Monday, July 13, 2009
Arabic is one of Israel's two official languages, but Transport Minister Yisrael Katz wants to erase Arabic from road signs
There has been an attempt by Israeli politicians to eliminate Arabic as an official language, but it has failed to win approval in the Knesset. Mr. Katz apparently chooses to simply ignore the existing law and simply erase Arabic from Israeli road signs. One fifth of Israel's citizens are Arabs, incidentially.