Sandy Tolan

Sandy Tolan

Sandy Tolan is author of the international bestseller, The Lemon Tree, and of the acclaimed Children of the Stone, about one Palestinian’s dream to es... tablish music schools under Israel’s military occupation. He is a professor at the Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California.


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The arrest of acclaimed musician, Oday Khatib, sheds light on Israel’s draconian system of arrest and detention.

opinion by Sandy Tolan
Published On 8 Apr 2013
egypt farming

A mass urban migration has taken hold in Egypt as the agricultural sector focuses on luxury exports instead of bread.

opinion by Sandy Tolan and Charlotte Buchen
Published On 21 Dec 2011

Whatever transpires at the UN, the world should focus on what is happening on the ground in Palestine.

opinion by Sandy Tolan
Published On 25 Sep 2011
Tahrir Square packed

Protest designed to show Egyptians’ unity exposed fundamental divisions within the country’s society.

opinion by Sandy Tolan
Published On 30 Jul 2011
Picasso in palestine

After an odyssey that underscored the realities of Israeli occupation, Picasso’s ‘Buste de Femme’ arrives in Ramallah.

Published On 16 Jul 2011