By Sandy Tolan | – Los Angeles ( Tomdispatch.com) – When I first traveled to Israel-Palestine in 1994, during the heady early days of the Oslo peace process, I was expecting to see more of the joyful celebrations I’d watched on television at home. The emotional welcoming of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat […]
Sandy Tolan Sandy Tolan, a best-selling author, and an award-winning radio and print journalist, is a Professor of Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He is a co-founder of Homelands Productions, which for 25 years has produced international documentary and features for public radio. Sandy reports on and comments frequently about Palestine and Israel. His latest book is Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land (2015, Bloomsbury), about one Palestinian's dream to build a music school in the midst of Israel’s military occupation. He is also the author of the international best-seller, The Lemon Tree, an acclaimed history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.