New Books Network

Carole Fink, “West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In her new book, West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Carole Fink examines the relationship between West Germany and Israel. By the late 1960s, West Germany and Israel were moving in almost opposite diplomatic directions in a political environment dominated... Read More
Michael Fischbach, “The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left” (Stanford UP, 2019)
One of the most divisive international issues in American politics today is over Israel and Palestine. The close ties between Israel and the United States are very strong and see considerable cooperation between the two countries. However, that cooperation is also challenged because of the status of the Palestinian people... Read More
Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, “Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine” (Stanford UP, 2019)
Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019) is an ethnography of Palestinian life under occupation that takes waste infrastructures as a starting point for exploring how Palestinians deal with toxicity and uncertainty, how governance happens under conditions of uncertainty, and how everyday goods circulate in... Read More
Yaakov Katz, “Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power” (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)
With the world’s attention riveted to the nuclear threat from Iran, Yaakov Katz’s new book could not be more timely. In Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Katz tells the inside story of how Israel stopped Syria from... Read More
Nicholas Blincoe, “More Noble Than War: A Soccer History of Israel-Palestine” (Bold Type Books, 2019)
Nicholas Blincoe’s More Noble Than War: A Soccer History of Israel-Palestine (Bold Type Books, 2019) is a beautifully narrated and written history of a century of conflict between pre-state Jews and Palestinians and Israeli Jews and Israeli Palestinians after the establishment of the state. It is a story that goes... Read More
Penny Sinanoglou, “Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire” (U Chicago Press, 2019)
Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of the Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2019) is the first history of the ideological and political forces that led to the idea of partition—that is, a division of territory and sovereignty—in British mandate Palestine in the first half of the twentieth century. Inverting... Read More
Peter Bergamin, “The Making of the Israeli Far-Right: Abba Ahimeir and Zionist Ideology” (I. B. Tauris, 2019)
Peter Bergamin’s, new book, The Making of the Israeli Far-Right: Abba Ahimeir and Zionist Ideology (I. B. Tauris, 2019), is an intellectual biography of one of the most important propagators of the Maximalist Revisionist stream in Zionism ideology. The book positions Ahimeir within the contexts of the Israeli right and... Read More