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.“We know that we’re the kind of marriage that Israel doesn't want and I think a lot of Muslims aren’t thrilled by it either,” said Varda, who asked that the family’s surname not be published.
He grew up in a family with little education but who had Jewish neighbours on a nearby kibbutz.
His parents were unfazed when their son presented his Jewish partner to the family.
I was a "nice Jewish girl" looking to date a "nice Jewish boy" when I met him.
He was a nice secular non-Jew from Seattle whose religious identity was rooted in memories of hanging stockings on Christmas and eating chocolate on Easter.
With just the swipe of a few buttons, the location-based software finds other Jews who are using the program nearby.