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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

an incredible book

required reading for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.The book is the extraordinarily moving story of two families on each side of the conflict, who managed to appreciate and respect each other's humanity..I could not p...
required reading for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.The book is the extraordinarily moving story of two families on each side of the conflict, who managed to appreciate and respect each other's humanity..I could not put it down.

posted by Anonymous on September 17, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Neither One nor the Other

This well reviewed book was historically well documented and convinces the reader that it is accurate. Classified as a novel, there is little story until page 149 or so. The story is lovely, moving, and thought provoking but if the reader wants history, I'd suggest r...
This well reviewed book was historically well documented and convinces the reader that it is accurate. Classified as a novel, there is little story until page 149 or so. The story is lovely, moving, and thought provoking but if the reader wants history, I'd suggest reading history. Many are more clearly written than this.

posted by Anonymous on June 10, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Must read!

    Moving, riveting history that should be required reading. The human story of two very kindred spirits across a chasm of historic proportions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Hunting grounds

    Hunting vrounds

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    This book was amazing. So few people know about the Palestinian

    This book was amazing. So few people know about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict which is astounding because it touches everyone's life whether they live in Jerusalem or in New York. Most think that the Jews are still victims but what people don't realize is that they have turned the tragedy that they lived through into a tragedy for the Arabs. This book will open your eyes and help you through a new lens not only Israel and Palestine but the Middle East in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    AP World History Review:

    The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East is an excellent novel that explains the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. Sandy Tolan explains the causes of the conflict and the problems with compromise and negotiations. He does an excellent job of humanizing the conflict, presenting the conflict in an unbiased manner, and using information. He does an excellent job of humanizing the situation by presenting it at a personal level, because he presents the real story of a Palestinian who sneaks across the border to see the house he used to live in before the war. He meets Dalia a college student, and a friendship that will persevere through many decades is sparked. They discuss each side of the conflict, and why each side has a valid point. This also helps to express why compromise is difficult, because each side believes they are correct, and have certain terms they refuse to give up. For many it is all or nothing. Tolan presents the conflict in 3rd person presenting the views of both Palestinians and Israeli's. He also provides lots of information on the conflict backed with research.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Good

    Reading this account of a history past gave me a whole different incite into the Middle East. The facts in the story are true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Nice

    This book has been good soo far:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    This is an amazimg story

    The chaacters are so real. I felt their pain and their joy. I learned a lot about history of Israel. Reading this book stirred in me a desire to bette understand the etefaconflicts in this most significant spot on our planet.

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