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The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East - Sandy Tolan
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
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In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia... show more
In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR's Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596913431 (1596913436)
ASIN: 1596913436
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
This is the true story of Dalia, a Bulgarian Jew, and Bashir, a Palestinian Arab. Both were uprooted from their homes for different, but related reasons; one was uprooted because of the Holocaust in Europe and the other because of the founding of the state of Israel which resulted from the heinous a...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
This is the true story of Dalia, a Bulgarian Jew, and Bashir, a Palestinian Arab. Both were uprooted from their homes for different, but related reasons; one was uprooted because of the Holocaust in Europe and the other because of the founding of the state of Israel which resulted from the heinous a...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
0.0
I know, this looks wicked touchy feely, but people are saying it's a really good, balanced overview of...what all has happened over in Israel / Palestine. And since I have really had a lot of trouble understanding all that, y'know, maybe this?
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Originally produced for a NPR, this book chronicles two families, one Palestinian and the other Israeli, as they deal and interact with the conflict. Dalia's family has, in fact, moved into the house that Bashir's family owned. The book is about the struggle of both Dalia and Bashir to come to ter...
Dem
Dem rated it
4.0 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
Just finished this book and it is a fantastic read and a great insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, For anyone interested in understanding the conflict that is going on I think this is a great book to start with. However I did find parts of the book tedious and that is why I gave it four ...
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