Lemon Tree by Eran Riklis

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Lemon Tree by Eran Riklis

1. Give a few geographical facts about the country in which the film was made. (Location, population, ethnicities, religion, other significant facts)
2. Give a brief history of the country.
3. Give a short summary of what the film was about. (NOT a review!)
4. What was the most interesting thing you learned through this film?

Lemon Tree is a film set on the border between Palestine and Israel near the West Bank. The State of Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a modern economy. Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and East Jerusalem as a result of the 1967 War. In accordance with negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority (PA) was established in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in 1994. Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, took control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007 and exercises control there. The division of responsibilities and jurisdiction in the West Bank between Israel and the PA is complex and subject to change. PA security forces are responsible for keeping order in certain areas, and the PA exercises a range of civil functions in those areas of the West Bank. Official guidance on entry, customs requirements, arrests, and other matters in the West Bank and Gaza is subject to change without prior notice or may not be available. (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1064.html)
The total area of the State of Israel is 8,630 sq. miles, of which 8,367 sq. miles is land area. Israel is 290 miles in length and about 85 miles across at the widest point. The country is bordered by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, Egypt to the southwest and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Mountains and plains, fertile land, and desert are often minutes apart. The width of the country, from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the…...

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