Israel is changing its road signs. It's not to update them, but instead to wipe any Arabic origins off the signs. To be clear, there will still be Arabic on most of the signs, but they will no longer say the Arabic names for cities--they will only say the Hebrew/Israeli names in Arabic.For example, Jerusalem is identified as Yerushalaim in Hebrew, Jerusalem in English and al-Quds in Arabic. But under the new initiative, it'll all be Yerushalaim transliterated in each of the languages.
It's the same logic at work here as we saw when Israel's Ministry of Tourism made the West Bank and Gaza part of Israel.
This Hebraizing initiative isn't going without controversy, however. Arabic is an official language of Israel and Attorrney General Menachem Mazuz is considering whether or not this is a legitimate act.
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