No room for politics

MARCH 1, 2007
What a beautiful love story. And what a absolute tragedy that they had/will have to leave their homes to find peace and acceptance.

Matthew Price: She is a 26-year-old Jewish Israeli. Her name is Jasmine Avissar. He is a 27-year-old Palestinian Muslim, Osama Zaatar.

Jasmine and Osama's is a love story, and it tells you so much about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

They met when they worked at the same place in Jerusalem, and three years ago they got married.

First they tried to live in Israel, but the Israeli authorities would not allow Osama to join his wife there.

Then they tried living in the occupied West Bank, but some Palestinians made life difficult for them.

Now they've given up and are moving to Europe.

I do hope they can find a new home in Europe. And to the Israelis and Palestinians who couldn't accept the love that defies borders? Psha!

[via Serial Deviant]

filed in Culture | by Christine at 9:31 AM on 2007-03-01
Offtopic, because I was going to put this on the Cheney note post:
Found your blog through the defunct PBA blogroll. Would you be interested in joining the active ?

I hadn't heard of the handwritten note, but that could be good news for impeachment in the future.

Posted by Saskboy [www] on March 8, 2007 at 9:18 AM.