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My Top 5 Books on Israel & Palestine
My Top 5 Books on Israel & Palestine

Perhaps no book in English has opened the thorny problem of struggle and reconciliation in Galilee to more people than Chacour's personal story, told from the perspective of a Galilean native. This is always the first book I offer someone who wants to explore the roots of the conflict and hear personal stories of what it has meant for Christians living there.

A poignant and compelling history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, told by a British Christian scholar who now resides in Cambridge. Chapman was for many years a professor in Beirut and, thanks to his fluency in Arabic, can see this struggle from the inside unlike many others.

In every part of the world, it is vital to hear the authentic voices of those in the local church. Raheb is a pastor in Bethlehem and one of the leading Christian intellectuals in the Palestinian church. American Christians barely know that a Palestinian church exists; here we can meet one of its pastors.

Weber is an evangelical historian who has penned perhaps the most important history of Israel's relationship with the Christian church in America. Winsome, anecdotal, and just plain compelling, Weber tells us why America and its evangelical communities are so ardently pro-Israel.

Two sociologists, one Israeli and one Palestinian, tell their personal stories growing up near each other in Haifa. They recount how the history of the last 50 years has utterly shaped their families, their identities, and how they view the world.

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