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between Jews and non-Jews, are perceived by large segments of society as a threat to separate identity,” said Dalia Fenig, the acting chair of the pedagogic secretariat at the time of the book’s removal.Extreme-right groups like Lehava, led by Benzion Gopstein, actively campaign against mixed marriages and are known to show up and protest at Jewish-Arab weddings.Now especially, when the street is becoming a jungle and hatred is bubbling over and blinding so many people from both religions, these families prefer to seclude themselves until the rage passes. It’s not something you can hide,” Alaa Agbariyah tells Al-Monitor. While many mixed families lived in mixed cities, Alaa and Hagar live in the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm. I’m not afraid that anything will happen there,” he says, “but on my way to work, on the bus, anything can happen. Ever since this all began, I’ve preferred to drive to work with friends instead of taking the bus.” He says that the current wave of violence has had no impact on his relationship with Jewish friends and colleagues at work.Still, people are afraid to visit him at home, and he understands why.On Valentine’s Day, the widely practiced celebration of love, the two will spend their time just like any busy couple juggling work, school and love.“For tonight, we will probably just study, maybe drink some beer and eat some chocolate,” Michal said.“We’ve never been a couple that does flowers and all that stuff,” said Ahmed.
While there are quite a few mixed couples in Israel, with one partner Jewish and the other Muslim, many of them are afraid to provide a glimpse into their fascinating lives.
And they looked at me – my girlfriend was in her army uniform – like I am a traitor,” Mahdi said.
Yet Mahdi’s relationship is also disapproved by many in the far-right political community that he associates himself with.
Israel may not be the most hospitable environment for young Arab-Jewish couples, but these duos are resolutely going against the grain this Valentine’s Day.
Michal met Ahmed on a warm February day in Jaffa nearly five years ago.