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Likud Lawmaker Sponsors Bill Mandating Arabic Education in Israeli Schools

Support pours in from left and right, as well as Israeli President Rivlin

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Trouble Getting Into College? It Might Be the Language You Speak

Israeli study finds Arabic detrimental to standardized testing, which adds to an already fraught educational landscape

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Should Hebrew Be Israel’s Official Language? Has It Ever Been?

A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.

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Donald Duck’s Anti-Semitic Tweets Ruffle Feathers

Disney fires famous fowl’s Arabic voice-over artist for extreme statements

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Obama vs. Romney in Arabic

For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.

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What’s In (the Spelling of) a Name?

On the unusual transliteration, ‘ElBaradei’

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Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

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Lost in Translation

A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides

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Daybreak: Avigdor Nixes Further Freeze

Plus Bloomberg continues crusade, and more in the news

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Sundown: The Pope’s Jew

Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more

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Israel Nears Third Straight Oscar Nomination

‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission

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Harry Potter and the Case of the Syrian Translator

A new law allows Israelis to import books translated in Arab world

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Damascus Minyan

Eric Umansky encounters merchants, widows, and secret police at a Syrian synagogue