Novel depicting Jewish-Arab love banned from Israeli schools

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Dorit Rabinyan, author of “Gader Haya,” (or “Borderlife” in English). Photo courtesy of Iris Nesher

Dorit Rabinyan, author of “Gader Haya,” (or “Borderlife” in English). Photo courtesy of Iris Nesher

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JERUSALEM (RNS) A ministry committee recommended that the book not be taught in high schools at a time of heightened Palestinian attacks against Israeli Jews and reprisals by Israeli troops.

  • “There is no mechanism for intermarriage in Israel…”

    Such nonsense.
    Religion simply poisons everything. Especially love.

  • G Key

    “Romances between Jews and Arabs are frowned on by both Israeli and Palestinian society.”

    What a shame, officially prioritizing “national identity” over the exact opposite of hatred?

    Then again, those affected by the ban are high school students. What better way to stimulate adolescents’ interest in a book than to ban it?