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Sandy Tolan's "The Lemon Tree."

"The Lemon Tree" is a special documentary marking the 50th Anniversary of the State of Israel and the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. It was produced for Fresh Air by Homelands Productions, producers of other public radio documentaries. It is narrated by producer Sandy Tolan and uses excerpts from his conversations with Bashir, a Palestinian man, and Dalia, an Israeli woman, to tell how their 31 year friendship reveals much of the painful history of the last 50 years experienced by both Palestinians and Israelis. The story begins with Dalia knocking on the door of the home that used to be his, near Tel Aviv. The door is answered by Bashir. FYI: The 50th Anniversary for the State of Israel is May 14th.

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Other segments from the episode on April 24, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 24, 1998: Commentary on the 1948 Palestine War; Review of the film "Two Girls and a Guy."

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