Please note that there will be no tours on
30th September due to the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.

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These tours illuminate the relationships between the ancient and the modern layers of the city, the sacred and the profane, and the impact of the conquests and developments in the modern age. You'll visit religious sites, and also learn about the cultural and political dynamics in the holy city.
Expect to be moved, shocked, and surprised by the discourse of our guides. In addition to their guiding, all of them are involved as volunteers in the complex task of building a just society, a country we hope our children will be proud of, and a land where all men and women will one day hold their heads up as free people. Come and share our world.

RECOMMENDED READING

Art and culture:

Arts and Identity - Betsey Coleman

A website examining Palestinian and Israeli identity through the lenses of art, artists, and art organizations.


Politics:

Apartheid Israel: Possibilities for the Struggle Within - Dr. Uri Davis

A website examining Palestinian and Israeli identity through the lenses of art, artists, and art organizations.

Battleground - Samuel Katz

A Revisionist Zionist account of the conflict.

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History - Norman Finklelstein

Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State - Jonathan Cook

Israeli Exceptionalism - M. Shahid Alam

Palestine in Pieces - Kathleen and Bill Christison

Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice - John B. Quigley

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy - John Mearsheimer & Stephen Walt

The Iron Wall - Avi Shlaim

The Jewish National Fund - Walter Lehn & Dr. Uri Davis

This Time We Went Too Far - Norman Finkelstein

Save Israel! - (From an extremist right wing perspective) - Barry Chamish



Online:

Israeli Occupation Archive - Documenting the Military Occupation of Palestinian Lands



Novels:

Damascus Gate - Robert Stone

The Source - James Michener

Old New Land (Altneuland) - Theodor Hertzl

The Utopian novel of the Zionist state. In Hertzl's vision, the Jewish state is an island of European modernity in the middle east, and the native Arabs are grateful for being brought 'progress'


Autobiorgraphies and personal stories:

Homeland - Oral Histories of Palestine and Palestinians - Staughton Lynd, Sam Bahour & Alice Lynd

A Tale of Love and Darkness - Amos Oz

Israel, A Personal History - David Ben Gurion

Palestinian Walks - Raja Shehadeh

Impressive first hand account of the geographical changes brought on by the Occupation in the West Bank.

The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide. - Susan Nathen



Education:

Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education - Nurit Peled-Elhanan



History:

Israel: A History - Martin Gilbert

Jerusalem: The Biography - Simon Sebag Montefiore

O Jerusalem! - Larry Collins Dominique Lapierre

A pro-Zionist account of the birth of the state of Israel.


Academic papers & misc. articles:

As the Arabs see the Jews - His Majesty King Abdullah, The American Magazine - November, 1947

The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict - Jews for Justice in the Middle East

Selected Esseys - Ahad Ha'am

A more humanist and realist view of the Zionist project.

The law:

Database of Israel's Discriminatory Laws - ADALA

A project of Israel's premier civil rights organisation


Religion:

The Dignity of Difference - Rabbi Jonathan Sachs

Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel - Israel Shahak & Norton Mezvinsky

Letters to Auntie Fori: The 5,000-year History of the Jewish People. - Martin Gilbert



Zionism & Palestinian nationalism:

The Iron Cage - Rashid Khalidi