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    • sarah
    • 22.11.11 | 11:27 (IST)

    tourists come to Israel. One of the reasons people come is that it is relatively easy to get around in English. There are also hundreds of visiting scholars at Israel's universities at any given time, very few of whom speak Hebrew. The more insular and isolationist this country becomes, the more it suffers. As an oleh, you should remember back to your first days here and imagine if you couldn't travel on your own. Show some empathy instead of patting yourself on your back for learning to speak Hebrew like an oleh.

    from the article: New Hebrew-only bus signs confound English speakers
    First published 02:40 18.11.11 | Last updated 02:40 18.11.11
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