Here we summarise some of the many books dealing with Britain’s involvement in Palestine and the Middle East.

Recent Books

Black, Ian (2017) “Enemies and Neighbours” Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017 by Ian Black  Allen Lane

Cronin, D (2017) Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel Pluto Press

Jeffries, J.M.N. (2017) Palestine the Reality Olive Branch Press (Imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.).  Republication  of 1939 edition.

Regan, B (2017) Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine. Verso,

Turnberg, L (2017) Beyond the Balfour Declaration: The 100-Year Quest for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, (Biteback Publishing)

Books and articles

Allawi, A, Faisal I of Iraq (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2014)

Amery, L.S, My Political Life, Vol. 2, (Hutchinson, London, 1953)

Ateek, N, Duaybis, C. and Whitehead T. The Bible and the Palestine Israeli Conflict. (Sabeel 2014)

Ateek, N., A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict. (Orbis, New York 2017) available from Sabeel

Barr, J, Setting the Desert on Fire: T.E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-18, (Bloomsbury, London, 2006)

_____ A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle that Shaped the Middle East, (Simon & Schuster, London, 2011)

Berry, M and Philo, G, Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories, (Pluto Press, London, 2004)

Black, Ian, Enemies and Neighbours, Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917 – 2017 (Allen Lane, 2017)

Cohn-Sherbok, D, and Grey, M, Debating Palestine and Israel, (Impress, Exeter, 2014)

Cronin, D, Balfour’s Shadow (Pluto, 2017)

Dugdale, B, Arthur James Balfour, 1906-1930, (Hutchinson, London, 1936)

Elliot, G, Daniel Deronda, (1876)

Finkelstein, I  and Silberman N, The Bible Unearthed (Simon and Schuster, 2002)

Flapan, S, The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities, (Pantheon Books, New York, 1987)

Fromkin, D, A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East, 1914-1922, (Penguin, London, 1991)

Gilbert, M, Israel: A History, (Black Swan, London, 1999)

_____ The Story of Israel, (Andre Deutsch, London, 2008)

Glancy, J, ‘Chaim Weizmann and how the Balfour Declaration was made in Manchester’, The, 1 November 2012

Grob-Fitzgibbon, B, Imperial Endgame: Britain’s Dirty Wars and the End of Empire, (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2011)

Hamilton, J, God, Guns and Israel: Britain, the First World War and the Jews in the Holy Land, (Sutton Publishing, Thrupp, 2004)

Hirst, D, The Gun and the Olive Branch, (Futura Publications, London, 1978)

Ingrams, D, Palestine Papers 1917-1922: Seeds of Conflict, (John Murray, London, 1972)

Jeffries, J, Palestine: The Reality : The Inside Story of the Balfour Declaration 1917-1938, (Skyscraper Publications, 2017)

Karmi, Ghada, In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story, (Verso, London and New York, 2002)

Karmi, Ghada, Married to Another Man, (Pluto, 2007)

Klein, M, Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron, (Hurst, London, 2014)

Laqueur, W, A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel, (Schocken Books, New York, 2003)

_____ Laqueur, W, and Rubin, B, (eds.) The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict, (Penguin, New York, 2008)

Lewis, D, The Origins of Christian Zionism: Lord Shaftesbury and Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland, (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010)

Lewis, G, Balfour and Weizmann: the Zionist, the Zealot and the Emergence of Israel, (Continuum, London, 2009)

Lloyd George, D, Memoirs of the Peace Conference, Vol. 2, (Yale University Press, New Haven, 1939)

MacMillan, M, Peacemakers: The Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, (John Murray, London, 2002)

McCarthy, J, The Population of Palestine, (Columbia University Press, New York, 1990),

Mathew, W.M, ed., The Palestine Deception, 1915-1923: The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, the Balfour Declaration, and the Jewish National Home by Jeffries, J.M.N, (Institute for Palestine Studies, Washington DC, 2014)

McCarthy, J, The Population of Palestine, (Columbia University Press, New York, 1990)

Meinertzhagen, R, Middle East Diary, 1917-1956, (The Cresset Press, London, 1959)

Monroe, E, Britain’s Moment in the Middle East, 1914-1956, (Methuen, London, 1965)

Montefiore, S, Jerusalem: The Biography, (Phoenix, London, 2011)

Morris, B, Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, (Knopf, New York, 1999)

Pappe, I, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, (One world, Oxford, 2006)

Patai, R, (ed.) Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl, 3 September, 1897, (Thomas Yoselof, New York, 1960), 5 volumes

Porath, Y, The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement, 1918-1929, (Frank Cass, London, 1974)

Regan, B, The Balfour Declaration. (Verso London, 2017)

Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine by Bernard Regan

Rogan, E, The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, (Allen Lane, London, 2015)

Rose, N.A The Gentile Zionists: A Study in Anglo-Zionist Diplomacy, 1929-1939, (Frank Cass, London, 1973)

Sabbagh, K, Britain in Palestine: The Story of British Rule in Palestine, 1917-48, (Skyscraper Publications, 2012)

Samuel, Rt Hon Viscount, Memoirs, (The Cresset Press, London, 1945)

Schmidt, D.W, Partners Together in this Great Enterprise: the Role of Christian Zionism in the Foreign Policies of Britain and America in the 20th Century, (Xulonpress, Jerusalem, 2011)

Schneer, J, The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, (London, Bloomsbury, 2011)

Segev, T, One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate, (London, Abacus, 2001)

Shapira, A, Israel: A History, (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2015)

Shehadeh, R, A Rift in Time, (Profile Books, 2010)

Shehadeh, R, Language of War, Language of Peace, (Profile Books, 2015)

Shehadeh, R, Where the Line is Drawn, (Profile Books, 2017)

Shehadeh, R and Penny Johnson, Shifting Sands (Profile Books, 2015)

Sherman, A.J, Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948, (Thames and Hudson, New York, 1997)

Shlaim, A, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, (W.W. Norton, New York, 2000),

_____ ‘The Balfour Declaration and its Consequences’ in Israel and Palestine, Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations, (Verso, London, 2009

Sizer, S, Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? (Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, 2004)

Stein, L, The Balfour Declaration, (Valentine Mitchell, London, 1961)

Storrs, R, Orientations, (Nicholson & Watson, London, 1945)

Sykes, C, Two Studies in Virtue, (Collins, London, 1953)

_____ Orde Wingate, (Collins, London, 1959)

_____ Crossroads to Israel, (Indiana University Press, Bloomington/London, 1973)

Tamari, S and Nassar, I, eds., The Storyteller of Jerusalem: the Life and Times of Wasif Jawharariyyeh, 1904-1948, (Olive Branch Press, Massachusetts, 2014)

Tuchman, B, Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour, (Phoenix Press, London, 2001; originally published 1956)

Turnberg, L, Beyond the Balfour Declaration: The 100-Year Quest for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, (Biteback Publishing, 2017)  Review.

Vester, Bertha Spafford, Our Jerusalem: an American Family in the Holy City, 1881-1949, (Ariel Publishing House, Jerusalem, 1988)

Wasserstein, B, Israel and Palestine: Why They Fight and Can They Stop? (Profile, London, 2003)

Weizmann, C, Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann, (Harper and Brothers, New York, 1949)