At the risk of sounding cynical, this "love story" that Ha'aretz devotes a million pages for bugs me. Le me try explain before anyone accuses me of being anti romance:
This article makes no mention of the thousands of Palestinians who have been suffering from this State policy for decades: we grew up hearing about the family re-unification nightmares. But because it happened that the protaginists in this case are more "politicogenic" we are invited to sympathesize with them: she is Jewish; he is an apolitical Palestinian. Both would rather live in a bubble if they could, but the State of Israel wouldn't let them. Hence, the drama.
Yet, the story does highlight the Kafkaesque side of the State of Israel.