Mahmoud Darwish, heard of him? His books are sold here at the “Yafa: Book Store & Coffee Shop,” where you sip your sweet and bitter coffee at about quadruple the cost other cafés in the area charge, but you get the chance to entertain your mind with the loftiest of issues.
(at the book store) …For the past three years, he confides in me, he’s dating a Jewish woman. Are they married? No. Any plans to get married? God forbid. “In Israel,” he informs me, “children go after their mother. If I have children with my woman, they will be Jews, and I am not going to bring Jews into the world!” Makes perfect sense. Who needs little Jews? They might grow up and create huge problems.