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Below are books, videos, and websites that we are familiar with and recommend freely

VIDEOS (ALL AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE, MOST FOR FREE)

The Day Israel Attacked America - an Al Jazeera investigation into the shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel, the USS Liberty.

The Occupation of the American Mind - Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of Gaza have been criticized deeply all over the world -- except the US. The 2016 film looks at the origin this critical exception: pro-Israel PR and lobbying efforts, and the combined drive of the Israeli and US governments.

Five Broken Cameras - Nominated for an Oscar in 2013, this film tells the true story of a Palestinian farmer who documented the growth of the international resistance movement to the Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in.

One Day in Gaza - On May 14, 2019, PBS stations around the U.S. were scheduled to show a riveting new Frontline documentary, “One Day in Gaza,” but at the last minute PBS pulled it. The film depicts May 14 2018, the day Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians and shot 1,000 – an average of one person every 30 seconds. It is unknown whether the doc will ever be aired on PBS, but it is available for viewing on Bitchute, and for downloading on Torrent and Magnet Link.

The Lobby: USA - 1 hour, abridged version of censored Al Jazeera documentary exposing the Israel lobby in the U.S. Al Jazeera never broadcast this doc due to pressure from certain Jewish groups and individuals. It was eventually leaked and became available. The full 3+ hour doc can be viewed here. (Al Jazeera produced a similar doc for the UK – watch parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.)

Occupation 101 - A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presenting a comprehensive analysis of the controversy and dispelling myths. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the US in the conflict, and the major obstacles to peace. 

Tears of Gaza - Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, TEARS OF GAZA is less a conventional documentary than a record - presented with minimal gloss - of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population. Over 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed in this one-sided war.

Budrus - Budrus is an award-winning documentary film about Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who creates an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. The inspiring movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is still gaining ground today. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about injustice that Israel is perpetrating all over the Palestinian Territories.

The Wanted 18 ($3.99 on YouTube or iTunes) - Here's the plot in a nutshell: "A herd of cows threatens the Israeli state." Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose milk production on a Palestinian farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." The dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their "Intifada milk" with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit. The story of the "wanted 18" is told from the perspectives of Palestinian activists, Israeli military, and the cows.

BOOKS

Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, by Alison Weir

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (updated), by Noam Chomsky

The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, by Michael Sfard

Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End, by Norman Finkelstein

Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017, by Ian Black

Cursed Victory: Israel and the Occupied Territories; A History, by Ahron Bregman

Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel's Assaults on Gaza, by Norman Finkelstein

Palestine: the Legitimacy of Hope, by Richard Falk

Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes, by Mitri Raheb

Blood Brothers, by Elias Chacour and David Hazard.  Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 2003.

The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, by Miko Peled and Alice Walker. Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2016.

Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity, by Brant Rosen. 1st edition, 2012; 2nd edition, 2017.

WEBSITES

If Americans Knew blog

If Americans Knew

Mondoweiss

Electronic Intifada

972 Mag

International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC)

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)

B’Tselem

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