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 a subject 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)

 

 

 

Recommended websites

Israel

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs guides the policy between Israel and another countries and looks out for Israelis in the diaspora. The site includes information for visitors to Israel.

Israel21c

This site focuses on Israel's contributions in the areas of health, technology, democracy, and culture.

Israel - News

Haaretz

Haaretz covers Israel, Jews, and world news.

Jerusalem Post

This English language Israeli newspapers covers Israeli life as well as international news.

Kol - Israel

This site links to many israeli news sources.

Israel-Arab Conflict

Bitter lemons

"The bitterlemons publications reflect a joint Palestinian-Israeli effort to promote a civilized exchange of views about the Israel-Arab conflict and additional Middle East issues among a broad spectrum of participants."

Librarians for Fairness

"...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

Bard debunks myths about Israel, Israeli settlements, the Israel-Arab conflict, lives of Palestinians in the area and much more. The site contains a .pdf of the 2014 book with many updates.

Israel-Miscellaneous

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Since the first printed map of Jerusalem appeared in the late 15th century until the beginning of the nineteenth century, when maps began to be based on accurate surveys, more than 300 maps of Jerusalem were designed and printed. 

Holy Land Maps

From the Eran Laor Cartographic Collection

Israel notes and coins

This Bank of Israel sites explains israeli currency and show current and historical coins and bills.

Israeli poetry at the International Poetry Web

On the Israel page of this Poetry site, they have links to 89 Israeli poets with a short biography, a bibliography, links to articles, and samples of their work.

State of Israel National Photo Collection

"This collection, which constitutes a kind of "photographed history book" of the state of Israel, holds within it photographs of principal events and people in the life of the country as they have been documented by Government Press Office photographers over the years starting with the earliest days of the state and up until the present day. It also presents photographs by additional photographers, some from before the establishment of the state, who have donated their collections for the benefit of the citizens of Israel."