I never made a conscious decision to speak Hebrew with my daughter, but it became a kind of connection between her and me, our private language ■ Post #4
I'm an Israeli lawyer, Jewish, married to a Palestinian resident of Ramallah. After years of wandering throughout the world, we returned to the West Bank with our two children, five year-old Forat and two year-old Adam. We are trying to lead ordinary lives in an extraordinary and unforgiving reality, one that I will share with you here. I have changed the names of people in the blog, including my own. "Umm Forat" means "Mother of Forat" in Arabic.
The first time I heard my daughter refer to herself as Jewish was when an Israeli soldier stopped us, thinking we were Palestinian ■ Post #3
While we unpacked our new home in Al Bireh, we discovered the differences between us and our local friends. But we don't hide who we are because the strange truth of our circumstances is my strongest protection ■ Post #2
After a year in the U.S., we brought the family home to Ramallah. The children and I landed in Israel and drove through roads littered with checkpoints, while Osama, my partner, had to fly in through Jordan