Israel Resources

In the catalog

As much as librarians love having things appear in strict alphabetical order, there are times when we wish they wouldn't! When searching for "Israel", our online catalog creates an alphabetic list which interfiles the country Israel with people and organizations whose name begin with Israel.

To find publications put out by the state of Israel, do an author browse search. To find books about Israel, do asubject browse search.

On the shelves

The Library of Congress somewhat equates Israel with Jews. Jews outside of Israel are all shelved in the middle of the Israel section under DS 135. Groups of non-Jews living in Israel are shelved in specific sections (see below)

Books on Israel are generally shelved in DS 100-151.

General works ... DS 101-102
Description & travel/Guidebooks ... DS 103-107
Geography ... DS 108

Jerusalem ... DS 109 (first description, then Temple Mount, other special places, history, etc.)

Other regions, towns ... DS 110 (in alphabetic order by place name)

Antiquities ... DS 111
Social life and customs ... DS 112
Ethnography / ethnic groups ... DS 113
Arabs living in Israel & Palestinians living anywhere ... DS 113.6-113.7

Other groups living in Israel ... DS 113.8 (shelved alphabetically by group name)

History ... DS 114-128 (biography, historiography, general, political, by period (early to late))

Special topics ... DS 129-151
Jews outside of Israel DS 133-135 (general, then by place)

Antisemitism ... DS 145

Zionism ... DS 149-151 (general, then specific groups & movements, biography)

 

 

 

Selected Websites

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

General

Israel Government Gateway
http://www.gov.il/firstgov/english

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/

Bibliography of Websites / Jewish Virtual Library
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/bibliowf.html#Israel 
Lists of links to government, education, organization, cultural, and many other sites.

Israel21c : a focus beyond the conflict
http://www.israel21c.org
This site focuses on Israel's contributions in the areas of health, technology, democracy, and culture.

News / Internet

Ha-Aretz
http://www.haaretz.com/

Good News from Israel
http://www.newsoftheday.com/israel/

Jerusalem Post
http://www.jpost.com/

Kol Israel
News from many online sources.
http://www.kolisrael.com/

Walla
Search the Internet in Hebrew
http://www.walla.co.il

Israel Search Engines from the Jewish Internet Portal
http://www.hareshima.com/Israel/searchengines.asp

Ynetnews (English news from “Yedioth Ahronoth”) 
http://www.ynetnews.com

Israel - Arab Conflict

Israeli - Palestinian Conflict 
Brief, high-quality directory of Web resources related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From librarian Warren Netz of Peninsula Library System, California.http://www.plsinfo.org/getanswers/webliographies/israelpalestine.htm 
Description copyright 2002 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org.

Librarians for Fairness
http://www.librariansforfairness.org/ 
"...dedicated to bringing positive programs about Israel to libraries across the nation and to promoting democratic values. We work to ensure that Israel's viewpoint is represented fairly in our libraries through books, periodicals, audiovisuals, online resources, and scheduled events."

Myths & Facts Online A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Mitchell G. Bard
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html

bitterlemons.org: Palestinian-Israeli Crossfire
This site "presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern. ... [It] aspires to impact the way Palestinians, Israelis and others worldwide think about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict" and peace process. Visitors may subscribe to weekly updates. 
http://www.bitterlemons.org/
Description copyright 2002 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org.

Miscellaneous

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem
http://maps-of-jerusalem.huji.ac.il/

Israel notes and coins / by the Bank of Israel
http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/catal/catale.htm

State of Israel National Photo Collection
http://147.237.72.31/topsrch/defaulte.htm

Israel4kids
http://www.israel4kids.org/

Israeli poetry at the International Poetry Web
http://israel.poetryinternational.org/

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email us using the form on a campus library homepage.