Join members and friends of the Palestine-Israel Justice team for our first virtual book discussion. We will read: The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan. The discussion will take place on Sunday, August 2 at 4 pm (via Zoom). In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a young Palestinian man, journeyed to Israel to revisit the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. When he arrived, he encountered Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a young Israeli woman, whose family fled Europe following the Holocaust. On the stoop of this treasured home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967.
Based on extensive research and his celebrated NPR documentary on the subject, Sandy Tolan tells the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspectives of these two individuals and their families, bringing it down to its most human level and suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities, there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.
To Join the Conversation: register here, and we’ll send you a reminder and the link to the Zoom meeting prior to August 2.
To Get the Book:
Free: City of San Diego Library sandiego.gov/public-library (8 copies, online order, with pickup at selected libraries)
Free: Libby app https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ (1 copy, Borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from the local public library for free.)
Used: abe.com starting at about $4.50, including shipping
Used: betterworldbooks.com starting at about $5.98, including shipping
New: Independent bookstores through bookshop.org $16.56 plus shipping
New & E-books: Barnes and Noble bn.com : book $16.50 / Nook $10.49
New/Used/E-books: amazon.com – new $13.26/ used starting at $5.20/ Kindle - $9.99
Audio: May be available through audible.com
Photo by Edgar Henríquez, LC on Unsplash
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