I regularly get asked for a reading list after my talks and lectures on Gaza, campaigning and reporting, so I maintain this list of recommended reads to help encourage further discovery.
This is the first book that initially lit a spark of outrage in my heart at Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians.
This excellent book compares the main competing historical narratives from both Israel and the Palestinians.
This incredible piece of academic work empirically and analytically documents the effective pro-Israel bias in the UK mainstream media.
This epic work by new (revisionist) Israeli historian Ilan Pape set a new benchmark for ‘acceptable’ language in describing Israel’s crimes.
This is one of my favourite books of all time and documents various important and symbolic examples of UK mainstream media bias, providing a continuous societal and philosophical context.
An incredible holistic meditation that covers mainstream media biases, the Propaganda Model, societal pressures, and micro- and macro-spiritual affairs.
This important book provides a historic background on issues pertaining to freedom, psychological independence, dissention and the psycho-spiritual-societal implications of our societies.
This classic by Edward Herman rips to shreds the linguistics, effective mechanics and ideology of America’s mainstream media.
A captivating and personally profound book that first drew me to visit the West Bank in early 2010.
As devastating to read as to see its title, this book by a British author Jonathan Cook based in Nazareth unveils the full-spectrum oppression of Palestinians.
Although I haven’t read this book, I hope to buy the time to read it one day soon! It apparently looks at the failures of Zionism as an ideology and as a base for discourse.
This essential book contribues an important review of the so-called One State Solution in a practical and broadsheet style.
From epic visual story-teller Joe Sacco, this book looks at the Gazan city of Khan Yunis.
This vital contribution from two of the most reputable Professors on the Israel-Palestine injustice reviews Israel’s Operation Cast Lead.
This wonderful meditative set of stories from John Berger helped inspire me to first visit Gaza.
With more of an academic feel that Pilger’s Freedom Next Time, Mark Curtis’ important and historical literary contribution on the adventures of UK foreign policy, including towards Israel.
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Notably, very few feature documentaries have been made that well-expose the situation in Gaza, but here are a few key ones for your consumption. The videos are freely-watchable online: