The Lemon Tree Quotes

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Not everyone is comfortable hearing the story of the Other.
-- Author (Introduction)

Importance: This sentence captures one of the main ideas that the author suggests being the cause of the continuing conflict in Palestine/Israel, as well as the root of what he believes a solution could be. The entire story of Dalia and Bashir is the story of two people who have been raised to know only their peoples' side of the story encountering an "other" who forces them to open their mind. Becoming more familiar with the other may not change their mind completely, but they can at least begin to acknowledge the humanity in their enemy, which is perhaps the only way that real change can take place. It is uncomfortable to do so, particularly when hatred and resentment runs deep, and genuine wrongdoing has occurred on both sides. Yet though it may be easier to refuse to see the...

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