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I Was a Zionist Until I Fell in Love

Hate is harder when we see each other’s humanity

Photo: kolderal / Getty Images

It was 1987, my freshman year at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The First Intifada had just begun. Young Arabs with keffiyehs around their necks stood at a long table near the cafeteria’s exit, a Palestinian flag hanging behind them.




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Mindy Stern

Mindy Stern

Screenwriter. Essayist. Novelist. Adoptee.

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