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The Arab Minority in Israel,
                        1967–1991Political Aspects$
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Jacob M. Landau

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198277125

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277125.001.0001

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Language and Culture

Language and Culture

(p.84) 6 Language and Culture
The Arab Minority in Israel, 1967–1991

Alison Sharrock

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses issues concerning the language and culture of Arab minority in Israel during the period from 1967—1981. The Arabs value their language, not only as a means of communication but also as a symbol of ethnic and cultural identity, and as one of the essential bases for the preservation of their existence. However, most economic life, banking, politics, and military matters are conducted in the Hebrew language. This left the Arabs in a dilemma of whether to learn Hebrew at the expense of Arabic or sacrifice the linguistic inadequacy of Arab school graduates. Arabic literature in Israel continued to evolve after the British rule in Palestine, however, in recent times publications of a political nature have been censored by the Jewish authority.

Keywords:   language, culture, Arab minority, Israel, Arabic literature, Arabic language

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