A Brief Reading List for Background on The Jewish Question
A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Howard M Sacher, Updated Edition 2007, 1270 pages: Considered the definitive work on modern Israel.
It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street, Emma Williams: 2010 memoir - an invaluable book for anyone wishing to understand the tensions in the region; particularly notable for the author's ability to boil down the situation's complexities into easily understandable and relatable prose.
A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz: A stunning 2004 memoir about the author's childhood in Israel with the back story of his parents and how they came from Europe as part of the Zionist movement.
Gentleman's Agreement, Laura Hobson: 1947 bestseller concerning the social and economic aspects of anti-Semitism in American life.
The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow: His 1953 breakthrough novel is a quest for ...