Israel's parliament decrees: Arabic signs in all bus stations

May 24, 2016 21:26

During the Knesset’s special debate on Tuesday marking ”Arabic Language Day” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said that the Arabic is an official language should not be ignored in Israeli society.

Throughout the day Knesset committees and subcommittees discussed various issues related to the Arab sector including public transportation in the Arab sector, the teaching of Arabic in schools, providing court services in Arabic, providing online government services in Arabic, and Arabic signage in mixed cities.

”Therefore, despite the fact that the mother tongue of most of our citizens is Hebrew, we cannot and should not ignore the Arabic language or push it away from the public sphere or from the landscape of our lives in general,” Edelstein said.

He noted that the Knesset website is accessible in Arabic.

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