The Lemon Tree

By Sandy Tolan.

Abridged by Libby Spurrier.

An unusual dialogue between a Palestinian man and the Israeli woman who now lives in his old home.

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By Sandy Tolan.

Abridged by Libby Spurrier.

An unusual dialogue between a Palestinian man and the Israeli woman who now lives in his old home.Bashir was six when his family were expelled from their house in Ramla.

Almost 20 years later he gets the chance to visit it.

Now Dalia, a Jewish woman born in Bulgaria, lives there.

Will she let him in?

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Dalia's parents choose to leave Bulgaria for the Promised Land.

Then war with Egypt and the possibility of annihilation.

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Bashir is now a lawyer and increasingly politicised.

He has been exiled to Ramallah, now occupied by Israel.

Dalia makes a risky visit to continue their conversation.

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

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Bashir is on trial for bombing a supermarket.

Dalia inherits the house but questions her future in it.

The lemon tree in the garden dies.

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The house is now a kindergarten for Arab children in Israel.

But terrorist attacks escalate.

Dalia makes one last trip to visit Bashir to seek some kind of understanding.