Thousands Attend Mega Arabic Lesson in Tel Aviv to Protest Nation-state Law

Organized by a consortium of Israeli civil society organization, the event was held to protest the controversial nation-state law, passed this month, that downgrades Arabic as one of the country’s official languages.

Judy Maltz
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It was billed the biggest Arabic lesson in the world, and on Monday evening organizers estimated that a few thousand Israelis participated in the mega-event held in one of Tel Aviv’s big city squares.

In addition to learning new words in Arabic, the crowd was treated to performances by Jewish and Arab musicians and artists.

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