Sandy Tolan, author of The Lemon Tree, is a professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. His new book is Children of the Stone: A Music School in a Hard Land, about one Palestinian's dream to build a music school in the midst of Israel’s military occupation. Twitter: @sandy_tolan

NOT A DROP TO DRINK

Gaza’s Dying of Thirst

With Gaza’s water system on the verge of “collapse” a humanitarian catastrophe looms, including potential epidemics. The consequences will reach far beyond Gaza’s borders.

Trapped

Israeli Occupation Blues

There are reasons critics of the Israeli encroachments on the West Bank grab for words like “apartheid” and “Jim Crow.”