The Optimist: A Social Biography of Tawfiq Zayyad,(Stanford University Press, expected publication: 2020)

Sports, Politics, and Society in the Middle East, edited by Danyel Reiche and Tamir Sorek, Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2019.

Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs, Stanford University Press, 2015.

Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

A sample chapter: "Maccabi Haifa is my flag": Arab fans of Jewish teams

The Hebrew version was published by Magnes Press, 2006.

An updated edition in French: Un terrain contesté: Les dilemmes d'un football arabe dans un Etat juif, Albin Michel, 2017.

Nasionnalisme Palestina Di Lapangan Hijau: Sejarah Ringkas Sepak Bola Arab-Palestina di Wilayah Kekuasaan Israel Manna dan Salwa, 2010 (Indonesian translation of an IJMES article).

Messica, Fabienne and Tamir Sorek, Refuzniks Israéliens ("Israeli Refuseniks - Soldiers who Refuse to Serve in the Occupied Territories"), Agnès Viénot Edition, 2003 (in French).

Articles in Refereed Journals

"The Palestinian Flag Is Back: Arab Soccer in a Jewish State Revisited," Israel Studies Review, 34 (3) 2019, 83-99

Sorek, Tamir and Robert G. White. "Football fandom and National Pride: Racial Differences," Social Science Research, 58, 2016, 266-278

"Calendars, martyrs, and Palestinian particularism under British rule," Journal of Palestince Studies, 43 (1) 2013, 6-23

"Public silence and latent memories: Yitzhak Rabin and the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel," Israel Studies Review, 28 (1) 2013, 78-97

"The Quest for Victory: Collective Memory and National Identification among the Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel," Sociology, 45 (3), 2011.

Sorek, Tamir and Alin Ceobanu. "Religiosity, National Identity, and Legitimacy: Israel as an Extreme Case,"" Sociology, 43 (3), 2009.

"The only place where an Arab can hit a Jew and get a medal for it: Boxing and masculine pride among Arab citizens of Israel"," Sport in Society, 12 (8) 2009, 1065-1074.

"Cautious Commemoration: Localism, Communalism, and Nationalism in Palestinian Memorial Monuments in Israel," Comparative Studies in Society and History ,50 (2) 2008, 337-368.

"Between Football and Martyrdom - the Bi-Focal Localism of a Palestinian Town in Israel," British Journal of Sociology, 56 (4) 2005, 635-661.

"The Orange and the Cross in the Crescent - Imagining Palestine in 1929," Nations and Nationalism, 10 (3) 2004, 269-291.

"Palestinian Nationalism has Left the Field - A Shortened History of Arab Soccer in Israel," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 35 (3) 2003, 417-437.

This article was published also as a booklet in Indonesian under the title Nasionnalisme Palestina Di Lapangan Hijau: Sejarah Ringkas Sepak Bola Arab-Palestina di Wilayah Kekuasaan Israel (Manna dan Salwa, 2010).

"Arab Football in Israel as an Integrative Enclave," Ethnic and Racial Studies, 26 (3), 2003, 422-450.

"The Islamic Soccer League in Israel: Setting Moral Boundaries by Taming the Wild," Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power, 9 (4), 2002, 445-469.

"Arab Soccer in Israel and the Contest over its Meanings," (in Hebrew), Ha-Mizrach he-Hadash, 43, 2002, pp. 157-176.

"Palestinian Nationalism in the 1940's: The Sports Column as an Identity Agent," (in Hebrew), Zmanim, Spring 2000 (70), pp. 15-25.

Chapters in books

"Sport, Palestine, and Israel", in: A Companion to Sport, edited by David L. Andrews and Ben Carrington, Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 257-269.

"The changing patterns of disciplining Palestinian national memory in Israel", in: States of Exception, Surveillance and Population Management: The Case of Israel/Palestine, edited by Elia Zuriek, David Lyon, and Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Blackwell, 2013, 257-269.

"Why did Beit-She'an let Beitar win? Ethnic solidarity, sports ethic,and national ideology," in: Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 23, edited by Jonathan Frankel, Peter Medding, Eli Lederhendler, and Ezra Mendelsohn, Oxford University Press, 2009, 128-141.

An Arabic version of this article was published in: Qadaya Israiliya, issue no. 43-44, 2012, 54-67

"Kimmerling, Baruch," Entry in Biographical Encyclopedie of the Modern Middle East and North Africa 454-456.

"Arab soccer in a Jewish State, "Jews, Sports and the Rites of Citizenship , edited by Jack Kugelmass, University of Illinois Press, 2006, 159-172.

"Palestinian Sports in Historical Perspective," (in Hebrew), in: Body Culture and Sports in Eretz-Yisra'el in the 20 th century (Idan series), Edited by Haim Kaufman and Hagai Harif, Yad Ben-Zvi, 2002, 434-452.

Solicited Articles in Journals

"Le sport en Israël-Palestine : un conflit désamorcé ?," Matériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps, 106, 2012, 47-52.

"Soccer Fandom and Citizenship in Israel," Middle East Report, 245 (Winter 2007), 20-25.

A Turkish translation of this article can be found here.

"The sports column as a site of Palestinian nationalism in the 1940's", Israel Affairs ,special issue: Sports and Society in Israel/Palestine, edited by Amir Ben Porat and Yair Galili, 13 (3), 2007, 605-616.

"Threatened Masculinities and Ethnicity in Israeli Soccer," in: Scholar and Feminist Online, 4 (3), 2006.

"Window of Opportunity in the National Stadium," (in Hebrew) in: Panim , 25 (Summer 2003), 74-81.

"Memory and Identity: The Land Day Monument ," in ISIM Newsletter (10), July 2002, 17.

Book Reviews

Guy Ben-Porat's "Between State and Synagogue: The Secularization of Contemporary Israel," International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 46 (2), 2014, pp. 421-422

Magid Shihade's "Not Just a Soccer Game," International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol, 44 (2), 2012, pp. 372-374

Aziza Khazzoom's "Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israel: Or, How the Polish Peddler Became a German Intellectual," Middle East Report, Vol. 44 (2), 2012, pp. 372-374

Dahlia Moore and Salem Aweiss' "Bridges over Troubled Water: A Comparative Study of Jews, Arabs, and Palestinians," Social Forces, June 2007, Vol. 85 (4), pp. 1808-1810.

Allen J. Scott's "On Hollywood: The Place, The Industry," Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 34 (6), 2005, 644-645.

Motti Regev & Edwin Seroussi's "Popular Music & National Culture in Israel," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 28 (5), 2005, pp. 965-967.

Yair Sheleg's "The New Religious Jews" and Eva Etzioni-Halevy's "The Divided People," Bulletin of the Association for Israel Studies, Fall 2001, Vol. 17 (1), pp. 128-131.


"The difference between black football fans and white football fans," The Conversation, September, 29, 2017

"An illusion named sport" (in Hebrew) in Haaretz , June, 26, 2011

"When is it allowed to yell 'Death to the Arabs'?," (in Hebrew) in Y-net , November, 5, 2007

"Conscience Laundry in Sakhnin," (in Hebrew) in Y-net , January 8, 2004