Russian Ilyushins illusions and why can’t Israel’s ‘leaders’ speak proper Hebrew?

Can you imagine Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol or Menachem Begin misquoting the Bible?

October 23, 2018 10:50
Russian Ilyushins illusions and why can’t Israel’s ‘leaders’ speak proper Hebrew?

Former Prime Minister and Labor party leader Ehud Barak talks to journalists at The Israel Project in Jerusalem. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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I will leave the Russian question until further down in the column. Now, just for a little while, forget politics as you read this. It deals with Israel’s national language. To show that this is non-partisan, I put the word “leaders” in quotation marks, because some Israelis would not consider Ehud Barak as their leader, and others would think the same about Benjamin Netanyahu. Both have failed their Hebrew examination.


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