Ben White

I am a journalist, analyst, and author, specialising in Palestine and Israel. Over the last decade, I have had some 400 articles published by a variety of media outlets, including Al Jazeera, The Guardian’s Comment is free, The Independent, New Statesman, Middle East Monitor, Middle East Eye, Newsweek Middle East, The National (UAE), Christian Science Monitor, The Electronic Intifada, The Arab Weekly, and others. I have appeared as a guest expert on Al Jazeera English, TRT World, and the Islam Channel, as well as LBC, BBC World Service, and ABC (Australia).

I have been visiting Palestine/Israel since 2003, for visits ranging from a week to three months. I have previously worked as a researcher and writer for the Journal of Palestine Studies (University of California Press), and done editing work for the Doha-based Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies. I am a contributor for  Al-Shabaka the Palestinian policy network.

I am the author of four books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: ‘Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide’ (Pluto Press, 2009, second ed. 2014), with a foreword by former UN special rapporteur John Dugard; ‘Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy’ (Pluto Press, 2012), with a foreword by Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi; and ‘The 2014 Gaza War: 21 Questions & Answers’ (self-published eBook, 2016), with a foreword by Exeter-based Israeli historian Ilan Pappe.

Over the last eight years, I have spoken at events in the Houses of Parliament (including the launch of my first book), at Amnesty International UK, and dozens of conferences and student-organised lectures on campuses in the UK and North America – including SOAS, LSE, UCL, Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds, Columbia (New York), Princeton, University of California, and University of Toronto.

Books in order of publication:

Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide2009
Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy2011
The 2014 Gaza War: 21 Questions & Answers2014
Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel 2018
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