18.00

The Story of Israel

ISR66
Martin Gilbert
Sterling Publishing Company
2011
64
0233003355
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Gilbert's balanced, authoritative and well-illustrated survey includes historic documents, posters, letters and memorabilia. Starting with the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, Gilbert charts the history of the Jewish state up to the present.
$34.95

The Story of the Jews, Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD

ISR125
Simon Schama
HarperCollins
2014
496
0060539186
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelously readable, far-reaching chronicle of three thousand years of Jewish history.
$39.99

A Tale of Love and Darkness

ISR45
Amos Oz
Mariner Books
2005
544
015603252X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A family saga and portrait, Oz writes of growing up in Jerusalem in the 1940s, his family's origins and his life as a novelist and commentator. Big in scope, A Tale of Love and Darkness is, in part, the story of Israel and its people.
$16.95

I Saw Ramallah

MDE73
Mourid Barghouti, Edward W. Said (Introduction), Ahdaf Soueif (Translator)
Doubleday
2003
184
1400032660
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An evocative and powerful memoir, focused on the author's return to the West Bank after 30 years, a place utterly changed and still at the center of the devastating conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
$15.00

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

ISR137
Helge Dascher (Translator), Guy Delisle
Drawn & Quarterly
2015
344
1770461760
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In the follow-up to his acclaimed The Burma Chronicles (BMA58), Delisle uses the graphic novel format to recount the time he spent in East Jerusalem during the Gaza War.
$19.95

Meet Me in Gaza, Uncommon Stories of Life Inside the Strip

ISL110
Louisa B. Waugh
Aa Balkema
2014
312
1908906243
PAPER
Travel Narrative
8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
0
0
0
0
Replete with comical and eye-opening experiences, this touching account of life in Gaza is a poignant portrait of a Mediterranean land and its people.
$14.95

Native, Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

ISR141
Sayed Kashua
Grove Press
2017
304
0802126294
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Humorous, heartfelt and very entertaining, the collected newspaper columns of award-winning journalist Sayed Kashua chronicle his life as an Arab in Jerusalem between 2006 and 2014.
$16.00

The Lemon Tree, An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East

MDE232
Sandy Tolan
Bloomsbury USA
2007
362
1596913436
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This biography tells the story of a friendship between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman pulled together by a house with a lemon tree behind it. Their story, told against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, carries a heartfelt message of reconciliation and hope.
$18.00

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

ISR153
Nathan Englander
Alfred Knopf
2017
272
1524732737
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this political thriller, Englander has woven a powerful, suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict. Through multiple points of view, including an American waitress in Paris, a Palestinian man in Berlin, and the General, Israel’s cont
$26.95

Exodus

ISR05
Leon Uris
Bantam Doubleday
1989
608
0553258478
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A blockbuster novel, this book is mandatory reading for its sweeping overview of Israel and Palestine.
$8.99

Israel, A Traveler's Literary Companion

ISR06
Michael Gluzman (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1996
236
1883513030
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized geographically, these 16 stories by celebrated contemporary writers including Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua and David Grossman reflect the cultural diversity of modern Israel.
$14.95

Mornings in Jenin

MDE186
Susan Abulhawa
Bloomsbury USA
2010
331
1608190463
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This family saga, drawing on the author's own experiences and history, follows four generations of a Palestinian family who lost their home in 1948 with the creation of Israel.
$17.00

To the End of the Land

ISR95
David Grossman
Alfred Knopf
2011
592
0307476405
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Grossman's haunting novel follows an Israeli mother as she walks across Israel to Galilee to avoid the "notifiers" who might arrive with news of her son's death in a military offensive against the Palestinians.
$16.95

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River

JRD40
Barbara Kreiger
Indiana University Press
2016
304
0253019524
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this historical profile, scholar and Dartmouth professor Barbara Kreiger jumps into the history of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, bodies of water that hold immense religious and historical significance, but present a modern-day conservation crisis.
$28.00

