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Growing up in Israel

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Submitted by sara (United States), Mar 23, 2012 at 16:28

The answers to your questions are all 'YES".

I can affirm that as far back as the 1970's, when there was only one station in Israel and it was not independent, there was programming in arabic for arabs, produced in Israeli studios and broadcast. We kids used to watch sometimes because there was literally nothing else on TV if we wanted to watch. Many programs have been and continue to be produced for Israeli-Arab children and many programs produced for Israeli children include arab portions, including the award winning Rehove Sumsum (sesame street).

It is a travesty that Israel gets no credit for the immense endeavors made to bridge communications and portray programming with both Arabs and Jews. There is NO such effort anywhere in any arab or muslim country. This is a source of continual frustration.

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