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eBook / Article Title: Lonely Planet Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Author(s): Lonely Planet
Year: 2018
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eBook / Article Title: Intra-Jewish Conflict in Israel: White Jews, Black Jews
Author(s): Chetrit, Sami Shalom
Year: 2010

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eBook / Article Title: In search of Israel : the history of an idea
Author(s): Brenner, Michael
Year: 2018
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eBook / Article Title: The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World
Author(s): Abramitzky ; Ran
Year: 2018

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Startup cities : why only a few cities dominate the global startup scene and what the rest should do about it

Author(s): Cohan, Peter S
Year: 2018
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Film Title: God Went Surfing with the Devil
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2010
Length: 83 mins
Descriptions:

"Surfing 4 Peace" was formed in 2007 when members in Israel sent thirteen surfboards into Gaza. The company is a non-profit that works as a people-to-people initiative. Instead of tackling peace process issues or big ideas, they simply try and help people connect through activity. They believe this may begin to nurture a peaceful mindset and loving community.

They attempt to donate twenty three more boards, hand-delivering them this time. But renewed violence between Israel and Hamas threatens to derail this plan. Along the way, Israelis, Arab-Israelis, and Palestinians who are affected by the violence speak candidly about their daily struggle to supersede the conflict through the pure joy of surfing.

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Film Title: Write Down, I am an Arab
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2014
Length: 73 mins
Descriptions:

"Write Down, I am an Arab" tells the story of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet and one of the most influential writers of the Arab world. His writing shaped Palestinian identity and helped galvanize generations of Palestinians to their cause. Born in the Galilee, Darwish's family fled during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and returned a few years later to a ruined homeland. These early experiences would provide the foundation for a writing career that would come to define an entire nation. Like other Palestinian citizens of Israel at the time, Mahmoud Darwish grew up under military law that prevented freedom of movement. In 1964 his defiant poem, "Write Down, I am an Arab", lands him in prison and turns him into an icon of the Arab world. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with Tamar Ben-Ami, a young Jewish-Israeli.

He sends her intimate love letters in Hebrew which she keeps secret for decades. The affair ends when Tamar joins the army. Darwish leaves Israel in the 1970s, moving to Beirut just before the outbreak of the civil war, where he connects with the PLO leadership and becomes speech writer and confidant to Yasir Arafat. He returns to Palestine in 1995 after years of exile and continues to be the biting and powerful voice of the Palestinian people until his death in 2008. "Write Down, I am an Arab" is a personal and social portrait of the poet and national myth, Mahmoud Darwish. Through his poetry, secret love letters, and exclusive archival materials, we unearth the story behind the man who became the mouthpiece of the Palestinian people. "Write Down, I am an arab" is the seventh film of the awards winning director Ibtisam Mara'ana-Menuhin.

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Film Title: Winding
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2014
Length: 62 mins
Descriptions:

WINDING presents the untold story of the most infamous river in Israel, the Yarkon, as it meanders through a politicized landscape and flows through the heart of Israeli society.

Exploring the interplay between society, politics and nature Winding presents the Israeli narrative through an entirely new and important lens.

We trace the story of the river back from its glory days in pre-state Palestine where Jews and Arabs shared its resources. We watch its deterioration, gaining infamy as the most polluted and dangerous river in Israel. And we follow in its current attempts at healing and recovery. Using a combination of rare archival materials and personal interviews, we reveal the profound connection between society and its land, between nature and man.

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Film Title: Geography Now! Israel
Genre: YouTube Video
Year: 2017
Length: 20:36 mins
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