The Lemon Tree
An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle EastBook - 2007
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 Israel, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes; their families had been driven out nearly twenty years earlier. Two were turned away, but the third was met at the door by a young woman who invited them in. This act, in the face of years of animosity, is the starting point for a true story of a remarkable relationship between two families, one Arab, one Jewish. In the lemon tree his father planted in the backyard, Bashir sees dispossession and occupation; Dalia, who arrived as an infant in 1948, sees hope for a people devastated by the Holocaust.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007
Edition: Paperback edition
Branch Call Number: 956.9405 T574L 2007
Characteristics: xix, 378 pages : maps ; 21 cm