Thursday, March 22, 2007

Knesset okays opening academy to promote Arabic language
By Reuters

Israel passed legislation on Wednesday to set up the first Arabic-language academy marking the first time such an institution will exist in a non-Arab country.


The institute, to be set up by Israel's Education Ministry, will work in parallel with an existing Hebrew-language academy and will promote research into ancient linguistic ties between Hebrew and Arabic, said Melchior. It will also study Arabic terminology, grammar, diction, and written Arabic. The academy will research the modern language and its adaptation to the technological era.


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