Israel’s Language War II: This time, it's over English
In the first war, 100 years ago, Hebrew won out over German as the language of instruction in Haifa’s Technion; this time, two local colleges want to offer law programs in English.
One hundred years ago, in 1913, the Jewish community in Palestine was roiled by controversy, set off when the German aid organization Ezra began work in Haifa on the Yishuv’s first institution of higher education, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The Board of Governors decided that German would be the main language of instruction. In response, some teachers said they...
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