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Books on the Israel Palestine Conflict
We felt it was a better translation of it. Ian Black opens his excellent new history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, Enemies and Neighbours , with a note on terminology titled Language Matters. Words matter. They are the building blocks of the contradicting narratives each side has continued telling themselves, and the world. A veteran reporter and former Guardian Middle East editor, Black spent decades immersed in both Israeli and Palestinian societies, fluently speaking their languages. He notes how the Hebrew and Arabic used by the warring communities, as well as their culture and daily lives, have been affected and formed by the conflict.
Conflicting or irreconcilable narratives mean that works which tell the story of, and from, both sides, are rare. Here are ten others which in different ways and at different times have made a significant contribution to illuminating this unending story. Storrs was the first British military governor of Jerusalem after the Ottoman surrender in December His memoir is elegantly if pretentiously written. Storrs was in Palestine at the time of the Balfour Declaration and in the early Mandate years. Benvenisti, who was born in Palestine in , is one of the most astute Israeli Jewish writers about the conflict. His father was a geographer who instilled a deep love for the country in him.