LEMON TREE (Eran Riklis, 2008)

Patient, tenacious, engrossing, quietly devastating, the Israeli film Etz halimon—in Arabic, Shajarat limon—is enormously effective propaganda targeting by dint of metaphor Israel’s Wall of Separation, which, surrounding the West Bank and Gaza, has drawn criticism for bounding beyond Israel’s security needs by ghettoizing Palestinians in an effort that some believe seeks to strangle Palestinian livelihood […]