Agree with article -- obvious official language - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Serge
    • 15.11.11 | 11:36 (IST)

    It is true that there are twenty-odd states surrounding Israel with only Arabic as their official language. But Arabic as Israel's second official language is a strength of Israel. It assists relations with Arab citizens, many of whom are very loyal and army-serving and love Israel no less than the Swedish minority in Finland loves Finland. It also assists Jewish Israelis, who through knowing Arabic learn an important international language for diplomacy and, increasingly, commerce. Those who wish to cut off Arabic's official status in Israel remind me of the pettier politicians in our own Quebec here in Canada, who always want to reduce the status of English because it makes them feel better about the status of French. Nonsense.

    from the article: Israel's shameful attack on Arabic must be stopped
    First published 03:09 15.11.11 | Last updated 03:09 15.11.11
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