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The lemon tree

an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East

1st U.S. ed.
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Bloomsbury Pub.
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English

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The true story of a friendship spanning religious divisions and four decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.In the summer of 1967, not long after the Six Day War, three young Palestinian men ventured into the town of Ramla in Israel. They were cousins, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes, from which they and their families had been driven out nearly twenty years earlier. One cousin had the door slammed in his face, one found that his old house had been converted into a school. But the third, Bashir, was met at the door by a young woman named Dalia, who invited him in... This poignant encounter is the starting point for the story of two families – one Arab, one Jewish – which spans the fraught modern history of the region. In the lemon tree his father planted in the backyard of his childhood home, Bashir sees a symbol of occupation; Dalia, who arrived in 1948 as an infant with her family, as a fugitive from Bulgaria, sees hope for a people devastated by the Holocaust. Both are inevitably swept up in the fates of their people and the stories of their lives form a microcosm of more than half a century of Israeli-Palestinian history.What began as a simple meeting between two young people grew into a dialogue lasting four decades. The Lemon Tree offers a much needed human perspective on this seemingly intractable conflict and reminds us not only of all that is at stake, but also of all that is possible.

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Cover of: The lemon tree
The lemon tree: an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East
2006, Bloomsbury Pub.
in English - 1st U.S. ed.

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New York

Table of Contents

First words
Author's note
A note on spelling
The bell
A fine city, well built
Rescue
Expulsion
Arrival
Refuge
New beginnings
War
The encounter
Explosions
Deportation
Hopes
Homelands
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Source notes
Index
A note on the author.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
956.9405092/2, B
Library of Congress
DS126.6.A2 T65 2006, DS126.6.A2T65 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3414204M
Internet Archive
lemontreearabjew00tola
ISBN 10
1582343438
ISBN 13
9781582343433
LC Control Number
2005030360
Library Thing
928042
Goodreads
885774

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