The Lemon Tree Readalikes

The Lemon Tree is a true account of the unusual friendship that developed between Dalia, an Israeli immigrant from Bulgaria and Bashir, a Palestinian whose family was displaced from the home where Dalia’s family later settled. The books listed below contain historical information and personal narratives about the perspectives of both Israelis and Palestinians. All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.


Abu Sharif, Bassam. Best of Enemies: The Memoirs of  Bassam Abu-Sharif and Uzi Mahnaimi. 1995. (956.94054 A).

Amiry, Suad. Sharon and My Mother-In-Law: Ramallah Diaries. 2004.
(956.952 A).

Baltzer, Anna. Witness in Palestine: a Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories. 2007. (956.9405 B).

Bard. Mitchell G. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Middle East Conflict. 2003. (956 B).

Bucaille, Laetitia. Growing Up Palestinian: Israeli Occupation and the Intifada Generation. 2004. (956.953044 B).

Carter, Jimmy. We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.
2009. (956.054 C).
     Also available:Large Type, CD

Carter, Jimmy. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. 2006. (956.04 C).
     Also available:Large Type, CD

Children of Israel, Children of Palestine : Our Own True Stories. 1998.
(920.05694 C).

Dershowitz, Alan. The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can Be Resolved. 2005. (956.94054 D).
     Also available: CD

Farsoun, Samih K. with Christina E. Zacharia. Palestine and the Palestinians.
1997. (956.94054 F).

Felton, John. The Contemporary Middle East: A Documentary History. 2008.
(956.04 F).

Grossman, David. Death as A Way of Life: Israel Ten Years After Oslo.
2003. (956.94054 G).

Hammer, Joshua. A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place. 2003.
(956.94054 H).

Hertzberg, Arthur. The Fate of Zionism: A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine. 2003.
(956.94054 H).

Laub, Gillian. Testimony. 2007. (956.94054 L).

Marcus, Amy Dockser. Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. 2007.
(956.94 M).

Morris, Benny. 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War. 2008. (956.042 M).

Oren, Michael B. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
2002. (956.046 O).
     Also available: CD

Peretz, Don. The Arab-Israel Dispute. 1996. (956.04 P).

Rifa’i, Amal and Odelia Ainbinder. We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager: An Unlikely Friendship. 2003. (956.9442 R).

Sabbagh, Karl. Palestine: A Personal History. 2007. (956.94 S).

Said, Edward W. The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After. 2000. (956.053 S).

Shehadeh, Raja. Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. 2002. (956.953 S).

Shipler, David K. Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. 2002.
(956.9405 S).