From July 4th parties to death threats: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and family bid farewell

'So Long, Israel, and Thanks for Nothing'

As a Palestinian Israeli married to a Palestinian, we've been waiting for Israel to grant us permission to live together. 15 years later, forced to choose between homeland and family unity, we have finally left.

After fifteen years of waiting, my husband and I have finally begun our life together. We have left Jerusalem for good.