Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by the Guardian on December 31, 2015.


“Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum”

A novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man has been barred from Israel’s high school curriculum, reportedly over concerns that it could encourage intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews. The rejection of Dorit Rabinyan’s novel Borderlife, which was published in 2014, created an uproar in Israel, with critics accusing the government of censorship.

 

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