Israel woman

Israel is a people and a country. Unbeknownst to most, it is also a language — a language used to describe the state of Israel, its history, and its conflicts. It is a language that sounds like English, but its words have different meanings. The following books are guides to help Americans understand this language and translate from Israel into English.

American man

How I Learned to Speak Israel paperbackHow I Learned to Speak Israel is the story of author McDonald’s awakening to the situation in Israel/Palestine.  It covers what he had to unlearn and how he began to differentiate myths from reality. It is written from an American perspective.

When They Speak Israel paperbackWhen They Speak Israel is a guide for those who want to talk with people with a different view from theirs on the Israel/Palestine issue.  It is written for those who oppose all forms of racism.