Monday, June 05, 2006

A man named Sandy Tolan has written a book about a Palestinian, an Israeli, and the house that connects them (The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew and the Heart of the Middle East). Bahsir al-Khairi was a boy in 1948 when his family was forced to leave the home his father built. Dalia Eshkenazi was a young girl when her family moved into that house.

In an NPR report Dalia says, “I love my country and you [addressing Bahsir] love your country. And I love your country, too. And it is the same country. And I have nowhere else to go and you have nowhere else to go. So we are here and no one will dream the other away. And our enemy is the only partner we have.”


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