donderdag, juni 15, 2006

 

A Love Story - Israeli/Palestinian Way

Today at news at 20:00 they showed an interesting story about the diversity of diversibility of this diverse country ... Impossible really, but still so very human - to begin with, to end with - with some strange - incomprehensible - streaks in the middle but covered with hard core reality .

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An Israeli jewish woman fell in love with a Palestinian muslim man. Nothing strange about that I think. Man... woman... 'Ya know :)

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Thing was that the family of this woman had grave objections against their daughter being the partner of "an arab". Another element that should be taken into account is the fact that this man was already married had six kids with his wife.

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The family of the woman complained to police about him staying in Israel illegally - despite the fact that he used to work here already for many years as a butcher. The man got to spend one year in prison. The woman fell pregnant. She moved to his family in Hebron. He was released. They married (her being his second wife) and had a wonderfully sweet little girl. They named her "Karin" (pronounced as Kareen).

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His first wife lives upstairs in their house in Hebron with their six kids. The woman lives downstairs with her husband and their daughter. The woman is telling the camera she's a very jealous woman and makes life hell for her husband's first wife when he goes upstairs.... But, the couple (the woman and the man) are very much in love with each-other. That shows even through the tv-screen.

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Karin speaks Hebrew and Arabic - and watch her father being refused at checkpoints trying to enter Israel while she and her mom can get through. But they keep on trying. When the soldiers of the checkpoint are passing them in their car they all wave to each-other and wish each-other "shalom!" - her parents explaining to Karin that those are "our soldiers".

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No hardline confrontations. No hostile behaveour. All seems lovely. So many obstacles, so many weird small details. But all involved are smiling.
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The man hopes he can come to work and live in Israel again, as he did before (but what about his first wife then?) As things stand right now - with that new law prohibiting married couples to "unite" in Israel, I don't think they stand a good chance of realizing their wish to come true.

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This I think is a nice love story withstanding all the problems that such a relationship in this country (and PA) is puting up for them.

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.Tse.


http://www.reelclassics.com/Audio_Video/Music7q/clips/westside_somewhere_clip.mp3
There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us
Somewhere.


Comments:
Yo dude, yaaaaay! You have a blog that you finally updated. Nice story man. Waves of love in the middle of an ocean of craziness and hatred.
 
Yep, it shows that true love stands tall against everything :) Good to see here, Drima !

Tse.
 
Although as you say this shows 'that true love stands tall against everything' it is a pretty sad story.
 
It IS a sad story. Too sad really. But heartwarming (I think so at least) that all that makes it sad can't destroy that love.
Love is the winner. I like that. Sorry, I can't help it :)

Tse.
 
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