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Book_lemon_treeI recently finished reading "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East."

The book tells the true story of two people…two families…who lived in the same house in Ramla — a Palestinian named Bashir, whose father originally built the home and planted the lemon tree in the back yard, & a Jew named Dalia, whose family moved into the home after Bashir’s family fled.

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The book shed so much insight on the history, complexity, emotions, and difficulty of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  As someone who is friends with both Jews & Palestinians, it really opened up my eyes.  Very helpful book.

P.S. Here is a modern picture of Dalia & Bashir.