Jewish-Palestinian couples remain uncommon in Israel. But both the rally and letter point towards the difficulties faced by such couples, even those from liberal backgrounds.
Rona, a young professional Jewish woman in her early thirties who asked to be identified by a pseudonym, has kept her relationship with a Palestinian man a secret from most of her relatives for almost four years.
After Ottoman rule ended, the British mandate also saw such couples.
But, sometimes, protests against such relationships ran the other way - leaving a lasting impact on generations to come.
Israeli police detained 15 suspected Jewish extremists following an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking down and threatening Arab men dating Jewish women, authorities said on Sunday.
Fifteen suspected Jewish extremists were detained by Israeli police, authorities said on Sunday, following an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking down and threatening Arab men dating Jewish women.
Bernstein also discovered "archival welfare documents," pointing to such relationships.
"For example, [one referred to] a [Jewish] woman leaving her husband and children and going to live with an Arab man."In most cases, Bernstein says, Jewish women converted to Islam before marrying their Arab partner.