Foul Language: The Politicization of Arabic Teaching in Israeli Schools

Dr. Yonatan Mendel, the director of the Center for Jewish-Arab relations at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, is author of the recently published The Creation of Israeli Arabic: Security and Politics in Arabic Studies in Israel. Dr. Mendel explains to host Gilad Halpern why generations of Israeli high school students who specialized in Arabic are unable to string a sentence together.

Song: Guy Mazig – Levad Bamidbar

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