Linguistic rights and the Arabic language in Israel

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2021-02-25
Health Ministry issuing certificates of vaccination and COVID-19 recovery in Hebrew and English only, in violation of Supreme Court ruling and ministry guidelines.
2016-11-17
Managers ban employees from speaking Arabic even to Arab customers, say those who refuse to accept ban can quit; Adalah: ban and threat constitute violations of employees' rights.
2016-11-06
Unjustified increase in Hebrew-language proficiency test scores discriminates against Arab candidates, constitutes a direct harm to equality of access to Technion studies.
2014-09-11
On 8 September 2014, Adalah sent an urgent letter to the Director of the Nahariya Hospital, Dr. Mas'ad Barhoum, following media reports that the hospital was mandating its staff to speak solely in...
2012-09-18
UN Human Rights Committee releases List of Issues, (LOIPR), questions for Israel's review. Adalah's report and the UNHRC's focus include questions on equality and discrimination in Israel's Basic...
Several months ago, the media published a news item about the Ministry of Education’s plan to remove Arabic language studies from the core curricula of Hebrew-language schools. The article...
There is no debate over the fact that the Arab-Palestinian community in the State of Israel possesses its own unique culture, and that it therefore has the right to conditions that will enable it...
Portraying minorities in a negative light, making extensive use of prejudice and stereotypes, as well as blaming them for their problems, attributing fixed and negative roles to members of minority...
In this lecture, I will briefly consider the possibilities and limitations presented by the sphere of Israeli jurisprudence as an arena for action toward achieving collective equal rights for the...
Arabic in Israel is a unique case. It was the main language of the area until the establishment of the State of Israel, after which, because of the changing political circumstances, it became a...
The official recognition of linguistic, cultural and national plurality would be further enshrined with the passing of regional Statutes of Autonomy. Although the Constitutional prescriptions are...
Establishing an official language in a multi-language state is a complex and extremely important task. Setting a language policy in deeply-divided societies has a long-term influence on the...
When taking measures to secure the long term viability of a language, to what extent does the end justify the means? At what point do restrictions on the use of other languages cross the line...