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For decades, senior statesmen have failed to negotiate an end to hostilities in the Middle East. Lauren Joseph, a former Hingham resident now living and working in Israel, said she believes the best chance of achieving a lasting peace lies with Israeli children – Jews and Arabs who are educated in bilingual, multicultural schools.

Joseph, 24, is director of development for the Hagar School, the country’s newest bilingual school, which is in Beer Sheva in southern Israel.

“Although Israel is a bilingual state, very few Jews speak Arabic … and it’s not a good thing,” said Joseph, who is fluent in Hebrew and is learning Arabic.

“If you hear someone speaking a language that you don’t understand and it’s a language associated with people who don’t like you, you think the worst. The person may be asking for directions, but you think he is going to harm you.”

Just as important as learning the other person’s language is learning about his or her traditions, religion and culture.

http://www.patriotledger.com/featur...man-finds-a-pocket-of-peace-in-Israeli-school

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good stuff.
 
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her mom's the local rabbi here. the daughter's a nice kid, and is putting her life where her beliefs are. i have great admiration for her, and who knows, it may just work. that'd be nice.
 

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The language of Israel is hebrew, just like the language of America is English .
 

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well, that sure didn't take long.


*sigh*
 

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4 minutes.

makes you wonder about trolls and what else they might do with the oxygen they are wasting.

from what i understand english is a mandatory learn for the israeli students.

certainly being able to understand each other is a big step toward peace.
 

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For decades, senior statesmen have failed to negotiate an end to hostilities in the Middle East. Lauren Joseph, a former Hingham resident now living and working in Israel, said she believes the best chance of achieving a lasting peace lies with Israeli children – Jews and Arabs who are educated in bilingual, multicultural schools.

Joseph, 24, is director of development for the Hagar School, the country’s newest bilingual school, which is in Beer Sheva in southern Israel.

“Although Israel is a bilingual state, very few Jews speak Arabic … and it’s not a good thing,” said Joseph, who is fluent in Hebrew and is learning Arabic.

“If you hear someone speaking a language that you don’t understand and it’s a language associated with people who don’t like you, you think the worst. The person may be asking for directions, but you think he is going to harm you.”

Just as important as learning the other person’s language is learning about his or her traditions, religion and culture.

Former Hingham woman finds a ?pocket of peace? in Israeli school - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

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There's something to be said for people needing to speak the same language in order to communicate.

Good for them. Now maybe they should do the same thing in the territories. ;)
 

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The language of Israel is hebrew, just like the language of America is English .
The difference between theory and reality....or delusion and reality.

You may WISH the language is English, and if you want to succeed in life in this country you better speak good standard English, but a substantial portion of our country has long had two languages - historically evident from place names, cuisine, and culture and pretending it doesn't exist won't make it disappear. Same with Israel. You can pretend to make everyone speak hebrew (which, by the way, was a resurrected dead language spoken by none of the native inhabitants) or you can accept reality and do what is best for ALL of your citizens to create a safer and better environment.
 

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For decades, senior statesmen have failed to negotiate an end to hostilities in the Middle East. Lauren Joseph, a former Hingham resident now living and working in Israel, said she believes the best chance of achieving a lasting peace lies with Israeli children – Jews and Arabs who are educated in bilingual, multicultural schools.

Joseph, 24, is director of development for the Hagar School, the country’s newest bilingual school, which is in Beer Sheva in southern Israel.

“Although Israel is a bilingual state, very few Jews speak Arabic … and it’s not a good thing,” said Joseph, who is fluent in Hebrew and is learning Arabic.

“If you hear someone speaking a language that you don’t understand and it’s a language associated with people who don’t like you, you think the worst. The person may be asking for directions, but you think he is going to harm you.”

Just as important as learning the other person’s language is learning about his or her traditions, religion and culture.

Former Hingham woman finds a ?pocket of peace? in Israeli school - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

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There's something to be said for people needing to speak the same language in order to communicate.

Good for them. Now maybe they should do the same thing in the territories. ;)
Yup.

Learning a foreign language is the first step towards understanding another culture.
 