Birds of the Middle East

MDE17
Richard Porter, Simon Aspinall
Princeton University Press
2010
384
0691148449
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An outstanding guide to 700 species of the birds in the region from the Arabian peninsula to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus. Second edition.
$39.95

For Kids

The Return

ETP13
Sonia Levitin
Fawcett
1991
181
0449702804
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A moving novel of escape from religious persecuation in Ethiopia.
$5.99

The Bronze Bow

ISR41
Elizabeth George Speare
Houghton Mifflin Company
1972
254
0395137195
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel powerfully evokes the political and religious climate of Jesus's times, and is a thrilling read to boot.
$8.99

This Is Israel

ISR60
Miroslav Sasek
Universe Publishing
2008
60
0789315955
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This beloved classic, first published in 1962, visits the Promised Land, a sun-drenched panorama of many hues and many traditions.
$17.95

Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest

NAT238
Amos Oz
Harcourt Books
2011
144
0547551533
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A haunting fable of two children who journey into the forest to discover why all of the animals disappeared from their village years before.
$15.99

Good Night Israel

ISR124
Mark Jasper
Perseus
2010
28
1602190437
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This board book in the Good Night series introduces young readers to important attractions, activities and locales in Israel through common greetings and color illustrations.
$9.95

More Books

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph

MDE20
T.E. Lawrence
Doubleday
1991
672
0385418957
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The monumental story of Lawrence of Arabia, as colorful and long as the famous movie it inspired. Some of the action is set around Wadi Rum in Jordan.
$21.00

A Peace to End All Peace

ARB13
David Fromkin
Henry Holt
2009
688
0805088091
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Indispensable to understanding current tensions, alliances and the colonial legacy of the region, Fromkin's vivid tale of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern Middle East is out in a 20th anniversary edition.
$24.00

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

God, A Biography

ISR18
Jack Miles
Vintage Books
1996
446
0679743685
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner in the category of biography -- and a biography it is: a marvelous, demanding and risky look at the development of God (the man and the idea).
$17.95

The Historical Figure of Jesus

ISR27
E.P. Sanders
Penguin Putnam
1996
337
0140144994
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A convincing history of the life of Jesus by a noted biblical scholar. Sanders believes there is much to be said about Jesus that might considered to be fact, and cogently presents the story of his life in mostly chronological fashion.
$18.00

Lonely Planet Middle East

MDE30
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
672
1742208002
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the North African and Mediterranean countries of the Middle East.
$29.99

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories

ISR37
Paul Hellander, Andrew Humphreys, Neil Tilbury
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
448
1760342769
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Israel and Palestinian held territories
$24.99

Walking the Bible, A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses

MDE50
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2014
496
0062336509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of a 10,000-mile trek through the Biblical lands of the Middle East in the company of an Israeli archaeologist. It's part travelogue, part pilgrimage, and part quest for religious meaning.
$15.99

In the Steps of the Master

ISR43
H.V. Morton
Da Capo Press
2002
388
0306810816
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An enduring account of rambles in the Holy Land in search of the historical Jesus, originally published 50 years ago.
$17.95

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

MDE71
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic
2008
128
1426202210
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
These maps graphically illustrate the history, politics, people and resources of the Middle East. With 40 photographs and 80 maps, including a two-page spread on each of the 16 nations.
$21.95

Abraham, A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

MDE79
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
256
0060838663
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Feiler mixes travel, history and faith, focusing on the historical Abraham as the father of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
$12.99

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Arabic (Eastern)

ARB69
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743529421
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
An audio CD with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Eastern Arabic, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Hebrew, A Language Map

ISR48
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2001
0944502881
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

The Gifts of the Jews

MDE113
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
1999
304
0385482493
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Cahill brings to life the ancient Hebrews and their contribution to modern life and thought in this second volume on The Making of the Ancient World.
$16.95

