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The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan Online



The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

  • Title: The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
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  • ISBN : 9781596913431
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 400 pages


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 Europ 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


Author Sandy Tolan

Sandy Tolan is a teacher and radio documentary producer He is the author of two books Me and Hank A Boy and His Hero, Twenty Five Years Later Free Press, 2000 , about the intersection between race, sports, and American heroes and The Lemon Tree An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East Bloomsbury, 2006 The Washington Post called the book extraordinary and selected it among their




The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East Reviews (31)

  • Excellent, well written portrait of the multiple changes that have occured in the area of the Middle East known as Palestine, Israel, both to Arabs and Jews who both want to live on the same land in the same homes History of the area from both perspectives is provided for the years leading to the de [..]

  • This is an exposition of the Israel Palestine conflict via the stories of two people, Dalia, a Jewish woman whose family immigrated when she was a baby in 1948 and Bashir, a Palestinian Arab whose family was driven out and became refugees Dalia s family live in what had been Bashir s family s home T [..]

  • I found the book to be very promising in the beginning It seeks to present a very comprehensive overview of the conflict in the Middle East, presenting both sides of the conflict through the personal experience of two people a Palestinian Arab and an Israeli Jew.However the book gets somewhat bogged [..]

  • This book is a marvellously thorough description of the formation of Israel, and the resulting Arab Israeli conflict The story follows two families the Khairis and the Eshkenazis The Khairis were Arabs from al Ramla, forced by the Israelis to leave their house and their town in July 1948, as refugee [..]

  • A book about the Israeli Palestinian conflict I am really not sure what to write about it It opened my eyes and gave me a perspective of the conflict that I have not seen or maybe chose not to see I won t say that it changed my perspective completely but it did raise allot of questions about the his [..]

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