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SOAS Library

Modern Israeli / Palestinian Studies

[resources are available to all Library users on-campus; some resources will be available to SOAS students & staff only if off-campus]

  • Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan)
    BESA conducts research on strategic topics “particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel". The site links to numerous open-access research papers on Israeli foreign relations and security / strategic issues, and to the Center's Bulletin.
  • Breaking the silence: Israeli soldiers talk about the Occupied Territories
    Founded in 2004, Israeli organisation Shovrim Shtika (Breaking the Silence) has collected personal testimonies from soldiers who have served in the Occupied Territories since the beginning of the second Intifadah in which they express their opinions and concerns.
  • Brown University Library: Library resource guide for Judaic Studies (Modern)
    Selected internet resources on modern Jewish and contemporary Israeli studies from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Ha’aretz
    News, current affairs, culture and comment from the online English-language edition of this major Israeli newspaper. In Hebrew at: http://www.haaretz.co.il/
  • IBA (Israeli Broadcasting Authority) World Service
    English language news and current affairs site. IBA has broadcast since the creation of Israel in 1948. Click on “Archive” to listen to (or print) transcripts of historic broadcasts (Windows Media Player required for some elements)
  • Jerusalem Post
    Online version of Israel’s major English-language daily newspaper
  • Learn Hebrew Sites
    Jacob Richman has drawn together a range of web resources to assist Hebrew language learners, including songs, games and podcasts
  • Palestine Remix
    Palestine Remix is the largest interactive-visual project on ​modern ​Palestine. ​Tens of documentaries on Palestine are available on this open-source free website, allowing users to watch extracts, read about the films and watch the full documentaries with their transcripts. It allows users to search for any Palestine-related keyword within the documentaries transcripts, and each of the search results will immediately take them to the exact point where that word is mentioned in both video and text. Another unique feature of Palestine Remix is the users’ ability to create their own video remixes on any Palestine-related topic, by choosing any part they want from the available documentaries and stitching the chosen parts together to make their own short films. Palestine Remix is available in four languages: English, Arabic, Bosnian and Turkish. So, each documentary is available in these four languages. Maps, drone footages and a timeline are also available on Palestine Remix
  • Palestinian News Network (PNN)
    English language site featuring news, current affairs and culture
  • Palestinian Newspapers
    Link to a selection of Palestinian newspapers published in Arabic and English in Gaza, Jaffa, Jerusalem and elsewhere.
  • RAMBI
    Bibliographic database of articles on Jewish studies hosted by The Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. Click RAMBI Web to search the database