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Israeli-Iranian couple welcomed nowhere, fights for their love

Israeli Lital and Iranian Vinas are in love, but no country will take in both of them.

Lital Benhaim, a 36-year-old Israeli, and Vinas, a 31-year-old Iranian, are in love. But their countries are at war.

They met over two years ago at an international dance festival in Turkey. For months, they wandered together from Georgia to Armenia to Turkey and back, staying only as long as their tourist visas would allow. "There aren't that many countries that take in both Israeli and Iranian citizens," Lital says wryly.

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