Web News & TV

THE TOWER – Various news articles on the current situation in the Middle East.

HONEST REPORTING – News site with articles defending Israel and its actions in the Middle East and the world.

TABLET MAGAZINE  Tablet is a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.

ALGEMEINER  American Jewish news publication.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Jerusalem-based online newspaper that documents developments in Israel, the Middle East and around the Jewish world.

DAILY ALERT Digest of news and commentary about Israel and the Middle East, published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

LIVE TV FROM ISRAEL  Live TV broadcasts from Israel.

THE JEWISH WEEK Newspaper publication with articles on various Jewish topics, in addition to Jewish and Israel-related news.

ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES  Blog of the IDF, Israel’s national army, with news about Israel and the IDF.

THE JERUSALEM POST Israeli English newspaper, covering everything from Israel news to news about Jews in the diaspora and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

YNET NEWS – English-language edition of Ynet, Israel's largest and most popular news and content website.

HAARETZ – Israeli English newspaper.

ISRAEL HAYOM– English language version of Israel Hayom, a large Israeli news website.

DEBKA FILE – site providing an intelligence and security news service on Islamist terror in the Middle East and around the world.




The War Against the Jews 1933-1945 by Lucy Dawidowicz – book which researches the Holocaust of European Jewry during World War II.

The Case against Israel’s Enemies by Alan Dershowitz – book in which Dershowitz makes a convincing argument on who Israel’s enemies are, and why they are enemies of Israel.

If Israel Lost the War - a 1969 alternate history/political controversy book written jointly by Robert Littell, Richard Z. Chesnoff and Edward Klein.



The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership Avner, Yehudah. (Toby Press, 2010)

O Jerusalem- Collins, Larry and Lapierre, Dominique (Simon and Schuster, 1972)

Israel: A History- Gilbert, Martin. (Black Swan, 2008)

A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of The State of Israel -Laquer, Walter.  (Knopff Doubleday, 2004)

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East -Oren, Michael B. ( Ballentine, 2003)

Jerusalem, the Biography- Sebag-Montefiore, Simon. (Knopf Doubleday, 2011)

One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate- Segev, Tom. (Picador, 2001)


Israel & the Arab World

The Case for Israel – book in which the author, a law professor at Harvard University analyzes and refutes seven arguments and accusations made against Israel. Dershowitz, Alan. (Wiley, 2003)

Atlas of the Arab Israeli Conflict -Gilbert, Martin. (Oxford University Press, 1993)

One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict -Morris, Benny. (Yale University Press, 2010)

The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace -Ross, Dennis. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005)

The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israel Peace -Miller, Aaron David.  (Bantam Books, 2008)

Dreams Deferred—A concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict & the Movement to Boycott Israel, Carey Nelson, (Indiana University Press, 2016)

Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East -Makovsky, David and Ross, Dennis. (Viking, 2009)


Historical Novels

The Source - historical novel about the history of the Jewish people from the times of the Bible to the modern State of Israel. Michner, James. (Fawcett, 1965)

Exodus - historical novel about the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, beginning with the story of the 1947 immigration ship, the Exodus. Uris, Leon. (Bantam, 1959)

If Israel Lost the War -Chesnoff, Richard Z, Edward Klein, Robert Little.  (Coward-McCann, 1969)


Contemporary Israel

Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation  -Klein Halevi, Yossi. (Harper Collins 2013)

The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land -Rosenthal Donna. (Free Press, 2005)

Start Up Nation: the Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle- Senor, Dan and Singer, Saul (Twelve, 2009)

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel- Shavit, Ari. (Spiegel & Grau, 2013)


Israeli Literature

Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems -Amichai, Yehudah.– A Bilingual Edition (Sheep Meadow Press, 1981)

Translators Open Closed Open- Amichai, Yehudah - Bloch, Chana and Kronfeld, Chana – (Harcourt, 2006)

Someone to Run With -Grossman, David. (Bloomsbury, 2003)

The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories- Keret, Etgar. (Toby Press, 2004)

A Tale of Love and Darkness- Oz, Amos (Harcourt, 2004)

A Pigeon and a Boy -Salve Meir. (Shocken Books, 2007)


The list is for education and learning purposes only. The views expressed in the material are those of the publishers and do not represent any views of the Federation in the Heart of New Jersey or its constituency.

Political Organizations


AIPAC - Political organization whose aim is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.


NORPAC - NORPAC is a non-partisan Political Action Committee (PAC) whose primary purpose is to support candidates and sitting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who demonstrate a genuine commitment to the strength, security, and survival of Israel.


UN WATCH - UN Watch is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva whose mandate is to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the rules and regulations set forth in the UN Charter.


J STREET - Pro-Israel and Pro-Peace American political organization.



Educational Organizations and Websites


SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER - Global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context.


CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY - Archive of Jewish historical documents, artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs.


THE MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Organization that researches and translates Middle Eastern media sources.


MYTHS AND FACTS - Various informative articles explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East.


CAMERA - Media-monitoring, research and membership organization providing news coverage of Israel and the Middle East.


PALESTINIAN FACTS - Information about the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East.


STEP UP FOR ISRAEL - Organization committed to teaching and inspiring people of all ages about Judaism and Israel.


STAND WITH US - StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization who believe that education is the road to peace. They inform the public about Israel and aim to combat anti-Semitism and extremism through this education.


PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH - Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. In addition, the institute focuses on analyzing the messages that the Palestinian leaders send to the population.


ALLIANCE FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE - The Alliance for Middle East Peace is a network of organizations that conduct civil society work in conflict transformation, development, coexistence and cooperative activities.


INTERFAITH PARTNERS FOR PEACE - a network of pairings of rabbis and non-Jewish clergy in locations across the country committed to peace and reconciliation and two thriving states for Israelis and Palestinians, as well as true interfaith dialogue without tearing down the narratives of either group.