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

We found 5 Reddit comments about The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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5 Reddit comments about The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East:

u/NotFooledbyFools · 7 pointsr/politics

> What does telling them they are bad do?

I know right. We shouldn't have condemned South Africa for their apartheid either.

>Also, this resolution may make the US defund the UN or threaten to pull out altogether.

huh?

I seriously suggest reading up on the history of the region, I recommend The Lemon Tree.

u/caroline_reynolds · 3 pointsr/pics

In high school I read The Lemon Tree , a nonfiction novel that told the story of a Palestinian family that was forcibly removed from their home, and the Israeli family that moved into it. The adult children of the families meet, and both see this house as their childhood home, and have difficulties understanding the perspectives of the other.


The book incorporates a lot of history to give the reader backstory and context, and I felt reasonably well-informed when I finished it.


The author takes great measures to appear neutral on the conflict, but simple analysis of the facts of history offered by this book put me solidly in support of the Palestinians.

u/maybetoday · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

A standard history of the region is important, as well as info about the colonizers who defined Palestine's borders, and then Israel's. Here are just some initial thoughts, but definitely keep searching.

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (read this years ago; assuming it's been updated?)

The Lemon Tree (good book that really humanizes the conflict)


u/TheLibertarianThomas · 2 pointsr/gamegrumps

Not to stray away from Jon, but there is a great book that gives a nice unbiased approach on the whole Israeli-Palestinian conflict called The Lemon Tree. If you have the chance, give it a read.

u/darkazanli · 2 pointsr/arabs

I really like the idea of book club and encourage people to read more often. i'm always reading at least one book but i always read in english. im really slow and shitty with arabic and dont really understand fus7a or complicated words

anyone down to have an english book club?

i got a great suggestion The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew and the Heart of the Middle East its like 13 buck on Amazon

edit:

its the true story of Bashir Khairi and Dalia Ashkanazi and it tells the stories of both families, the ashkanazis in bulgaria and the khairis in ramleh, palestine. it is also filled with political details on both struggles (more on palestine.)

it gives you both perspectives objectively