Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Closed Society: January 22, 2012

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Israel Railways CEO Boaz Zafrir recently rejected an appeal by the Shutafut-Sharakah group, whose goal is to advance Jewish-Arab equality in Israel, to have station names announced in Arabic as well as Hebrew and English.  According to Zafrir, ”Multiple announcements and the long time it would take to make them by adding another language would make the train ride noisy.”

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January 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 pm