Making Peace through Language

(IFM) In an effort to promote peace and understanding between Jews and Arabs in France, a new organization is offering joint Hebrew and Arabic classes to students in Paris, YNET reported.

Since last October, “Speak in Peace” offers a weekly language course that co-Creator Dan Borodaty, a French Jew, set up with two teachers, Laure, a French-Israeli citizen, and Yahya, who is of Moroccan origin.

“Arabic and Hebrew are two Semitic languages with the same origin. They are very similar, which makes it useful to learn them together,” Laure explained.

In other news, according to THE JERUSALEM POST, around 1,000 Jews from France have arrived in Israel on a solidarity mission.