J Street 2016 Summer Reading List

J Street Education Fund
on August 3, 2016

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Looking for a book to read on an upcoming August vacation? Interested in taking a break from constantly reading about the 2016 presidential election? Want to continue to challenge yourself to think more deeply about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why a two-state solution really is the only solution? Look no further-because the J Street Education Fund has selected over 150 recommended titles to choose from, including five new books added to our list this summer!

If you would like to learn about the conflict through a personal lens, check out Sayed Kashua’s Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life or An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission by Anthony David.

To brush up with a history lesson, take a look at Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948 by Noga Kadman.

Want to get your teenager inspired to educate themselves about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how youth really do have the power to make change in the world? Encourage your young adult to read Cynthia Levinson’s Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict.

We hope that your summer is filled with friends, family and good books.

The J Street Education Fund is the charitable arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Through community engagement, education and programming, we advance a vision of Israel that is secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. We support policies grounded in shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we promote vibrant and respectful discourse about Israel in the Jewish community, on campuses and beyond.