'Our Longing for Peace Is Matched by Our Fear of Peace'

An Israeli-Palestinian love affair is at the center of Dorit Rabinyan's new novel 'Borderlife,' and through it she tackles questions of Mideast politics, Jewish identity and where New York City fits in.

Dorit Rabinyan says she is scared to death. Her new novel, “Borderlife” (“Gader Haya”), has just been published (in Hebrew), and she is shaking.