The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
The Lemon Tree is a moving work bringing the tragedies of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a human scale. In 1967, Bashir, a young Palestinian, journeys to Israel with the goal of seeing his beloved old stone house that he had fled nineteen years earlier. Unexpectedly, he is greeted by Dalia, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine.