What’s it Like to be a Jew Married to an Arab in Israel?

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The London Daily Telegraph reports:  Varda arrived in Israel from Holland as a 17-year-old Jew brimming with Zionist fervour.

She wanted to do her part for the Jewish state so she moved to Jerusalem, became an Israeli citizen and found work as a counsellor for boys with behavioural problems.

And then something happened that caused her to veer from the traditional Zionist path: she met a Muslim Arab man named Amer, and they fell in love.

Today, the pair are one of only a few hundred Jewish-Arab married couples living in Israel and unions like theirs – though rare – are a source of deep anxiety for some Israelis who believe intermarriage could ultimately mean the end of the Jewish state.

Read more at the Daily Telegraph

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