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The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree

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The tale of a simple act of faith between two young people one Israeli, one Palestinian that symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East In 1967, not long after the Six Day War, three young Arab men ventured into the town of Ramle, in what is now Jewish Israel They were cousins, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes their families had been driven out of Pale The tale of a simple act of faith between two young people one Israeli, one Palestinian that symbolizes the hope for peace in the Middle East In 1967, not long after the Six Day War, three young Arab men ventured into the town of Ramle, in what is now Jewish Israel They were cousins, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes their families had been driven out of Palestine nearly 20 years earlier One cousin had a door slammed in his face, and another found his old house had been converted into a school But the third, Bashir Al Khairi, was met at the door by a young woman called Dalia, who invited them in This act of faith in the face of many years of animosity is the starting point for a true story of a remarkable relationship between two families, one Arab, one Jewish, amid the fraught modern history of the region In his childhood home, in the lemon tree his father planted in the backyard, Bashir sees dispossession and occupation Dalia, who arrived as an infant in 1948 with her family from Bulgaria, sees hope for a people devastated by the Holocaust As both are swept up in the fates of their people, and Bashir is jailed for his alleged part in a supermarket bombing, the friends do not speak for years They finally reconcile and convert the house in Ramle into a day care centre for Arab children of Israel, and a center for dialogue between Arabs and Jews Now the dialogue they started seems threatened than ever the lemon tree died in 1998, and Bashir was jailed again, without charge The Lemon Tree grew out of a 43 minute radio documentary that Sandy Tolan produced for Fresh Air With this audiobook, he pursues the story into the homes and histories of the two families at its center, and up to the present day Their stories form a personal microcosm of the last 70 years of Israeli Palestinian history In a region that seems ever divided, The Lemon Tree is a reminder of all that is at stake, and of all that is still possible


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 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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