Israel Road Signs To Read In Hebrew Only

Israel Road Signs To Read In Hebrew Only

In what is sure to be a controversial move, the Israeli Transport Authority announced a new policy on Monday whereby all road signs will read only in Hebrew, as opposed to the current standard that includes Hebrew, Arabic and English, the AFP reports. According to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, the new policy is a tit-for-tat against Palestinians who do not use the Hebrew name when referring to certain Israeli towns. As Katz told the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot, "on Palestinian maps, Israeli towns are often still identified with the Arabic names used before the 1948 war."

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