The Christian War

I really need to learn to stop telling people that I’m Palestinian. It invariably creates questions and conversations at times when I’d much rather just be reading while waiting for the bus or train. Do real Jewish people get asked by strangers with unsettling regularity for confirmation of their stereotypical genetic markers? I have never had someone react quite the way a woman at my morning bus stop did last Monday, however. Here, let me set it up: Every workday I walk from home in the old residential area of…