English is the lingua franca of the world - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Israeli Socialist
    • 29.02.12 | 08:38 (IST)

    Neither in the UK nor the USA is there an Academy for the English language. The beauty of English is that it's free of an authoritarian control or intervention. Israel must live in the real world. Of course it is beholden on any country to have its own language, but Israel must look at the wider academic world where English is the dominant tongue. In commerce it's the same. This introvert nationalism will cost Israel jobs, and hold it back if adopted.

    from the article: Israel's Academy of the Hebrew Language declares war – on English
    First published 02:41 29.02.12 | Last updated 02:41 29.02.12
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