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In Jerusalem, Proposed Bill Would Replace Arabic Place Names With Hebrew

No doubt you’ve heard about the ongoing protests in Sheikh Jarrah and the famous hummus of Abu Gosh. Soon, mentioning these place names on Israeli state television and radio could become illegal.

The right-wing firebrand Tzipi Hotovely, the youngest lawmaker in Knesset, has initiated a bill that would rename these Jerusalem districts with Hebrew appellations. In areas for which a Hebrew name already exists, this would be used instead.

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In Jerusalem, Proposed Bill Would Replace Arabic Place Names With Hebrew

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