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Speaking Hebrew in Berlin now feels risky

After an attack on two Israelis who were speaking Hebrew, MATI SHEMOELOF questions whether he can feel safe speaking his native language in his new home.

Leading Australian Palestinian advocate has called for destruction of Israel

Nasser Mashni said Israel is 'the domino' of world's power structures; tension in ABC over language used to report Israel's Gaza offensive; Sydney Uni bans pro-Palestinian meeting.

A draining duty: explaining the Israeli side to Arab media

Clarifying Israel’s perspective on the war with Arab-language media is an infuriating experience.

From Prague to Sydney: A refugee’s fondness for the language she hated

Fifty-five years after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, JANA VYTRHLIK finds surprising pleasure speaking Russian.

Ukrainian Jews have historically spoken Russian. The war is changing that.

New translation of Jewish texts into Ukrainian are part of a cultural change as a result of the war.

Why I finally decided to learn Yiddish

For an increasing number of Jews, Yiddish is a hip alternative door into Jewish culture without the complications of Israel, writes JEFFREY WEINSTOCK.

Power talks: how settler language is infiltrating Israel

MATAN SANDLER: Words and phrases that normalise and depoliticise settlements in the West Bank have become mainstream in public discourse.

Language ‘speed dating’ attracts Jewish and Palestinian students in Jerusalem

About 20 students meet weekly at a villa in Jerusalem, Jew facing Arab, practising each other’s language; Aravrit - new app designs script that combines Hebrew and Arabic

A cigarette or HeatStick? How Phillip Morris deceives us with euphemisms

In this extract from his new book, JOHN SAFRAN asks Professor of Linguistics Ghil’ad Zuckermann how the tobacco company manipulates the layman

‘Israeli Jews: Let’s speak Arabic, too’

The government has directed schools to only teach Hebrew yet a growing number of Jewish Israelis are rebelling by learning Arabic. Eetta Prince-Gibson is proud to be one of them

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