Like Othello, the plot hinges on a note which makes the unnamed hero jealous for no good reason. But then jealousy is like that - it nags and gnaws at the soul. And this is made worse by being an Arab in Jerusalem, where his self-respect is undermined on a daily basis, where family honour is at the heart of all personal relationships. A blazing row and reconciliation will not suffice. A compelling insight into the life of an occupied people.