This video from Israel says about itself:
DORIT RABINYAN (2014ׂ) ENGLISH SUBTITLES
3 November 2015
AWARDS WINNING ISRAELI AUTHOR SPEAKS OF HER LITERARY JOURNEYS — INTERVIEWED BY YOAV GINAI FOR ISRAEL’S NATIONAL CHANNEL
From daily Haaretz in Israel:
Principals, Teachers Decry Banning of Arab-Jewish Love Story From Schools
Or Kashti and Jonathan Lis Dec 31, 2015 5:31 PM
From daily The Guardian in Britain, 1 January 2016:
Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum
Government accused of censorship after reportedly saying the award-winning Borderlife by Dorit Rabinyan risked damaging the ‘identity of the nation’
From the New York Times in the USA:
Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, which leads the parliamentary opposition, said on Facebook on Thursday: “Tell me, are the People of the Book afraid of books? Are the People of the Book afraid of stories? Or would it be more accurate to say that their education minister is afraid of books and stories? This is a dark worldview that does not believe in the judgment of the public, or a younger generation that is much more involved than previous generations.”
Mr. Herzog said he bought several copies of Ms. Rabinyan’s “wonderful” book on Thursday. Several bookstores said they had sold out of the novel, which tells the story of an Israeli woman from Tel Aviv who falls in love with a Palestinian born in the West Bank city of Hebron after a chance encounter in New York.
Ms. Rabinyan, the author, said that the book was not meant to be provocative. “Let’s say that it’s strength lies in its subtlety,” she told Ynet in a video interview. “Perhaps there is even a conservative Zionist stance in it,” she said, but she added that whoever read it in the education ministry clearly did not read it from that perspective. The book, she said, was “only a mirror” of the complexity of life in Israel.
See also here.