Myth or reality, fable or parable, this story serves as an example of tolerance and respect for each other.
One dialogue in the movie summed it all:
Defence Minister’s Wife: I wish I could be a better neighbor… a normal neighbor. But I suppose it’s a bit too much to hope for. There’s too much blood and too much politics… and then there’s the lemon grove between us.
Defence Minister adds: And that’s why it’s so important to cut it down, so it no longer be a problem