to half-Arab lover: "If you and I had a child, they would refuse to classify him as Jewish. He would be a second-class citizen. But I don't think that sort of thing will last forever. At the moment the religious zealots are powerful in the government: it's inevitable, Zionism was a religious movement. As the nation matures that will fade away. The race laws are already controversial. We're fighting them, and we'll win in the end." The agent goes on to ponder: would he give up the love of his life or Israel. Follett's story is set in 1969 but published in 1979.
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