Bushra honks at a BMW that is blocking them, and Amjad is afraid that he is about to get into it with one of the village criminals. He goes up to them to apologize for his wife's honking and gets into even more trouble. In the mean time, Meir is beside himself with jealousy because of a Palestinian student who is courting Amal.
Amjad is an Arab journalist who writes for an Israeli newspaper and works very hard to fit in with Jerusalem's elite. However, his being an Arab and his desire to be part of Israeli society are in constant conflict. Bushra, his wife, is the voice of reason that tries to bring Amjad back in synch with reality She is an opinionated, smart woman, and has none of the identity issues her husband does. Amjad's father, Abu Amjad, who worked at the Ministry of Education before he retired, is mainly a finagler who tries to turn any event into a profit-making opportunity. Amjad's friend and partner at the paper is Meir, a charming, charismatic bachelor in search of a serious relationship. He takes on the job of being Amjad's guide to Israeli society. Meir falls in love with Amal, Bushra's classmate.