The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree - The Lemon Tree An Arab a Jew and the Heart...

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The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East By Sandy Tolan Intro questions to think about as you begin to read the book 1. Where does this story take place? 2. Who are the two main characters in the story? 3. What are the circumstances around the ‘meeting’ of Bashir and Dalia? This is the ‘why ’ question as well. “Why” the conflict? 4. When is the general time frame in this book? a. Bashir and Dalia meet when? b. The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis begins when? c. The Zionist movement began when? (What is the Zionism?) Synopsis and Discussion Questions (below) are from the following site http://sandytolan.com/the-lemon-tree/reading-guide The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East By Sandy Tolan 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. Description: 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 twenty 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 poignant encounter is the starting point for a true story of a remarkable relationship between two families,
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