'The Lemon Tree' Tells Mideast History Via Friendship Sandy Tolan talks about his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East. The account grew out of a 1998 NPR documentary in which Tolan reported on a friendship between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman that served as an example of the region's fragile history.

'The Lemon Tree' Tells Mideast History Via Friendship

'The Lemon Tree' Tells Mideast History Via Friendship

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Sandy Tolan talks about his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East. The account grew out of a 1998 NPR documentary in which Tolan reported on a friendship between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman that served as an example of the region's fragile history.

Tolan is the co-founder of Homelands Productions, and has made dozens of documentaries for NPR and PRI. He is also the author of the book Me & Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-Five Years Later, and he’s written for more than 40 newspapers and magazines. He currently directs the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's Project on International Reporting.

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