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    • 19.03.07 | 02:13 (IST)

    I have raised this issue before - and will continue to do so. Arabic is considered an official language in Israel, so Arab Israeli children go to Arab Israeli schools, because their families prefer it. In those schools, children learn in Arabic, learn English as a second language and learn Hebrew only as a third language. Though many of them go on to higher education in major Hebfrew institutions, such as Hebrew University, they continue to function mainly in Arabic and often only poorly in Hebrew. Consequently, they prefer to get their news and comment from Arabic TV and newspapers. A very good Muslim Arab Israeli friend will forever believe that Jews control everything in the United States and no matter how hard I try to convince him of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant predominance in our society, he will never believe it. I have no idea how to deal with this problem, but I do think it needs to be confronted and dealt with.

    from the article: Poll: Over 25% of Israeli Arabs say Holocaust never happened
    First published 00:00 18.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.03.07
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