"this film prbably has good intentions but unfortunately it is clched and predictabe, superimposing a hackneyed hollywood staple plot on a totally innapropriate setting. the film's optimism is hardly appropriate knowing as we do how the Israeli military went on to allow the phalangist massacre in the refugee camp where the young boy lives and returns to at hte end of the film. knowing that inreal life this is what to come, prehaps the "feelgood" atmosphere of the film might not have felt quite so good. no mention of this historical fact is made at the end of the film. technically it is also rather predictable. sadly this film is not a patch on the "lemon tree"."