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For decades, senior statesmen have failed to negotiate an end to hostilities in the Middle East. Lauren Joseph, a former Hingham resident now living and working in Israel, said she believes the best chance of achieving a lasting peace lies with Israeli children – Jews and Arabs who are educated in bilingual, multicultural schools.

Joseph, 24, is director of development for the Hagar School, the country’s newest bilingual school, which is in Beer Sheva in southern Israel.

“Although Israel is a bilingual state, very few Jews speak Arabic … and it’s not a good thing,” said Joseph, who is fluent in Hebrew and is learning Arabic.

“If you hear someone speaking a language that you don’t understand and it’s a language associated with people who don’t like you, you think the worst. The person may be asking for directions, but you think he is going to harm you.”

Just as important as learning the other person’s language is learning about his or her traditions, religion and culture.

Former Hingham woman finds a ?pocket of peace? in Israeli school - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

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This is an interesting example of one of the VERY FEW countries outside the USA that must seriously deal with multiculturalism and like the USA, sees bilingual education as as something that will benefit the country.
 

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The language of Israel is hebrew, just like the language of America is English .
The difference between theory and reality....or delusion and reality.

You may WISH the language is English, and if you want to succeed in life in this country you better speak good standard English, but a substantial portion of our country has long had two languages - historically evident from place names, cuisine, and culture and pretending it doesn't exist won't make it disappear. Same with Israel. You can pretend to make everyone speak hebrew (which, by the way, was a resurrected dead language spoken by none of the native inhabitants) or you can accept reality and do what is best for ALL of your citizens to create a safer and better environment.
your point about hebrew is mostly valid --- it wasn't exactly dead, but it certainly was not used much in conversation --- yiddish was more commonly used for that by the european jews.

it is interesting to note that the ancient tongue was not adequate for twentieth century speech and had to have a lot of words added --- mostly hebrew-ized english technical terms.
 

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It's not up to Israel or any country to add languages to their official language. If you want to succeed in a country that you are in, it's up to YOU to learn the country's language, not for the country to add your language to it's official language.:cuckoo:
 

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For decades, senior statesmen have failed to negotiate an end to hostilities in the Middle East. Lauren Joseph, a former Hingham resident now living and working in Israel, said she believes the best chance of achieving a lasting peace lies with Israeli children – Jews and Arabs who are educated in bilingual, multicultural schools.

Joseph, 24, is director of development for the Hagar School, the country’s newest bilingual school, which is in Beer Sheva in southern Israel.

“Although Israel is a bilingual state, very few Jews speak Arabic … and it’s not a good thing,” said Joseph, who is fluent in Hebrew and is learning Arabic.

“If you hear someone speaking a language that you don’t understand and it’s a language associated with people who don’t like you, you think the worst. The person may be asking for directions, but you think he is going to harm you.”

Just as important as learning the other person’s language is learning about his or her traditions, religion and culture.

Former Hingham woman finds a ?pocket of peace? in Israeli school - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger

:clap2:
There's something to be said for people needing to speak the same language in order to communicate.

Good for them. Now maybe they should do the same thing in the territories. ;)
Yup.

Learning a foreign language is the first step towards understanding another culture.
Learning the language of the country that your are in is the first step towards undestanding the country's culture.
 

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How about this, if Jordan adds hebrew as it's 2nd official language taught in all their schools, then perhaps Israel should consider adding arabic?
 
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How about this, if Jordan adds hebrew as it's 2nd official language taught in all their schools, then perhaps Israel should consider adding arabic?
What's up with Jordan? Jordan doesn't have anything to do with anything.
 
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There's something to be said for people needing to speak the same language in order to communicate.

Good for them. Now maybe they should do the same thing in the territories. ;)
Yup.

Learning a foreign language is the first step towards understanding another culture.
Learning the language of the country that your are in is the first step towards undestanding the country's culture.
:rofl:

yes. yes it is.
 

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I tellya... If anyone wonders what the impediment to peace is in the middle east all one has to do is consider the rabid input of jews such as Cmike at the *gasp* thought of validating a language on par with heeb speak.


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