Raid On The Sun, Inside Israel's Secret Campaign that Denied Saddam the Bomb

ISR54
Rodger W. Claire
Broadway Books
2005
288
0767914252
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Based on interviews with surviving pilots and planners, this is a fast-paced account of Operation Babylon, the 1981 Israeli air strike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor.
$15.99

The Case for Israel

ISR56
Alan M. Dershowitz
John Wiley & Son
2004
288
0471679526
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A prominent defense attorney, Dershowitz uses the form of a legal brief for this confrontational survey of the politics and policies of Israel.
$49.99

How to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets

MDE131
Hela Crown-Tamir
Gefen
2000
195
965229229X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket guide, geared for Christian pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan, includes scriptural references for biblical sites.
$14.95

Scars of War, Wounds of Peace, The Israeli-Arab Tragedy

MDE145
Shlomo Ben-Ami
Oxford University Press
2007
432
0195325427
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, traces the twists and turns of the Middle East conflict from the founding of Israel to the present.
$20.25

Once Upon a Country, A Palestinian Life

MDE144
Sari Nusseibeh
Picador USA
2008
584
0312427107
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Palestinian leader and scholar offers a close-up and sympathetic account of the troubling recent history of the region.
$22.00

Only Yesterday

MDE139
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Princeton University Press
2002
688
0691095442
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Israeli Nobel Laureate Agnon's masterpiece here appears in English translation. First published in 1945, the novel tells of a man who immigrates to Palestine at the beginning of the century, when many Jewish idealists were returning to work the Hebrew soil as in Biblical times.
$46.00

The Bible Unearthed, Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts

MDE137
Israel Finkelstein
Free Press
2002
400
0684869136
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
An excellent summary of a host of recent findings for the first millennium B.C.E., which challenges many famous biblical stories.
$18.00

Bradt Guide Israel

ISR67
Samantha Wilson
Bradt Publications
2012
296
1841623628
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the excellent series, noteworthy for its focus on culture, nature and responsible travel.
$25.99

The Holocaust Is Over, We Must Rise from Its Ashes

ISR78
Avraham Burg
St. Martins
2009
253
0230618979
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The son of Holocaust survivors, the former speaker of the Knesset draws on his own family history to inform his views on how the Jewish people can live in peace and security.
$20.00

Start-Up Nation, The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

ISR82
Dan Senor
Grand Central Publishing
2009
320
044654146X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An economic history of modern Israel, grounded in case studies and interviews with some of Israel's most celebrated entrepreneurs and innovators.
$16.00

Life in Year One, What the World Was Like in First-century Palestine

MDE182
Scott Korb
Riverhead Books
2011
239
1594485038
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With humor and chutzpah, Scott Korb conjures daily life in the Holy Land in this short, wittily annotated history. With chapters in money, home, food, hygiene, religion, war and death, the book concludes with a piercing account of Korb's travels from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
$17.00

The Crusades and the Holy Land

MDE188
Georges Tate
Thames & Hudson UK
1996
192
050030064X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This lavish, shirt pocket primer features maps, color illustrations and copies of original documents.
$15.95

Walking Israel

ISR94
Martin Fletcher
Griffin Publishing
2011
336
0312534825
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
NBC correspondent in Tel Aviv for three decades, Fletcher breaks from daily headlines for this joyful account of a two-week trek, capturing the cultural diversity, humanity, history and spirit of seaside communities from Lebanon to Gaza along what he calls "the most fascinating, action-packed 100 miles in the world."
$19.99

What is a Palestine State Worth?

