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October 2001
Resources and Recommended Reading



Alternet, news and analyses:
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting:
GNN (GuerrillaNewsNetwork):
New York City Independent Media Center:
The Nation, progressive weekly:

News on the Near East in English

Al-Ahram, a major weekly newspape based in Egypt:
Ha’aretz, progressive Israeli newspaper:
Afghan Network News:
MERIP (Middle East Research & Information Project):


John L. Esposito The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (Oxford University Press, 1987). A study of contemporary Islam, and political and religious movements.

Amira Hass Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege (Metropolitan Books, 1999). Personal narrative of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict: Israeli journalist chronicles life in the Gaza Strip.

Gilles Kepel Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and Pharoah (University of California Press, 1986). Comprehensive study of extremist Muslim groups in Egypt—good introduction to modern political Islam in general.

William Cleveland History of the Modern Middle East (Westview Press, 1999). Good overview of Middle Eastern history.



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