He's crazy. Thanks for stating the obvious.<quoted text>I didn't mean it was against the law, even though I'm pretty sure the sign at immigration says "no Jews allowed". I meant it was crazy for him to be seeking a Jewish bride in the one place on earth where there is absolutely no chance of finding one.
And since I just used the expression, clearly, only most people never use ummi and abbi anymore.
Are you learning Arabic? Last time I heard the words ummi and abbi was in a cartoon about a Portuguese explorer. Even in standard Arabic parents are referred to as 'waledi and waledati' most of the time. Nowadays they're called mama and baba if you're from the city, or 'abooy and emmi' if you're a fallah.