Israel & Palestine: Competing Histories (Greg Philo and Mike Berry, Pluto Press, 2006)
As in any war, there are different histories that compete for our attention. Philo and Berry present an overview of the contending viewpoints and indicate those that are based on the most considered historical evidence. Covering events in chronological order, they present the beliefs of key thinkers across the ideological spectrum, from Edward Said to Binyamin Netanyahu. Starting with the emergence of the Zionist movement and the figures who shaped it, the authors go on to cover the founding of Israel and subsequent events, up to and including the 'roadmap for peace', the construction of the wall, the death of Arafat and the withdrawal from Gaza.