Resources for Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Today and Yesterday

As many of you know, this past winter I visited Israel/Palestine with The Global Immersion Project. With TGIP I was guided into hope and pain, peace and violence. I still see much hope, but the events of the past week seem like such a step backwards. In this post, I want to point folks towards some helpful resources to gain a basic understanding of this conflict.

Recent Events

Historical Events

Christian Perspective


  • Little Town of Bethlehem – a film exploring the modern day struggle for peace through the lives of three men, who in many ways ought to be enemies.
  • With God on our Side – a film examining: the basic issues that led to the conflict, the current state of affairs for both Israelis and Palestinians, and the role of Christian Zionism.


Giving Up on Nonviolence: For Those Who Want to Believe Peace is Possible
Why Christians Should Care About Hebron in the West Bank
If Shane Claiborne had a Jewish Brother: gardens, reconciliation, & hope
The Israel-Gaza Conflict has Names and Faces: Hearing Voices from Both Sides of the Wall