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Two years after arson attack, integrated Jewish-Arab schools see enrollment boom – Jessi Satin – i24news 05.03.17
Jewish terrorists torched part of a Jewish-Arab school in November 2014. Despite opening of two more schools and 15% growth in enrollments since, Hand-in-Hand director says not easy to convince everyone that coexistence is the right path.

Why Israeli children need to learn Arabic at an earlier age – Aviya Kushner – The Forward 23.02.17
Every street sign in Israel is in Hebrew and Arabic, but many Israelis can’t understand a standard conversation in Arabic. In a moving letter, a student at Tel Aviv University expresses the alienation she feels because she does not speak Arabic fluently, noting that 40% of the university’s students speak Arabic as a mother tongue — and she can’t understand her classmates.

And see:

Knesset’s first-ever Arabic language day May 28, 2016

Why my Jewish-Israeli son speaks mainly Arabic August 26, 2015

Likud MK moves to mandate Arabic in schools May 31, 2015

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