A bird's eye view of Jaffa. Tal Cohen

The Colombian Writer With Jewish Roots Who Became a Muslim Before Moving to Israel

Antonio Ungar met his Palestinian wife, writer Zahiye Kundos, in Iowa. To be with her in Israel, he first had to prove he had Jewish relatives who perished in the Holocaust. His next task was to adopt her religion – Islam.

The same story repeats itself every time Antonio Ungar flies into Ben-Gurion International Airport. “The security people just can’t figure out my story,” he tells me. “How can it be that I have an Israeli...

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