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Languages in Israel

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Well, I've only visited Israel twice in my life for business reasons but the official language is Hebrew and is the most common as well. Arabic is the minority language in the same way Spanish is in the United States. English is the most commonly used besides Hebrew, I would say. I read somewhere that some very few people in the Northern region actually speak Aramaic, which is similar to Hebrew I believe.

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Most talked are: Hebrew, Russian and Arabic.

But we have to study English at school, and many people want to learn Arabic a well....

But sure the official language is HEBREW! lovely language :D

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There is many Russian Jews immigrated to Israel from Russia..

As well as, in Sydney (That is where I live), there is many Russian Jews people here... and most of my friends's background are Russian Jewish... and still they are Jewish :)

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As well as there is many Ethophians Jews in Israel - during 1980's and 1990's, there was massive immigration Ethophians Jews from Ethophia to Israel :)

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Sorry, I forgot to add one more thing:

I think English is also common language used in Israel..

English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian... B)

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Oh yes. I forgot about the Russian Jew exodus from Soviet Russia during the cold war.

How much is English used in Israel? It is common enough that one would not need to learn Hebrew?

I would say so. Almost everybody there learns English as a secondary language after Hebrew.

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How much is English used in Israel? It is common enough that one would not need to learn Hebrew?

No, everyone need to know Hebrew, U cant live here without knowing the language!

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No, everyone need to know Hebrew, U cant live here without knowing the language!

But, I am going to make aliyah (immigration) to Israel and I am going to live in Israel within next few years.. and I still dont know much Hebrew languages.. only some :(...

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Israeli Jews should learn to speak Arabic in school and Israeli Arabs should learn Hebrew in school. It would help somewhat in making Israeli Jews feel closer to Israeli Arabs and hopefully make Israeli Arabs feel like they have more of a stake in Israel.

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Israeli Jews should learn to speak Arabic in school and Israeli Arabs should learn Hebrew in school.  It would help somewhat in making Israeli Jews feel closer to Israeli Arabs and hopefully make Israeli Arabs feel like they have more of a stake in Israel.

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Israeli kids have to study English, Hebrew from 4th grade. In 6th grade they must add another language and most public schools give you the options of arabic/french. which you must study until 10th grade, and you may choose to continue your studies until 12th grade.

Most Israeli Arabs do speak hebrew, just because they have to intaract with Israelis all day.

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Most talked are: Hebrew, Russian and Arabic.

But we have to study English at school, and many people want to learn Arabic a well....

But sure the official language is HEBREW! lovely language :D

Agree. One of my friends' family speaks Hebrew and English. Listening to the Hebrew is fascinating! Very beautiful language.

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6.5 million speak Hebrew (inc. israeli arabs) 1.5 million people speak russian. 2.5 million speak arabic (inc. 1.3 million israeli arabs) 0.8-1 million speak french. 5 million speak English

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6.5 million speak Hebrew (inc. israeli arabs) 1.5 million people speak russian. 2.5 million speak arabic (inc. 1.3 million israeli arabs) 0.8-1 million speak french. 5 million speak English

What's up with the 1.5 Million Russian?

Is it because of the Orthodox Church, or is there just a big population of Russians in Isreali?

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What's up with the 1.5 Million Russian?

Is it because of the Orthodox Church, or is there just a big population of Russians in Isreali?

new emmigrants from ex USSR(1 million since 1989)+500,000 emigrated during 1973-77)

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new emmigrants from ex USSR(1 million since 1989)+500,000 emigrated during 1973-77)

I see, so I'm assuming they are Eastern Orthodox?

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Suprising.

Thanks for the info.

not for what:)

there are cities where more than 50% of population are repatriants from Russia and Ukraine! :P

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