The Boundaries of Love in the Holy Land

By Daniel Estrin

It is rare for an Israeli and a Palestinian to fall in love. There are physical barriers, as Israelis can’t enter Palestinian areas, and Palestinians can’t enter Israeli areas, without special permits. There are also cultural barriers, of course. But a year ago, two 29-year-old men – one from Jerusalem, the other from a West Bank village – met one another and demonstrated that sometimes love can be found. Reporter Daniel Estrin brings us their story.

This production aired as part of our “Love is Complicated” series, part of the Global Story Project with support from the Open Society Foundations. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

1 Comment

  1. I loved this story. In Australia, it was played on National Radio on 9th Feb. 2014. I know this program was made in Feb. 2013 but I have only just discovered it.
    I was very touched by it and these two young men have been through a lot. Is it possible for Daniel Estrin to follow-up on these men to find out what they are now doing – if they are still in their homeland of if they have moved elsewhere to follow their dreams. I would be great to learn how they are coping in the world.
    Thank you for an excellent program.
    Yours sincerely
    Les Field

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