For readers interested in a diverse media diet of news about Gaza, Sydney Morning Herald correspondent Paul McGeough offers his selection of papers, books, and blogs that can provide the necessary background and variety of voices and perspectives for understanding the region. To read Katia Bachko’s interview with McGeough, click here.
The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence and Coexistence by Shaul Mishal & Avraham Sela
Hamas: A History From Within by Azzam Tamimi
HAMAS: Political Thought and Practice by Khaled Hroub
HAMAS: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt
Update: Further reading, courtesy of CJR contributor Lawrence Pintak:
Beirut’s The Daily Star
Egypt’s The Daily News
Abu Dhabi’s The National
Egypt’s Al Masri Al Youm
London-based, Saudi-owned newspaper Alsharq Alawsat
Beirut-based newspaper Dar Al Hayat
The English version of Al Arabiya television’s Web site
Al Jazeera English’s Web site, which also features streaming video from the TV channelKatia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.