MDE195
Sari Nusseibeh
Harvard University Press
2012
248
0674048733
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The president of and a professor at Al-Quds University, the Arab University of Jerusalem, philosopher and former PLO representative in Jerusalem, Nusseibeh offers a tentative way out of the 60-year-old Arab-Israeli conflict.
$19.95

Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit, Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus

MDE198
Jodi Magness
Aa Balkema
2011
375
0802865585
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An insightful reconstruction of everyday life in Palestine from the mid-first century B.C.E. to 70 C.E. Magness, a professor at UNC and popular study leader, explores everything from dining customs and bathing habits to fasting and burial rituals.
$25.00

The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

ISR107
Yehuda Amichai
University of California Press
2013
194
0520205383
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Amichai, who died in 2000, was one of Israel’s greatest poets, whose poetry of the everday captures the textures and profundity of ordinary life in Israel in ways that go far beyond the headlines.
$24.95

Side by Side, Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine

MDE205
Sami Adwan (Editor)
Perseus
2012
398
1595586830
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Developed by Israeli and Palestinian teachers, these essays present each society's version of events -- literally side by side -- highlighting both shared opinions and deep differences.
$24.95

Jerusalem Besieged, From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel

ISR109
Eric H. Cline
University of Michigan Press
2005
410
0472031201
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Writing primarily as an archaeologist, Cline presents ten major conflicts in and around Jerusalem, illuminating the Jewish, Roman, Moslem, Crusader, Ottoman, Western, Arab, and Israeli struggles for this symbolic place.
$25.95

The Invention of the Land of Israel

ISR111
Shlomo Sand
Verso
2014
304
1781680833
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
What is a homeland, and when does it become a national territory? In this follow-up to the Invention of the Jewish People, Sand, a professor at the University of Tel Aviv, argues in this sure-to-be controversial book that the geopolitical -- and politically charged -- Land of Israel was invented by 19th century Zionists and Evangelical Protestants.
$19.95

Frommer's EasyGuide to Israel

ISR119
Frommer's
Frommer's
2014
256
1628870109
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Full of practical, easy-to-absorb information, this lightweight guide to Israel highlights important attractions with expert advice on accommodations and meals.
$10.95

Complete Hebrew

ISR120
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972143
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Designed to teach language fluency, this 46-lesson program includes CDs, course books and online resources.
$49.95

Essential Hebrew

ISR121
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972151
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.95

Moon Jerusalem & the Holy Land, Including Tel Aviv & Petra

ISR126
Genevieve Belmaker
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
150
1631216597
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In the definitive Moon guide style, this text includes full coverage of the Holy Land’s accommodations, important sites, eateries and transportation.
$13.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Israel, Sinai and Petra

ISR127
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465410465
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and a handy pullout map.
$14.00

A Month by the Sea, Encounters in Gaza

ISL111
Dervla Murphy
Sickle Moon
2013
288
1906011478
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A heart-wrenching account of the history and day-to-day realities of Gaza by a veteran Irish journalist.
$46.00

Wallpaper City Guide Tel Aviv

ISL113
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2016
128
0714871362
PAPER
Guidebook
3/17/2014
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Baedeker Israel

ISR129
Martin Beck
Baedeker
2013
442
3829768168
PAPER
Guidebook
3/11/2013
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$25.00

From Galilee to the Negev

ISR135
Stephen Shore
Phaidon Press
2014
223
0714867063
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In his masterful collection of photographs taken from Mount Hermon, Israel to the Red Sea, Stephen Shore focuses on the overlooked, the minutiae of daily life. His journey takes him through Tel Aviv, the Palestinian West Bank and the Negev Desert. A brilliant series.
$100.00

The Photographer's Wife

ISR138
Suzanne Joinson
Bloomsbury USA
2016
352
1620408317
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful historical novel set in British-controlled Jerusalem in the 1920s. A young English pilot, William Harrington, wins the affections of a married woman, the wife of an underground nationalist. The consequences are complex and far-reaching.
$16.00

Jerusalem Pocket Map

ISR151
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2015
1
3707913759
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features Jerusalem at an intimate scale of 1:12,500 with notable sites, plus insets of the greater Jerusalem area and the old city. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95

The Story of the Jews, Belonging: 1492-1900

ISR152
Simon Schama
Ecco Press
2017
512
0062339575
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Volume two of three in Schama’s passionate epic tells the story of the Jewish people from 1492 to 1900, taking place around the world. A companion to the PBS series, the well-illustrated work enlarges into a metaphor for the story of humanity.
$39.99