Arabic: A Language in the Eye of the Storm

Thursday ,8 November, 2012 to Friday ,9 November, 2012


Language, a key component of culture and identity, is often in the center of social and political conflicts. This conference will consider the case of Arabic in the Israeli-Palestinian space, in light of, and in the shadow of, the continuing regional conflict.  We will try to understand the ways in which the political reality is reflected in, and influences, the status of Arabic in Israel, including the impact on its functions and its symbolic and practical contexts among Arabs and Jews. The conference conducted in Arabic with simultaneous translation to Hebrew.

In conjunction with the Dirasat Center, the Nazareth-based Arab Center for Law and Policy