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 establish 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.

Gaza

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Barely three percent of Gaza's drinking water wells is fit for human consumption, and the crisis is claiming lives.

How can Gaza's contaminated water catastrophe be solved?

Health

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Contaminated and scarce water owing to Israel's brutal siege and bombing of infrastructure leads to death and disease.

Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses

Opinion

Edward Said and his quest for a just peace

The scholar's quest for 'an alternative way of making peace' is chronicled in Tolan's upcoming book.

Edward Said and his quest for a just peace

Arts & Culture

Over the Wall to play Beethoven in Jerusalem

The Ramallah Orchestra's journey through - and over - Israeli barriers to star in the Holy City.

Over the Wall to play Beethoven in Jerusalem

Arts & Culture

The system in place

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

The system in place

US & Canada

Egypt: Food for a revolution

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

Egypt: Food for a revolution

US & Canada

It's the occupation, stupid

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

It's the occupation, stupid

US & Canada

Visions collide in a sweltering Tahrir Square

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

Visions collide in a sweltering Tahrir Square

Israel

Picasso comes to Palestine

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

Picasso comes to Palestine

US & Canada

June 7: The anniversary nobody remembers

A secret meeting 44 years ago could have changed the course of Middle Eastern history. But it never happened.

June 7: The anniversary nobody remembers

US & Canada

The surreal state solution

Following Obama's weak speeches and Netanyahu's rejection of any compromise, Palestinians look elsewhere for support.

The surreal state solution

Arts & Culture

Palestine comes to Hollywood

Despite its flaws, 'Miral' marks the first time anyone has tried to tell just a Palestinian story in Hollywood.

Palestine comes to Hollywood