In “The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex,” Lila Corwin Berman takes a deep — and brave — dive into the inner financial workings of the American Jewish community role in contributing to the entire American philanthropy industry.
Tamir Sorek’s must read exploration of Tawfiq Zayyad should bring renewed attention to the visionary life and work of this Palestinian poet, legislator, and activist.
Robert Vitalis’s new book, “Oilcraft” argues the US militarization of the Arabian Gulf is based on false ideas about controlling oil. But history shows this control is central to maintaining hegemony, which is the US goal.
Being a foreigner in Palestine is complicated and Nora Lester Murad’s latest book collects essays from the men and women who found themselves living in Palestine, navigating both their privilege and the occupation.
Sexual and gendered practices in Arab society stand at the core of the novel “Against the Loveless World,” with author Susan Abulhawa going full force in a critique of patriarchy: With the exception of the Palestinian underground heroes of both sexes, most gendered interrelations in the novel reflect poorly on the male players.
Robert Draper’s ‘To Start A War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq’ is a stunning, thorough account that is not only historically indispensable, but is also an up-to-date warning that the U.S. could be tricked into a war with Iran, with some of the same culprits responsible.
The new book ‘Blood and Oil” is an alarming portrait of Mohammed Bin Salman, the unstable, murderous 35-year-old who rules the oil-producing kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Salman Abu Sitta was uprooted from his family lands near Beersheba during the Palestinian Nakba in 1948 and the trauma has informed his entire life as a refugee and scholar. “I looked back at the smoldering ruins, at the meadows of my childhood, golden with the still-unharvested wheat. What had we done to them? Who were these Jews anyway?”
Susan Abulhawa’s new novel, Against a Loveless World, “has given readers of Palestinian writing a beautiful new horizon within which to imagine freedom.”